Featured Artist Friday – March 23, 2012

So much creativity and talent on display this week. Another week has come and gone and seeing how many wonderful things that everyone has been busy making makes me wonder if I have been as productive as I should be. I guess the answer might be yes since here it is Friday and I’m actually getting my Featured Artist Friday post done before the sun goes down. (Well, yeah, it never really came up today, but that’s beside the point.)

Beads, jewelry, quilts, purses, clocks, candles, pens, miniatures and felted eggs are all represented this week. So much handmade goodness. So many talented folks. Too much to talk about. So, I’ll just show you.

Elizabeth Chandler Designs Slouch Tote bag pattern or custom made bag.

Laser Etched 1980’s 8 bit Video Game Arcade Clock

Lady Slipper Orchid Lampwork Focal Bead

Floral Sterling Silver Ring

Crochet Viser Beanie Hat with Flower

Watercolor Owl Painting and Pendent Necklace

Amazon Ocean Blue Sterling Silver Ring

Purple Wire Coiled Earrings

Bird of Paradise Scented Mason Jar Soy Candle

Oak Wood Rustic Slimline Pen with Copper Trim

Red Tiger Eye Tie Tack Pin

Berry Bewitching Brew Paraffin Drip Wax Pillar Candle

Dollhouse Miniature Food Noodle Bowls

a vision to remember

Made to Order Rag Quilt

Needle felted egg, decorated with blooming apple tree branch

In case anyone’s paying attention, yes, I’m trying out different ideas on how to present everyone’s wonderful creative works. In light of the many issues stemming from folks Pinning unwatermarked images, I’ve begun watermarking some images I’ve included as part of the Featured Artist Program. Last week, I added watermarks for the artists directly onto their work on the Craft Tutorial Thursday post. Today I am framing them. I like the frames better. What does everyone else think?

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2 Responses to Featured Artist Friday – March 23, 2012

I like the frames, too, Michele.

And, of course, thank you for including my orchid bead in this week’s Featured Artist Friday. I’m thinking about actually going through and framing/watermarking all of my images in the near future.

Best regards, Hannah

Comment by Hannah Rosner on

Hi Hannah,

You already know how much I admire your work. So, I’m probably going to have to keep a place in reserve for the beautiful things you create each week. Not that I’m playing favorites or anything. lol.

Thank you for the feedback on the frames. I don’t want to do anything with my Featured Artist posts that in anyway could be construed as trying to lay claim on other people’s work. There seems to be so much of that going on with Pinterest. I had always worried about it in the back of my mind because of Google Image Search but now with Pinterest, the issue has become even more of a concern.

I don’t know if you realized, the frames were added to the images themselves. If anyone pins them or Google indexes them, the name stays with the picture.

I have written, in my head lol, several versions of a post on watermarking images. I’m hoping to release it this week.

While you were posting your comment, I also expressed my thoughts about Copyrights and Pinterest. I would love to hear your opinion and the opinion of other artists on that as well.

As always, thank you for visiting Blog About Crafts and sharing your thoughts.

Warmest Regards,


Comment by Michele on

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