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