WhistleStopStudio

Whistle Stop

Fruita, Colorado · 27 Sales

WhistleStopStudio

Whistle Stop

Fruita, Colorado 27 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   Hello and Welcome to Whistle Stop. A whistle stop is an unscheduled stop on a rail line and perfectly fits if not the intent, the actuality of my work. You will find many different styles and items here. Stop by frequently. Things change.

Announcement

Hello and Welcome to Whistle Stop. A whistle stop is an unscheduled stop on a rail line and perfectly fits if not the intent, the actuality of my work. You will find many different styles and items here. Stop by frequently. Things change.

Pat Buchanan

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Pat Buchanan

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5 out of 5 stars
(8)
Sue Stark

Sue Stark on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful artist to work with. Gorgeous necklace and wonderful shipping and packaging! Have received lots of compliments!

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About

Art Jewelry for animal lovers and others.

Pat is an accomplished artist in many areas. She likes to create individual designs with quality materials. Her prices are fantastic because you are buying directly from the artist. Her jewelry is for those who want to stand apart, understand quality and appreciate art and craftsmanship.

I have always been interested in processes. “HOW do you make that?” This has led me to try silk screen, jewelry & silversmithing, sculpture, pottery (make your own glazes), oil painting (make your own paints), pastels (make your own colors?), silk painting and many other fun and interesting things. Finally I settled on pastels as my medium of choice, and slowly I parted from all the other materials and equipment. Aside from a few little projects here and there I had been remarkably loyal to this choice for almost thirty years.

Came the day, though that my sister-in-law started beading…a non starter for me. Just wasn’t interested in that kind of stuff. But she started creating some interesting things. I wanted to know how it was done. So I got a book and some beads. The result was a pure addiction. I still don’t wear much jewelry, but I have been successfully making and selling my products for over 8 years…and I’m still interested in processes.

It wasn’t long after I was successfully stringing beads and selling my work that I began hunting for unusual focal pieces and stringing beads to compliment them. Then I began making my own focals. From eggshells to patinated metals, from cold connections to soldering I’ve been exploring different materials and techniques. I started work with metal ..…wire to make scarf pins, earrings, pendants, belt buckles, rings….sheet metal to make bracelets, earrings and pendants. I also did a little wire wrapping. I like metalwork.

But then a member of the Art Jewelers Guild I belong to taught some bead weaving, and I found a book on bead embroidery……now I’m back into beads and that has become part of my rotation. Since I don’t identify solely with any one aspect of the art, I combine a little wire work with a little bead embroidery, some basic stringing, some leather, etc. On my site you’ll see a little of everything. My art is sort of like my cooking. I often tell my husband when I put his dinner in front of him, “If you like it, enjoy it. It may never happen again. If you don’t like it, don’t worry. It may never happen again.”

It's September of 2015 and I've taken on a new project! Oh, I'm still doing the metal-bead-leather-etc. jewelry. But I have just started making Floorcloths! It started as something to keep the floor clean under my easel, progressed to a wedding gift, and now I have orders...and I'm having fun. Check out my web page with the section on Floorcloths. I know it's weak at this time, but I will have more progress to show as I finish things. www.Whistlestopstudios.co

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