Tuesday, November 30, 2010

After Thanksgiving

It's almost December - the time to buy gifts for family and friends. Gifts don't have to be expensive, they should be full of thought and love.

Don't be fooled . . .not all 'silver colored' metal is Sterling or Fine Silver. Too many are changing their materials to less expensive silver colored metals - Nickel Silver, also known as German Silver, non-tarnishing silver, Argentan (Not to be confused with Argentium which is a new Silver alloy), Alpaca, Alpaka, ALP, Austrian Silver, Mexican Silver, EPNS, Stainless Nickel Silver - these are ALL nickel silver - and most people get some form of dermitis (rash, breakout, blisters, etc.) from this metal.

Nickel has been banned from jewelry in most European countries. Why it is still allowed in the USA is unknown.

Silver colored jewelry may also contain "Cadmium"
"Cadmium has no constructive purpose in the human body. Cadmium is extremely toxic even in low concentrations" Wikipedia

Be careful when purchasing jewelry - make sure you know what it's made of.

Have a Happy Holiday Season!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just before Thanksgiving

Today, I spent the day visiting and "playing" with my good friends Linda & Opie O'Brian - aka: Burnt Offerings. I haven't seen them in YEARS!!! The reason for this visit- my husband's nephew's wife - Debbie and her son Jamie- signed up for a private workshop with Linda and Opie. I sat in during the workshop. Wow! I enjoyed every minute.

Visit: - it's my newly redesigned web site - featuring the jewelry I make and have available for purchase at Eye Candy Gallery

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The new RitaTelaak Jewelry site is finally up and running!

My new website is up and running! Finally! I love the new look. I like the music, but may change it.
I'll try to keep it new and fresh with my own creations.

Hope you like it too! ( Please take a look . . .

Don't forget Art Walk in Tremont will be this weekend, Friday, November 12th. Starts when you get there - 5 pm till everyone leaves. The weather is supposed to be GREAT! Hope to see you there. All kinds of new work from a variety of artists.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November, 12th artwalk and News

I am about to embark on a new designing adventure.  I think I've mentioned that my previous laptop died a few months ago, and although I was able to rescue and save some files, it seems that two of my web sites have to be rebuilt from scratch.  SO, I have purchased a new template for one of the sites, and hope to have it designed and built soon.  Of course, it may take a while since these things never seem to go easily for me!

November's featured artists:

Anne Fulton-Brunner:  Anne is a long time family friend who started painting a few years ago, her work is colorful and a bit different from what usually represent.  She works in watercolor and acrylic.  Some work is mixed medium, all of her work is affordable and fits almost any decor at a very reasonable price.

Gary Lemeyer - works with fine, white, cement, his creations include: Angels, fish, snails, birds.  All are whimsicle and very affordable.

Judy Corlett - blown glass jewelry - BIG is in!  Judy's work, although it appears to be large, it's very light and wearable.  Her colors are well chosen for this season's fashions.  Very reasonably priced.