Saturday, July 31, 2010

Smoosher: Catswire

This week's smoosher of the week is CatsWire

My most favorite item she has made is the rose earring. I wish I had the words to describe catswire, but her work speaks for her on it's own.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Welcome to the new home of CNewcomb Woodwork & Designs' Blog

I am opening this blog with some back posts so you can see what I have been posting. Let me introduce myself to you. My name is Chris, I am the owner and lead artisan for Cnewcomb Woodwork and Designs. We specialize in wood work, however occasionally my wife Amanda will make an item to put up for sale that is not wooden. You can see our products at our artfire studio

Check back often for more posts soon

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Do you know CreativeCritters, CreativeCritters that Lives down on Cherry lane?

This weeks smoosher is Michelle Adkins aka Creative Critters

She says about herself I sculpt in polymer clay, everything from miniature houses, fantasy sculptures, pens, animals, jewelry, and more. I sew cloth dolls and their clothes, as well as plush World of Warcraft characters and I also knit stuffed animals. 

I really love Michelle's work it takes me back to when I was a kid and my parents would read me nursery rhyemes. 

Wouldn't this look fantastic on the train set under your christmas tree?


Miniature Tudor Style house with Landscaping

Do you remember the old lady that lived in a shoe she had so many kids she didn't know what to do? I found her house and Michelle has it.


OOAK Lighted Miniature Polymer Clay House in the Shape of a Boot

This reminds me of some of the houses I used to see when I lived in New Mexico.


Spanish Hacienda Miniature Polymer Clay House sculpture

If you hurry you'll make it in time to take part of her Christmas in July use XMASINJULY to get 10% off.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Show Some Love to EmilyClaireCreations

If you haven't heard about EmilyClaireCreatons aka Valerie you are in for a treat, and if you have well read about her anyways she is such a nice person you might learn something.  Valerie has a wide selection of items in her shop which you can find on Artfire.  You might be asking why EmilyClaire and not Valerie creations?  Well Valerie loves her kids so much she combined their names for her shop.

She says "Making jewelry makes me supremely happy. It is a one true medium where I can express myself. I follow my bliss. I believe it shows in my designs. Jewelry should be something anyone can wear no matter what size, shape, age or color you are, it is a statement to accentuate your personality."

She has created some of the most wonderful pieces of jewelry I have ever seen with the materials that she uses.  Just look at these examples:



You can find her at: