Monday, December 14, 2009

December Blogger of the Month: CalKat

Our Blogger of the Month Calkat – seems to be a combination of two very talented artists, Carrie & Kathy. Not only are they venturing in the selling of their OOAK pieces of jewelry in their shop Calkat: They have three other shops here on Etsy as well; Ametista; The Clay Shoppe; and YogaFairies. I choose these few pieces from their CalKat Jewelry Shop as an example of just some of their beautiful pieces.

Carrie and Kathy (CalKat) have spent the last five years designing and selling custom made, one of a kind (OOAK) jewelry using primarily Sterling Silver, Gemstones, and Swarovski crystals. During that time when they were creating their beautiful jewelry, they began experimenting in other realms, and discovered their love of polymer clay; as they say “and the rest is history”. So began “The Clay Shoppe” Looking through this shop, one will find some very unique and different clay designs made by their special modes. One of my favorites is the little “cherub angel” molded out of polymer clay. They are continuing experimenting with different clays and ideas, and soon hope to start working with precious metal clays.

Ametista is another one of their shops here on Etsy: I think this was one of my favorites. I love their apothecary bottles with their old-fashioned look. Again, another unique example of their craftsmanship.

Lastly, is their fourth shop “YogaFairies”, this name really intrigued me, so I couldn’t wait to visit this shop: There you will find a little polymer clay fairy sitting in a yoga position, imparting the Indian wish of “Namaste” to each of us. You will have tovisit this shop to learn about this very sacred part of Indian culture. Each Yoga Fairy is an original handcrafted piece, so no two will be created exactly alike.

Both artists love exploring new techniques and playing with fun ideas, as they invite you to come back often as there's always something new to see!

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