Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wind Chime, Mixed Media, Beach Style Glass with Marbles

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Mixed media art wind chime
Five copper chimes with a beach stone clapper
Hammered copper windsail
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I finally got around to making some more of the ever popular mixed media kaleidoscope wind chimes. These are like my regular kaleidoscope wind chimes, but with the addition of some colourful marbles. They look really nice with the sun shining through from behind, especially in the morning and late afternoon, when the sun is low in the sky.

These measure about 45 inches long, from the top of the handcrafted copper loop hanger to the bottom of the hammered copper windsail.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Driftwood Necklace Earring Set

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Necklace Driftwood Copper Beach Stone with Earrings
Driftwood handcrafted necklace with beach pebbles and copper and matching earrings. The final set on my new jewelry website: 
(Coast Copper is no longer active, but you can special order through my contact page on Coast Chimes)

My new website, Coast Copper, is now finished. It consist of a small selection of unique artist-made necklace and earring sets: each completely handcrafted, entirely one-of-a-kind. These are not made with commercial beads etc., and merely assembled: I made all the primary components by hand.

And the best news is that I have drastically reduced the prices on most sets. I decided I would rather sell a few more sets than make more per set, and also, why not give people a good deal? It's nice to offer such unique, handmade works for such a great price.

That said, the prices are introductory, and may change (read, go up) as the site becomes more popular.

Why not check out the neat Coverflow Page, where you can see all the sets quickly. If you see a set you like, or want more information about, just click on the coverflow image and you will be taken to the description page, where there is also a larger picture.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Necklace and Earring Set, Hammered Copper

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Necklace earring set hammered copper
An example of the stunning handcrafted artist-designed necklace and earring sets now available on my new website:

I've almost finished (until the first major revision!) my new website, Coast Copper, and I have enjoyed some very nice feedback. This is a small collection of unique handcrafted copper and beach stone necklace and earring sets.

Recently I added a Coverflow page to make browsing a snap. If you have ever used iTunes, you probably are familiar with Coverflow. Each image on my Coverflow page is linked to the page where you will find a larger image, a description, and a secure buy button (through PayPal).

If you have already had a look at the site, you may like to check back to see the new, (hopefully) improved color scheme. All prices include shipping and insurance, and satisfaction is completely guaranteed.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Coast Copper, New Jewelry Website

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Flowing Copper Necklace with Matching Earrings
Visit Coast Copper for Handcrafted Artist-designed Jewelry

A sister website to Coast Chimes is now up and running: Coast Copper.

Artist Tim Kline has created a very limited edition of necklaces with matching earrings. Using his years of experience working with copper and stone producing original designs for the home and garden, he now offers some astonishing, one-of-a-kind necklace and earring sets.

Like his home and garden creations, these are not to be found anywhere else. This jewelry is completely handcrafted, totally original.

To see seven unique necklace and earring sets, visit Coast Copper.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Amazing Rain Chain

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Special Order
7 Foot long Blue Glass and Copper Rain Chain
Pacific Driftwood top Section

I enjoy doing custom work, special orders. Especially when the customer is super nice (most are), and even more so when they allow a great deal of artistic freedom. Making the above pictured rain chain was labor intensive (my blue glass is the hardest to work with), but pleasure too. The customer described in general terms what she was thinking of, and then told me to use my skill and imagination-- there was no looking over my shoulder.

The real pleasure came when I completed the piece, because my wife, who is rather use to my work after fourteen years and does not get too excited about it most of the time, went on and on about how beautiful this one was. Then, after emailing photographs to the customer, her reaction was very sweet-- so excited!

Custom designs can really be rewarding, when you manage to fulfil the customer's dreams, or, in this case, go beyond those dreams, as she said.