Monday, August 29, 2011

New pieces

I will finally get my Etsy shop opened back up this week. Here are some pics of a few things that I'll be posting soon.

Citybirds on a simple sterling chain.

Urban Victoriana skull punked out on a safety pin style brooch.

Speed limit signs paired with black onyx drops.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday night inspiration

Invitation by Jennifer Rodgers

Mask by Teonova

Silhouette by Barking Mad Arts

Typeface by Robert Schenk

A little inspiration for my homework assignment this week in Typograpghy class. I have to design a folded invitation. It will be of little surprise to most of you that I will be making a Halloween invitation. Last weeks homework turned out nicely and Im not feeling as stressed about working in InDesign this week. Whew!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fantastic Finds on Etsy

I needed to take a break from watching In Design tutorials online and my typography homework, so perused Etsy for awhile and found these cool items.

Atilla Design

Art Akimbo

Freeland studios

Prairie Oats

Monday, August 1, 2011

Etsy Metal Challenge

This month's Etsy Metal challenge was to design a piece inspired by Alexander Calder. We were all so excited by this project that we decided there had to be another month this year that we do this theme again. After doing several sketches I finally decided on making this pair of earrings.

In this photo I show the necklace that inspired my design. I'd never really spent a lot of time looking at Calder's jewelry before and really enjoyed doing the research for this project. I could see his influence on many jewelry designers of today.

We had several members play along with this challenge. You can see their pieces on our Etsy Metal blog.