Sunday, November 30, 2008

Raffle Pieces for Chikara Salon & Spa's 6th Annual Hair and Fashion Show Event - Raffle

My 2 pieces are now finished for our raffle at Chikara salon & Spa's 6th Annual Hair and Fashion Show Event coming up:
Tuesday, December 9, Doors Open at 6:00PM
Phone: 541-683-2353

Please join us for our 6th Annual Fundraising Event for The Relief Nursery (other participants include The Juice, Miss Meers, Uva Wine Bar, and Chapalas Mexican Restaurant). Join us for an evening of fun and style and experience some of the services that we offer in a relaxed environment. We will be offering complimentary makeup touchups, skin care analysis, polish changes and haircut and color consultations. Ticket Prices $20 before December 1st. $25 thereafter. All proceeds go to The Relief Nursery. Tickets are on sale at Chikara Salon & Spa.

And here is the unveiling of my Jewelry Art Designs for donation:
#1 - "China Seas"

Reminiscent of the Asian Styling that has become very popular in today's culture, this piece has been created from Copper, hand forged (cold) with blue and white Porcelain Beads with red and turquoise accents. The length is 17.5" and comes with a 2" extender. All findings, including clasp and rings and charms have been made by hand by me.
Value: $85.00

#2 - "Duas Amazonas" (Two Amazons)
Direct from the Amazon, 2 different forms of Amazonite, green and pale blue come together in a beautiful hand made (cold forged) necklace. This necklace has been completely made by hand, including the chain! All pieces were hammered, twirled, lashed together (by copper), and then adorned with the beautiful two versions of Amazonite including the gorgeous hand carved flower pendant stone. Because the stones are from Brazil, it is only fitting to use Portugese spelling of the piece's name: Duas Amazonas.
Length: 18.5"
Value: $180.00

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

An Invitation cometh:

Sarahbushka has received an invitation to join with other Artists in an Exhibition coming next year.

ArtFirst! is an international, juried exhibition and sale of original art and fine crafts by artists with physical and mental disabilities, presented by the Auxiliary of the University Medical Center at Princeton. ArtFirst!, through its annual 6 week exhibition in the public spaces of UMCP, seeks to raise public awareness of the unlimited creative talent of artists with disabilities; provide a venue for these artists to display and sell their work; and enhance the experience of UMCP patients, visitors, and staff with the inspirational work of ArtFirst! artists.

~We have not decided whether we will be submitting necklaces this year or not. Sarahbushka has been very busy with a new skill she has been patiently learning since October, and that is sewing. Sarahbushka joined a sewing club at her day job (her program); and came home with a tote bag on the first day. She made it by herself! To date, she has made: tote bag, 2 pillows, a native american doll w/shawl wrap and a little baby in papoose, a pillow case, and a pair of lounging boxer style shorts!~

Check back for more details!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Here we go again...

It's Hair Show time once again.
This year, models are from one of our local business chains, a well known and also well established company, growing monthly, one which we all need sooner or later...usually sooner; and it has some of the nicest, best looking and most congenial employees of all time, and that is {{{Eugene's own DUTCH BROs COFFEE barristas WoooHooo!!}}}
This year we are going to focus on Holiday looks, and our show will happen in early December. Every year our Chikara Hair Show gets better and better. Tickets are $25.00 (I believe, but don't quote me yet), things are just starting to come together now, and Model Calls are in the works, as I type this post.
For my part, since I am unavailable to participate with the other stylists due of my quirky family obligations, like last year, once again I will be furnishing some raffle items.
Two creations of mine will be raffled off in addition to various other raffle drawings. I have yet to name the 2 necklaces, but the names will come to me naturally, as I move along.
And of course, as always, proceeds from our Hair Show will go to our local Relief nursery for underprivileged children. Both necklaces are hand made of copper, cold forged into the shapings I have presketched.
Image #1 The base from which it all springs forth:
Image #2 The Initial Cuts
Image #3 The Bends

Image #4 The Trial Run To Glory

Coming up, in the next post, watch for images of the finished necklace, hopefully it will be named by then.
At that time I plan to unveil the second necklace too.

Also I haven't forgotten that I have planned to create my "HowTo" or for lack of a better term, my first Tutorial on Shooting Stars. Regarding my Shooting Stars "How To:"
Recently I found myself within a new Etsy Team, named Createability, for those alter-abled Etsians members, such as our family, where we giggle, because each of us comes with our own Disabled Parking Permit. So this is a perfect fit for us. And one of the things that we are going to do as a team is to Show and Tell (I think) our own Tutorials.
When my turn comes, I plan to "Show and Tell" my Shooting Stars. Luckily all the images are ready to go, and the words are all I still need to add, as I mentioned in a past post. So that's good.

Watch for things to come by this blog and connected blogs, because we are all in this together are we not?