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My name is Liz Barnes.

I run Ear in the Envelope - a busy ETSY shop that sells food safe jewelry supplies to artists. But in my free moments I make jewelry that I love.

This is the shop where I get to be creative and express myself.

I've always been into making things. As a kid, I remember lying in the grass - analyzing each blade of grass. I've always had a love for nature and an appreciation for God's creation. I love to HYPER-FOCUS on the details!!! When I was in Art School, which took me forever (1982-1998), I was told to look at the BIG PICTURE. But..... I was always drawn to the details first. I discovered Georgia O'Keefe and realized that Art has NO RULES. Art is CREATING the NEW & ORIGINAL!!!

PMC, (Precious Metal Clay) is my favorite medium. I…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 1
  • Joined June 28, 2007

Favorite materials

PMC, Fused Glass, Silver, Gemstones, Photography, Aluminum, Metal, Ancient Coins

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Lizz Barnes

About

My name is Liz Barnes.

I run Ear in the Envelope - a busy ETSY shop that sells food safe jewelry supplies to artists. But in my free moments I make jewelry that I love.

This is the shop where I get to be creative and express myself.

I've always been into making things. As a kid, I remember lying in the grass - analyzing each blade of grass. I've always had a love for nature and an appreciation for God's creation. I love to HYPER-FOCUS on the details!!! When I was in Art School, which took me forever (1982-1998), I was told to look at the BIG PICTURE. But..... I was always drawn to the details first. I discovered Georgia O'Keefe and realized that Art has NO RULES. Art is CREATING the NEW & ORIGINAL!!!

PMC, (Precious Metal Clay) is my favorite medium. I can dream ideas.... and they become reality. So many mediums control the end product, but with PMC the sky's the limit!!!!

I've also expanded into food safe aluminum. The price is right and everyday I discover something new about this unexpected medium!!!

I have a blog where I love to share what I'm learning.

www.foodsafejewelry.com

You can keep up with what happening in my world of creating.

I finally received my bachelor’s degree in Art from Illinois State University (concentrating in Art Education, Art History and Glass). While at ISU I took Glassblowing classes with Jack Wax, an amazing glass artist. I've also taken glassblowing workshops through the Art Institute of Chicago with an amazing and patient instructor - Lance Friedman. In 2004 I received my Artisan Certification from the PMC Guild.

After graduating from ISU I directed an after school arts program for “at risk students” in the Chicago Area and taught K-8 art in a private school.

My passion is to reflect God's beauty, creativity and mystery through my and art.

my jewelry blog - www.foodsafemetal.com

Great Links:

http://www.peoriaartguild.org

http://www.delphiglass.com

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