Hello World!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
So this is my new blog, and I thought for the first post it'd be appropriate to tell a little about myself.

I design my own jewelry, which is currently available at http://bijoutery.etsy.com I've been a member of Etsy for several months, but haven't really become a seller until about October this year. I'm excited I've had a few sales so far, and can only wait to see how the next year goes! If you've never been to Etsy you must go! It's like ebay for art, but so much better!

I love working with a lot of different media - wire, stones, pearls, crystals, all of it. I've only dabbled in working with metal some and wire wrapping, and hope to get more time to do that over christamas break.

My styles really vary. I do seem to prefer more of a 'nature/natural' look, using leather, pearls and stone a lot. I especially love celtic and native american art. I suppose in part because of my belief style - I can technically be called a pagan simply by the definition of pagan if nothing else. But I don't identify myself with that per se - I have a thing about labels, lol. (Why restrict one's self to being labeled?) But I do have a view that nature and life is sacred and should be something we protect, not destroy.

I'm currently a graduate student at Western Kentucky University working on a MS in Geoscience. I hope to study planetary geology, and planning on a thesis that will compare deltas on both Earth and Mars - but that's all in the early planning stages so we'll see where that goes! I love geology - and it has only helped my love of working with stones in my jewelrywork.

My next post will be the first in a series about different stones, whether they be minerals, rocks, or hey maybe even fossils! So if there is one you'd like to know more about please feel free to leave a request in the comments, or if you have a stone you'd like identified, include a link to a photo of it and maybe it'll be featured on here!

A few other sites to see my stuff:
Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/21429532@N07
My Art Profile - http://www.myartprofile.com/bijoutery


Livy said...

Just wanted to leave a comment and say welcome to blogging! (I found you on the Etsy forums). I'm a pretty new blogger too; feel free to come and visit me at A Field Journal.

Field Notes said...

Awesome! Nice to meet you and welcome to the blogosphere. Thanks for the link :) Be sure to check out some of my female science bloggers blogs. They are a very inspirational bunch, many are graduate students. Planetary science and Martian river deltas sounds so neat!! I hope you write about your grad school life occasionally :) I really like hearing about that. Once again, welcome to the club!