Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday Featured Artist ~ Colette's Boutique

Good Morning,

I would like to apologize for the lack of a blog post yesterday.  Due to technical difficulties, the silly thing would not publish.  Today I seem to be having better luck.

It's Thursday, and that means a Featured Artists of the Week.   Colette of Colette's Boutique is a member of the Handmade Artists Forum, she has a blog and a facebook page.  She does some amazing wire wrapping work, this takes talent!  She also offers tutorials.  Fancy trying your hand at one of these beautiful pieces?  Or maybe you can just purchase a pre-made pretty instead.  Featured today is a brand new shop here on the blog, from the Etsy Shop:

Colette's Boutique


Andrea wire wrapped necklace in sterling silver
Andrea wire wrapped necklace in sterling silver Andrea wire wrapped necklace in sterling silver Andrea wire wrapped necklace in sterling silver Andrea wire wrapped necklace in sterling silver Andrea wire wrapped necklace in sterling silver
A handmade, classic wire wrapped pendant with a twist, literally :-). I created the wire wrapped focal pendant using sterling and fine silver. A dainty and classic piece that can be worn for any occasion. The wire wrapped pendant measures 0.75" in diameter, and hangs on a beautiful 16" sterling silver chain.
Please let me know if you would like a longer chain. An extenter can be added or The chain can be adjusted free of charge ( up to 20 inch total chain length).



Raspberry wire wrapped necklace hot pink
Raspberry wire wrapped necklace hot pink Raspberry wire wrapped necklace hot pink Raspberry wire wrapped necklace hot pink Raspberry wire wrapped necklace hot pink
This handcrafted wire wrapped necklace is really feminine and fun, featuring a 20 x 15 mm Bright Pink Jade Faceted Teardrop Bead. The necklace has been wrapped in sterling silver and fine silver and hangs on a 16" long sterling silver chain. A spark of color to cure the winter blues.
Please let me know if you would like a longer chain. An extenter can be added or The chain can be adjusted free of charge ( up to 20 inch total chain length).

See more of my jewelry here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Colettesboutique

Tutorial Dhalia wire wrapped necklace focal
Tutorial Dhalia wire wrapped necklace focal Tutorial Dhalia wire wrapped necklace focal Tutorial Dhalia wire wrapped necklace focal Tutorial Dhalia wire wrapped necklace focal
This listing is for a tutorial only, materials are not included. This is an intermediate project that requires basic knowledge of wire handling. Learn a new wire wrapping technique while creating a beautiful and elegant necklace focal component. The tutorial will shows you how to shape,form,weave the wire to construct your your focal necklace component.
The tutorial will give you the list of tools and materials and clear step by step instructions illustrated by pictures, and tips along the way to help you complete the project successfully.

Materials:
18 gauge half hard round wire
26 gauge fine silver round wire
20 gauge wire
24 gauge dead soft wire
14 inches of chain
2 split rings
1 lobster clasp
1 briolette bead about 18 mm long
2 small beads ( 4mm)

Tools:

Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Flush cutter
A ring mandrel or thick dowel
Raw hide mallet ( optional)
Fine point sharpie marker
for All tutorials come in a PDF format. The file will be emailed to the address on your Paypal account, within 24 hours of payment.


I encourage you to click through and see what else Colette has for sale.  Not only can you find her on Etsy you may also follow, find and read about her jewelry at any of the links below.

Blog: Colette's Collection
Facebook: Colette's Boutique
Twitter: twitter.com/coletteboutique
Website: Colette Collection
Flickr: Colette's Boutique

If you just want to look at some gorgeous hand made artwork / jewelry, I highly suggest the flickr account.  Her pieces are incredible, and so reasonably priced.  If you're looking for a gift or something for yourself, stop by her shop or website first!

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful feature!! thank you so much!

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  2. I have been a fan of hers for quite awhile! I admire her wire wrapping skills!

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  3. It's incredible how even and beautiful Collette's work is! Great post!

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  4. Colette'w work is meticulously done and she must have the utmost in patience in order to achieve such fantastic results.

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  5. not only are her pieces amazing...so is the photography of her items!
    shared,
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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