Monday, February 15, 2010

Artist Spotlight: Part Six (and Seven)

I've been sick, first with a really bad cold, closely followed by some stomach bug, so today you, my readers, get a bonus - TWO artist are being featured!

The first, is Haffina, of South Australia.  You want multitalented?  We've got multitalented!  She does chainmaille:


And for those of you who don't frequent Renaissance Faires, that's a hand-flower, a very pretty adornment that's part bracelet, part ring.  She also works with polymer clay:


That's a Barbie-sized mask!  It's gorgeous, just gorgeous.  And on occasion, she mixes the polymer and maille for some beautiful creations:


Check this out, though, she also knits!


That scarf just looks so incredibly cozy.  And she crochets, too, but get this... she can crochet in wire:




I have to say, I have never in my nearly-40 years seen anything like that, ever.  It doesn't stop there.  Oh, no, of course it doesn't!  'Cause there's also the incredible beading, you see.


To see more of Haffina's wonderful things, visit Beads by Haffina, or Haffina's Creations on Artfire, or her wonderful listings in the Handmade Artist's Shop.  To learn more about Haffina herself and keep up with her, be sure to check out her blog!

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The second Artist for this spotlight is the force behind Red Fox Jewelry, a mother of 3 and grandmother of 6, who used to (get this!) drive a tractor trailer for a living!  It was only in May of 2009 that she started making jewelry, and is so talented that everyone around her, including her jewelry teachers told her she should sell it!

She opened her Etsy shop in June of 2009.  In it, you can find wonderful pieces, like this bracelet:


I'm also in love with this choker necklace:


These gorgeous earrings are there too:


And this pendant is phenomenal.


And she just did her very first craft fair this month!  To read about her experiences, check out her blog.

8 comments:

Haffina said...

Thank you for the lovely comments!

jewelry by NaLa said...

Both such multi talented and accomplished artists. Very nice post.

Joan said...

That purple and blue crocheted wire bracelet ... I am drooling! Love it!

trusk4u said...

They are both such fabulous, talented artists! You showcased them beautifully!

MakinTheBestOfIt said...

Sorry you were sick, but you showcased the featured artists beautifully! Great picks from some talented ladies.

Handmade Artists' Forum said...

Wow great post I love Haffina's work.
Lovely choices by the way.
HAF

CraftyMama said...

Yay for handflowers! ;D Hehe, And I love RedFox's heart pendant!

Mewes Mountain Arts said...

Great job!! I hope you are feeling much better!

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