Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Front and Center: Purified Art

A couple weeks back I clicked on a random link in a twitter feed (click to recreate the moment) and lo the sky opened and down tumbled some Purified Art. It was a ring, described as future-primitive on the Flickr feed, but I knew it was unique and I liked it. Isn't that enough?

Orbical, by Bill Martin pa

The gent behind the purification is Bill Martin, who maintains a blog called "Here there be Monsters" and I highly recommend putting it on your reading list. One of the things I like about how Bill approaches blogging or twitter or facebook, is that he is himself, it's not constant, "I listed twenty things, go look, go now, buy buy buy." So when he does post a link to a new creation, I'm excited about it and want to go look (and buy, but more on that next).

Bill does a fantastic job of keeping his Facebook fans up to date and keeping the flow of comments going as well. If you aren't a fan, go be a fan by clicking here and doing your being a fan thing.

So on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at precisely 6:55 pm, Bill posted a photo of his new creation which utilized omg-yummeh-fantastical-you know that was tree sap once-AMBER and my brain melted. I mean, I'm a sucker for a few things in this world (honey, sock monkeys, fresh paper mmm) and amber is right at the top of the list. The absolute ONLY thing that saved my pennies was the size and as soon as my pennies are equal to the amount that would behoove not saving them, I will contact Bill about making a precious for me.

amber earthling ring 2 by Bill Martin pa

Bill on twitter is @Billpurifiedart and his Flickr photostream has a lot of really great photos of his current work and past art. See more of his creations for sale in his Etsy shop as well. Take a moment to visit Purified Art and let Bill know what you think!


Anonymous said...

Great article on Bill. But, never mind the twitter, facebook, blog, amber, yada yada yada, how ON EARTH does he balance those rings on end in the photos? Things that make you go, "hmmmmm!"

Seedlings: Jewelry Because said...

Holy wow...I just now noticed that too.

Bill Martin said...

Wow this is just awesome! I feel so happy now! Thanks!

I actually design my rings so they are perfectly balanced, this is a very precise method and takes days to get it right.

Yeah riiiiight!

I just use a little ball of paraffin wax :P Bees wax will work too!

Seedlings: Jewelry Because said...

Hahahaha...nice! You seriously had me going with the perfectly balanced comment :D