Almost two (maybe three) weeks ago, Julie Dufaj highlighted one of my bracelets in her blog.
This is a lovely idea. Every week Julie highlights a piece she has found on the web and writes a short article on it. Her selection thus far is really stunning, and very varied.
She also has a teaching blog called… what else?
And earring a week. Its wonderful – you should really check it out.
Thank you, Julie!
Here is what she wrote about my Thai Silk and Beads Multimedia Bracelet.
Until I saw this bracelet, I must confess that I was not that much of a fan of mixed media jewelry. Artistic execution grounded in a mastery of color theory has won me over! (The words “Gypsy” and “Thai” in its name didn’t exactly repulse my romantic soul, either.) The assemblage of colors, textures, and materials in this piece screams wearable art. I can envision some free-spirited reggae hippie chick like Naia Kete of The Voice wearing this on her ankle (I wish I could get away with that – sigh!).
This bracelet is actually not typical of Hannah Rosner’s work or her shop on Etsy. Hannah is an accomplished bead weaver and glass artisan. Many of her weaving designs are intricate and labor intensive, the kind of work that will someday be featured in art museums as examples of early Twenty-First Century fine craft. As evidence, Hannah’s work made her a semifinalist in the lampwork category for Bead Dreams 2009. She also won second place for her bead embroidered collar piece in the Treasures of Toho 2009 Contest. That necklace appeared in the February 2010 issue of Bead & Button.