Sunday, 25 November 2007

I love rock n roll

Indeed I do. It's been a while since I last blogged, and what a time I've had since. I started a great job making jewellery in August, so I've been having fun there. Not only that, but I saw Joan Jett, Motorhead and Alice Cooper on the 10th of November. I also saw Bill Bailey last Friday. What can I say, the man is sheer brilliance. And I'm seeing Madness on the 12th December. Yay! And then it's Christmas! I'm a happy bunny.

Talking of Christmas, I have lots of Christmassy goodies for sale on Etsy. Click the image below to go to my shop:

A Handmade Christmas

Check the "Christmas" and "Beaded Suncatchers" sections for things to make your tree and the rest of your home look gorgeous.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, 16 August 2007

New job, and more ACEOs

I went for an interview yesterday, for a Jewellery Assembler job at a place called Acme Jewellery. (No, Wile E. Coyote is not one of their customers.) I didn't really know what to expect, as I've never had an interview for that sort of job. I've had so many interviews for retail jobs, so I pretty much know what to do there, but this was different. So I didn't know how to prepare, which made me nervous. Luckily, my enthusiasm for the job must've shown through, because I got it! It was an interesting interview, because they not only interviewed me, they also took me into one of the workshops and showed me what they did. I did a bit of soldering and whatnot, then they asked me a few more questions. Questions like "Could you start on Monday?" To which, I of course said yes! I'm so happy, since jewellery making is my dream job :D


Recently, I also managed to list the last of my ACEOs:


Which are, of course, for sale in my DaWanda shop.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

UK Street Team on Etsy

I'm a member of Etsy's UK Street Team, (although I really don't do enough promotion!). Some members of this street team are doing a trunk show at Etsy headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. To raise funds for this show, and other events, they've opened a UK Street Team shop. Click the banner to go there:

UK Street Team

There are some amazing items there, including beautiful jewellery by Kalicat, BlueMarmalade and Sakurajewellery, a cute little zip-up bag by Urbanknit, fantastic collages by Rosehip71 and Bunny, a pretty little pin cushion by Bombus, a gorgeous felt flower brooch by charlottenarunsky and an ace Little Mr T by Kezzaroo :D

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

My first art cards

I've just listed a new ACEO diptych in my DaWanda shop. It looks like this:

Dark Day - pair of ACEOs

and is for sale here.

It's a mini version of a favourite composition of mine, which I've used here and here. It depicts a tree spreading across two cards. The first card shows one side of this tree in daylight, and the other shows the other side of the tree at sunset. The tree on the daylight side has been painted using a mixture of copper poster paint and black acrylic, giving it a metallic sheen that looks different in varying light. The sunset tree is in silhouette, painted in black acrylic, a striking contrast to the bright acrylic colours of the setting sun. As I believe is standard with ACEOs (I did say these were my first!), both of my cards measure 6.5cm (2.5") by 9cm (3.5").

I've also painted a circular art card, on display here:

Red Sky - a circular art card

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

New on DaWanda

My latest DaWanda products, pictured below, include Purple Rose, Purple and Green Fire, Darkshines, and my newest listing, Dark Day:

The diptych "Dark Day" is actually a mini version of a previous artwork of mine, Dark Day and its Sunset. That piece is no longer for sale (I love it too much!) but if you'd like a similar one, I'm more than happy to paint that for you :)

Watch this space, I guarantee there'll be more art coming soon, including a Blue Rose painting and more trees.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Get your Halloween goodies early ...

I know it's a bit early to start thinking about Halloween, but ... What am I saying? It's never too early to start thinking about Halloween!

For some great decorations, check out the new Halloween section in my Etsy shop:

My cobweb necklaces would also be great for Halloween:

Cobweb Necklaces on Etsy

And so would this bat-winged t-shirt:

Batwings t-shirt for a medium-sized gothic girl

Happy Halloween!

Friday, 3 August 2007

New painting - Red Sky at Night

Red Sky at Night - a mixed media painting on canvas

This piece came about from a desire to mix two elements of what I do, the painting and the wire sculpture. It is a representation of a tree in silhouette against a red sunset, created using a mixture of acrylic paints and copper-coloured poster paint. I've also used copper wire, which forms part of the structure of the tree. This wire also goes behind the canvas, to attach itself there, and forms a loop at the top for hanging the painting.

For more information, go to the listing at DaWanda.

Art and craft for sale!

Originally, there was only one place to buy Sneddonia's designs, i.e. There are now two places to buy my work, the
Etsy shop and my recently opened shop on DaWanda. On Etsy, I sell my jewellery, suncatchers and other metalwork, and on DaWanda I'm selling my paintings on canvases and t-shirts. Originally, all these items were available in my Etsy shop, but there was too much variety and the shop didn't seem like a coherent whole. So I opened the new store at DaWanda to create a suitable home for my painted things.

Here's what's for sale there so far:

And something that I just listed today:

Trees - acrylic painting on canvas

Please be aware that all prices on Etsy are in US Dollars and all prices on Dawanda are in Euros. If you want these amounts calculated in your currency, just let me know.

More coming soon, so watch this space ...

Thanks for looking :)