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Monday, August 16, 2010

Firestalker featured artist week of 8/10


I learned how to crochet when I was 9-10 from my mom who is a "doily maker". It was something I liked to do during summer breaks, but never thought I could use it like I'm doing now! I started crocheting during my second pregnancy, I got sick and I had to rest a lot for my little girl's sake so I needed something to keep my hand and mind busy while resting. Most of the works I did during that time are now for sale in my shop. But so far never thought about selling anything, I was just having a lot of fun! Last year my hubby was out of job and we needed to buy clothes for my children...somehow I had a couple of skeins of yarn and I created warm sweaters for them (I think I have a pic of my daughter wearing it). When we went out everybody was asking me where I found those sweater....and orders came to me. I used to crochet gifts for family and friends and other orders arrived....then I tried to crochet some jewelry pieces and decided to try a craft went pretty good and that's why I finally decided to seriously sell my works, even on line.

My inspiration comes from little daily things....the necessity of a warm garment, the willing of embellish my house...and so on. Sometime I use pattern from magazine or from the web, thought I never literally follow them. I just used them like an inspiration, elaborating my own personalization. Some other times, the personalization come along while I'm working :) Or again, like my crocheted jewelry I just created by my self. I just enjoy doing every and each piece and I hope you too can enjoy have it.

FireStalkers Featured Artists week of 8-10 Spiral & CrochetedLittleThings

Get to know spiral

What started out as a wish to make my own set of Goddess prayer beads turned into a full blown passion for designing and making jewelry. What was simply a childhood hobby of doodling and scribbling evolved into a deep interest in learning how to paint and draw. What used to be an amusing pastime of cutting up bits of paper and cloth and putting seemingly disparate images and objects together to create a whole new image turned into a penchant for putting visuals and dreams down on paper or canvass using these very bits of seemingly forgotten pieces. Many bazaars and art fairs later, this desire to create became a longing for the kind of life that allowed me dictate its pace, to savor moments, to translate these into tangible objects of beauty and to share these with people who appreciated them. This is what my little shop is about -- slowing down, breathing deep, taking time to look at the pretty little things, establishing relationships that go beyond the usual busyness of business.

Featured Fire Stalker Studio for August 3

This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is MandiesCandies. Amanda owns MandiesCandies. It is your one stop shop for chocolate of all types. She has been making crafts for about 8 years or so and had begun focusing on candy about 5-6 years ago. I also will pretty much chocolate coat anything! I have some very interest molds and items in my shop. My two current favorite things of everything I make are the peanut butter and fluff cups and the marshmallow mini bites! YUMMY!!! So go take a look at this studio!

You can find MandiesCandies at:

Featured Fire Stalker Studio for August 3

Featured Fire Stalker Studio for August 3

This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is CalliopeCreations. Marianne owns CalliopeCreations. She has been beading and working making small sculptures with natural materials for over 15 years. While the range from high end, elaborate, beaded jewelry and decorated rocks and desert driftwood is unusual, each item satisfies my creative urges. Go check out this wonderful shop!

You can find CalliopeCreations at:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Featured Studio's on The Fire Stalkers StitchnTyme & Elegancebymode

This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is StitchnTyme. Carly owns Stitchntyme. Her cozy corner on ArtFire is filled with exciting pincushions, crochet rag coasters, flower hair clips, lace hair slides, cell phone accessory cases and various other handcrafted goodies are offered throughout my shop.So go take a look at this studio!

You can find StitchnTyme at:

Applique Butterfly Onesies 18 Months

Cell Phone Case - White Daisy

This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is Elegancebymode. Teresa is the owner of this cute shop. She makes wonderful hand woven Swarovski crystal bracelets and just recently added polymer clay jewelry and figures to her shop. Go check out this wonderful shop!

You can find Elegancebymode at:

Fuchsia and Clear Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Beaded Flower sculpture-Pink