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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pay it Forward...

Are you creative? I didn't know I was till my god mother told me "I have always been". It was like the Glinda telling Dorothy "YOU had the power inside YOU all along".  I really didn't realize.. But since that day I have learned so many techniques and fun things to do to be creative.

and anyone who has crafted with me knows I am a speed crafter!  And a very fast learner. :)

So I have learned a lot.  And in return I have taught a lot. At one point I was teaching at 7 stores in California and at all of the Charity Wings Events.  I dont teach as much now, except to my friends and I have two art/scrapbooking/mixed media clubs that I host each month.. learn more here.  always room for more :)

Anyway, the point of this post is to encourage you to share your talent!  Pay it forward! and if someone takes what you have taught them and makes it their own you can feel so proud! If no one shared their talents, could you imagine?  and if no one took what they learned and made it their own, could you imagine! It's because of this that we have such a colorful artistic community. 

My dear friend Miss Vicky taught me how to make buttons stacks and I fell in love with the technique. Because of her teaching me a technique I got to design for Blumenthal Lansing!

here are a few more pieces I have made for them.





I had so much fun making these pieces and I love that is came from a technique that was passed on to me by a friend.  I hope I made her proud!


9 comments:

Kat Baker said...

My Gosh Elena, your button stacks are much more than button stacks. That's for sure. You have refined this craft into fabulous, beautiful, and even elegant jewelry. Had I been your teacher, I'd be so proud of you. And, I'd be pretty proud of me too, for having taught you so well. Good job Miss Vicky. Way to pay it forward!

ida said...

what fun necklaces and you look so adorable with the ladies at CCC!! I hope to be crafting as long as they have.

Marisa Pawelko - Modern Surrealist said...

Those are really fun! LOVE THEM!!!

Liane Oliveri said...

We are loving the necklaces you are making for us! I'm so glad you decided to design for us. Your creativity is inspiring to all of us.

njbuttongirl said...

Elena, thank you again. You are so correct with "Pay it Forward". I've gotten the inspiration from your site, word of mouth (thanks Liane) and from Etsy to attempt to make a necklace too. I'm hoping to feature these on my Blumenthal Lansing Blog soon. Thanks Helen

chuy said...

beautiful, unique, elegant....I agree that we can all learn from each other - to be creative is to share what you love - I always give credit where credit is due because it is the right thing to do - i have learn from some amazing artists and what I learned from them shows on my work! Maybe some day I will inspire some one too. You do great work!

Celeste said...

These are so creative. I can't wait to make some of them. Don't to forget to look in your mailbox for the surprise I sent you!!!!

Just call me Silly Sal said...

Love them, especially in person. Love the white one the best! & you really are the fastest crafter I've ever seen in operation. Say hi to miss vickie, please. I'll be home soon.

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

thanks girls! Im feeling the love :)