Friday, June 18, 2010

Featured Designer: Karyn White

Happy Friday everyone! This is my favorite blogging day since I get to introduce the week's featured designer!

This week's designer is Karyn White of Queensland, Australia. She can be found on her blog, "Releases by Rufydoof" where she shares her daily beading and life adventures.

You can also check out her flickr site for more fab photos!

Karyn has been beading for about 6 years and her beadwork now includes bead embroidery, bead weaving and cabochons.

I am always in awe of this kind of intricate work and wish I had someone close by that I could sit and learn with!

Karyn has also branched out into making cabochons in a microwave glass fusing kiln. Seriously, I had no idea there was such a thing!

The green piece shown here is VERY intriguing! I have no idea how in the world she made this and wish I could pick it up and study it!

Wow, I really need to take the summer off so I can explore all of these fabulous mediums!

By the way, you might have recognized Karyn from her recent win in the "Wonderfully Whimsical" category in the latest Use the Muse competition! CONGRATULATIONS!

Her dream is to have one of her pieces chosen for "Bead Dreams".

Thanks so much Karyn for sharing your work with all of us!! Have a great weekend! :)


Cindy Caraway said...

Karyn is a fantastic artist! Thanks for featuring her and her beautiful artwork :)

Lisa Crone said...

Absolutely, I just love Karyn's work and wish I could stay here and look at it all day long! :)

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Thanks ladies! I appreciate the lovely comments not to mention the opportunity to be showcased here on this wonderful blog.

My green piece, Fingal Frolics, was made using my own glass fused cabochons and a LOT of bead embroidery. The smaller starfish took me a week to embroider!


Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Great feature Lisa, thanks for bringing Karyn's work to our attention!

Karyn your jewelry is incredible! You can feel the influence of Australia's Oceans in your work. There is no doubt that someday your Bead Dreams will come true. Simply gorgeous!

Releases by Rufydoof said...

Thanks Cindy - that is a huge compliment.