Friday, August 30, 2013

E&A Autumn/Halloween Sneak Preview

I'm excited to share this first look at next week's release of Autumn and Halloween Hauntings! It will kick off the E&A five year anniversary celebration with swag, giveaways, coupon codes, and shipping upgrades. The update will go live on Wednesday, September 4th at 11am Pacific!!!! More details to come!














Thursday, August 8, 2013

Autumntide and Moon Spirits 2013

I imagine that many of us are still in the throes of uncomfortable summer heat, but August 1st marks the first harvest festival of Lughnasadh, or the waning point of summer, and many of us are already busy with preparations for the start of the school year which is another signal of the end of summer. At this time, there begins a slow shift from summer growing time to harvest time which, in modern day, is often represented by introspection and reflection on the year's accomplishments.

In mere weeks, the mood and sensation of the year will decidedly shift as the changes in the light from the waning sun become evident. Those of use who love autumn are waiting impatiently for that change in light, that first cool breeze, and the rustle of leaves. 

This year, I sought to expand my focus on metalwork in addition to the metal clay and wire wrapping that dominate my work. Some concepts remain, yet the inspiration and execution has changed—sometimes drastically. Gorgeous autumn! This year's collection is full of leaves and filigree vines, gnarled roots, dried leaves, shaded gems, and warm autumn hues. 

I have also included a collection of hand-picked Moon Spirits: goddesses, moon myths, dream guides, and phases of the moon. The moon theme seems fitting when paired with autumn, a time of introspection and reflection. 


Enjoy!

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Stay tuned for details on the annual Elements & Artifacts anniversary celebration in September! This one is going to be bigger and badder than in previous years and I've gone overboard with new work and new swag! 

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Autumntide Preview

This is the second of two official previews for the next release at E&A! The update will go live TOMORROW at Elements & Artifacts on Thursday, August 8th at 11am Pacific! 

I have chosen to do a transitional summer-to-autumn collection and while it still includes new and old autumn favorites, it is also lighter and more lush than my typical autumn updates. (Darker Autumn will come alongside Halloween this year!)

I have expanded my focus on metalwork in addition to the metal clay and wire wrapping that dominate my work. Some concepts remain, yet the inspiration and execution has changed—sometimes drastically. Gorgeous autumn! This year's collection is full of leaves and filigree vines, gnarled roots, dried leaves, shaded gems, and warm autumn hues. 

















Friday, August 2, 2013

Moon Spirits Preview

This is the first of two official previews for the next release at E&A! The update will go live at Elements & Artifacts on Thursday, August 8th at 11am Pacific! 

I have chosen to do a transitional summer-to-autumn collection alongside both new and revisited Moon Spirits; this post will showcase a handful of items from the Moon Spirits sub-collection: goddesses, moon myths, dream guides, and phases of the moon.

Stay tuned for a preview of Autumntide a day or two before the update is live!