Saturday, June 6, 2009

Introducing Arrrt!

So I missed doing my Friday Feature yesterday - because I really wasn't feeling good enough to be able to think enough to put this together! So I put it off for today so that I could do a good job with it - because this is an awesome store!

1. What type of art work do you do?

I make Journals mostly. I also make stuff IN journals (aka journal art), dabble in softies & card holders.

2. How did you get started doing art work?

As a kid I remember making stuff out of 3x5 cards and regular printer paper - mostly armies of origami jumping frogs, furniture & armadas of paper airplanes.

3. Do you do any other crafts?

Yes! I sew, paint with watercolors & acrylics, draw, collage, sculpt (with polymer clay),

4. What's your favorite piece in your shop right now?

I really like my book necklaces - all of them.

5. Where did you come up with the idea for your book necklaces?

One day I saw a beautiful accordion book that you could slide into a metal frame & hang it around your neck... I fell in love & instantly thought of ways to incorporate that idea into my own bookbinding.

Since I like using polymer clay for book covers - it's sturdy and you can do just about anything with it - I decided to try and make my own using a coptic stitch. The first few came out so well I made ten & five sold the next week. Figured I had something there so I made a bunch more!

It helps that I have a soft spot for tiny cute things...

5. Where do you sell your work? Etsy ( & Artfire (arrrt.artfire)
6. Do you blog? Of course! In several places...,

7. Are you on any social networks you'd like to share? Twitter (@emberlexi), Flickr ( and Facebook


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Those book necklaces are so cute...what a unique idea!

Meghann said...

Beautiful seller, the pieces are fantastic, great feature!

BeadedTail said...

I really like that bottom journal and the book necklaces are great too!

Leather Made Nice said...

Very unique and creative ideas.

Anne ^i^

Jessica said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

That is a great feature! very interesting.
I hope you are feeling better. I do keep you on my mind.

TiLT said...

I love her stuff...I did a post on her before too :)