A Wright Made Kaleidoscope has over 25 years of craftsmanship incorporated in the woodwork. You know it will be durable and stay as lovely as the day you opened it. The laminated woodwork is amazing and the artistry of the oil filled designs are sure to be conversation starters in your office!
Buy one for you kids, one for yourself and one for the businessman who has everything. It will win you smiles every time. And the view you will be receiving is like non other!
The difference in the image reflected is in the mirrors used...
When an ordinary mirror is used in a kaleidoscope, light must pass through a layer of glass before being reflected by the silvering on the back of the mirror. Since glass is not perfectly clear or perfectly flat, some attenuation of the image results, along with “ghost images” caused by reflection off of the surface of the glass. These undesirable effects are compounded in a kaleidoscope mirror assembly and cause the viewing field’s outermost edges to dim, blur, and become full of interference lines.
By using aluminized front surface mirrors these problems are solved. Front surface mirror is made by vacuum depositing a highly reflective aluminum surface coating onto the FRONT of the glass. The light then reflects off the aluminized coating and does not pass through the glass. The high reflectivity (approximately 95%) and the absence of ghost images permits a brilliant image which remains clear and bright throughout the viewing field. The resulting “hall of mirrors” effect results in images and colors that are much sharper and more intense than would be possible using ordinary mirror.
Wright Made Products is hand crafting these and I think they are just plain gorgeous! What do you think? Stop by and become a fan on facebook and browse their Esty store to buy one today.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this new found artisan. And I hope you feel inspired to bring out your original love for these hand held masterpieces!
Ok, so you might already have seen this, But I am so blown away at how cute this gal's creations are!!!! If you know me, you know I love ladybugs...so be prepared the following images will make you say "Aaaaaahhh" and "Oh how cute!" Just so your warned, these are just too adorable!!
There are way more than hats and scarves. You've gotta see them all to appreciate why I'm so blown away with this talent! Go to her facebook fan page to see more details! Make sure you sign up as a fan and tell her Belle sent you!!
To order now, go to her Little Kids shop on Etsy. Just don't say I didn't warn you if you can't stop saying "Aaaaaaah" ! These are too cute not to share so...post to your friends on your networks and like away!
As many of you know, ArtByBelle has a jewelry line called "Bohemian Candy". My newest creation is listed in my ArtFire store and there is only one!
Get it while it lasts, and feel free to leave comments, suggestions, and requests! I'm slowly building my online store. I've been selling my stocked inventory locally, so I have to rebuild my online stock.
I'm sure it won't be a problem to find a few extra hours in each day!
It takes much practice and a steady hand as well as basic knowledge of various techniques and pressure changes. Varying the type of tip used, the temperature, or the way the iron is applied to the material all create different effects.
I recently discovered a little gem on Zibbet know as Breath of the Dragon. The artist responsible for these designs is talented and affordable. Shoe some love, befriend her on facebook and get to know her shop on Zibbet!
Pictured is one of my favorite creations of hers, the Celtic Pentacle box. I love Celtic designs and adore boxes, so this is a win win!
I am so excited to launch my fresh ideas and connect to many more like minded pages! Want to be in my favorite links? Shoot me a comment with your info!
(Currently, favorite links are on my web design site. To get there go to the web design tab and click the link for more information.)
Stay green and start a swap group for magazines, books, cloths, craft supplies... it's limitless! If you have a bunch of crafting friends, why not get together and trade scrapbook supplies, stickers, or even paints, markers and more!
Let me know if you have other creative ways of trading locally with friends!
From a fellow artist the words...
Whatever you do, get out there and get it done! Let 2011 be your year to shine! Your talent has purpose, find it! Your ideas have merit, dust them off! Your light has a need to shine, so let it! Whatever you do best, do it with all your heart.
♥*redundancy is lame... be original*♥
Call out to your fellow crafters and get the inspiration ball rolling!
I am inspired to get my watercolors out again after seeing the creative renderings of Moonstr of Etsy. Her sense of color and quarky style will have you reaching for your pencils, paints and pocketbooks in no time!
Check it out for yourself! at moonstr.etsy.com and tell her Belle sent ya!
If you are wanting to learn anything from basic to out of this world, go to the following link and see what classes meet your needs. (Materials are not free, so make sure to budget for them!)
Need a scarf or hat this winter?? check out the Cheeky Girl on Etsy! I absolutely love this polar bear hat! Maybe because my mascot in school was the polar bear... or just how cute they are!!
My Team of amazing artistic women have come up with some unique art cards to give away just for reading our blog!! Here is a look at what you can win: