Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April's Artisan Feature Week 2

As promised, I am featuring two artisans this week from other countries.

The first artisan, the third in my series; of the week is Haannh of Brilliant Batik. She lives in Malaysia. In her shop Brilliant Batik you will find beautiful hand-painted fabrics, made to order cushion covers, greetings cards, and bookmarks.

Her passion is hand painted batik (a wax resist dyeing process) on silk. She says "I attempt to make batik more trendy and classy to modern living." Her hand painted fabrics can be used for home decor, fashion, soft furnishings, and multi-purpose items. Many of her designs can be customized to fit a customer's needs.

The newest additions to her shop are fabric bookmarks and greeting cards. The bookmarks and greeting cards are made by cutting shapes of fabric from her hand painted silk and from vintage hand block batik cotton. Then the shapes are applied to fabric, cards, or hand painted water color images.

Mother's Day is coming up soon! I great place to find a beautiful hand made gift.

If your thinking of redecorating a room or giving it a fresh burst of color; maybe a new dress, a gift for a friend, or just some wonderful artisan pieces; check out her shop Brilliant Batik.

The second artisan, fourth in my series; of the week is Daphne from La Cravate du Chien. She is also a member of the Etsy European Street Team. This graphic designer says "I started with crafts four years ago just as a hobby and now I can't stop"

La Cravate du Chien is a cute, shop filled with unique items.

The first thing that caught my eye in her shop were the incredibly funky 'Huge Button earrings.' They are very cute, brightly colored and playful.

The one thing in her shop you should not miss are the 'chocolate' replicas made from fimo clay.
Her eye for detail makes these 'chocolates' look good enough to eat. These 'chocolate' creations are then made into magnets or sometimes a brooch.

Being a jewelry designer myself I was intrigued by the design of the 'Royal Necklace'. It is made from leather, ribbon, and semi-precious stone. This unique necklace really makes a statement.

Her necklaces range from bold to subtle. Two other necklaces stood out for me. The 'Blue Felt Necklace' and the 'Red, Orange, Black-Necklace'. The 'Blue Felt Necklace' does seem unusual but the colors are vibrant, yet it seems to fit in a jeans and t-shirt casual kind of way. I love the design of the 'Red, Orange, Black-Necklace'! A really great use of color and pattern.

Come and see what other wonderful surprises you can discover at La Cravate du Chien.


Akane Designs said...

Some great shops you've featured! I also feature sellers from Etsy on a weekly basis... many offer giveaways as well.

haannh/ZyHan said...

Thank you for including me :).I'm overwhelmed..

antigoni said...

You are doing a great work!!! These etsians are very talented!

May I say something more for Dapfne-La Cravate Du chien?....:) because I know her..:)
she is not only a great etsy seller and very talented but also a very nice person.

creationsbyeve said...

Fantastic finds!Both artisans are very talented!!!

esque said...

Lovely features! It's always fun to see artists from other parts of the world!


Samantha said...

Those bookmarks are too cool! Thanks for sharing. :)

BrigaBauble said...

Beautiful choices! I love learning about sellers I don't know--especially sellers who live outside of the U.S. or Canada. Thanks for sharing!