Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Treasure From a Box - Rhinestone Vintage-New Unique Necklace

Below you will read a portion of the description for the above necklace, as stated in the artist's shop. I thought is was rather interesting. To find out more about this gorgeous necklace, be sure to visit FUNKY BLINK.

"Some time ago I visited a Flea Market ( I just love those )..Sometimes you can find a 'suprise' offer. That means - there is some closed box or chest that you buy & you have no idea what's inside.... I bought a Treasure Box - it was love at first sight... The lock was jammed and the box was heavy.. When I opened it.. wrapped in some velvet cloth there was ... a yellow and blue Rhinestone Brooch! Yes! I went with it to a specialist and he priced it really high. I found a treasure!"

WELCOME, Catherine a.k.a. Blinky, and her Etsy shop, FUNKY BLINK, and hear what she has to tell has about herself and her colorful jewelry designs.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I'm a volcano of creativity and volcanos tend to erupt.... so do I. I have to create all the time to stay calm. I do different kinds of art & craft, one is never enough and I love this diversity.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

It might sound strange, but it started as an obsession....I CANNOT WEAR EARRINGS.. I mean - I can, but cannot have my ears pierced, and exctly that made me think about earrings all the time. Now I wear clip ons, and I would love to introduce them to my shop, but cannot find one nice enough to add them to my creations. I fell in love in all kinds of jewelry... so I create and cannot stop anymore!

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

I really like fresh ideas.. making a new design... But the most enjoyable thing is when someone is just crazy about one of your creations.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

I would definitely say - lots of juicy colorful fruits and whipped cream on the top! A yummy Dessert!

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Can I choose more? Wood sculpture, painting, graphic design, puppet making, Dresses for dolls.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

I'm introducing more colour to this world and trying to feel like a professional fashion designer. Adding strong color to even black outfit is definitely cool.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

There is always more you can learn, and in fact, you should never be fully satisfied. Search all the time for better designs! Everything should be well made.

Thanks, Blinky, for taking the time to do this interview, and sharing your wonderful, funky jewelry. Hope you find more "treasures". Be sure to visit FUNKY BLINK, so see what other items it has to offer.

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