Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tutorial - Copper Domed Pendant Necklace Utilizing A Wooden Dapping Block

By Michelle of Evie's Tool Emporium

Every once in awhile you stumble upon a great opportunity to partner with someone that leads to the unexpected. About a year ago via the internet I met Dotty from Totally Tutorials. She has a wonderful blog site that features tutorials made by many talented, creative artists.

I discovered that she was looking for supply sellers to offer supplies in exchange for a tutorial. I jumped at the opportunity. One of the exchanges Evie's Tool Emporium participated in was with alteredbeauty. The supply that we gave in exchange was a wooden dapping block with punches. Ashley created a copper domed pendant tutorial that is not only a quick easy read, but also shows how a new tool can change the creative process!

If you are a supply seller or an artist please feel free to contact Dotty. She is wonderful to work with and I know your experience will be as positive as mine! A huge thank you to Ashley for her tutorial!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Etsy Supply Street Team - ESST - Appreciates Their Customers

By Michelle of Evie's Tool Emporium

As supply sellers on Etsy each of our shops have stories of wonderful customers. We would like to take the time to recognize a few of them today!

These creative artists are wonderful customers of ESST member buttonalia. She is a New Zealand trained ceramicist with her specialty being sculpture, glazes and glaze techniques. She is now working from her small studio in Kent, England. Each button is hand crafted by her and many of the glazes are her own. Because these buttons have been glazed front and back and fired to a high temperature, they are non porous, durable and will never lose the brilliance of the colours.

The first customer of buttonalia's that we would like to recognize is Trizy62. She purchased two adorable spring buds in white decorated by ceramic buttons from buttonalia and created this fabulous necklace!

The second customer of buttonalia's that we would like to recognize is OnceUponaTimeBook. She adorned a talete book with a precious cream and blue/purple ceramic button from buttonalia.

The third customer of buttonalia's that we would like to recognize is ferrytailgifts. She created a teal ceramic button and vintage optical lens necklace with a beautifully pattered ceramic button from buttonalia.

It has been fun sharing with you several items that have been created with buttons from buttonalia. Please be sure to check out their shops and the other lovely creations that these wonderful customers of buttonalia have crafted!