Saturday, March 8, 2008


Thanks to everyone who came out to the SNAG Professional Development Seminar!

All the links and information from the presentation are available on the web for jewelers wikispace.

I've also got several posts (with more to come) about the work I'm seeing at the SNAG conference on my other blog.

You can find more information about the other PDS presentations on Harriete's website, and probably soon on Amy's blog.

And if anyone has any questions about web 2.0, the indie craft world, or you just want to share your web 2.0 adventures, you can always email me at meauman(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Thanks again!

Friday, October 26, 2007

an update

Sorry for such a long absence -

I will be presenting Navigating the Web 2.0 at the SNAG Professional Development Seminar on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in Savannah, GA. Go here for more info.

I can't make any promises about when I'll be able to post here again - I've been so busy lately. But I do update my other blog regularly, so head over there to check out my work and inspirations.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

lulu smith

I was happy to discover that Lulu Smith now has an Etsy shop. I love that artists who are well established on the craft show and gallery circuits are migrating to Etsy. You can also purchase additional items on her website.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

masako onodera

While at SNAG, I was happy to run into Masako Onodera, and even happier to learn that she has a website with images of her beautiful work. I love Masako's choice of materials like plastic grapes and balloons. Sorry for the image overload, but I couldn't pick just a few. You can view even more images of Masako's work here.

Masako is also the recipient of a SNAG Educationl Endowment for the second year in a row. Congrats, Masako!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

snag recap: felieke van der leest

As far as lectures go, Felieke van der Leest's was the stand-out of the conference. I'm a huge fan of Felieke's work, and her lecture did not disappoint. It was candid and funny and just an all around good time, with insight into Felieke's home and process.

I was also happy to hear her speak about her work for NeefNicht Design, a company she runs with her cousin. It was great to see the same playfulness translate from her jewelry and objects to larger architectural lighting projects.

Monday, June 18, 2007

snag recap

I'm back from Memphis and I've got lots of great SNAG finds that I'll be sharing with you over the next week or so, including more Felieke van der Leest, Masako Onondero, and Quirk Gallery.

Note: I've gotten several emails and comments over the last month from some people who have great blogs. If you're one of those people, I apologize for not yet adding you to my links list. I promise, I haven't forgotten, and I hope to do some blog updating soon.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I'm off to Memphis for the annual SNAG conference. I'll be back next week with coverage of some of the exhibitions, lectures, and other conference goings ons.

Monday, June 11, 2007

adrienne wiegmann

I was happy to find that my former student and recent Towson graduate Adrienne Wiegmann has posted her most recent work on her flickr site. Adrienne's work deals with jewelry's ability to combat negative emotions. Be sure to check out her website as well.

nathan dube

I've been meaning to post about the work of fellow Kent State alum Nathan Dube for a while now, especially since he's updated his website with new work. Nathan makes high-end, humorous toys for adults based on childhood pranks. You can view more of Nathan's work on his website and flickr site. And, if you're in Texas this summer, be sure to stop by the UTSA Satellite Space at the Blue Star Art Space in San Antonio to see Nathan's work in person.

Friday, June 8, 2007

julie lake

Simple, welded stainless steel earrings by Julie Lake. You can purchase them via her etsy shop. You can also see more of Julie's work at her flickr site, and some great progress and studio shots on her blog.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

katie parker

I purposely named the blog jewelry. metals. objects. so that when I post about non-jewelry/metalwork, no one can complain. Katie Parker is another artist I encountered while at Art Star. Katie is a ceramic artist, but I'm really taken with her wallpaper installations using cut paper and ceramics. You can view more of Katie's work on her blog, and shop for pieces here.

Monday, June 4, 2007

aliyah gold

Sorry for such a long absence. It's amazing how a few days off from the blog can turn into a month. I'll try not to stay away so long in the future.

I was at the Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philly this weekend, and was happy to visit the booth of the AYM Collective. This talented, Philly-based group of ladies is made up of Aliyah Gold, Yoko Tazaki, and Monika Kroll. Sadly, their website isn't up yet, but Aliyah Gold does have her own site (plus a super cool name). You can view more of Aliyah's work here.

And here is the link for the AYM Collective. Let's hope the website is up and running soon!