Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Whistler

I took this photo 3 and a half years ago. I was so exhausted after teaching my 5 years old son how to skii. But the scenery was breath-taking. It was sooo beautiful. So I took this one photo. It just brings me such a fresh happy memory with my family. Who knew I was going to use it for my future online store logo?

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Exihibition and Sale

I am so happy to tell you that my jewelries have been selected for exhibition at Kirkland Art Center by the artist juries. The showroom is located at 336 Park Place Center, Kirkland during Nov 27th to Dec.31. It will be open Monday-Saturday. 10AM-6PM. and Sunday 11Am-5PM. Please come! Thank you. Happy thanksgiving to all of you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Earrings: Blue Chalcedony and Onyx

These are new listed earrings. I like the color combination. These look fresh and sophisticated. All metal is sterling silver.

Monday, October 26, 2009

My studio

I would like to show you my studio and a little bit of me as well. Some of you might have already seen it before. As I announced that on my blog, one of Etsy artists was particularly interested in working area and put the pictures of my studio on her blog. If you are interested in seeing my interview, check this talented artist web site at www.etsystudios.blogspot.com. Here, I would like to share a couple of new additional pictures with you. "Studio" sounds glamorous, but it is a corner of my living room. The studio/working space was set up by my supportive husband. Before this space, I was working on the guest room where has not enought sun light. My husband was concerned and provided me this wonderful space for me to work and enjoy. There used to be a piano. And he moved that heavy piano for my desks. I added my oil paintings on the wall. And finally, I have my own space! It is very convenient, cozy and comfortable place. It faces the southeast backyard which gives me a lot of sun light through the day. I usually wake up early in the morning and can enjoy watching the sun rise between the tall trees. It is my most favorite time of the day and work alot while my family still sleep tight. During the day after school, sometimes my little boys bring their chess board to play chess or study next to me while I am working on my computer. All my finished jewelries are displayed or put/organized on the stack able trays inside of the cabinet. How do you think of my studio? Thank you for viewing.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Featured on Etsy studio Blog

My store is featured on Etsy studio blog. The artist of the blog is Kerry who has a shop at Etsy. She featured the pictures of me, my working area as well as my jewelries. Please visit at www.etsystudios.blogspot.com . Thank you.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Little Creatures-Crochet

"Halloween Vampire Bunny"

These little bunny or panda will make you smile. They are so adorable as if they are alive with their own individuality. The pink bunny's name is "baby Psychadelic bunny". Look at that serious looking bunny. You will just smile. Below is the interview with bunny's mom, "Parami Panda" artist, Alix.

1. When did you start your business "Parami Panda"?

I started Parami Panda about a year ago, a couple months after I learned to crochet. I started making amigurumi as gifts for people, and couldn't stop. Someone suggested I sell them, and the rest, as they say, is history :)

2. How do you get your inspiration/idea for your cratfs?

I get my inspiration from the world around me. Every time I see something especially cute I think, how could I crochet that? Sometimes it turns into something, and sometimes it fails miserably. I mostly have to wait for the ideas to come to me, and usually they do - I just suddenly know what I need to make, like my vampire bunny, and the pandas. 3. How do you promote your business?

I promote my Parami Panda with my blog - http://paramipanda.blogspot.com , my facebook fan page - http://www.facebook.com/paramipanda , and by participating in etsy gift guides and making treasuries.

4. Do you have any advice for new Etsy sellers?

My advice for new etsians would be to stick with it and not get discouraged! Post often and explore the site! There are promotional opportunities everywhere! And get your stuff selling in local shops and sell at craft fairs! Many people who have seen my work that way find me on etsy :) 5. Could you tell me your short and long term goals?

For Parami Panda my short term goal is to get to 100 sales, and my long term goal is to have my stuff selling in 10 stores in Washington and California and Canada. For my life my short term goal is to own a miniature schnauzer, a standard schnauzer and a giant schnauzer all at the same time, and my long term goal is to breed dogs that look like baby pandas.

"Mommy bee and her baby"

You can find her more creatures at http://paramipanda.etsy.com

Friday, September 25, 2009

Korean Barbecue (Korean Kalbi) Recipe

Would you like to try something new other than usual dishes for this weekend? How about Korean Barbecue (Beef Kalbi). It is very simple.

*Ingredients*

5lb beef short rib

4cup soy saucep

4cup water

4cup sugarp

2T minced garlic

2T sesame oil

1T pepper

1 bunch spring onions (Sliced or grind)

Optional: Add 1/2 cup red wine

*Steps*

1. In a large bowl with flat bottom (preferably). Mix all the ingredients.

2. Add short rib to the mix and marinate well at least 3 hours.

3. Barbecue, oven broil or pan fry

My favorite choice would be barbecue, but any of those three methods tastes good as well. You can use chicken or other meat instead. And enjoy!

Interview with HandMadeNews

I had an interview with Heather Folkner who is the Editor at Hand Made News. It was her first interview and I had a great pleasure to asnwer all those questions. Please take a look at the website and give us some comments. You can click either the title or here http://www.handmadenews.org/article/index.php?id=3854 Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Metalsmith Works: Silver Rings and Necklace

These are my first metal smiths works. I had to spend five days to make two rings and this silver pendant for necklace under my teacher's supervision. It was so exhausting and hard work, but it really gave me a great gratitude. I feel like I conquer the world. (almost..) These are just for me. And it is priceless!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Necklace

This necklace is full of fall season color. After changing the design couple of times for two days, finally I made this eye-catching necklace. The picture was taken with my son's violin. It helps to show my feeling about this necklace. Thanks to my son.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Simple Wire Curved Earrings

These came out through trial and error. There is no beads or complicated wire wrapped involved, but I still like these earrings since these are simple yet modern looking.

Fused Glass Arts

When you look at the fused Glass art, the more you look at it, the more you are mesmerized. It seems like there is a story.

It has warmth and depth even in that small piece. I found these wonderful arts on Etsy and the artist's name is Gloria Lynn. Below shows her profile and some more her works.

Hope you Enjoy!

"My name is Gloria and I've been creating stained glass and fused glass for about 20 years. I am still amazed at the delightful and surprising effects I can achieve working in this medium.

Some of the works of art I've made and sold include: Jewelry, Jewelry Boxes, Plates, Candles and Clocks. The transformation of a handful of glass into a magnificent rainbow of color seems like magic.

Whether it's a clock, plate or a piece of jewelry, the depth of color, brilliance and craftsmanship of my glass pieces always gets noticed. Currently I have been specializing in fused glass jewelry. " quotes from Etsy profile.

You can find her more works at http://www.glorialynnglass.etsy.com and http://www.glorialynnglass.artfire.com

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Simple Brass Earrings

Another vintage looking brass earrings. These earrings are so simple and timeless. The ring is hammered for the rich texture. Love the french style hooks. Those look like a swan's neck. Hope you like them as well.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My First Brass Filigree Earrings

These are my first brass earrings. I just fall in love with the brass deep down color and vintage looking. The green czech beads add sparkle and elegant color. ---posted by ArionJewelry Link

Talented Artist on Etsy

I found her arts on Etsy. Her paintings are feeling good and inspiring arts. I hope you like as much as I do. Pleae read the interview and leave some comments.

Thank you so much! Enjoy!

Bird Flowers 18 x 24 Abstract 24 x 36

1. How did you get into Etsy?

I got into Etsy because I wanted to try a new way of selling my paintings online. I wanted buyers who would really appreciate an original and unique painting.I found Etsy by researching handmade shops online. The Etsy shopper loves homemade things because they like quality and uniqueness.

2. How do you get inspired?

I get inspired by nature and colors around me. I might see a shape in nature that looks really cool and use that as a starting point for a painting.

3. What is your favorite theme and material of your art?

I love acrylic paint and stretched canvas. I love to paint large with huge brush strokes. It gives me the freedom of creativity that I really love.

4. What is your short term and long term goal?

My short term goal is to stay focused on my day making it productive and full of time well spent on my business so that I can keep evolving as an artist. My long term goal, along with continuing to paint, is to eventually create a line of textiles, surface design, and paper goods with my designs. The more color the better!

Thank you,

Karen Fields

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Ruffle Necklace

New addition to my jewelry line.
This is totally new addition because it has the sewing skill involed. I am happy with this final look and will be on Etsy shop shortly.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Featuring on Blog

My jewelry has been featrued on these sites in one day. What a lucky day! http://boutiquestitches.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html http://missyoshi.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Announcement of My Etsy Store

Please visit my internet store at http://www.arionjewelry.etsy.com/. Thank you.