Friday, November 14, 2008

Artful Pendants

I've started a new creative adventure that I'm having a tremendous amount of fun with, I'm creating glass art pendants from my paintings and photographs. I've also launched a new ETSY shop, Artful Pendants!

I have to say that making each pendant by hand is very therapeutic and relaxing. I'll be adding more and more pendants to my shop over time but for now, I feel I'm off to a good start.

All the pendants, whether they are photographs or paintings, are inspired by nature and therefore, I felt I had to do something quite special and "natural" when photographing them. I have to say, taking photos of them is almost as much fun as creating them.

Pendants are $7.50 a piece and I will always be running a buy 2 get one free offer. I hope you will visit my new ETSY shop and enjoy these new nature inspired pieces. http://www.artfulpendants.etsy.com/ .

25 comments:

Among the Hedgerows said...

Ruth, these are gorgeous! I'm on my way to check out your new shop ... best of luck with this new venture.
xo,
Lynda

Ruth Welter said...

Lynda, Thanks so much for being my very first customer at Artful Pendants....I really hope you will enjoy wearing the rose pendant.

Ruth

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh! your pendants are wonderful!
i love them and your new store! i have added you to my favorites.
xo
melissa

foobella said...

I love them, Ruth. Now to actually chose one. That's a tough job.

Ruth Welter said...

Wow, thanks Foobella for being my second pendant customer today...I have to say I'm quite overwhelmed..I hope you will enjoy it.

Ruth

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Your glass pendants are fabulous. I just bought the pink rose - my first experience in visiting ETSY -and your on line shop - beauiful.
Congratulations on your new venture into glass pendants.
So glad you liked your garden sign.
Erin

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Erin...I'm so overwhelmed by the response to these pendants...I so enjoy making them and it is a pleasure to use my artwork and photographs to create them.

I always take lots of photos because I truly love using my camera and capturing beauty I see around me. I always save all the photos and some end up being paintings...some of course, just sit on my computer and do not get used. So this is a real pleasure for me to be able to use them and have so much fun at the same time.

Ruth

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ruth, Congratulations on your new endeavor and it looks like it's a hit. But whatever you do is always so special. Have a super great weekend.

Naturegirl said...

Ruth your artwork and creativity always simply stunning! I am sure you will do well with these treasures!
You are a gifted one my dear!hugs

Charm and Grace said...

Wow, these are exquisite. What a fantastic idea for showcasing your beautiful artwork and photography. I always love seeing the creativity you show with displaying your work; what an inspiration you are to me!

Blessings,
Christi

Donna said...

Ruth, they're wonderful! Love that idea.

I'm off to check your shop.

Hugs,
Donna

Catherine Holman said...

Ruth, These are so pretty! What a great idea!
Hugs,
Cathie

Inspired Tokens said...

Ruth ...Congratulations on the new adventure. Everytime I stop by you have created something new and beautiful. I'm on my way over to Etsy to check out the new shop. Good luck and happy creating!

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow! These are really Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

Suzanne said...

How beautiful Ruth, and how clever! Now your beautiful art will adorn necks everywhere! I love them!
I haven't tried glass pendents yet.

I just "discovered" scrabble tiles this weekend...they are addicting!

NeereAnDear said...

Ruth.... the pendants are so lovely !! be it the art itself or your photos... simply stunning...

I think you will have no problem with these being a hit!


HUGS
JO

Gail McCormack said...

Ruth these pendants are lovely, I'm glad you found making them relaxing. I started making some earlier in the year, I can't say I found making them relaxing, although mine were soldered around the edges, I can see yours are made in a different way, I love them, they don't look as heavy as the ones I attempted (did you notice I used the word attempted and not finished) anyway I think you've done a great job, the price you're asking is very reasonable for the work put in, wishing you lots of good sales with these!!

Mosaic*Queen said...

Love, Love, Love these!!!!! My favorite of your creations so far!
Fabulous job!

Hugs!
Michelle

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks everyone...I so appreciate it.

Michelle, thanks for your purchase...I hope you enjoy your new pendants.

ruth

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Ruth,

Your creativity is so inspiring! Those pendants are unique and beautiful - just gorgeous!

Manuela

Beverly said...

You have a beautiful blog, I love your paintings and necklaces. Your photos are great. I am at etsy too! Gonna check out your wares!
Prim Blessings, Bev, Heartland creations

Siobhan said...

Hi Ruth,

Now these are fantastic!! I just love them to bits!!! Im sure they will be a hit.

Siobhan

La Donna Welter said...

Ruth,

Your pendants are beautiful!

La Donna Welter

Dizzy Little Kingdom said...

What a beautiful way to take your art to another level. I'm completely smitten with the pink rose. You're so very talented!

Marilyn said...

Ruth,
These are fabulous! When do you find time to sleep?

Marilyn