Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fave Artist Resources - Metal

It's #3 of 5 in the resource listing extravaganza from last week's giveaway.

This one's focused on metal. I don't intend to generalize an artist into a particular category, but had to make a few choices just to make it easier--so, feel free to explore and see all the cool things these artists have to offer! Most importantly, they're not listed in any particular order...go see them all!

**Another important note that I'd like to pass along is the emphasis on "original art" which means that when designs are stolen or copied, it's not a good thing. Green Girl Studios (from the list below) is just one of several artists whose work has been blatantly copied by Forever Silvers. Please head over to Cynthia Thornton's blog for more information and to find out how you can support independent creativity and thwart thieves.**


Metal

http://www.paintingwithfire.etsy.com/ - Barbara Lewis
http://www.greengirlstudios.com/ - pewter specialties
http://www.hint.etsy.com/ - Beth Hemmila silver charms
http://www.thevintagepearl.com/ - handstamped lovelies
http://www.mamacitabeadworks.etsy.com/ - Mamacita Beadworks
http://annechoi.com/ - Anne Choi
http://www.sweetbeadstudio.com/ - Cindy Wimmer
http://www.fundametals.net/ - Specializing in metal & wireworking supplies, tools, & tutorials

Hope you have a creative day!

Jen

4 comments:

  1. I am so glad that Cynthia pointed out the company name. I have never come across them, but it makes me believe that if they would do that for a handful of Cynthia's designs, they likely did it for all the others in their catalog. We need to band together and support the artists' who make such pretty things. Like Andrew told us, that is his fingerprint on the back of the piece they stole! His fingerprints are the reason that I buy from Green Girl. These are great lists! Keep 'em coming (oh, and then can you post a link on your sidebar so that when I come back here to find them I can just click to that post? I just don't have time to link to them all right now!). You are the best, Jen!
    Enjoy the day! Erin

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  2. LOVE the lists~ You are supah for putting them together! And yes, sidebar reference points please? :D
    Yay for the inexpensive car repair!

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  3. Jen, Thank you for adding my name ... I'm in a list with Anne Choi?Now how did that happen! not to mention the other fine artists.

    About the copying though, at this scale, this is best left to the lawyers and I hope Green Girl recoups damages. This isn't really copying, it is replicating.

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  4. PS. I've left you a present on my blog. :D

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