Thursday, December 22, 2011

Having a Happy - Handmade - Holiday!!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade Designs on Bonanza --- or Privately


-- Some Handmade Holiday Items I have made --


This time of year has a lot of Holidays in it -- of a lot of "persuasions" or religions.

So, there has always been a lot of Holiday things going on in December all my life!

 ~~ And, not surprising to those who have known me -- most of them have something HANDMADE in them!!

I have always made things myself -- so many things, I can barely remember!  My parents saved the Hand-drawn cards I use to make them for different occasions.  I also use to make some Gifts -- or buy Handmade -- like things made in Wood or Pottery or Glass.

It seems, Happily, that HANDMADE had always been a part of my life!!!

No great surprise either, that I am not involved in Communities of people who do HANDMADE!! 

By this time in December, either people are doing rushed last-minute shopping or are making their last-minute preparations for their Holiday celebrations.

My Recommendation -- put something HANDMADE IN YOUR HOLIDAYS -- you might be surprised at the Joy and Fun of it!!

Check some of the Blogs in my Blog Roll (lower right sidebar) for some ideas from some of my Art & Crafts friends!!

Or Check Out These Sites!!




Bella Crochet (patterns)



In Any Case -- have a very enjoyable Holiday Season -- whatever you are Celebrating!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

THANKS - And A Voice For Peace

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on BONANZA and ETSY



Bird of Peace Hoop Pendant Necklace by RSS Designs In Fiber


As I was out doing some things this week - before Thanksgiving Day -- and hearing and seeing the news about some happenings in the world, I was thinking.

I have a lot to be thankful for -- throughout my life -- so many things and quite a variety -- that I won't be listing them all.

The one thing that was on my mind a lot was:  PEACE.

Yes, for me -- but much more than that, for all the world.

I feel the need for it -- and I am sorry for the lack of it in some places.

So, the above piece of Fiber Art - with the Bird of Peace - A Bird Flying With An Olive Branch - a long-time traditional Symbol of Peace and Well-Being In the World -- is a way I find to express my feelings.

But sometimes in your life, you find others - A Personal Friend, A Writer, An Artist who expresses how you feel deeply - most likely better than you ever would in the same way.

Well, I "stumbled upon" one -- a long time ago -- he was another College student at the University of Illinois in 1969 through 1971 -- but while I listened in the audience or at friendly gatherings, he sang and played.  Time showed that somehow his writing - both the music and the songs - would continue over the years to sometimes so exactly express my own feelings on things, that it was a little uncanny at times.  We had each gone on with our own lives, but I knew how he felt about Peace back then, so when I heard this song off his album, "River of Souls" - I was not surprised and, again, felt like he expressed with words, music and emotion - how I felt.

"A Voice For Peace" by Dan Fogelberg, copyright 1993 Sacred Circle Music 

You know that everybody has a voice
And how they use it is their own free choice
But in your glory I will not rejoice
If you choose the way of war
If you choose the way of war

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
My country 'tis of thee; in God we trust
But how much longer will he shelter us
While we choose the ways of war
While the winds of war range on

Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mime (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let it start here with me
Oh let mine be a voice for peace

The good book tells us thou shalt not kill
The truth came shining and it's shining still
But how much blood upon this earth must spill
Before we lay our weapons down
Let us lay our weapons down

Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mime (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let it start here with me
Oh let mine be a voice for peace

Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Oh let mime (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let mine (oh let my small voice) be a voice for peace
Let it start here with me
Oh let mine be a voice
And in the face of the beast
Oh let mine be a voice
Until the breaths in me cease
Oh let mine be a voice for peace

Raise your voice up
Raise your voice up
Raise your voice up and sing for the promise of peace...


You can buy this song and listen to it HERE.

On his 4-CD Set, PORTRAIT, in the notes for this song, Dan Fogelberg is quoted:  "A very authentic song written after the Gulf War broke out.  As I stated on the 'River of Souls' album, there will always be better ways than destruction to settle our differences."

This is really not political for me -- this is about LIFE -- and how I feel about it for all of us!!

So, this Thanksgiving - I Give Thanks - and - I Raise My Voice For The Promise of PEACE !!

Updated Oct. 22, 2015 With a New Bird of Peace Hanging online - my sentiments remain the same now as they were when I wrote this!!  Ruth Sandra Sperling

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beads Making The Design in Thread Crochet

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY




Incorporating beads - actually Crocheting them in - is one of the ways I add some Color and Sparkle or Light to some of my Thread Crochet.

In a few cases - like this one I am working on now -- and one I did several years ago -- crocheting beads in the center part of the Thread Crochet, as well as in the Crochet Stitches to add sparkle, is part of actually making the Design in the piece.

Above is a closeup of the current piece I am working on (a Work-In-Progress) - yes, there is a design formed by different stitches - and some open stitches and tight closer stitches - but the Green Beads on the Garnet Red Thread stand out as the main design.

With the stitches - open lace areas and more solid tightly stitched areas -- and the Green Beads actually in spaces inside the stitches - you get the "picture" of a Red "Flower" with Red and Green "Leaves" around it -- of course, when you see the final piece with more Green Beads around the edge -- some actually in the shape of leaves -- the whole idea comes together (finished full piece soon to come).





This pattern - which is a type of Beaded Crochet - came from a magazine I have (no specific designer named) -- but it has given me some ideas for some other pieces to do with Beads.

Having had a few inquiries and requests about Beaded Crochet pieces, I will be spending a bit more time making some now - using them both on the edges and in the pieces as part of the design.

Here are Photos of a piece I made several years ago and Sold - both a Closeup and a Full Photo.  It has darker Navy Blue Beads crocheted into the design in the Pure White Thread Doily - as well as more Beads on the edge. 






I think overall that contrasting colored Beads inside a crocheted piece create a nice more Graphic and somewhat Textured effect.  

I do try to leave the very center flat, without Beads, though, because even though I consider this Crochet Art or Fiber Art --- many people, if they use such a piece on a Table, will want to be able to put Vases or Bowls or Figurines on them!

This is different from the way I have usually put Beads on my Thread Crochet - as I discussed in this blog post from December 2009:  "Adding SPARKLE with GLASS BEADS" !




Sunday, October 23, 2011

Elephant Beads - Featured Artisan from "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY






This weeks Featured Artisan from "On Fire For Handmade" is:

 Molly Kimball - Elephant Beads!

Truly unique and one of a kind creations to accessorize your wardrobe with!

You can find Elephant Beads on:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Watercolors by Barbara - Featured Artisan of "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY





This week's featured artisan of "On Fire For Handmade is:

 Barbara Rosenzweig - Watercolors by Barbara. 

Beautiful creations to add to your home! 

You can find Watercolors by Barbara on:

 
 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Images and Symbols in Arts and Crafts - From "It's Better Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY





Tree Tapestry Pillow - Handmade Crochet Tapestry Fiber Art - Eco 16x16
TREE TAPESTRY PILLOW


When individuals do their ARTS and CRAFTS, each person puts certain things in them - whether they are more Realistic or Impressionist or Abstract or just plain Graphic, what Design or Image they create or choose reflects "something".

So, when I was looking at the work of the Members of "It's Better Handmade", I ended up looking at the different Images and Symbols that I saw in different pieces of their Handmade.

The Majority of what I personally make is somehow "Inspired by Nature" -- which is readily obvious to anyone who looks at my Handmade online (I think)!  To me, even the more Graphic pieces I have made, even in White, somehow reflect a design or pattern or maybe even an "abstract design" of something in the Natural world (for me that includes the Sky, Stars, Planets, etc., etc.).  That is just me.  My TREE TAPESTRY PILLOW in the Photograph above and the Artfire Collection shown below is obviously that.  (Designing the TREE pattern and then doing it in Tapestry Crochet was not particularly easy-going either!!)

But different individuals do different things with their Arts and Crafts.

This Artfire Collection that I put together - from the work of Members of the Artfire Guild, "It's Better Handmade" - are just a few samples of pieces that have Images and Symbols in them!!




Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Challenge At "You Can Sell It"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY



WOO-HOO!!  HALLOWEEN !!


From the YOU CAN SELL IT Artfire Guild - Some Handmade Items for Celebrating HALLOWEEN!!


Little Boy in Mummy Costume with A Pumpkin!


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From Guild Master, "Fantasy Clay"







Halloween Pumpkin Coaster Set




From me, "RSS Designs In Fiber"
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 ~~~ And see some more Real Handmade, Creative items for HALLOWEEN (or HARVEST, as some prefer) at the Guild's HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE -- And VOTE for your Favorite (Voting Open Until Sat., Oct. 15th)

Make your HALLOWEEN  a fun, creative time with some REAL HANDMADE!!

Armored Hearts - Featured Artisan of "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY




This Weeks Featured Artisan from "On Fire for Handmade" is:

 Frann Ramales - Armored Hearts!


Beautiful chainmail creations and more! 

You can find Armored Hearts on:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

BLUE HIGHWAYS - Featured Artisan from "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY






This week's Featured Artisan from "On Fire For Handmade" is:

 Andrea Zimmerman Rogers - Blue Highways. 

Gorgeous Handbound books and journals. 
A work of art to keep your thoughts, pics and more! 

You can find Blue Highways on:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Flower & Bud Handcrafted Jewelry - Featured Artisan of "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY




This weeks Featured Artisan is Debbi La Rue

~~ Flower & Bud Handcrafted Jewelry! ~~

You can find Flower & Bud on:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DESIGN STYLE GUIDE - Updated Portfolio Fall 2011

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY



- the Presentation Site for HANDMADE DESIGN PRODUCTS where I have a Portfolio of some of my "DESIGNS IN FIBER"!!

Well - it is a New Season and I decided to Update my Portfolio there to show some of the Seasonal Items I Have Available -- or can make.

I keep a Page here on my Blog that shows all items I have presented on DESIGN STYLE GUIDE at one time or another.

Today I added a couple of new things!

Like HANDMADE DESIGNS for Your Home - or Office - or Garden - or School?

Take A Look on DESIGN STYLE GUIDE or HERE !!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Moss & Mist Jewelry - Featured Artisan from "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY





This weeks Featured Artisan from "On Fire For Handmade" is:  

Sharri Powell - Moss and Mist 

Gorgeous creations created with love.

You can find Moss and Mist on:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Vaudeville Gypsy - A Featured Artisan of "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY




This Weeks Featured Artisan of "On Fire For Handmade" is Vaudeville Gypsy. 

Truly Unique Creations to tickle your fancy! 


You can find Vaudeville Gypsy on:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NEW CUSTOM ORDER REQUEST FORM - Page on My Blog!!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


Over the years since I started Selling the Handmade I make, there have been various CUSTOM ORDER REQUESTS - from ones from Private Individuals ~ to ones through a local store ~ to ones through various Online Venues that I have sold on.

So ... I decided to Create a CUSTOM ORDER REQUEST FORM and put it on a PAGE here on my blog -- so anyone who would like, has a Form to Use for a Custom Order !!

I make quite a variety of items in Crochet and Knitting --- See some Custom Orders that I have made in the past!

This is one Custom Order for an Online Customer who wanted something in a Specific Size and very Specific Color to match something Specific in their home (I always respect Customer's Privacy and only post details and information with Customer's permission).



Here is another Custom Order - Requested from someone who I met locally -- who asked for a hat that I was wearing in Navy and Cotton!!



And this was a Custom Order from an Online Customer who saw one of my listings -- but wanted Six of them (Red Gingham Potholders)!!



Is There Some One Thing You Would Like Custom Made???

(I am also willing to send Custom Made Gifts to the Recipient when arranged in advance.)






Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back To School From YOU CAN SELL IT!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


BACK TO SCHOOL FROM:


"You Can Sell It" Blog!!

Well, it is that time of year - Back to School for kids of all ages!

The Artisans of "You Can Sell It" came up with some rather unique Handmade on that theme for their "Back To School Challenge" !!

Here are my 2 Favorites - though you can only Vote for One!

RSS Designs In Fiber:  Laptop Sleeve
Fantasy Clay:  Laptop Critter



Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Is Just Around The Corner - With All Its Gorgeous Colors!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


Fall always has been one of my favorite seasons -- though it can be a bit sorrowing to see the Trees loosing all their leaves -- the Colors are just Gorgeous and I have always loved that (it is also cooler than Summer)!!

Well, I must not be the only one -- or maybe I should say, there must be quite a few of us who are so fond of the Fall Colors, because it is a popular decorating theme -- and over the years, I have sold quite a variety of my "Designs In Fiber" in Fall Colors.

Pantone is the leading "authority" on the trending colors of any year's seasons - both for Fashion and for Home Decorating, which I have been finding interesting over the last couple of years.  See this year's Pantone Fall Color Palette at the end of this article.

Here are two new items available in my Online Shops in the Fall Colors!!


Fall Color Basket - Wavy Woven Crochet - Primitive - Sturdy 10 inch
Fall Color Basket:  Waves of Sage Green, Camel Tan, Ivory and Orange




Coaster, Small Doily - Graphic Handmade Fine Crochet in Fall Colors
Fall Color Coaster:  Cocoa Browns, Green-Blues, Yellow


These are both in "The Handmade Place Handmade Creations for Pantone Fall Colors 2011" -- I am not sure if the Colors in these items exactly match the specific colors in the Pantone Palette, but I think they are pretty close!!


Pantone Fall 2011 Colors - "The Art of Color -- Sensible and Spirited"

I just love COLOR -- and the Study of Color -- and Using Them!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Il Mare Atelier - Featured Artisan from "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY





This week's Featured Artisan is Suftan - Il Mare Atelier! 

Absolutely gorgeous creations in her shop. 

Perfect addition to any wardrobe and great gifts too!

You can find Il Mare Atelier on:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Artisan Feature: Pete Berkow of "Songbird and Scallywag" - A Musician and Producer

Ruth Sandra Sperling

I am not sure of the day or even the exact event when I first knew who Pete Berkow was sometime in the Fall of 1970, but it was at the Red Herring Coffee House in Urbana, IL on the University of Illinois campus.   ~~~~~~~   Probably some night when I was there to hear the live Acoustic Folk Music of whoever was playing on stage -- or maybe it was one of those times I was volunteering in the kitchen of the Coffee House - either selling Tea, Coffee and Pretzels - or making a vegetarian Sunday evening dinner.   ~~~~~~  
But he was there - part of the "whole Coffee House" - sometimes playing music, or laughing or discussing the world -- or trying to figure out what they were going to do for whatever .... oh, well, that was the Red Herring Coffee House, at least to me.   ~~~~~  Well - we all went our own ways -- lead our own lives -- played out our parts in the Web of Life -- so I got caught up with Pete recently -- and here is some of what he's been doing, as told by him!!


PETER BERKOW
MUSICIAN -- PRODUCER




What is(are) your Craft(s)/Art(s)?
Musician and Producer

Places you sell your Craft(s)/Art(s) on the Internet 
 - http://berkow.squarespace.com/
 - http://www.songbirdandscallywag.com/


Places you sell your Craft(s)/Art(s) off the Internet
I sell CDs at concerts, when I perform. That is a rare event, because I spend more time producing other artists than performing my own music.


What/Who has been the inspiration behind doing your Craft(s)/Art(s)?
The many great musicians I have had the honor to produce have all influenced me as a player too. I guess that starts with Dan Fogelberg, who showed me many of my first guitar licks in Urbana, around 1969. He was a good friend, and I produced his first recordings. More recently, I have produced artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, Sam Bush, and Joe Craven. Joe is especially inspiring, because he joins me on stage when possible. Mr. Craven is a force of nature!

Video he Produced of Tommy Emmanuel:  https://www.box.net/shared/static/zl20qp7mam.mov (See video below)


Can you briefly explain to our readers how you do your Craft(s)/Art(s) (methods, skills, materials)?
I have been a song writer since I was a teenager. I’m 61 now, and still writing songs. I get bored playing cover songs, so I write my own. I tried to read classical music, but that seemed too routine for me. For example, I started to learn the piece MalagueƱa but it morphed into my song Ruby’s Ranchito.


How did you learn or develop your Craft(s)/Art(s)?
I learned through the oral tradition. I sat down next to great players and they either showed me their licks or I done stole ‘em!


Are you continuing to study your Craft(s)/Art(s) - and, if so, how?
I play my instruments every day. My wife, Tricia Berkow, inspires me to keep playing and writing. She’s a gifted musician – much more talented than I am.


Your personal history in your Craft(s)/Art(s).
I produced my first records in Urbana, at the Red Herring coffeehouse, right next to the University of Illinois campus. I worked with great players such as Dan Fogelberg, Peter Swinnerton, Elliott Delman, and all guys in “The Ship.” I moved to Chico, California in 1975, and have been a performer/producer ever since. Most recently, I produced a PBS television series that included concerts with Richard Thompson, Dave Brubeck, Rodney Crowell, Roy Rogers, Marcia Ball, and many others. Again: Each was an inspiration for my own music.

- As a song writer: Most recently, I have had songs performed by younger artists. For example, my close friends Scott Dugdale and Becca Neunabel released their version of my song “Liquid Smog” on the video game “Rock Band.”


Are there other interests in your life that you would like to discuss here (hobbies, charities, other careers, etc.)
I have had parallel careers to my music career as a writer and television producer. I have written four books about writing. (They are textbooks.) And: I was a newspaper journalist for nearly a dozen years. The television production was a natural, sideways move from the newspaper work. In addition to producing concerts for PBS, I have produced documentaries and instructional television. It has taken me some interesting directions. For example: I produced a 20 program series about astronomy that won two Emmy awards and has been used by hundreds of teachers and thousands of students. To me, it’s all a variation on a theme: Songwriting, journalism, writing, teaching … they’re all based on human- to-human communication. If you have a positive message, people will listen.

Newspaper Article on Pete!  "Shasta College teacher to perform with Joe Craven"


To anyone aspiring to do the Craft(s)/Art(s) you do, do have any suggestions or recommendations?
Write from the heart … whether it’s an essay, a song, a newspaper article, or a script for a television program. Don’t compromise. It’s a long distance race, not a sprint. Learn to enjoy the process of creating … it’s even more important than the end result.


video


And .... Thanks, Pete!


Please Note: My Features are based on the artisan's answers to questions I give them and the photos, videos, articles they send me or choose or approve -- I give all artisans I Feature full editing rights.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Certified Handmade Artifact - Because I Do Handmade!!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY



 I do HANDMADE! 

 Real HANDMADE!   With Care, Attention to Detail, Some Love! 

 That is really all I Sell!! 

 And I got a CERTIFIED HANDMADE ARTIFACT for my ARTFIRE STUDIO !!



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rebecca of Rebecca's Whims - Featured Artisan of "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY




This weeks featured artisan is Rebecca ~~
~~ Rebecca's Whims! ~~

Whimsically beautiful creations in her shop! 

Perfect gifts for all ages! 

You can find Rebecca's Whims on:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back To School from "The Handmade Place"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


LAPTOP SLEEVE CASE - PROTECTIVE, THICK, SOFT - HAND-KNITTED

BACK TO SCHOOL!!

I remember when I was growing up - there were 2 main shopping times then --  when I was preparing for the new school year -- and the Year-End Sales in Downtown Chicago (I blogged about this in another post last Year-End!).

When I was old enough to do some kind of work to make some extra money - Baby Sitting, then a part-time job - these were the times when I usually spent my hard-earned $$$!!

Kids didn't have their own Computers then -- in fact the only Computers I ever knew about when I was growing up were the ones being worked on by the Computer Science guys at the U of I, where I went to College.

But now Computers are an every-day thing for most people!!!

And it is quite common for Kids of All Ages to Have some kind of Notebook, Laptop or IPad.

Adults, too (LOL)!!

It was with all of these (and myself) that I put together and Hand-Knitted the LAPTOP SLEEVE or CASE pictured above!!

I have made several of them --
-- this one is a "BLUE TWEED"!

The "BLUE TWEED" is created by Knitting with 2 strands of yarn held together - one a Variegated and one a Solid yarn -- Well, you can see the result above in the photo.

I made  one for myself years ago -- it is shown in the pictures in the Artfire listing for this - I'm still using it -- and I love it, so I thought others might.

Did Sell One 2 years ago at this time!!!

Knitted very thick - it is very protective - with your LAPTOP or NOTEBOOK or IPAD in one of these SLEEVES or CASES - however you are carrying it around, it will not get scratched or banged up - in fact, you can also put all kinds of papers, notes, etc. in the bag with it.

Very practical -- kind of fun -- and Decorative!!

I think it is a Really Good Accessory for a Student - so I put it in "The Handmade Place Back To School Handmade Creations" , pictured below (though my LAPTOP SLEEVE was too  far down to get in this Screen Print)!

(By the Way - I have all kinds of Yarn and I can make this another Color Theme for you, if you want it!)








Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"A Beaded Affair" - Featured Artisan from "You Can Sell It" - an Artfire Guild

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY





I noticed it right away when I looked at the Artfire Studio, "A Beaded Affair"!

Nothing duplicated -- Nothing quite like anything anywhere else.

I like the Shape and Wire-work for the Bead Pendant pictured above .


Pearls n Swirls Set


This "Pearls n Swirls Set" is on the more elegant side, but also could be worn with a more casual outfit - I like the way the Pearls are placed on the Swirls!!

From the "You Can Sell It" Artfire Guild !!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Artfire Rapid Cart - What It Does

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


RSS Designs In Fiber ARTFIRE STUDIO

The ARTFIRE RAPID CART is a Widget provided by Artfire.com for Offsite Shopping!

Artfire has REMOTE CHECKOUT TECHNOLOGY --

---->>> See the RAPID CART at the Bottom of every Page on this Blog for a Random Selection of 25 of the Items in my ARTFIRE STUDIO!

The Random Selection will change each time the Page is Viewed - including when it is Refreshed.

Artfire allows Purchases on their Site Without Joining!

Keep your Privacy -- and Shop Quickly!

If you are interested in a CUSTOM ORDER - please Contact me either through the ARTFIRE STUDIO - or the PRIVATE CONTACT on this blog!

I Welcome all Requests, Inquiries or Questions about my DESIGNS IN FIBER!



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Court & Sparks - Featured Artisan of "On Fire For Handmade"

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY





This weeks featured artisan is Phillippa Pinka - Court & Sparks.


Darling Creations that make perfect gifts! You can find Court & Sparks on:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Sunny Collection from "You Can Sell It" on Artfire !!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE and ETSY


Mini-Basket in Graphic Yellow, Orange, Brown Design - Home or Office
Mini-Basket in Sunny Yellows and Orange - with some Earthy Brown!


I like to make all kinds of things in Fiber -- well this is something a little different - a little Mini-Basket Hand-Crocheted in Crochet Thread!!

It is Featured in the Collection of Handmade from Artfire below, which I noticed has a number of items of different sizes and different crafts -- from a Woodwork-ed lamp in the Mission/Arts and Crafts Style - with some Stained Glass -- to a fanciful Polymer Clay vessel -- to a necklace with an Eagle made of horn!!

Take a look! 

You may be surprised at what delightful original HANDMADE is "hiding" on Artfire !!