From fibre artist to maker of button and knitted wire jewelry: Liz is not unused to such huge leaps. After moving from her native England, eleven years ago, it seemed like a natural progression. Taking a mundane object, such as a man’s tie and reinventing it as a dainty evening purse is just one example of her creativity. To Liz, fine coloured wire knits into a delicate framework for buttons and beads, while buttons begged to be showcased along side pearls and garnets as bracelets, earrings and pendants.
Candy Glendening is addicted to color! She dyes fabric so she can have just the hue & texture she wants, and then uses it to make art quilts and “everyday art”. An avid blogger, she has had several publications in art quilting magazines. These publishing opportunities led to her filming 2 episodes of the PBS show “Quilting Arts TV” in the summer of 2010, and she returns in August 2011 to tape 2 more. To view more of her work, or gain insight into her process and inspiration, please visit her website.
My motto is “Elegance (with a little fun) is always in style”.
I work mainly with precious and semi precious stones, pearls, sterling silver, gold fill and high quality gold vermeil. I also make a few pieces that are just for fun, which sell for a bit less but are big on style.