Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wire Artisans Guild

Gothic Queen Two-Tone Silver Lace Cuff by xinxinemin
Available at Wire Artisans Guild's Etsy Shop

I can't even begin to say how excited I am to have been accepted into the Wire Artisans Guild on Etsy.  Jumping up and down excited.  The breathtaking cuff (crocheted wire... ever tried that?  It's hellishly difficult to work with) above is just one tiny example of the amazing talent encompassed in this team.  Seriously... go look at the Flickr group.  Almost everything is just jaw-dropping.

I've been chewing nails all month because I ogle that Flickr stream on a regular basis, and I want to be like them when I grow up.  They were only taking 10 of 40 applicants (although it ended up being 13).  I dunno how I managed to squeak in when I look at the others' work (list is on the team Etsy shop, also worth a look) but I am humbled, honored, and SO excited.  Thanks guys!

Oh!  Also on a wire note, I'm thinking I'm going to sign up for Creative Wire Jewelry's Year of Jewelry whenever their next quarterly signup date is.  They have a theme every week to inspire your creations and I just love browsing the blog.  Check it out.  There will be more here when I get around to my first theme creation, for both the Guild and YOJ.

Time to build up the finger calluses some more.


Jennifer said...

I can't believe that is made of wire. It looks like lace! Gorgeous.
Congratulations on being selected to join their group.

tstreasures said...

You deserve to be in, your wire work is beautiful.

uniquecommodities said...

Congrats to you and that is a gorgeous piece you have featured! Tres talented indeed!

Leah said...

I used to be on the CWJ forum all the time, I'll have to go check out their current Year of Jewelry. Congrats on making the etsy wire guild!!

Merry said...

What a gorgeous bracelet! You can tell a lot of work went into it.

I tagged you on my blog...have fun.

Nancy said...

That cuff is absolutely gorgeous!

LizzyT said...

That cuff is beautiful, an amazing piece of art. You have a great talent, well done!

Sarcasta-Mom said...

Congrats! I applied also, but didn't make it. Hopefully I can get in during the next membership drive :)