Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shout Out!

When I first started blogging, once a week I'd post a Blog of The Week. It was loads of fun visiting new to me bloggers to find special ones to introduce to you. But, I was spending all my time out in cyberspace and not enough time in real life, so I slowly let the blog of the week drop. I also decided that every blog I follow and all that follow me are the REAL blogs of the week!

So, what am I doing today? I'm giving a shout out to someone I met in 2009 during the One World One Heart blogathon. Kate, at Shibori Girl, and I have become blogging buddies. We share a lot of things in common: we both love to cook, we both love animals, we both love art, she makes gorgeous jewelry, I wear jewelry -- you get the idea.

This is what Kate says about herself: " I started this journey as a shibori artist, making beautiful patterns on fabric. Many years (and injuries later) I find myself making beautiful patterns with beads, or cooking ingredients."

Kate recently started working with polymer clay and OH MY! You just have to see. This girl is flying high!

But first, when I say Kate is an artist -- she really is!
Look at these drawings.

Wonderful, yes?!!!

A couple of Kate's beaded necklaces.

This special bead was made using the tubular right angel weave method.
Once the structure was made, she added layers of czech beads, Swarovski crystals,
and seed beads. In addition, little silver-lined seed beads add sparkle.

The bead is strung onto a hand-dyed shibori ribbon with sterling silver end caps
and silver toned clasp.

And, last but not least, here is the cuff Kate made with polymer clay.


Please visit Kate's Blog Shibori Girl, introduce yourself and have a look around. Kate has two Etsy shops: one where she destashes (is that a word?) her beads, and one where you can buy her fabulous jewelry.

All of the photos belong to Kate and were used here with her permission.


Maria-Thérèse said...

omg! She is incredibly talented!!! And I love fairies... Must check out her site. Always nice to get suggestions like this!

Diva Kreszl said...

thank you for sharing this link, I'm hopping over to visit her right now, her work is amzing!

Diva Kreszl said...

okay, I went to visit her blog, fell in love with her work and already ordered two of her pieces so seriously can I blame you when my husband asks why I bought more jewelry? :)

Kate T. said...

Oh, Snap! This is a wonderful "shout out". Thank you so much, and now my Etsy shop is down two pieces because of you... Where should I send your commission? :)

Thanks again. I'm so glad you are part of my Bloggy World.


dosfishes said...

Thanks for sharing your blog pals talent. I am always amazed at what folks can do with polymer clay and that sure is some beautiful cuff.

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh what talent Snap!! Wow girl! Off to see her blog!
Hugs to you hon!! Love, Sarah

Crafty Christina said...

Wow, that is crazy talent!!

Julia said...

Hi Snap!,
Yes the garden show was worth the sore feet at the end of the day.
Wow what a drawing talent she has! all your pics, esp the monkeys...