Update: The winner of the stunning earrings from Burgandy is AMANDA!
CONGRATULATIONS!!Inspired by things ranging from the combination of paint colours on an old Victorian house to the beauty of the natural world, Burgandy creates stunning and elegant jewelry to be loved and treasured. Each wearable piece of her art is lovingly made by hand with gemstones that shimmer with brilliance and light.
I have spent a lot of my time scuba diving and sailing, so the beauty of the sea is probably the most dominant force of influence in my work. My ideas are often largely inspired by my moods. I often just open my treasure trove of beads and just move things around until the colors almost come together themselves. I notice that when I am in a particularly positive mood my pieces emerge with no real rhyme or reason, they are simply colors woven together with no restriction, wild, colorful and fun. My peyote stitch pieces are more rigid and a result of the need to focus on something precise to take my mind off of whatever may be causing me stress…they show my more serious side, which is rarely seen, …therefore these pieces are far and few between.
★ What inspires you?
★ What has been your most memorable moment selling your art?
This was a hard lesson learned. A woman was interested in one of my favorite pieces that took me hours to make...and the materials were quite expensive. Unfortunately, I had the piece for over a year and it had not yet sold, so I was desperate to sell it. Afraid to lose the sale, I told her I would take $20 if she paid cash, which she did. I still regret my haste, because the necklace was actually more than reasonably priced. I should have waited and sold it for full price. I'll never make that mistake again.
★ Any advice for fellow artists...
My advice is one of the things I struggle with… do not undervalue the time you spend creating something. If something takes 10 hours to make you need to charge for all of that time along with your materials.
Etsy Shoppe: http://Burgandy.etsy.com
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Enter this Give-a-way!
Burgandy is graciously giving away a pair of her stunningly gorgeous earrings. The earrings shown are made with faceted red glass beads peeking out of filigree cones with faux brass lever backs.
How to enter:
Take a peek into Burgandy's shoppe and comment here stating your most favourite item from all of her pretties and why you love it!