Monday, August 13, 2012

Barbe Saint John's Awesome Shrines + a Giveaway


Hey everyone! I have some amazing eye candy to share with you today from the uber talented Barbe Saint John. Barbe played with some of our Shrine Kits, and her pieces are SUPER COOL. Not unlike Barbe herself!


Barbe Saint John is a mixed media artist, teacher and author. Her passion for jewelry began when she was 3 yrs old and allowed to play with her Grandmothers jewelry box. Since then, she has studied, collected and made jewelry in many mediums, but is currently focused on mixed media, narrative art jewelry. She works like an urban archaeologist, constantly on the hunt for old, forgotten, discarded, broken, rusted, orphaned and things considered worthless. When combined these bits meld and come to life like a phoenix rising from the ashes with a story and energy all their own.

She is the creator and coauthor of “1000 Steampunk Inventions” and has had her designs published in various jewelry craft magazines and books such as Steampunk Style Jewelry, Art in Motion, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire, Industrial Chic Project Guides for Michaels, and much more!

To learn more about Barbe and her work, you can visit her Blog, Personl Website, Etsy Shop, or connect with her on Facebook. Barbe has been a friend and inspiration to me for quite some time and I'm honored to share her work. Let's see what she made shall we?




































Here is an example of one of Barbe's finished necklaces. "A Beautiful Mind". Stunning!

Thank you for letting me share your fantastic work Barbe. Truly an inspiration!
If you live in the Cleveland area, you will definitely want to take a class with Barbe at Small Studio, where she teaches often.



On a side note, I've also been listing more new goodies  in the shop like these swoon worthy vintage shoe tags in several delicious colors.

How about another GIVEAWAY!
Simply leave a comment on this post and let Barbe and I know which shrine sample is your favorite! After we get back from Create on August 26th, I'll announce the winner. Winner will receive a set of 30 vintage shoe tags. If you are also a Facebook fan I'll include some extras too. Let me know if you are a fan in your comment. There is still time to enter the Skull Bead Giveaway too. Both winners will be announced on the 26th. Good luck! xo

AND guess what, you could win one of Barbe's shrines that are featured above. Go leave a comment HERE on her blog for a chance!

45 comments:

  1. I especially love the Head Trinket Shrine kit but they are all amazing. Re: Barbe's work- The Beautiful Mind piece calls to me. Wonderful work as usual Barbe! And way to go RCAG for supplying us with such creative goodies to play with!

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  2. I have 2 favs the tiny coffin with tiny frozen charlotte. and the mini mason gear and extra mini mason gear...her connecting piece almost looks like the eiffel tower! Great work Barbe!

    Thanks for the opportunity! yes i am a FB fan, as well as blog follower and customer. Safe trip home!
    Susan

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  3. I love the heart house trinket shrine! Anything with wings is cool in my book! Also fan on FB~ Shelly

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  6. I love the heart house trinket shrine! Anything with wings is cool in my book! Also fan on FB~ Shelly

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  7. Of course the Tiny Trinket Coffin Shrine is my fave. Pink AND creepy, double awesome! Facebook fan here1 :O)

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  8. I think they are all truly wonderful and unique. It is a bit hard to select a favorite, in love with all of them. But since I must choose, I think the egg shrine with the square inside with the two adorable lovebirds would have to be my favorite. I just can't get over how tiny they are.

    Elaine Allen

    P.S. Facebook Fan too

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  9. My favorite is the head trinket shrine. I really need to get some of those to play with, such possibilities. Facebook fan too!

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  10. These are so cool! Hard to pick but I guess I would choose the head trinket shrine kit.

    Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  11. I couldn't pick just one! I love the Beautiful Mind necklace and the coffin shrine and the steampunk gear necklace. I am also a facebook fan.

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  12. The circle shrine trinket is my favorite but I love those masonite gears as well! Beautiful creations! Very fun! I am a FB fan as well!

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  13. Love love love the masonite gear necklace! Awesome!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  14. I love the head trinket shrine the best, but they all are amazing! Let Barb knows she ROCKS!!!! I'm an FB fan, too! :)

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  15. Great look! Very easy to read and navigate!

    And Barbe? She's wonderful. How fun that she's doing art for you....lucky everyone!

    I really like all the samples that Barbe made but guess I would pick the Head Trinket Shrine because it is WAY TOO funky!

    Oh, shoe tags! swoonnnnnnnnn

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  16. Thanks for allowing me to play with your AWESOME products!! And thank you all for your comments, I appreciate them all. I hope that my creations will inspire you all to try these shrines and create some amazing art of your own!

    xoxoxo
    Barbe

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  17. What a fantastic opportunity. The shrines are wonderful and I especially like the flaming heart shrine.

    Kristin

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  18. Love, love the heads! I'm a FB fan and think your products are very ingenious.

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  19. The Circle Egg Trinket Shrine is my favorite. It is so pretty. I am a FB fan too.

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  20. I love them all except the baby coffin shrine, have to say this upset me. But the rest are brilliant. x

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  21. The square egg trinket is my fave, but they're all fabulous. Love your work, Barbe. I'm a fb fan and follower of Retro Cafe Art. Ty for the giveaway.

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  22. I just love the head trinket shrine kit with the phrenology head and bingo number! FAV!
    I am a fan on Facebook!

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  23. Barbe's work is just amazing! :)

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  24. I can't even take how cool these babies are! Love 'em!!

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  25. I like the house heart shrine. I do think the necklace with the head shrine is cool!

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  26. I love, love, love the Heart House Trinket Shrine! Way to go, Barbe! Beautiful work as always! Marilyn

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  27. LOVE all of these but my favorite is the Heart Bird Trinket Shrine. I think it's all the bling.

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  28. Barbe has a rare ability to see the world in such an unique multi-dimentional way that each piece she creates is a gift to be admired.

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  29. My favorite is the circle shrine with the shell.

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  30. I love, love the heart shrine next favorite is the circle shrine.
    Barbs truly is amazing!

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  31. Circle Egg Trinket Shrine is the one I really like but I love them all. I am tweeting and putting on FB.

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  32. My favorite is.... the Circle Shrine Trinket and Masonite Gear LOVE Steampunk!!!! Barbe is very talented!!!! I am a FB fan Also... love your shrines!

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  33. I love the pink coffin shrine with the little frozen Charlotte! Very nice bling factor!
    I just found you on FB and I just placed my first order! I must play along with the coffin ATC swap!

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  34. Oh this is bad - just ordered yesterday and now I want the head shrine kit too, lol.

    That is my fav when you read the "typewriter key" before (B4) it makes you think of what else you could add...

    I am now a facebook fan too.

    Oh and the coffin was too cute too!

    Kathy

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  35. My fave is the Tiny Trinket Coffin! Pink, frozen charlottes, rhinestones bling, time pasts...Fantabulous, Barbe!! LoVe, LOve, LoVE iT!!

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  36. love them all but the little coffin really calls to me. i need to head on over to etsy.

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  37. Wonderful work Barbe! I truly love them all. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your creations!

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  38. A FAVORITE? OMGoodness! How about your favorite, that would be inspiration, and see what I can aspire too! Your work is amazing, I am always intrigued! Thank you for the opportunity! Off to 'share'!

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  39. I have several favorites, but if I have to pick one it's the glitter flaming heart.

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  40. They are all wonderful and if I have to pick a favorite, it would be the bird heart trinket shrine. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

    Michele

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  41. Barbe is amazing. I love what she has done with the Head Shrine kit. I missed that kit when I placed my order yesterday. Bummer.

    Anyways, my favorite is the "B4" head shrine.

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  42. I'm such a dweeb. Of course I am a Facebook fan and a blog follower.

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  43. The Artists Bucket on FB, Barbara LaneSeptember 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    I love the Roses, those collage sheets are beautiful ! Maybe wrap the box with that beautiful necklace ?! Yes, I am on FaceBook, and I " liked " your page..a long time ago !

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