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When Heidi Kummli ‘s web site opened, the artistic side of my brain said “OH MY”…the time management side asked “HOW MANY HOURS DID THAT TAKE? “Heidi’s beadwork is an expression of herself, and her feelings for our Mother Earth and the creatures upon her. Through researching Native American beadwork techniques and trial and error, her work has continually evolved. Heidi started working with beads in 1975 and remembers making jewelry even as a young child.”

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Susan Lenart Kazmer describes her distinctive style as transforming the ordinary. “Combining these energies in recycled objects is indeed creating a contemporary talisman. Consider the mental power put into a pencil stub worn down by an accountant during tax season, or the mundane repetition locked into a key from an old factory locker, or the freedom embedded in the bones of a free-range chicken. I believe these energies lend power and mystery to ordinary objects. In my work I use them to create talismans worn for protection, freedom, and strength.”

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The May issue of Elle Decor featured a striking photo of Hex Target tiles from Popham Design. The is a terrific interactive site for cane color combinations and design placement. 

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Michel Halter followed his passion for ethnic jewelry to become an expert in the topic. “Michel Halter is a renowned specialist dealer in antique and ethnic jewellery. He is also a law graduate, an expert to the Law Courts and a member of ABEX, the official Belgian Experts Association. For over 25 years, his passion has led him to uncover the most remarkable pieces of ethnic jewellery from many parts of the world.”

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I am embarrassed to say, I had to look up the meaning of FAUX BOIS…false wood. According to Elle Decor…it is suddenly hip and showing up in glamourous new guises and in a range of unlikely colors…like this indigo FAUX BOIS from Duralee. Take this link for more faux inspiration…Elle Decor Trend Alert.

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I knew there was a reason to stockpile discontinued fabric samples…JEWELRY!!! Designer Nektar De Stagni has used bright colors and exuberant mod patterns from Knoll Textiles to fashion a line of vibrant jewelry. ” Nektar De Stagni’s approach to design often includes a playful balance of opposites, resulting in objects that are both elegant and relaxed, classic and contemporary. NDS designs objects that complement a diverse mix of personal styles, with pieces that 
are at once unique, sophisticated and fun.”

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Faryn Davis’s layered resin jewelry has the feel of a lazy summer afternoon or a misty fall morning. She is  “a “collector of small powerful things” in her mixed media art which often incorporates found organic elements into illuminated shrine-like forms, resin paintings, and in her line of resin jewelry.  Her recent works combine thick, poured layers of resin with misty painted scenes populated by birds, bears, foxes and other creatures in dreamlike settings, and real embedded objects such as grass, eggs, bones, and plants. They are inspired by the beauty and mystery of the natural world and are infused with tension, rest, beauty, and longing.”

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Trying to describe a kaleidoscope is like trying to hug a rainbow…impossible.  “As jewlers Doborah and Kevin share a fascination, perhaps obsession, with the sparkling colors and facets of gems. When they began making jewlery scopes their 25 years experience in design found a new focus. “The swirling colors and patterns of Kaleidoscopes have enabled us to add a new dimension to how our jewlery may be enjoyed. As artists, we feel fortunate to participate in the revelatory and peaceful world of Kaleidoscopes.”

Yes…this tine kaleidoscope necklace from Healy Designs works. 

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Yayoi Kusama’s  obsession with polka dots led her to paint them on everything from trees to naked bodies. Marc Jacobs, a long time fan of her work,  has designed a collection of clothes, leather goods, and jewelry bearing her trademark   psychedelic  patterns for Louis Vuitton.   It was difficult to select just one photo of her work…so I am including links to Google Images and to Poul Webb’s art blog…enjoy!!!

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Occasionally, while researching post material, I stumble across an artist that makes all of the dead ends worthwhile….Waylande Gregory.  “Waylande Gregory was one of the most renowned American sculptors of the 20th century; with pieces collected by the Met, the Whitney, and the Smithsonian. Inspired by the complexity of nature and abstract motifs, Waylande Gregory’s advanced techniques and patented methods of glazing and glass sculpting revolutionized fine ceramics and helped define the Art Deco era.”

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