Monday, May 10, 2010

Featured Artist May 8th - 15th: Haffina

Jennifer of Haffina is about as awesome as they come! An Aussie Mum to 5 kids, she also rangles multiple sites and shops including being "Guildmaster to the ArtFire Chainmaille Guild, a member of the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild, The ArtFire Cafemom Team, Australians on Fire Guild, the We Love ArtFire Guild and a columnist for the Craft Techniques Department of handmadenews.org." Not enough for you? She also administors on Alundra's Conundrum, moderates for our very own Handmade Artists Forum and is an active member of BeadingForum.com.au. While you may or may not be impressed with that listing of titles please take a look at the diversity of creations she presents:  These include beadweaving, chainmaille on both a regular scale (shown) and microscale, polymer clay beads (featured in the second chainmaille item) and knitting. I was also thrilled to see that her talents are not limited to herself, her mum occasionally helps with her speedy knitting skills and 3 of her sons, twin 13 yr olds and a 10 yr old have taken it upon themselves to open their own shops with minimal help from her. How awesome is that? I would love to help my kids do that when they get a touch bigger. Go travel down the rabbit hole, fall into her world of creativity and enjoy your stay! Here's a listing of her links for easy traveling: Blog: HaffinaCreations Artfire shop #1: BeadsByHaffina #2: HaffinaCreations Etsy: HaffinaAgain HAFshop: Haffina Zibbet: HaffinaAgain and several FB pages: BeadsByHaffina HaffinaCreations HaffinaAgain


9 comments:

Larissa said...

Great post, and great diverse items to feature!

Haffina said...

Thank you for the lovely post!

MakinTheBestOfIt said...

Wonderful...can't imagine having the energy to keep up with all that! Great picks from an amazing artist.

jewelry by NaLa said...

It must be wonderful to be that talented and full of energy ... very nice article!

twiddletoes said...

Talent and dedication all in one package! I'd pay to know how she juggles everything. :)

Kim said...

Wow, it all impresses me - there's one very busy woman! What beautiful work & I just love that Jennifer's family is so involved. I really enjoy your features, Kris. You always choose such talented artists - very inspiring & your enthusiasm is catching!

DreamBubbles said...

Kim,

FYI I get alot of my enthusiasm from all the artists that comment on my blog, both in and out of my ring (Yes that includes you!). If you are every having a "ho-hum" kinda day you might start rotating through the blogs. We all love comments and are more then happy to have you stop by, or join the ring ;) I hope you are doing well and thank you so much for reading :)

Kazumi said...

Beautiful pieces! Amazing artist!

Handmade Artists' Forum said...

That blue beaded piece is stunning!
HAF