Friday, August 5, 2011

Featured Designer: Christine Hansen

Happy weekend everyone!! We have the super-talented Christine Hansen as this week's featured designer, yay!!

She has written a very cool book entitled, "Making Mixed Media Art Charms & Jewelry", along with her friend Peggy Krzyzewski.

Christine's work and book are located in her Artfire shop along with some of her lampwork beads AND Art Charms, nice!

Her Artfire shop profile reads, "Welcome! I combine my handmade lampwork beads and mixed media ArtCharms with pearls, swarovski crystals and sterling silver for fun!"

"What's an ArtCharm? An ArtCharm is basically a tiny work of art with a jump ring on it for attaching to something - it could be attached to a bracelet, or used as a pendant, or incorporated into home decor. ArtCharms may be made of almost any kind of material, using almost any kind of artistic technique."

"An ArtCharm is the product of an individual artist or collaborative group, but not something that has been cranked out in a factory."

"Many contemporary artists are making and swapping ArtCharms."

Wow, that sounds like so much fun!! Thanks a million Christine!


Barbara Lewis said...

Lisa, These are beautiful! Thank you for introducing me to this book ... I'm going to check it out. I hope you'll stop by my blog today ... actually it's a two-part post that started yesterday. :-)

Happy Mango Beads said...

Art Charms - what a fun concept. I'll have to check out the book!

Christine Hansen said...

Lisa - thank you SOOO much for the terrific mention on your blog! I really appreciate it!

Also - you and your readers are invited to join the Art Charms Yahoo group Peg and I started - we've got a great group of talented artists creating and swapping art charms, as well as contests and virtual chats every Thursday night.

You don't need to purchase the book to join the group - here's the link: