Sunday, May 31, 2009

Preparing for the Etsy Shop Update!

I thought you may want to peek at some of my new jewelry that will be in my Etsy shop by the end of June.

As I wanted to find a way of wearing my illustrations I made pendants, necklace, and brooches with some of them. I'm not a professional illustrator but they all look very sweet anyhow!

Have a nice week!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Ruby Nest Give Away

Friend Julie from The Ruby Nest is having a give - away to celebrate 100 followers. She is giving away this beautiful painting "Princess Fauna of the Finches". This is a very special bird with beautiful feathers and a crown. Please visit her blog to participate and to enjoy all her fabulous art.

You can visit Julie at her Etsy Shop to see more of her art.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Meet Sabina

I am always looking for new ways of expressions and I found plastic and visual arts since I was a little girl. I like book illustration, painting, and ceramic. I studied drawing and painting at the University of Puerto Rico with well known book illustrator Walter Torres but I consider myself a self-taugtht.

Here is my mixed media art illustration Sabina. Art is part of my daily life and I have integrated it into my jewelry. Sabina belongs to the Naive Art style that is characterized by a child like simplicity. This style is very fresh and employs bright colors and a strong-rhythmic design.

Mixed media is a technique involving the use of two or more artistic media such as ink, water color, acrylic paint, paper, fabric, and other related media. In the case of Sabina I'm using acrylic paint, archival ink, and an antique music sheet. I made the wings with part of a 1904 musical score!

Please, stay tuned because Sabina is going to be in one of my art pendants pretty soon. Art prints of Sabina are going to be in my Etsy shop too. My shop update is going to be next June.

Have a nice day!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Green Flower Necklace

I really love flowers! In Puerto Rico it is always Spring time. We have flowers all around. I created my line of Corsage Necklaces inspired by all these beautiful flowers. Here is my green flower corsage necklace that will be on my Etsy Shop soon.

I have been working with some illustrations and mixed media art lately and I'm mixing them with my jewelry. You will see that on my Etsy shop too.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Paper Beads and Art Pendants

I few months ago I found this wonderful shop at Etsy that sells paper beads. The owner is friend Karen and her shop is RunswithScissors. She also sells beautiful custom map bracelets. Please take a look at her shop and at her blog where she recently shows two of my new necklaces using green dots paper beads from her shop. I already sold those necklaces in my last show but, there will be new designs with paper beads at my etsy shop soon. Paper beads are beautiful and ecofriendly.

With these necklaces I began my art print pendant collection.

The first necklace has a gorgeous antique illustration of a dancing goddess with rich orange tonalities. This illustration was printed on high quality artistic photo paper, set in an antique bronze filigree cameo, and it is protected with layers of artists' varnish gloss that is non yellowing.

I'm very happy and proud to show you my next necklace that was made with paper and seed beads and it has one of my own illustrations "Musical Girl".

The technique used for the pendant is the same as the one that I used with the first necklace, the only difference is that the illustration is a print of my mixed media illustration. I hope you like it cause I'll be making more pendants with some of my illustrations. Photos are not too good, just wanted to give and idea.