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My 50 Year Story of Overnight Success!

My 50 Year Story of Overnight Success!

This year I hit my half-century mark and so far, I’ve had three ‘careers’ in my life. My first was in sales and I sold everything from advertising copy, to packaging materials (I know far too much about the technical details of cardboard boxes) to smart cars. I learnt...

The Challenge of the Steampunk Heart

The Challenge of the Steampunk Heart

Have you ever thought about entering a challenge and wondered how other artists approach a design challenge? Annemarie Klappe shares what inspired her, and how she approached designing her entry for a recent Bits and Pieces Challenge. Her winning piece evolved during...

Bling! Challenge Winner – Advanced Category

Bling! Challenge Winner – Advanced Category

Meet Valerie Bealle Winner, Advanced Category, Bling! Challenge Congratulations to Valerie Bealle, winner of the Advanced Category in AMCAW’s Bling! artist challenge! Her winning entry, Necklace for a Princess, features rough amethyst slab beads with dozens of tiny,...

Bling! Challenge Winner – Intermediate Category

Bling! Challenge Winner – Intermediate Category

Meet Victoria Ralph Winner, Intermediate Category, Bling! Challenge Congratulations to Victoria Ralph, winner of the Intermediate Category in AMCAW’s Bling! artist challenge! Her winning piece is a necklace, Dragon Treasure, with a dragon possessively clutching her...

Bling! Challenge Winner – Beginner Category

Bling! Challenge Winner – Beginner Category

Meet Laura Sinclair-Smith Winner, Beginner Category, Bling! Challenge Congratulations to Laura Sinclair-Smith, winner of the Beginners Category in AMCAW’s Bling! artist challenge! Her winning entry is a ring, Fire, inspired by a beautiful red marquise stone. “I’ve...