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artsyjana

artsyjana
Date Joined: August 21, 2007
Last Online: September 19, 2014
Birthday: April 11, 1982
Country: Canada
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About Me

I live in Canada (Canada Post is usually pretty slow.). I've moved back to my hometown after living away for 5 years.

I took a printmaking class a few years ago, and fell in love with etching! I have finally graduated from college last year, after 4 long years, studying jewellery and metals. I work mostly in sterling silver, sometimes in other metals. I love color. I love almost all forms of art and crafts, but especially art created with recycled objects. Making something beautiful out of trash is great!

I've been to a lot of concerts. Some of the people I've seen are Santana, Cheap Trick, C.C.R., The B-52's, Wide Mouth Mason, and Alice Cooper- in fact, I caught a drumstick from one of his drummers! I saw Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne 2 years ago. Ozzy's getting old, but he can still rock!

I went bungie jumping once. Scary, but amazing at the same time. I wear lots of little hoops in my ears, and have my nose pierced. I like body art, and have one tattoo of a star on my arm. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I have tons of art supplies, and although I do love to trade, I'm trying to use up what I have before accumulating more. (See my wish list to see what I can use)

I don't offend easily- except for when people are down right mean or intolerent. Swearing and nudity don't bother me. I'm not into cutesy stuff, but I don't hate it either. No offence to anyone, but I am NOT into kawaii.

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie EVER is Beetlejuice. I really like Tim Burton movies. I like the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and the Evil Dead trillogy. I love 70's and 80's horror movies. I don't like the horror movies that come out these days much though- too gorry. (Though 70's & 80's gore I appreciate).

Stuff I like

  • I love candy, but if anyone sends me anything edible, PLEASE make sure the ingredients are included as I have lots of allergies.
  • I love nature
  • Retro style stuff
  • Pop art. I really like Andy Warhol.
  • Weird art- saw a Picasso and a Dahli exibit 2 years ago. So cool!
  • I love Betsy Johnson. She's such a fun designer.
  • I really like cats
  • I love shiny things
  • I have a huge bead collection
  • I like fairies
  • I like images that are celestial, underwater like mermaids and fish, outerspace, dragonflies and butterflies
  • Anything rich in color.
  • I love fabric, especialy stuff you want to touch like velvet, satin, and lace
  • Polymer clay
  • I'm starting to alter things, and am currently builing a couple different shrines- one dedicated to Stonehenge, and one dedicated to faries
  • I ♥ Barbie
  • Stamping and printmaking
  • Bettie Page and other vintage style pin-up girls
  • Scratch and sniff stickers (I do not see these very often- if you send me any, you will definately get a heart!)
  • Day of the Dead stuff and skulls
  • Stars

Favorite Crafts

  • Paper making
  • Inchies- would love to be sent some made of polymer clay
  • ATC's, collage type stuff
  • Sometimes I'll paint on stuff- a table, fabric, sometimes I'll paint on found objects, my clothes
  • I like dyeing fabrics and playing with textiles and fibers
  • I have a huge bead collection and love playing with and trading them
  • Polymer clay is one of my all time favorite mediums, and is highly under valued
  • I am a jeweller/goldsmith, and I love soldering and I love recycling my scrap metal by melting it down to make new metal (I make by own sheet, and on occasion I'll also make my own wire). I really enjoy playing with the torch (hehe- fire!)
  • I know how to set stones, and have stones of almost every kind if anyone is looking for any in particular

Wish list

  • Polymer clay inchies
  • Icicle dolls
  • Lampwork beads, or handmade pendants/beads.
  • Seed beads (rounded kind- not the ones with rough edges- they cut the thread)
  • Goddess and Spirit type dolls, art dolls, charms, pendants, etc.
  • Moulds for making faces out of polymer clay
  • Alcohol inks (even an almost empty bottle- I really want to try it)
  • Altered art
  • Rubber stamps- looking for images of body parts (realistic looking). I like both purchased and handmade stamps
  • I really like art and handmade items, like jewellery, herbal soaps, handmade paper, hand dyed paper, mini shrines, stuff made from beeswax (LOVE the smell of it) etc.
  • I love ATC's (am working on filling up my second binder of them). I love the idea of having mini pieces of art from all over the world.
  • If anyone has a child who has outgrown their Barbies, I'd love some Barbie shoes or any other tiny plastic accessories
  • Also looking for any doll parts (faces, hands, etc.)
  • Scrap bits of sterling silver or other metals, stones, broken jewellery to take apart
  • Tiny plastic toys

Please do NOT send

  • Any sequins, buttons or fabric, as I am trying to use up what I already have before getting more (unless they feature stars or skulls).
  • Tea or coffee items
  • NO PEANUT PRODUCTS. All other nuts are okay though.
  • Itchy wool

Things I have to trade

  • Beads of almost every kind
  • Jewellery making supplies
  • Finished jewellery. Can make custom pieces (look at my deviant art for examples)
  • Stones (cabs, facetted, drilled)
  • Polymer clay
  • ATC's & ATC making supplies
  • Can make custom metal tags with words on them
  • Take a look at my flickr. There's a section of available items
  • Canadian coins (I also have a few British coins I could trade)
  • I have TONS of buttons
  • Lots of paper
  • Lots of art & craft supplies (if you're looking for something, ask and I just might have it)

Never received:

Ratings

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Comment: Never received anything.
slewis234 rated for It's Hammer Time! on Oct 30, 2011
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Comment: jana, thank you so much for the fabulous package! i just love the little "dancing bear" pendant you made and i already have it on a chain! i have plans for the other little tear drop copper pendant to go on a strand of beads i have and the wonderful little sterling circle - well i have wired onto it some genuine sapphire beads i have and it looks so beautiful and dainty. i just love them all and thank you so much for making such a special package for me. I love the handmade card you wrote on as well, it's quite lovely. I hope you had fun with the swap and maybe we can do it again sometime.
yesh rated for Private Day of the dead swap on Oct 29, 2011
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Comment: Thank you very much for the fantastic shrine, it was nice to swap with you!
heather76 rated for Halloween Swap on Oct 28, 2011
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Comment: It arrived today, thanks!
AubreyD rated for Dia de los muertos chunky ATCs on Oct 26, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. I like what you did with the beads.
Mareree10 rated for Fall atc on Sep 22, 2011
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Comment: Thank you what a special card and atc!
Response: Thanks for hosting this swap!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC's and thanks for joining the swap too :-)
Mareree10 rated for Handmade notecards on Jul 28, 2011
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Comment: Yay they finally got here!!!! Good olde Canada Post. lol Thank you, they are very pretty and I will have to use them in my next swap!
winterfallen rated for Music: Strong Women *Edited* on Jul 18, 2011
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Paige1900 rated for Private swap: artsyjana & Taco5518 on Jul 12, 2011
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Comment: Adorable - Thank you for swapping with me.
nasreen rated for Treasures of the Sea on Jul 12, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for my lovely ATC's and I specially love the envelopes you used, so unique!
Response: I found the envelopes in China Town when I was visiting Toronto. When I saw you liked oriental things, I thought they'd be perfect for you. If it wasn't so expensive to send to Africa, I'd have sent more stuff! Maybe some day we could do a small private swap. I'd love some coins from your country.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely FB comments
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Comment: Thanks for stopping by Jana.
oreon rated for Junk Oracle ~ #1 on Jun 21, 2011
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Comment: Amazing junk oracle collection. Thank you so much!
Greenwoodtree rated for Goddess Matchbox Shrine on Jun 1, 2011
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Comment: Thanks Jana - I really like the little owl you made :)
Response: Thanks! This was a neat swap. I'm glad it finally arrived- I was worried it had gotten lost in the mail.
Mareree10 rated for ATC swap- senders choice on May 16, 2011
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Comment: The yellow snow one IS funny!! Thank you.
TraySeeH rated for Fairy Series swap: Spring fairy on May 10, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the really cute fairy atc.
BeckyG56 rated for April Stash Bust - 2nd Annual! on May 5, 2011
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Comment: Thanks so so much for ALL the goodies in my envelope! You are so generous with the papers,buttons,fabric,ribbons-so much!! I know I left something out,but its greatly apreciated!
beinguided rated for Zentangle ATC on Mar 20, 2011
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Comment: thanks...nice zentangles
RachelScissorhands rated for Zetti Halloween ATCs on Nov 3, 2010
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Comment: Thank you, I love it!!

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Comments

MINImalist on Dec 12, 2011:

Hope you are doing okay! Please drop me a line about the bLACKlISTED swap when you get a chance...

heavenscreations on Nov 29, 2011:

just wondering if you got my Halloween Swap yet. I sent it Oct 17th. Living in the same province I figured you would have by now

joppagirl on Nov 4, 2011:

Thanks for the great beaded bracket for the CPS tag. It's a perfect fit.

wolfeagle on Nov 1, 2011:

hdd

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

Toupti on Jul 4, 2011:

I just want to say

for the wish granted from my wishlist. I'll surely find good use for these =D

Marryth on Jun 28, 2011:

Thank you for the goodies towards my CPG June wishes - I appreciate you thinking of me, and shall put them to good use! :D

Toupti on Jun 5, 2011:

So sorry for the loss of your cat. I had to put mine down 2 years ago and sometimes, I still miss her.

Thanks for the book about dreams for the tag, I just received it. Can't wait to find time to read it.

slewis234 on Jun 1, 2011:

so sorry to hear about joey, i know it's a hard thing to do. he will be in your heart forever.

OrigamiGrace on May 4, 2011:

Thank you for an awesome wish from the Cheap Postage Group wishlist game - I'm stashing up for summer fun!

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