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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Do You Like Books?

Believe it or not, I do have interests other than jewelry, not many, but I do.  :)  Today, a link was shared with me for this really incredible artist. A book artist. He uses surgical tools to carve elaborate sculptures from books. You have to see them, they are insane!

Jewelry? Well, I did open a new store today. I have visited Ruby Lane for years and years and just found out about a new store they have called Ruby Plaza. You have to be approved to join, but I worked all day and last night and got approved. YAY! They have pretty high standards, so I feel quite honored to be selling there. I only have a few items up so far, but you can check it out, if you want to.

Speaking of selling online, here's a picture- the only one I have- of the first piece of jewelry that I ever sold online back in 2001, I think. I had an old HP digital that took the absolute worst pictures, but somehow someone saw the beauty that lay beyond the photo and bought it. This is a Peruvian blue opal, topaz and sterling silver. We all start somewhere. :)




(Edited to fix title typo- DOH!)

6 comments:

  1. Hey Tela, The book art is phenomenal. The creativity is amazing. Congratulations on Ruby Plaza. I checked it out and was overwhelmed and could not find you. Hope it is successful!
    Your first wrap is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Christine :) Those books are so cool!

      Thanks for the well wishes :)

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  2. That book surgeon is so amazing! It made me want to switch mediums lol. So cool..

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    1. Yeah, I know- I thought about the time involved and decided it was probably easier to try to count snowflakes. LOL!

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  3. I loved the book sculpture. Mr. Sequin and I went to a book-related art show last Friday where a book was set up for dissection like it was a frog, and it was really cool in a disturbing way -- so I passed the link along to him, too. :)

    I love the items in your new store!

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    1. I'm so happy you shared the link with Mr. Sequin. I love the art of bookbinding. I used to do volunteer work at the library, repairing books and fell in love with the work. :)

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