Friday, June 5, 2009

Signature Style - EtsyMetal Blog Carnival

This is the second installment of the Etsymetal blog 'carnival'. The idea is that we'll pick a topic every so often and anyone that wants to will blog about that one topic - then we'll all link to each other so you can see the answer from other EtsyMetal members.

The topic or question for this one is about our signature style and how it came about or was inspired.

Mine pretty easily came to mind as I remember the course it took. Though I feel I sort of have 2 signature styles, I'm picking just one - my Organic Vine Collection - It all started w/ this pendant.

I was still very new to etsy and it was the first thing that sold the same day I listed it. Within a couple of hours even it had sold. That said to me "This is unique and desirable and eye-catching" It was also extremely fun to make - its all about fusing - my favorite thing - using a torch AND hammering.

It evolved in to the more current style pretty quickly once I found how easily Argentium sterling silver fused. This necklace was one of the first of the recent generation of the Organic Vine Collection.

I knew that I wanted to find something that would create a style and a look that was easily recognizable, but did not involve making the same piece over and over and over again. So I developed this collection. It is always fun to make, the pieces never turn out the same and I know that all of my customers are getting something truly unique.

As far as the inspiration for the name of the collection - it reminded me of vines obviously! particularly vines that grow up and over fences, gates, walls, etc... nature taking over.

I want to continue to evolve the collection. I have visions of what sort of pieces I can create. I want to do some body formed pieces - similar to this ring. But on an even larger scale.

So that is where it came from and where I hope to be going! And make sure to check out the other EtsyMetal participants for this topic:


Anonymous said...

That handpiece is gorgeous.

Beth Cyr said...

Thanks Liz!!

nova by tess said...

I love that hand piece too and I look forward to see what else you will make!

Beth Cyr said...

Thanks Tess! Me too!! I have one piece that has been in the works for a VERY long time - maybe I'll actually get it finished this summer!!

Blue Kraken said...

love the hand piece especially how it comes down the finger. I'm not sure how the rest of that hand piece works out when you open and close your hand but its very pretty. I'd love to see something like this that was hinged

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Beth Cyr said...

thanks rhianne!