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Mary Barr’s creative mind keeps her busy as an accomplished Author, Artist and Custom Jewelry Designer.
As a Fiction Author, Mary’s preferred genres are juvenile, young adult, & adult. Writing in a variety of genres enables her stories to remain fresh, stimulating, & challenging. As each plot unfolds she knows the feelings, needs, personality and fears of her characters . . .
Mary Barr’s books are pure fiction; at no time is there any relevance to persons living or dead. Her many characterizations are as limitless as her imagination restricted merely by the hours in each day. Each new book presents itself in a clear and concise manner and she must immediately put pen to paper if she is to capture the story before it’s compromised. It is the characters who build the plot. Each story line is only as strong as the people it portrays.
Having traveled extensively and experienced life in different countries throughout the world, Mary Barr is able to draw on her life journey as she creates colorful and varied characters. It is these characters who once alive capture the reader’s imagination while enhancing her fast paced & compelling story line.
As an Artist, Mary Barr creates beautifully unique pieces. Her latest collection of wax artwork uses different canvases from cottons, linens to the more exotics. Her medium of boiling wax, pastels, gold leaf and fluorescence captures the brilliance of color flow. You will want to display her pieces in your home.
Custom Jewelry Design is another Mary Barr specialty. Using semi-precious stones, crystals & glass Mary creates comfortable & appealing pieces to be worn and cherished. Whether for everyday wear or for a special occasion Mary will create unique pieces, just for you.
Carolyn Bendall, Fashion Critic and blogger (www.carolynbendall.com), discusses subjects, trends, or products within the beauty and fashion industry, focusing on Your True Colours, and how it applies to you, the individual.
Alzerina Jewelry: Alzerina's affinity for Swarovski began when she first left her home in Cape Verde, West Africa to Paris. After her first visit at Daniel Swarovski she fell in love with the company, its products and the idea of becoming a successful jewelry designer on her own. Now residing in New York with her family, she has succeeded in this goal and is always expanding her ideas and trying to stay ahead of the trends.
On November 4th's Y-CLAD CHAT we'll be talking with jewelry designer Amrita Singh.
Amrita Singh designs and retails fashion jewelry. Her designer jewelry fuses Old World aesthetics with New World fashion. Amrita draws upon the designs of India and the Mughal dynasty to create breathtaking Indian jewelry and accessories. She also has a lifestyle brand that includes scarves, bangle towers, jewelry and cosmetic cases, handbags and home décor.
We'll also cover event and fashion news as well as chat up our designer feature of the day!
MULTI LIGHT GALA BRACELET by Alzerina Gomez
Leather cuff encrusted with Swarovski Crystals and finished with hand-stitched edges. The bracelet is perfect for any night out on the town. It adds Alzerina's signature pop of color and elegance and like all of our products is handcrafted. You can find it on y-clad.com!
Today on Video Marketing Madness – All About Custom YouTube Thumbnails. Here are the action steps:
Use a program to create the thumbnails:
Instant Video Presence
The Logo Creator
PowerPoint and Keynote work as well
Make sure your YouTube channel is verified
Bright colors work best
People connect with pictures of faces – use an action shot if you can
Include some text
Brand your thumbnails with a consistent look and make sure it’s relevant to the video
Ask Ray segment – Ray uses SpeakPipe
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You've seen Curly's bikes in the magazines for a while. Now it's time to get to know him a little better.
Curly's Custom Cycles is known as Northwest Indiana's premier motorcycle shop. Located in Hobart, Indiana, just 40 minutes east of Chicago right of I-94, Curly's is a one stop shop specializing in all repairs, services, custom paint, modifications, bodywork, stereo installs and other custom bike services.
Listen to find out about upcoming projects and builds at Curly's Custom Cycles.
Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 3:00 PM PST is metalsmith and jewelry artist from Sonoma County, Linda Weiss.
Join us for this live conversation and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Santa Rosa metalsmith Linda Weiss designs and fabricates custom jewelry and art in her studio in Sonoma County, California. Linda specializes in working with 18K Gold, Sterling Silver, Platinum, Bronze, Pewter & Enamel and South Sea, Tahitian & Biwa Pearls, Star Sapphire, Diamond, Lapis, Opal, Ruby & Tanzanite.
"It is my belief that exacting craftsmanship should complement creative expression. It is my intent that my jewelry be comfortably wearable and contribute to the wearer’s distinct individuality. With my holloware, I aspire to invite the viewer to experience the vessel from a tactile as well as visual perspective. I remain dedicated to creating aesthetically unique, enduring designs of the highest quality craftsmanship."
Interior designer Heather Higgins of Higgins Design Studio lays out all the pros and cons of buying custom home furnishings. And should you ever loan money to family? Ric Edelman, cheif executive of Edelman Financial Services, has the answer.
Nicholas Snow welcomes renowned custom tailor Daniel Singh, owner of Damanino Bespoke, which caters to the British aristocracy along with internationally renowned entertainment, sports and political figures. For several decades, Damanino Bespoke has been synonymous with its motto – “Tailored to Perfection” providing its clients with clothing par excellence. Customized, precise and stylized since the 1960s when Mr. B Singh (Sr.) first opened its doors here in the heart of Bangkok. Three generations later, the company now hosts a workforce of many highly talented tailors and produces an abundant amount suits and shirts per month, all hand stitched and custom tailored, reflecting the strictest standards of the Italian tradition whilst ensuring the best quality at affordable prices. Seven years ago Dan opened Damanino to continuing providing sophisticated, custom designed garments to a selective and sophisticated worldwide clientele.
Visit NicholasSnow.com. This episode sponsored by Desert AIDS Project and Lulu California Bistro.
Wednesday August 18th we will have jewelry designer Durrah Khalil co-hosting our show with us. She's brought her newest jewelry collection with her and so we're going to talk her new collection, fashion and events. Additionally on Y-CLADchat is Celebrity Stylist Shatonia Amee. We're going to chat up her upcoming fashion show for fashion week and her collaborative work on the charity Single Momz: Operation Book Bags.
This will be an information packed show. In addition to this already amazing line-up, we'll bring you news as it applies to the jewelry/accessories and event industries, as well as, the must attend events and our designer feature.
Designer Feature: Chain Necklace by Designer Durrah Khlail
The Chain Necklace combines one gold plated over sterling silver chunky chain with multi layered sterling silver chains and completed with a lobster clasp.
Width: 2cm | Circumference 40cm | Handfinished and detailed. Made in Italy.
Catch you all there!
Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is Marc Choyt, president of Reflective Images Jewelry and the first licensed Fairtrade jeweler in America!
If you have a question for our guest, please log onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
For the past ten years Marc has taken action against dirty gold and the blood diamond atrocity. He began writing, speaking and campaigning about ethical sourcing jewelry issues. This lead to the co-founding of Fair Jewelry Action in 2009. Reflective Images also began to introduce the option of Fairtrade gold into their work in 2011.
In April 2015, after ten years as ethical sourcing pioneers, Reflective Images Jewelry became the first licensed Fairtrade Jeweler in the USA. Marc worked hard with Fair Trade International to bring this about, and he continues to guide Fair Trades' launch in the US market as their main commercial liaison: providing critical contacts to main suppliers and laying the groundwork for more jewelers to enter the system. Since 1995, under Helen's creative direction, Reflective Images continues to craft jewelry that brings benefit and beauty to the world.
Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is mixed metals jewelry artist and metalsmith Pam Caidin.
Join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
My work is always evolving. What does stay constant are two things. One is my desire for simplified, elemental, almost primordial form; leaves, pebbles, diatoms, planets. The second is my fascination with pattern. Found in nature or man-made, I mostly find them to be one and the same. "Etching" is my current body of work:
All matter and energy in the universe are governed by the same natural forces. Patterns are a visible manifestation of these forces. Trees, ice crystals, capillaries, all share the same dendritic growth pattern. The optic nerve takes the same radial form as the rays of the sun, or the dandelion. Animate or inanimate, growth or decay, everything follows the same organizing principles.
My work is an interpretation of these patterns in metal. I make drawings based on found images, then photoetch those drawings into copper and nickel silver, letting the acid eat all the way through the metal, until what remains is a lacy replica of the original drawing. This pattern is overlayed onto fine silver by soldering the two metals together, then rolled in a rolling mill to imbed the etching into the silver. This overlayed piece is then used as an element in a hand fabricated hollow form.
On this episode we teach you how to create your own custom auction values for your league, which also means you will get to see the VBD (Value Based Drafting) for the players as well.
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