I've of course been meaning to add a few new (to me) artists whose work I admire (more than admire really). Can you say LOVE IT!!!
I think I first saw Irina's work on the Bead & Button's Show site scrolling through the classes being offered. I've taken art clay silver classes and love it. I have a whole fishing tackle box waiting for me to start some more pieces. I wonder how long the clay lasts ?
She has even added the latest steampunk fashion to many of her pieces, like the one in the picture above which came from Bead & Button's Show site, and that she will be teaching there this year.
Her wire work is also perfect. Her blog is fantastic...http://eclecticabeads.blogspot.com
She and her husband sell her creations at their site...http://www.ecleticabeads.com