A New Monthly Feature Presenting the Heart of Our Tribe. Guest Ambassadors are chosen from the Relics & Artifacts® Tribe on Facebook. The team regularly combs through the many shared innovative, creative and awe inspiring projects. Membership has its perks, why miss out on so much inspiration and a chance to be invited as a Guest Ambassador!
A beautiful chandelier created by none other than Martha DeGroat Richardson, our very first Guest Ambassador for RELICS & ARTIFACTS®. Let's get to know Martha and her work.
"I consider myself a jack of all arts, mixed-media, altered art, art journaling, doodling, lettering, scrapbooking, fabric arts, and jewelry making just to name a few. I’m a technique junkie and love learning about new techniques and new products. I’m also a techie who loves using various social media platforms. My biggest problem is NOT having enough time to do it all!"
Take a closer look at this spectacular chandelier and find out how Martha came up with such a visually stunning piece.
'I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living.' -Anais Nin
"The inspiration for many of my projects comes from a life long love of the beach, water and the sparkly little gifts that are offered up at low tide. After all these years I've realized that I'm really a mermaid.
The chandelier is the beginning of my undersea world and showcases many of my found beach treasures. The luminous quality of Mother of Pearl led to the creation of a faux MOP paper that became the basis for the various RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Chandelier Pendants used in this project.
This piece is my celebration of the enchantment of the sea."
Martha's debut post as a Guest Ambassador leaves us longing for refreshing sea breezes that can only be brought in on salty waves. Thank you for your Wondrous Contribution Martha!
“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.”― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gifts From the Sea
Don't you just love that mother of pearl finish? Martha has put together a snazzy Snappguide tutorial that shows how she achieved that luxurious finish. Also, be sure to visit Martha's Blog for more of her inspiring work.
Relics & Artifacts® Chandelier Pendants I
Relics & Artifacts® Chandelier Pendants II
Relics & Artifacts® Chandelier Pendants III
Relics & Artifacts® Chandelier Pendants IV
Relics & Artifacts® Chandelier Pendants V
VerDay Paint 2oz Kit
Prima Wood Chandelier
Prima Color Spray Glistening Waves
Prima Christine Adolph Rub Ons
Prima Rub On Foils
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Paint (Rose-Gold, Green-Gold, Violet-Gold, Blue-Gold)
Chipboard Coral Cut-outs (Retro Cafe Art Gallery)
Chipboard Seaweed Cut-outs (Retro Cafe Art Gallery)
Chipboard Sand Dollars (Retro Cafe Art Gallery)
Shells (Retro Cafe Art Gallery)
Brass Charms (Retro Cafe Art Gallery)
Glitter (Retro Cafe Art Gallery)
Micro Beads (Retro Cafe Art Gallery)
Coral, pearls, crystals and baubles