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Monday, September 06, 2010

Indie Junction Featured Artisans for the Week of September 5th!!

Our  Indie Junction Featured Artisans, ThreeFold DesignsHandsome and Lace, and MINKA by Ariel are relative newcomers to our community and we are so fortunate to have these talented individuals here!
Let's begin with Michelle from ThreeFold Designs, where you will find a selection of alternative and original needlepoint / cross stitch kits, suitable for beginner and experienced stitchers alike. A few of my needlepoint designs are also available as PDF patterns.  In the artist's own words: "I'm Michelle, a textile artist from South Australia who LOVES working with wool!  I like designing work that is bright and modern, offering something different and unique for those with more ‘alternative’ tastes …My designs are mainly influenced by my spiritual interests: Astrology, Vodou, and the Occult ... but there are few designs that are purely homages to colour!  As well as designing needlepoint kits, I am currently studying the Diploma of Woven Tapestry, and co-host Shadowplay, a goth/darkwave radio show (Shadowplay)"   Besides the website, you can find ThreeFold Design on Etsy and don't forget to follow her blog!
Now  let's take a look at some of the "needlepoint kits for the cool kids!"
Our next featured Indie Junction Artisan is Handsome and Lace where you will find unique and uplifting accessories.  This Toronto based designer professes "a creative love affair with ties since 2007."  In the artist's own words: "I am a very enthusiastic designer from Toronto, Canada (notice how I spell Colour...and we only say "eh" if we are asking if you in 'it's nice outside, eh?') It's true!   I was raised by a very eccentric mother who was always been very particular about her style, from the materials, to obsessively picking off any little loose threads that she could find. She inspired a need for perfection and colour in my designs and old Hollywood inspired the vintage feel to them. Music spills my soul into what I make so if you ask, I can probably tell you what songs were playing while I creating any particular piece.  My pretty designs are made from preserved materials, are vintage inspired, and have a fine balance of both masculine and Feminine qualities. I can only describe my designs as Handsome&Lace, and I hope you find some things that make you feel pretty and adored. "
Places to Find Handsome and Lace:
And now let's take a peek at the designs created by Handsome and Lace!
Our third Indie Junction Featured Artisan is MINKA by Ariel where you will find natural, handmade, one of a kind jewelry. Crafted with specially picked semi precious stones, austrian crystals, leather/vegan leather, gold filled and sterling silver chains. Spiritually inspired to mirror the beauty within.  In the artist's own words: "'I've loved to make jewelry since I was a little girl. I incorporate the ethereal, spiritual, and natural elements from everyday life into my pieces.  My styles reflect my deep love for color and for the dramatic ."
Here's a look at the wonderful jewelry designs you will find at MINKA by Ariel!!
Thanks for your help in welcoming these members to Indie Junction and we hope you have enjoyed this week's feature!  Indie Junction is a wonderful community that brings together artisans from across all mediums in the spirit of collaboration, support and growth.  For more information about Indie Junction, please go here!  We'll be waiting for you!!

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    I am an MBA Jewelry Artisan and owner of Zur Designs.  I create handcrafted jewelry using only the highest quality materials such as sterling silver,semi-precious gemstones, swarovski crystals, and pearls.

    My designs are inspired by life, love, and the beauty that surrounds me from the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the wonderful beaches in Rhode Island...both I consider my home.