Monday, May 24, 2010

Woodworkers of DA

Following along my train of thought can be a bumpy ride sometimes, but I don't think this one is too much of a stretch!  Continuing along the line of natural materials, I am now showcasing some fine woodworkers that can be found on DeviantArt.  These artists have created wondrous, fun, and elegant pieces - some for show, some for function, or some of both.  Most feature carving of some sort, as I find this to be one of the most difficult wood crafts to do well.  Hope you enjoy!

Each artist shown here has several other pieces in his/her galleries.  Please follow the links above to view larger images, other views of these pieces, and of course the other works they have created!  These are just a few of the woodworkers to be found on DA, as well, so browse for some of the other talents while you are there!

Only 1 more follower needed and I can start the next round of my Double or Nothing Giveaway!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bone Carvers of DA

So while I was searching for leather workers for last week's post, I found some amazing bone/horn/antler carvers as well!  So, I thought I'd show off some of DeviantArt's fine bone carvers this week.  I haven't tried to carve anything but wood, but these artists make it look easy and elegant to shape bone into amazing and intricate designs.

Each artist showcased here has many more designs in their galleries, so follow the links above to view more great works!  Or go to DeviantArt and search for some of the other talents out there!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Leather Artists on DA

DeviantArt has many talented artists and crafters, but today I am focusing on some amazing leather workers!  We have jewelry, masks, book bindings, and wall art!  I love the feel of leather, and love it even more when color is added and used in such a great way as these people have done.  So, without further ado, here are 6 leather artists from DeviantArt! 

Each of these artists has many more designs to see - so follow the links above to their DeviantArt galleries for more fine works!  There are also other talents on DeviantArt, so don't be shy and search for some of the other fine leather workers!

Next post - bones?!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Truly Unique: Glasmagie

My apologies for the delay in posting - I have chosen to show my wares at the local farmer's market this summer and have been busy getting everything organized and making displays and signage, etc.  But no fear - I have a real treat for you today!

I have been watching Glasmagie on both DeviantArt and Etsy for some time now - she is a master glassblower with an amazing talent!  Most glass art and sculptural pieces I see are recognizable in their form, but her's are so realistic or adorably whimsical that it blows my mind.  Plus, some of her figures are small enough to wear, for she makes glass pendants and earrings too!  I'm excited for when I have some extra cash to spend - but it'll be a challenge just picking one or two items to buy!

So I've chosen to feature Glasmagie and her truly unique work today, hope you enjoy:

Feather Earrings

Horse Pendant

Baby Dragon Pendant

Hummingbird Suncatcher

Elephant Figurine

Kingfisher Figurine

If you are interested in seeing more of Glasmagie's pieces or would like to purchase any, please follow the links at the beginning of the post, or here:  DeviantArt is a place to share your creative side, and shows many of Glasmagie's pieces in a gallery setting while Etsy is a place to sell handmade arts and crafts and has Glasmagie's creations listed for sale!