Gourd Shard Necklace Sets
Gourd Shard Pendant Sets
Ive been a gourd artist for about four years and I
specialize in jewelry made from gourd pieces we often refer to as" gourd
shards." Browse these pages and find a great piece that will turn heads
and start a conversation. My work is made from an organic material that gets
recycled from a cracked gourd which is headed for the burn pile into a piece
of art. I set up a booth at Arizona Gourd Festival in February and sell online
here. This site is especially for my referring costumers and those who just
want to take a look at something different. Please read more about my process
under About My Jewelry link.
" I am also a "zentangled-inspired artists
and have another site that showcases my drawings and gourd jewelry with zentangles
patterns. Visit Bettie Lake's
Zendrawing Gallery and check out this new art form!
I am excited to share my new book. Unable to find patterns
that I could easily draw and teach to beginners working with pens and wood
burning tools on gourds, I decided to create my own! This book is for the
gourd artist, the tangler and the doodler. I take you you step-by-step through
the process of drawing twenty-five original patterns created with a simple
square or triangle grid. They are unique because they can be easily wood
burned on gourds or wood. I also share my shading technique to give your
patterns more depth on paper. Using my easy drawing method you can improve
your drawing skills while creating interesting patterns that will enhance
your doodling and tangling projects. These patterns can be translated to
work with any media.
Once you learn the patterns, you may use them as borders or fill any shape
with them and watch the wonderful effect they have on your art work.
the patterns are drawn in a grid of squares or triangles. Then you add a few
lines and when the pattern is repeated you get a design that looks complicated.
pattern is given a page which includes directions,examples and tips on using
the pattern on different surfaces.
also have a chapter on how to use my patterns in an abstract composition such
as those found in zentangling. I include my method of shadowing and shading
to givemy patterns more depth. Included are many great composition tips for
chapter introduces the world of gourd art and talks about buying gourds,cleaning
them and the tools all beginners should consider.
also provide directions on how I get the borders on the curved surface of a
gourd. There are lots of pictures that illustrate the text.
those who are wood carvers, there are suggestions on which tools that will
help you succeed in using my patterns on wood
can purchase the book through Amazon where you can read all the good reviews,
but I would appreciate it if you would order from me so I can make a better
profit. For that favor, I will personally autograph your copy.
The total cost will be $18. You can e-mail
me for my address
and more information about the book.
out my new book!
Workshops opportunities for 2016
Wuertz Farm's 13th Annual"Running
of the Gourds"Gourd Festival
at the Pinal Fairgrounds
Casa Grande, Arizona
Will be there as a vendor and instructor.
Sorry the Metallic Odyssey class is full.
"Gourding in the Pines
Tuesday, April 19th to Friday, April 22nd
Few seats open! Go to www.azgourdretreat.info
I live in Phoenix and offer classes at my home.Take
them alone or bring some friends. I will travel this year. Bought an RV and
my husband is willing to drive. So if your patch is interest in an all day
class, then please contact me. We are planning to do gourd festivals in the
Western part of the U.S. So send me your info if your group is nterest.
To schedule a workshop or for more