Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Art Poll

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So my question of the day is for all artists, whether you draw or bead or are a chef or whatever your art is…How do you sign your work? (or do you sign it?) Above is how my beaded brooches look, I sign a strip of Tyvek with archival ink.  I would love to find some ways to make a metal tag, so far I have not found anything affordable. 

This can be very personal.  I can’t wait to read your answers in the comments.


  1. Have you considered hand-stamping nice base metal tags? It wouldn't be your cool hand-writing, but each tag would be unique/original. (I just bought a tiny stamping set for only $13 on sale at Fire Mtn.)

  2. that sounds really fun, I wonder about the time commitment to making the little tags like that, though. But wouldn't know how long they would take until I try it.

  3. Beth, I use a paint pen to sign on the ultra suede. I have pieces that I wear a lot that the signature has held up for several years. I like the idea of the tiny stamped tag though. Happy beading.

  4. I like YOUR idea of signing on Tyvek is archival ink. Wouldn't work for metal jewelry, but it's neat otherwise. Like Char, I sign on Ultrasuede backing, if I've used it. Sometimes I use thread embroidery in an inconspicuous way. Sometimes (actually, most of the time) I don't sign. I guess for me the process of making it is what is by far the most important thing. Beyond that, I don't much care about its future. Odd, huh?

  5. I'm with Robin. The process is more important to me than the product. So that means I don't bother to sign things, especially small things. I often give beaded ornaments to family and close friends. Those I usually don't bother to sign. I have tried to inconspicuously sign the few things I've sold.

    And to continue with the thought that the process is more important than the product, I haven't made a completed product out of the three years of BJP I've finished. Maybe someday.
    Marty S
    Crackpot Beader