10/17/11

Winner and another freebie.

Amth 13, step right up! You get the lovely Uruguay ring, celebrating the deep significance of that country's taxi driver's association has for you. Convo me your address, lady.
Up next:
A very rustic necklace made from the frontpiece of a metal printing block/stamp. It says something very romantic and meaningful on it, namely: Solkowski Oil Company. However, since the letters are inverted for stamping, you can tell folks it says whatever you want.





It also includes handmade clay beads from India which I've painted dark over the original bright colors, and links of hammered Indian bangle pieces in an emerald color. 



To enter this giveaway, you must ask a question in the comments. ANY question will do.

So I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday and came upon this tome:


Turns out, I'm in it! Love how the publishers never told me. I found out because in the Amazon preview pages they included the index, and my name was in there. Don't you love how they always include the index? So here's a crappy scan of my very easily overlooked page and a half:

28 comments:

Abeille à miel said...

Your work is beautiful, and I love this necklace! My question is, do you 'look' for treasures when you travel, or do they just find you? You present such unusual pieces that all have great stories!

richelle said...

Are those photos straight from your etsy shop?

Lela said...

Hey hey! Congrats on being in the book...but GEEZ! Isn't that against the law or something?? Not asking or telling you?

Also, I love your mannequin! Can I have it? No? Okay then, did you make it? I want to make one by wrapping myself in plastic and tape and paper-mache. Sounds kinky doesn't it?

And I still love your work. You are one crazybusy lady!

Lela said...

Wait! This is a different mannequin! I mean the one with funky paper all over it...in the previous post.

Regina said...

Congratulations! But did you not know about it? However, they give you proper credit. Nevertheless, It is to be celebrated.

ensourdine said...

I'm going to check that book out at the local Barnes and Nobles -- always have a softspot for steampunk ideas and images. I thought Miyazaki did that the best without trying to be that - Howl's Moving Castle, for instance. But, anyhow, congrats for being featured!!!

Now, does any sentence that ends with a question mark account for a "question"? Was that a question?

Chelsea said...

What do you use to seal your metals after you've oxidized the heck outta 'em, and have you ever noticed that they irritate skin at all?

(That necklace is so yummy. I'm dying to win this one.)

Kathy Barrick said...

Congratulations!!!! Maybe you could write to the publisher and tell them you deserve free copies or something. That would be cool! Ok, here's a question....Have you heard from Somerset about the pieces you submitted? And, are you going to be in one of their mags?? (My fingers are crossed for you!)

Spirited Earth said...

congratulations on getting photos in that book.
great pieces too.

Jennifer Valentine said...

wow! that is soooo awesome you were published!and weird that no one told you....hhhmmmmm......gotta wonder.....
anyway, i'd love to win that amazing necklace, tho i know my chances may be slim to none, seeing that i just got some incredible goodies....soooooo.....
my question is this:
do you still sit on the floor to work,now that your studio is relatively clean, and do you have to get up and down a lot when you work or do you have Bingo trained to fetch various things?

amth13 said...

Wow it's 5.30 in the morning over here and I've had a rough night but it's so put a mega smile on my face, knowing I can finally lay claim to one of your amazing pieces. I think the book feature will be one of many heading your way. I'd ask them for a free copy!

stregata said...

You got a page and a half??? Wow. Now I will have to get the book. Congrats...
Loving the idea of Bingo fetching your supplies while you work :)

Anonymous said...

First time commenter here, been checking out your lovely stuff for ages but never had the nerve to comment! :) Congrats, have to get a copy of that book too! My question is: do you wear jewelry yourself ( I know some jewelry makers doesnt) and what is your favourite piece? :)

-- enyda

Jackie said...

Congrats on being published, I want to see that book too. Okay, here's my question...How long does it take you to design and create one of your fantastic necklaces?

Anonymous said...

Were you irritated that you weren't notified that your work was being published? Is that a good enough question to be entered in the fabulous necklace giveaway? Was that a good enough question? ?? (smile!~!)
Regina Moore

Anonymous said...

The use of your pix in the book is disturbing. I will make a note of the publisher and avoid purchasing anything from them or the authors. The authors should have notified you first. Actually, asked permission. They call it stealing, plagarism, and just plain shitty, especially after the number of don't copy my shit posts they make on their blogs.
Margie Cansino

Jackie said...

Margie tells it like it is!! They should have gotten your permission.

... Jackie

shibui said...

Congrats on getting your pieces in the book. They should have asked permission and then gotten great new photos of your things.

My question. How scuffed up are your hands and finger nails after wrenching around all the metals?

i don't know how to close. Everything I think of saying sounds like what my mother would say. She's great but it just sounds lame when typed out. Okay, I'll be lame.

Have a great fall day.

Shibui

Aqua Junko Artworks said...

Ok I never never win anything but I'll write anyway. You must be floating that you are in that book? How cool is that? Do you think I have a chance at winning this time? Do you want us to ask you crazy questions or just "normal" questions? Is the something special that made you start making jewelry? Do you think in your past life you were an artist or what? Why do you love the look of artifacts? Lori?

Jackie said...

I don't win anything either, but I used to be a printer...big ass printing press that I ran all by myself. Awesome job! I loved it. I would so love to win this awesome printer related beauty. I think I can! I think I can! Can I?? :o) We'll see, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!

...Jackie xo

Louise said...

Absolutely delightful. What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Jodi said...

Hi Miss Fanci and many congrats on the publishing. SHAME on those people for not telling you. Not that there's ever any money in it for artists anyway, but at least you'd have known so you could do some happy dancing, as well as run out and purchase a couple of copies (one for Mom!).

But no worries, I'm of the opinion that this will be one of many many publishings, including one where YOU will do your own book, and I'm not just saying that to win the lovely necklace. There's an entire book in your future. I think so, I really do.

But back to winning. Fact is there may well be a hundred questions I'd love to ask you. Narrowing it down: How can one person be so talented, generous, and funny all at once?

Mind-boggling.

Call me "Lurk No More" Jodi
xoxo

La Fileuse said...

Lady, why do I think about jewelry when I see a battered car ? Oh... and congrats ! ^^

Little Brown Sparrow said...

Lookit you you're in a book!! Bein' all famous- I so proud of you. <3

I think Stampington send you a copy of the mag when you're in it- when I was in their blogging one I went to the mail box one day and there was a copy of it, along with the cheque, so they pay you for it too.

Dale said...

Not sure if i've missed the contest already!

Mostly new to your blog, but i have been absolutely falling in love with your jewelry! Lovely, lovely stuff full of grunge, rust, and special meanings :).

My question.... Who are your greatest jewelry influences/mentors/idols?

Even if i'm too late for the contest, curious to find out the answer!

~Debi said...

Congrats on being in the book! I'm gonna have to get a copy of it now. Have you heard from Belle Armoire yet?

~Debi said...

oops I see you were asked that question and answered..nm lol

lucia said...

How would you describe the underlying principle(s) of your work? Each piece may have a concept that you worked from, but what "concept," if you would put it that way, underlies your work as a whole?