Artist: Alma Negrete
When I opened my envelope from Alma I knew I had a gorgeous submission. Then I read her note. "As a tater, I wanted to include my own lace making into it." Full stop. The teeny tiny butterflies are tatted! The blue tatted butterfly is covered in resin, but it is only partially submerged. I can't imagine the time it took to make these tiny lace items. The image is also gorgeous with the glittered edge work. I am certain needlework artisans everywhere are going to be happy to see this mini work of art.
Artist: Kim Koester
Kim is from Arizona and I couldn't help but think about their recent flooding when I saw the anchor shape on her submission. These crystals are embedded on top of the resin, so that you can still feel them. This is a wonderful technique and if you time your resin cure, you can push your crystal into place at a point where they will still stand up but remain on top of the pour. The wavy blue and beige background does indeed look like water.
Artist: Kerry Hof
Kerry, Kerry, Kerry, you need to move into my studio to explain how it is that you are creating such marvels in resin. My photo does not capture the complexity of her piece. I literally had to get a magnifying glass out to study it further. I think there is a stone embedded and some thin red fibers. Lines and dots are embedded at various heights. Sometimes I think it is staring at me. Or we may be in space. It is just fabulous resin project.
Artist: Suze Weinberg
Suze Weinberg and I subscribe to the "add just one more thing" school of embellishment. Her vintage tiny frozen Charlotte doll is partially embedded in a crystal covered hill of clay. The rhinestone frame around the KLIK snap is elegant and what can I say about a crown of jewels? Wonderful. Suze worked in the tiny snap...and managed to get all this into her submission.
About the KLIK Collaboration
Over 50 artists were the first to receive the new Snap Bezel designed by Metal Complex.
They received either the small or large bezel to work in.
These "blank" snap bezels "klik" into place when combined with the other jewelry-making components in the new KLIK collection. You can see the entire line in the catalog on the Metal Complex website linked here.
The full introduction to the collaboration is posted here.