Meet Our Newest Client: Artisan Stephanie Ponder

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2011 — Inkandescent Public Relations new client, artisan Stephanie Ponder of Seattle, WA says she has always liked to keep her hands busy.

“I’ve cycled through latch hook rugs, bubble gum wrapper chains, cross stitch, knitting and finally the pendants and other pieces made with resin,” she shares. “But when I saw examples of resin on Scrabble tiles, I knew it was something I had to try making. In the last couple of years, I’ve battled with errant bubbles, resin that doesn’t cure, and paper that isn’t sealed properly. Nonetheless, each imperfect piece was a learning opportunity.”

Today, she has mastered the art of adhering art to Scrabble tiles. “It’s amazing to see how an image will read when it’s reproduced in such a small format. It doesn’t hurt that the resin helps images pop. It’s also fun to see the effects of a little well-placed glitter.”

The result of her effort is a collection of fun and easy-to-wear pendants, hair clips, pins, bracelets, and earrings. It’s the art of featuring art on jewelry, and her work includes images from birds and pin-ups, to butterflies and fun geometric designs. “If it were up to me, it would be all hedgehogs, squids, and sightings of Bigfoot,” she admits. “But I do try to appeal to as many tastes as possible.”

She has found that the tiles work really well with photos that have been resized. So if that’s what you fancy, send her an image of your favorite piece of art, your husband (or wife), your new baby, college grad, or your grandma, and she’ll create an original work of art for you to wear or share.

The tiles start out at $10 each—or three for $20. Bracelets are $15 and the big hair barrettes are $25. See those below. To order, send me an email at seponder@hotmail.com.