Thursday, April 23, 2009

Angel Company Policies

There has been some talk on other art bead blogs recently about copyrights. In the world of clay, an artist will sometimes use objects to texture the clay like a leaf, a feather, lace, or even rubber stamps. In regards to using rubber stamps on clay, the artist can use them free of any copyrights unless they are intending to sell the pottery piece at which time copyrights from the manufacturer of the stamp will come into play. Each manufacturer will have different copyright policies, so you better know what they are before you stamp that clay.

I found a long time ago that some companies are what is termed Angel companies. This means that they have copyright policies which DO allow the artist to sell their artwork using the image from the stamp in their art, so long as the item is not mass produced, but made by the individual hands of the artist. Most that I have found will list their policy on their website. So the next time you find a great rubber stamp image to use in your clay beads, Be safe and make sure you know that it is manufactured by an Angel company
If you don't want to be bothered by copyright infringement, make your own designs. Jennifer at Jangles this morning in her blog, mentioned that she has found a great non-profit company named Ready Stamps that will turn your drawings and doodles into rubber stamps. I think this is fantastic. I can't wait to have the time to start drawing.

Some Angel companies
All Night Media
Inque Boutique

The EXACT Angel policy may vary from company to company.Some companies may limit the quantity of projects stamped.If you have any questions please contact that particular company for the correct answer.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Best Use of a Weed

Good Morning. I am getting ready to go to work at the International Furniture Market, so this is a short blog, but I wanted to show you my best use of those springtime weeds that are growing by leaps and bounds with all the rain we have had in this part of the woods. I am not sure what kind of plant this is but it makes a gorgeous pattern when pressed into porcelain clay. I really enjoy making these pendants. The one I have chosen to picture is in the marine blue glaze.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Beads 2009 Magazine

I am very excited to announce that TGL Designs' beads will be featured in the editor's picks section of Beads 2009 magazine due to hit the newstands later this month. I sent them my colored porcelain animal print pillow beads and my porcelain roses. I am very anxious to get my hands on a copy of this magazine. This will be the first of many more publications, I hope, that will include my designs between it's covers. I must run for now to my bi-annual job at the International Furniture Market in High Point, NC.
Ta Ta for now

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Red Envelopes Project

This is something I have just learned about. I think it is a fantastic, awesome, and terrific idea. Send the president a red empty envelope to represent a human life that was aborted. A life stopped short of contributing to our world and showering those it would have touched with blessings. You can go to the Red Envelope Project to learn more.

Color Changes

Today, it is raining like crazy outside. It is hard to get motivated to work. I have been playing around with my blog colors and learning more about the tools inside blogger. com. So my blog may change colors until I find something I like. Hopefully, I can get back to work making new jewelry pieces. I have to get ready for upcoming shows by increasing my inventory.