Posts Tagged ‘Patrik Kusek’

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Here’s what’s on my bench today. I can’t wait to fire it!   

Metal Clay Bead Dreams Winner 2015 - Patrik Kusek

I’ve just learned that I’ve won first place in the Bead Dreams 2015 contest metal clay category! I’m so excited and thrilled! Every year the Bead and Button Show holds the Bead Dreams contest. It’s been a few years since I’ve entered. This year I entered some of my new work based on a recurring

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Patrik Kusek Metal Clay Workshops at the Artisan Craft Expo

Here is a quick video on the workshops that I’m teaching at the Artisan Craft Expo in Las Vegas.

Metal Clay Essentials Eyebrow Brushes by Patrik Kusek

Metal Clay Essentials Eyebrow Brushes by Patrik Kusek Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to patriksstudio.com with this graphic.

Metal Clay Essentials Straws by Patrik Kusek

5 Indispensable ways to use straws in metal clay by  Patrik Kusek Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to patriksstudio.com with this graphic.

Patrik Kusek and Roxanne Goodfellow co-owners of MiraVos SF

Last week I told my personal story, my business partner Roxanne Goodfellow has her own story. Together we have our story, the MiraVos SF story.  So what is your story? Not only your personal story but your marketing story. Your marketing story tells people both visually and verbally what you or what your company is

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Patrik Kusek Creative Director at MiraVos SF

With the launch of my new jewelry line MiraVos SF  some of you had questions about marketing, branding, graphic design and web design. I do have a background in graphic design. As a matter of fact I’ve spent my entire professional career in the creative industry in one way or another. In the 80′s I

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Sand Casting Workshop The Ranch Center for Arts and Craft

  I’ve been busy designing a NEW project to add to my upcoming workshop on sand casting jewelry. Sand casting is perfect for making one-of-kind designs.  However not only can you recycle scrap silver, PMC etc but you can use one master pattern to create many different iterations of the original design. The technique is

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Trying Rust Free and Boeshield by the Boeing Corp

During the beginning part of every year I preform my usual ritual of studio tool maintenance and studio clean up. Although maintenance on some tools and equipment happens year round, the start of year usually leaves me extra time to do some serious cleaning. This year I noticed that some of my tools had garnered

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Sand Casting with Patrik Kusek on www.craftcast.com

Reviewing my notes for my new CraftCast class. This one is going to fun! Learn how to use scrap silver in sand casting to make new jewelry! You learn the basic tools needed to get started wax carving and sand casting. Not into wax carving? You’ll learn what other materials you can use to make

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iLove tools 5 crafcast

Don’t miss tonight’s FREE LIVE online webinar, I LOVE Tools #5 Join us at 7:30pm ET Click HERE to register. Even if you can’t make it, make sure and register so you get a link to the recording. You will get to see some amazing tools plus get lots of coupon codes to use for

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Patrik Kusek's Ring Featured in ad for Rio Grande

Patrik Kusek’s Ring Featured in ad for Rio Grande

pebble mosaics

I love great craftsmanship. It can be in the most ordinary thing, but if it is well crafted it tells me that someone paid close attention to every detail. I somehow feel a kinship with whoever made the piece. I guess this is part of why I’m a designer.  Earlier today I was trolling the

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www.mymandarinduck.com

I found this great little video on YouTube by Aniko of My Mandarin Ducky. www.mandarin-duck.com She has wonderful videos on polymer clay and a great Etsy shop with polymer clay tutorials. Check it out this video on how to make textures using a ball stylus. There are 50 designs!

The difference between the different gold alloys and also the difference between gold plating and Vermeil

While you are out holiday shopping you might find this info interesting when you buy gold. Of course from Rio Grand! Mark Nelson describes the different colors you can achieve using various gold alloys. Plus he talks about the different types of gold plating and the legal definition of Vermeil. Thanks to Martha for suggesting

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Heavenly Bodies by Paul Koudouris

Last night I heard a wonderful lecture by Paul Koudounaris PhD. author of Empire of Death and his new book Heavenly Bodies, Spectacular Jeweled Skeletons. Who knew these wonderful masterpieces existed? I was first introduced to Paul’s work when I stumbled upon his first book Empire of Death last year in the book shop at

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Iris Apfel

I love Iris!

Bob Burket wax working

Hey everyone. The lovely Kate Richbourg is hosting Bob Burket in her studio for a two day wax working workshop. This is a great opportunity to learn from a master! Bob’s work is fantastic! This is one class I have to take! Hope to see you there. Click on this link to register. PLUS Check

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BABE_color_2013_coupon

Thinking about going to the BABE! Show in Oakland? Well here is a coupon! With the extra cash you might be able to buy a couple more beads! If you are at the show come up stairs to the classrooms and drop by and say hi! If you come during lunch we can chat plus

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