Tag Archives: 2015

Farmer’s Market 2015


Well it’s that time of year again, the sun’s shining, the plants are greening up and the Farmer’s Market season Opens.

Our first market starts this Thursday so I’ve been spending the last few nights working on jewelry including some of these colourful beaded wrap bracelets.


So I haven’t forgot to post, I’ve just gotten busy as usual 🙂

I’ll post some pictures of the market Thursday night or Friday so check back and have a great night.

Cheers,
Amanda

2015 City Hall Exhibit


Here are a few pictures from my March 2015 City Hall Exhibit in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Canada.

Potter’s Hands


For those that follow along you know that I love to try my hand at anything new and creative.

I’ve also been looking for ways to branch out more artistically in my jewelry biz so I though it would be fun to make some handcrafted clay pendants.

Here’s a peak at what I came up with.

I ordered some triple thick glaze for them that I tried out the other night so I’ll post pictures when it’s dry.

What do you think?

I like both the bold and bright pieces as well as the softer pastel pieces.

I think they’ll be great summer pieces once they’re finished.

I had fun using a variety of items to make shapes and texture on the pastel pieces.

I haven’t fully decided if I’m going to keep them on the silk cords or add chains or suede cord. I’ll play around with that once they are finished.

Cheers,

Amanda

New Tree of Knowledge Progress


Good Morning,

So not terribly surprising but I fell off the posting wagon again.
I need an app that let’s me just think my posts into existence lol

So what’s new?
Glad you asked.
I spent most of January off, took a trip down East to visit family and of course spent scads of time doing year end & inventory so that sort of justifies my lack of presence 😉

I’ve been more active on Facebook so you should like my page to keep up to date on my Etsy sales and current jewelry creations, & upcoming venues.
A Milke Custom Art & Jewelry

I’ve also been working on scads of projects, some old and some new including picking up work on my Tree of Knowledge 4 foot painting which I thought I would update you on the progress of in this post.

When last I posted about this piece this is where I left off.

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I’ve spent the last few weeks working on it and I’ll post the progress gallery below but essentially what I did was build up lots and lots of texture and layers using a variety of products including Golden’s Pumice Gel, Glass Beads, Heavy Gel, Fiber Paste and other acrylic mediums.

For the “Good” side once my layers we built up I painted that half of the tree with Golden’s Pearl paint and highlighted in silver and outlined in Gold. This gave it a gorgeous iridescent effect that is awesome in person but hard to capture with my cell camera. Once it’s all done I get proper photo’s take.

For the Snake I based with glass beads which gave a very nice smooth but bumpy snakeskin feeling and highlighted with gold flecks.

And for the “Bad” half I used heavy gel to give pointy texture and pumice for the roots that gives a rough sandy feeling and highlighted with a metallic dried blood colored red for the tree outline, I had originally based that half of the tree in black with gray highlights but I found the detail too dark so I later reversed them and am happier with the outcome.

I’m hoping to finish it this week but I like to let things mellow for a few days so I can step back and get of feel of what I want to do next or call it good.

Well that’s it for today.

I promise I have a few more posts coming this week so check back with me.

Cheers,

Amanda