This week at the Handmade Artist Forum, our artist of the week is Nancy, the talented artist of the shop Nancy's Wild Wire Art.
Nancy lives in Southern Illinois and is a Juried artist in the Illinois Museums Artisan Program, and a member in the SRAJD. The SRAJD is The International Organization for Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design. The first item that I will share is a great example of her skills.
This Etched Sunflower Necklace is her original design, a replica of the sunflowers growing outside her studio window. In the item description, Nancy explains that creating a piece of jewelry like this takes several steps, from the first design, to the etching, to the end piece, complete with pretty charms for added oompf.
This print of her original piece, "When Willows Weep" is my favorite piece. Growing up there was a grove of trees behind our big farmhouse. In this grove was a massive willow tree, where I would climb under the hanging branches, and I made myself my own little world. I love the poem Nancy wrote to accompany this print, all about fairies, nymphs, and trolls...fits this painting perfectly.
This last piece is part of a series that Nancy has recently started...It's in the Genes Blue Jean Art. Nancy takes old blue jeans, cuts out the size she wants, then paints jeans on the jeans. Add a few buttons and wire...viola...art for your wall. She paints more then jeans on the jeans, but you'll have to visit her shop to see it all.
You can find Nancy's Wild Wire Art at the following places.
So don't waste time, click on over and tell Nancy I said "Hi".