Sep 7, 2009

Monday Features

My first feature this week is Marilyn of Grandma Marilyns and Grandma Marilyns Too. Marilyn describes herself as a 58 year old bead artist/designer with a loving husband, 2 grown-up kids, 5 grandchildren and multiple animals.

Marilyn has loved crafts for as long as she can remember and her current obsession is beading, jewelry making, and designing. She loves to create beauties with beadweaving and also loves to design her own beadwork patterns.

Grandma Marilyns features jewelry and beaded items created by herself or her daughter, and Grandma Marilyns Too features some of Marilyn's beadwork patterns so can you can have a go at making your own beaded jewelry.

I have to say, my particular favourite is Marilyn's Stained Glass Cuff pictured below.

My second feature this week is Sophie of StratDesigns. "Strat" is a nickname that Sophie has had since childhood, given to her by her oldest friend.

Sophie has worked with gems and jewellery all her adult life. She started her career in an antique jewellery shop in Edinburgh, Scotland and studied for her qualification as a gemologist. Sophie designs and makes jewellery from a variety of materials but primarily from resin, silver and glass beads.

Strat Designs are all about colour, fun and style. Sophie believes that sometimes the simplest of outfits can be transformed with the right piece of jewellery, something eye-catching, colourful and quirky can literally brighten a woman's day – especially if it gets them lots of comments!

Visit StratDesigns and you feel like you are in a lolly shop with all the bright colours on offer - and the names of the pieces on offer are guaranteed to get your mouth watering!


cccraftstudio said...

Two very talented artists- such a variety of work- thank you for sharing!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Thank you for the writeup, Shazzabeth. That cuff is one of my favorites, too.

And, Hello, Sophie. I love the bright colors of her work.

Made By Tammy said...

Great Blog!
Awesome Features!

I love Grandma Marilyns' cuff! Stunning!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Great featured artists! That stained glass cuff by Grandma Marilyn is incredible! And I love the bright colors in Strat Design's necklace!

cserpentDesigns said...

Great features Shazz! Those 2 gals make some great designs!


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