Fabulous Friday Finds #2 on ArtFire

Fabulous Friday Finds #2 on ArtFire


Published On: 08-02-2013 02:56pm

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Category: Fabulous Friday Finds

Art!  Jewelry!  Pillows!  Baby Booties!  Chain Maille!  All this and more can be found on this week's installment of Fabulous Friday Finds on ArtFire.  All of these items were found when browsing through studios, looking at tweets,  found in collections, found in the item of the day or found in the various promo groups I belong to.

So, without further ado, here are this week's Fabulous Friday Finds:



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Just how cute is this original baby barn owl painting by Chris of GildedOwlJewlery?  Along with beautiful jewelry, Chris is now is offering original paintings. 



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Ahhhhh . . . . Ethiopian opals!  Just imagine how these stunning earrings by Margaret of BohoWireWrapped must glow when worn!



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Can you say "CUTE!"?  These baby booties, made from cream colored felt with hand embroidered daisies, were created by Jacki of ChristieCottage




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This purple amethyst, green aventurine and copper necklace was inspired by the penstemons that grow wild in the mountains of Colorado where Pamela of PebblesatmyFeet lives   



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I picked this amazing chain maille coif with mantle because, if you have ever done chain maille, you know how many meticulous hours were spent creating something like this!  The coif and mantle was made by Julie of JKindtMetalworks




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Love the cheerfulness of the multi-colored dragonflies against a pink background!  This handmade pillow cover, by Jr and Linda of JrsPillowsandandBags, will definitely spruce up a room! 



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If you want fun and funky, these bold sterling silver tribal fish design earrings are for you!  The are an original design, created from sterling metal clay, by Roxanne of ShanghaiTai  



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My avi, Mesa, was part Australian cattle dog (blue heeler) so I am very attracted to this - so many times she looked at me with the exact expression shown in this print.  Dottie of LarkStudios captured the hopeful soul of a blue heeler perfectly here.



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Talk about hot, hot, HOT!  Appropriately named "Fire in the Mountains", these glowing dichroic glass dangle earrings were created by Jo of Umeboshi 



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Take me to the tropics!  I can almost smell the heady scent of plumeria when I look at this beautiful quilted wall hanging by Ann of PutnamLakeDesigns 



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This stunning dragon cuff bracelet was a mother/daughter collaboration.  Zoraida's daughter, Sam (tatsushop.artfire.com), drew the dragon directly onto the metal and then Zorida etched and formed the cuff!  It can be found in the studio Zoraida




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I started off with an owl . . . and decided to end with one.  The beeswax owl votive candle sitting in a sea urchin ceramic pinch pot holder sure has a wise look!  The candle was created by Suzzannemarie of BeeNaturalHawaii from Kauai beeswax!



There you have it . . . the second edition of Fabulous Friday Finds on ArtFire.  I hope you enjoyed looking through the features as much as I did finding and sharing them.  If you would like to make my day, please leave a comment.  Any promo that can be done will be greatly appreciated by all artists showcased!  Thanks!



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Reader's Comments

By Wyverndesigns on 08/19/2013 @ 07:29pm

Beautiful finds! Such talented people.

By CardsbyLiBe on 08/09/2013 @ 10:08pm

So many beautiful items - particularly loving the painting of the dog. Lisa

By bluemorningexpressions on 08/09/2013 @ 04:44pm

Fantastic finds, Catherine. I especially love the chain maille - it flows and while I would have no where to wear this, I would love to walk around the house in it. I am sure it feels exquisite and makes you feel like royalty.

By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/09/2013 @ 01:47pm

Thank you, everyone, for all the wonderful comments about these selections!

By ClaireMDesigns on 08/09/2013 @ 01:41pm

Love those baby booties and that beautiful Austrailian cattle dog.

By Thecrochetcubby on 08/07/2013 @ 02:28am

Friday Finds what a great idea! I love the painting of the healer! Earrings and jewelry are always a favorite! It's always great to see what other Artisans are up to.

By JewelryArtByDawn on 08/07/2013 @ 01:56am

I am so impressed with the gorgeous selection in this Friday Finds post. It would be impossible for me to choose a favorite - they're all wonderful!

By Guest on 08/06/2013 @ 05:14pm

Gorgeous finds.

By luvncrafts on 08/05/2013 @ 11:36am

Beautiful finds!

By adorebynat on 08/04/2013 @ 03:15am

Beautiful finds! I'm loving the owls! What can I say, I'm just an OWL fan! Lol.

By DesertCreations on 08/03/2013 @ 08:51am

WOW amazing finds!! I am not sure how you find them but sure glad you do :)

By craftsofthepast on 08/03/2013 @ 03:34am

Fabulous is an understatement. We have some really talented artists on AF. Now you could do a story book such as The Dog, the Dragon and the Owl. You already have your illustrators ;)

By ShanghaiTai on 08/02/2013 @ 09:52pm

Wow! There is some awesome stuff in here! Thanks for including my funky fish earrings. Will share on Facebook and Twitter.

By EweniqueEssentials on 08/02/2013 @ 07:38pm

You finds such treasures here on Artfire! I especially like the owl painting and the adorable baby booties.

By PebblesatmyFeet on 08/02/2013 @ 06:53pm

I think you've started a great series with Fabulous Friday Finds (on Artfire). This week's installment is great. I was so pleased to see my necklace sandwiched between two adorable owls and all the other great items. Thank you so much. There are so many talented artisans and artists on Artfire, that yours will be a long running series!

By Umeboshi on 08/02/2013 @ 06:05pm

Catherine, this is a really nice blog with lots of incredible, unique craft items. What a wonderful array of talent in this blog presentation! Thanks for scouting out all these treasures and for including my fiery earrings. -Jo

By BeeNaturalHawaii on 08/02/2013 @ 05:16pm

Very nicely done, mahalo for the post of my wise old owl.

By PolkadotOrchid on 08/02/2013 @ 04:19pm

I love the detail and work that went into these item! You can tell that someone put a lot of time and effort into them. I really like that dragon cuff!

By Guest on 08/02/2013 @ 04:17pm

Thanks so much for posting the dragon cuff bracelet! It was hard to draw it on the rounded surface and took a long time but it was fun to make!

By zoraida on 08/02/2013 @ 04:16pm

So much talent here, such incredibly beautiful creations!!! Thank you so much for including the dragon cuff my daughter, Sam (tatsushop.artfire.com) helped me create. Zoraida

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