Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Although I thought it was still pretty early (and too cold outside), I saw my first dragonfly of the season in my backyard today. So this months artisan collage is all about dragonflies and damselflies.

This is but a small sampling of some of my favorite handcrafted dragonfly pieces. Support these fine artisans and enjoy!

LAUGHING DRAGONFLY GIFT TAGS / CARDS - by Rustic Diva Designs
























Retro paper with a bit of whimsy. Each hand-cut and hand-stamped hanging card or tag is also enhanced with a bit of color in the dragonflies. Great for gifts, floral bouquets or whatever you'd like.
Check out the rest of Rustic Diva Designs creative crafts here.



DRAGONFLY PENDANT - by Kabi Designs


























Karina at Kabi Designs is one of my personal favorite polymer clay artists on Art Fire. She has an artistic gift which allows her to create far beyond one's wildest imagination. This dragonfly pendant is completely made of polymer clay, Pearl Ex, and liquid clear medium Kato clay. The dragonfly wings were made with a cane handcrafted by Karina. To view more Kabi Designs artwork, click here.



PEACH DRAGONFLY GOAT MILK SOAP - by Maple Street Creations




















A bright and cheery welcome spring soap. Dragonfly shaped and colored in peach and yellow and made of goats milk. Goats milk is good for sensitive skin, or dry skin. This is a 3.5 ounce bar. Just peachy smells just like it sounds. Yummy! For more scrumptious soaps and lotions, visit Maple Street Creations here.



"FEELIN' GOOD" HANDMADE EMBOSSED PAPER-DRAGONFLIES & BUTTERLFIES - by Jupiter Sinclair
















6 sheets of handmade recycled paper embossed with dragonflies and butterflies. Each sheets measures 5 x 7 (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) and is a yellow-green hue and also has wildflower seeds embedded in it. These sheets could be used for many different projects,such as card making,scrapbooking,book binding (I think they'd make lovely endpapers!),art journals,photo backgrounds,handmade soap wrappers and more. For more of Jupiter Sinclairs creative work and embellishments, visit here.



BUTTON, CERAMIC WITH DRAGONFLY - by PS Pottery























The button is made from a gray clay with a dragonfly design. The design is created by putting a paper dragonfly cut out on the wet clay. The clay is then covered with seagreen, lavender and a touch of yellow slip (colored clay), fired, and then covered with a clear glaze. To see more art by PS Pottery, click here.



ACEO GICLEE PRINT-DRAGONFLY DREAMING - by KD' Art Studios


























This is a limited edition ACEO Giclee Print, Digitally created by KDuff in 2008.
Although KD' Art Studios is a relatively new shop, I hope they will continue to add more items and enjoy the Art Fire experience! KD's Art Studios can be found here.



DRILL BIT DRAGONFLY - by Dwayne Bulla

























Made from a discarded auger bit, this whimsical dragonfly never strays very far. Actually, he never goes anywhere! He's permanently perched atop a 14" stake and will accent your favorite garden flower. Check out more of Dwayne's "junk metal art" here!



DAMSELFLY DREAMS - by Fo-Shizzle Design Studios (me)


























Gorgeous polished white turquoise with deep brown matrix suspended from antiqued brass chain. Two small brass damselflies dangle below the 25mm round focal. Wire clasp closure. To see more of my latest creations, visit our Art Fire store here or our webstore at www.Fo-Shizzle.com

5 comments:

Created Sensibilities! said...

They are very pretty. You know dragonfly's and butterfly's have a fairy look to them. Maybe that's where the fairly myth started.

jupitersinclair said...

I LOVE all of these! I have a thing for dragonflies and well...other things that fly, in general :)

Thanks for including my paper!

Rustic Diva Designs and RP Gardens said...

Thanks so much for featuring me with all these other fabulous artisans! I'm honored and thrilled!!!

Jan
Rustic Diva Designs

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

I love all these features, so magical and wonderful arn't they? dragonflies & butterflies.

Sarah xx

djStoreRoom said...

Hi,

I wonder if you still remember me from http://djstoreroom.blogspot.com/2009/02/pay-it-forward.html...

Your little gift is completed... Sorry that I took so long.. Many things came up in between..

Please do email me your address so that this little gift can be sent to you.

My email is at djsupply(a)gmail.com

Regards
Diana

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