..."beaded art through the eyes of the beholder".

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cleopatra Was Here

Networking DOES work! Team play DOES work! And this is a wonderful example of how....
I finished a necklace today using one of Jan Geisen's fabulous pendants. It excited the "bajezzus" out of me when I first bought it from her: the colors, the shapes, I couldn't wait to get started on it! When I got it finished, I posted it in my Etsy shop. Then I sent Jan a photo so she could see the end-product, (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19283902) as I always try to do. And the following ensued....

Email from Jan: (view Jan's multi-talented shop at: http://www.jangeisen.com)
Hi Dini.
That turned out real nice. I think it was the appropriate piece for you to incorporate in your work at this time.. Hopefully there is some truth to the myth associated with the symbol. It is the Eye of Horus, but I prefer to call it by its earlier name Udjat (eye). It is the symbol for health, healing and completeness.

I also have written a couple of blog entries about our collaborations. Check it out: http://jangeisen.blogspot.com/ Now, just FYI, you might check out Jan's site ~ exposure and marketing works...but it does take communication and a little bit of extra time and teamwork!
I encourage all of you, if you're doing a collaboration with any other artist, to give them just a bit of space on your page - surely the favor will be reciprocated and everyone wins!

NOTE: Double click on photo for close-up view.

4 comments:

Foxan said...

That is a beautiful pendant and fantastic beadwork around it!
Hope your cooperation with other artists continues, I'd love to see the outcome of it.
/Olga

BeadsForever said...

Your creativity is amazing! I love the cleopatra (eye) necklace. Great teamwork and networking.

Kristi said...

Wow, very interesting!! If anyone know's what works, YOU do!! Keep up the great work!!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

You have such a wonderful eye when it comes to seeing what others will want. Love your necklace. You do really well when it comes to coordinating with others.