Tuesday, May 4, 2010
May's Featured Artist: Amanda Maxwell
(ahem) May's featured artist just happens to be me, your blog editor so I'll keep the text brief and let the photos do the talking.
I've been a member of the Blackberry Artist's Society for almost a year now and making/selling jewelry for four years. I use wire crochet to make jewelry, weaving beads and pearls into a mesh which encircles your wrist or neck, or dangle from your ear lobes. Wire crochet is a very versatile technique, very delicate yet robust. As well as in jewelry I've also used the mesh I hand crochet in evening purses.
A lot of my pieces are inspired by my parent's garden, far away in bonnie Scotland, or by the beach in the wee Scottish village I grew up in.
Yes, there's an element of homesickness abounding in my work!
PS: I'll be blogging the tales behind the pieces on display on my crafting blog if you'd like to stop by for a read.