Sunday, March 16, 2008

Meet Etsy Metalsmith & Jewelry Artist: sudlow

Full time jewelry craftswoman Rachael Sudlow lives in Lawrence, KS, but her designs can be seen in shops as far as France. She also teaches jewelry making classes at a local Arts Center where she probably takes as many classes as she teaches. "I'm always trying to learn new techniques," she explains. Her inspiration comes from what she calls "familiar & iconic items/shapes." She loves beginning with a simple metal silhouette and transforming it into one of her amazing pieces. "I'm always on the hunt for fantastic & unusual beads that I can incorporate into my work," she admits. Most of her work is influenced by nature - and she has even titled a section in her shop "organic themed jewelry." She recommends her fellow Etsy artists list often. "I don't do much advertising at all...I just make things, list them & keep up with orders." She'd also like to remind everyone of the importance of good pictures. "Without good photographs, your work can't show its real beauty. Remember, people can't pick up your pieces, so plenty of descriptive photos (and writeup), will get them interested." Please check out her shop: http://sudlow.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

5 comments:

capitolagirl said...

What a great Etsy shop she has. Her peapods are darling. Thanks for your writeup on Rachel today.

High Desert Diva said...

Wow...just found a bunch of favorites!

Rachael sudlow said...

thanks so much!! very cool

woolies said...

her work amazes me.

bluebijou said...

I am in awe of this beautiful waterlily - incredible. You're giving me so much to comment on!