Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spotlight on Banana Miranda

Carmen Trueheart works in metal clay and sterling silver. She uses gemstones, and vintage and lampwork beads. See her jewelry in her Etsy shop. Carmen also loves animals, and donates 20% of all proceeds from her jewelry to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah.

Here's a wonderful pendant, and just guess what it's made from. (Hint: not a natural material) Would you believe that's not any type of stone at all, but automotive overspray that's been baked repeatedly (I'm thinking sort of fossilized). It winds up being hard enough to cut and polish like a gemstone. Carmen's setting is just perfect for this piece.

9 comments:

  1. I don't know how Carmen does what she does with that Precious Metal Clay, but she does it beautifully.

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  2. Great article, I love her work in fine silver it is just stunning and meticulous! Carmen also has a lovely shop here Baublezptoa on The Handmade Artists' Shop

    Great pic by the way, that piece is lovely!
    HAF

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  3. Wow, that is really cool! It looks like agate! Great post!

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  4. Wow, I wouldn't have guessed it wasn't real stone! Too cool... can't wait to see more of her stuff... off to browse the shops :D

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  5. How cool is that? I love the piece you picked and her fine silver work is to die for!

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  6. What a beautiful piece!! Great post!!

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  7. Great blog post about a very talented artisan.

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  8. Nice post! Carmen is a great artist and animal lover!

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