So this happened today! I finally completed all of my requirements and finished my jewelry line. The Instructors from NYIAD had some really good criticism. My product photos need some work, but overall most of their words were very positive. I am relieved to be done with the course but at the same time I will… Read More Official Graduate of the New York Institute of Art and Design!
My new studio is really starting to come together. The more work I do in it, the more I rearrange it. But now it’s really getting to a comfortable workflow. I have most of what I use frequently near my main workspace. All my tools are within arms reach. And I am getting the things… Read More Studio Evolution Part 2
A few months ago I became one of the artists at the Studio on 6th in Downtown Springfield , IL. Selling my work here is in addition to my booth space at the Kountry Nook Craft & Gift Mall in Pekin. I am also still doing local shows. And starting this year I will… Read More Artist at Studio on 6th!
Gencon 50 August 17-20,2017 This year marked the 50th birthday of GenCon. It also marked the 5th year my family has seen able to go to the “best four days in gaming”. Best four days is right on the money. For those of you who do not know, Gencon is a gaming and role playing… Read More GenCon 50
Gencon August 17-20,2017 My first class of my Gencon weekend was a rubber stamp carving class. I remember carving and doing printmaking in high school, but that was ages ago. The instructor showed the class a few out of the box items that can be used to carve a stamp. The large stamp we made… Read More Rubber Stamp Carving at Gencon
I decided to try out a couple of new shows this year. Just something to broaden my horizons. There is a convention coming up in July called the Dark History and Horror convention in Champaign, IL. They needed vendors and I thought it could be a great opportunity and fun to do! I am planning… Read More 2017 Dark History and Horror Convention
This is a questionnaire that my business partner and I came up with. Answers to these questions would be extremely helpful to us. If you choose to answer, please copy and paste this to an email , answer the questions and I will send you a coupon for $5.oo off a future purchase! Raeven… Read More We Need Your Input!!!
Here is the next class I am teaching at the Kountry Nook! Follow their Facebook page for updates on all of the classes and events at the Nook! Hope to see you at class!
Each new year come with its own set of predictions for the year. I actually like the gem and crystal trends for this year, which is a surprise. Some of my favorite things to use are on the trend list, so last year I was just ahead of my time! The blog on Etsy just release… Read More 2017 Jewelry Trends