to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a
sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a
related question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an
incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Congrats to EmandaJ who is the winner of last week’s Simple Truths Ornament made by Erin Prais-Hintz! Please email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address so she can get your holiday goodie out to you!
I have been getting ready for the holidays lately, helping to make lots of holiday presents for my customers on the weekends at Rust Belt Market. While I don’t have a lot of holiday specific designs, I did make one design that reminds me of Christmas.. this Candy Swirl pendant. These pendants start out as black and white drawings that I scan and Photoshop to make a very graphic jpeg file. After getting the file done, I upload it to RubberStamps.net, who then sends me a rubber stamp that I can use on my porcelain clay! I love this process, because I can draw up anything I can imagine and have it easily transformed into a clay pendant, and it is quick and easy to build up a big library of designs.
Here is an example of the sort of Story Necklace that we make at the Rust Belt. It’s a mixed media collage of metal keys, charms, and gears with recycled sari silk ribbon. Holiday inspired, but also recycled and a little industrial…festive and funky but not too sweet.
This week, you can win this pair of Earthenwood Studio ceramic pendants: one Candy Swirl and one Holiday Peace pendant.
To enter to win, comment here on this post and tell me about your favorite holiday sweets!