Sunday, June 26, 2011

June Blog Carnival: Other People's Work in My Designs

Well this was a no-brainer for me... Randee M. Ketzel of RMKDesign in Texas is a very talented polymer clay (PC) artist. I was looking for a focal for a viking weave concept I had many months ago, when I came across some of these in her etsy shop. Immediately I thought, gee that would look really cool in bronze with some metallic highlights. So I contacted her, which ultimately led to this:

I have also made a 2nd viking weave bangle with her focal as a gift for her daughter for graduation:

I have many other pieces of hers that I have plans for. Now I just have to find the time to get 'er done!!!

Then I got to thinking, and realized, I've used several people's artwork in my own creations. My very first custom request piece was from glass artist Theresa at Bead Regalia (nly10) and was this adorably cute heart shaped vessel which I used to create a Twilight-inspired necklace for my niece for her birthday a couple years back:

I love this heart shaped vessel. My favorite aspect is the tiny blood-red
drop hanging down inside of it.

I also purchased this pretty teacup by Michael McDowell to take pictures with. I just love it!!

Thanks for stopping by. Won't you please visit these other blogs to see how they've used other artists creations in their own work?

Lynne from Island Girl

Caron from BeadSire

Sylvia from Galadryl Designs

Dawn from Jewelry Art by Dawn

Angela from AMDesignsbyAngela

Bonnie from The FamiLee Jewels


Cat said...

Lovely pieces ... the heart-shaped vessel is extraordinarily cute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful items, super viking knit, I am still fighting with that technique and I love the heart vessel necklace. Perfect.

DawninCal said...

Wonderful examples of how using other people's work enhances our own work. Love the heart vessel necklace!

Islandgirl said...

Love your viking knit bracelets... I've made some but I've never used it! Typical... Maybe seeing your bracelets will inspire me to use it!

Happileerving said...

Your Viking Knit pieces are extraordinary. Love the heart vessel.

Jeanne said...

Thanks ladies! :) Great topic this month, I really enjoyed everyone's posts!

Caron Michelle said...

Beautiful work - I love how you incorporated other artists and mediums into your work - loving the vkiking knit!