Sunday, February 21, 2010

Haf Artist CJGrand


This weeks featured Handmade Artist is CJGrand, of Ontario, Canada. CJ makes some of the most stunning altered art jewelry I have ever seen. She waits, actually hunts, to find just the right parts to complete her exquisite pieces. She is also a sci-fi costumer from way back, and also does steampunk costuming. She is a member of the SRA, and has two shops, one on Artfire, http://www.artfire.com/users/cjgrand, one on Etsy, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cjgrand, and you can follow her blog, http://cjgrand.blogspot.com/, where there is all sorts of interesting reading. She is consistently promoting her fellow HAF Artists in what she calls her Handmade Tweets, which you can also find on her blog. CJ loves swaps, as she just joined Swap Bot.  She is a member of Etsy Canada as well. This is not a slacking woman, to have time for everything she does or is involved in. I was truly undecided about whether or not I even liked steampunk, but it won me over and this woman has inspired me to try my own hand at it. The two pictures above are only two of my favorite pieces of hers, and I highly recommend that you stop into both of her above linked shops for many more views of some real eye candy.

12 comments:

  1. Wonderful post! What a great introduction for an obviously talented artist... I'm off to check out her stuff!

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  2. CJ is one of my favorites. Great article!

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  3. Grand Design is the steampunk goddess! :D
    HAF

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  4. You picked one of my favorite of CJ's pieces! Beautiful!

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  5. Her designs show me that steampunk CAN be beautiful! (Guess I've seen too many examples of stuff that is not so nice.) Great post!

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  6. I love her work....the pieces you picked are beautiful...

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  7. She has some absolutely GORGEOUS stuff! She is my steampunk hero!

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  8. Thank you all so much I'm honored.

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  9. Fabulous work, makes me reconsider my thoughts on Steampunk.

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  10. Such a great post! Her work is truly amazing.

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