Saturday, March 22, 2008

FEATURED ARTIST coyotesfamily

This weeks featured artist is Sondra (coyotesfamily). She is a newbie on etsy and deserves to be recognized for her beautiful work.

A few of my favorites from her shop on etsy:
Little Ladys 5 lampwork beads Ladybugs
5 handcrafted, flameworked lentil shaped beads in black and red. Little ladybugs to be exact! These beads measure approximately 19 mm hole to hole and were pressed in a Cattwalk press.

Froggie went a courtin cell phone charm
A cool handmade lampwork bead, with blues, greens, purples and yellows, dangled on a cell phone charm/zipper pull. Along side the bead is the cutest little frog, sitting so politely. Perfect for anyone! bead measures approximately 1 inch.

Spring Fling
A beautiful green hexagon shaped bead. Sprinkles of spring time colors dance across the top along with gorgeous pink flowers. This bead measures aprroximately 1 inch hole to hole.

Something interesting:
After making jewelry for over 7 years, this stay-at-home mom upped the anty when she decided to not just make jewelry but make the beads for it as well. Lampworking now for just over 3 years, with about a year off for the birth of a baby, she is still totally in love with the art. Though it is hard to find time at the torch with her busy life, she does indeed make time for herself to head to the studio and play.
This self-taught artist finds her inspiration in every aspect of her life. From her family, her friends and from the beautiful Arizona landscapes. More of Sondra's work can be seen at You can read a bit more about her life as a lampworking mom at: Her work is currently being sold in her etsy store: and and you can occasionally see her at local shows in Northern Arizona.
Watch out for this artist as she rises to the top. Please leave her some love.


easyV said...

Those Ladybugs are adorable!

SavageBabble said...

What lovely, fun stuff!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I like the hexagon - great stuff and good luck!

ThePeachTree said...

those ladybugs are darling :)