Feb 1, 2013
by Stephanie Madewell
Metal and glass, water and flame. In this great short video, jeweler Mark Poulin of marmar shares how all of these elements come together to create a unique handmade Valentine.
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Valerie from valeriestitchery said 6 years ago Featured
Amazing! These videos, and this one in particular, show the many steps (and sometimes tedium) that go into handmade arts and crafts. My best friend Ester is an incredible potter and when I've gone to work with her, it's not all magic and fun. There's a lot of trimming excess clay and wiping down rough edges with a sponge. A lot of people don't understand how many hours it takes just to create one piece. Like farming. The number of hours that go into raising a chicken that produces an egg, or raising a plant that produces a vegetable, it's just incredible.
Kathy Johnson from kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago
Very creative! Your items are very pretty! Congratulations!
Megan from MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago
Such beautiful work!
Prudence from amothersgarden said 6 years ago
my favorite seller by far. fantastic work. nice to see you in action!
dreamyvintage from dreamyvintage said 6 years ago
LOVE it!! congrats your shop is lovely :)
Amy Gunderson from amysfunkyfibers said 6 years ago
So fun! I know it didn't take you only 2 minutes to make one :) Thank you for sharing your work!
IKA PARIS from ikabags said 6 years ago
Thanks for sharing !
Donna Kohler from TreadleLady said 6 years ago
I love to see pros at work! Great video, have to watch it again. Thanks.
JD Kohler from ParisCabinet said 6 years ago
Nice work! Love the creativity and combination of materials.
Julie DeGroot from JewelsInTheGarden said 6 years ago
Love this ~ Wonderful work Mark! My 2 favorite mediums to work with, glass & metal ~ Thanks for a peek inside your studio
Nice work! Love the creativity of combination of materials.
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Love the creativity and combination of materials.
sherry truitt from sherrytruitt said 6 years ago
Cheri Holland from PhotographybyCheri said 6 years ago
Nice work! Very creative idea.
Marsha Bourquin from bagsbyhags45 said 6 years ago
This is so very neat! Great Job!!!!
Heather from ReleafPaper said 6 years ago
Oh wow, gorgeous. Now I want a whole FLEET of those.
admirerofdreams from admirerofdreams said 6 years ago
I discovered Mark's shops about a month ago, and I have to say that you have picked a fabulous artist to feature here. I love how his creativity is so diversified; his skill level is something to be admired.
Rory Mosman from FeatherKeeper said 6 years ago
Very cool! I enjoyed watching the steps and use of tools. Nothing like a workroom in use to tell the story. Congrats and good luck.
Julie Goolsby from TurtleGirlQuilts said 6 years ago
Ashley Mary Dunlop from Heart2HomeCreations said 6 years ago
wow thats so awesome i love it! congrats on all of your hard work! <3
Katrina Alana from KatrinaAlana said 6 years ago
This is so adorable! Love the custom arrows.
Jane Priser from JanePriserArts said 6 years ago
Amazing and wonderful!!!! YES!
LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 6 years ago
Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said 6 years ago
Marni from rebourne said 6 years ago
I love watching another artist work!
Goyaclé and Jess from WarpathArchery said 6 years ago
gotta love the simplicity of sheet metal, copper tubing and wire. Home Depot - home of crafting
Scott from vinylclockwork said 6 years ago
Very Unique I like it
JoyceAlice from JoyceAlice2 said 6 years ago
So cool! Love your jewelry and so neat to watch the process!
jude McConkey from judeMcConkeyPhotos said 6 years ago
so cool to see Mark at work! He was one of the first Etsy artists I purchased from when I opened my shop.. very cool :)
D George from GeorgieGirlLLC said 6 years ago
Wonderful video. Love your Love Arrows!
Carolyn S. Miller from AutumnLeavesJewelry said 6 years ago
Sweet video! Love the sounds too!
Emily Wirt from emwi said 6 years ago
What an awesome idea!
Julie Schnebelen from OurFrontYard said 6 years ago
Nice to see a crafter crafting! Such Cute Arrows!!
aressa from OriginalBridalHanger said 6 years ago
Adorable...Who would have thought the little arrows would be popular?
Jenna Smith from QuietTimeJewelry said 6 years ago
Love to see someone bring everyday objects to life ~ thank you for sharing!
Katrina Balling from ballandchain said 6 years ago
VINTAGE NOW from ESTATENOW said 6 years ago
Great Gift ideas.
Jaclyn Doremus from TheLandofCraft said 6 years ago
Tracy from designlab443 said 6 years ago
Love to watch the process, lovely!
Clarice Booth from RECCIEatETSY said 6 years ago
Clever ideas, love these pieces and enjoyed the video.
Monica from ThreeBarDGifts said 6 years ago
I loved watching this video! Thanks and much success to you!
CHRISTINE SHMISTEEN from TheArtOfFinerThings said 6 years ago
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Douglas Tuck from VintageRelics2u said 6 years ago
Very inspirational to see an artist at work. Thanks!
b er from allapples said 6 years ago
so good !!!
Jane E Roberti from janeeroberti said 6 years ago
what a fun item!
and I am coveting your anvil....
Arina Kushnir from bariand said 6 years ago
newhopebeading from newhopebeading said 6 years ago
amazingly cool! Thank you for sharing :)
FreakyPeas from FreakyPeas said 6 years ago
love all those tools!
Purva from Morado said 6 years ago
Love watching the process of an artist! these videos are always inspiring. Off to get an arrow for myself :)
Hendri . from butikonline83 said 6 years ago
This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses. Youve got a design here thats not too flashy, but makes a statement as big as what youre saying. Great job, indeed.
Michele Wyckoff-Smith from WyckoffSmith said 6 years ago
I have tool envy: guillotine, anvil, etc. great video. Thanks for sharing.
Rachel from PeppersJewelry said 6 years ago
These are cute! Thanks for showing us your work!
Chaitali from MonisSecretGarden said 6 years ago
These are not just any Love Arrows, this is true PASSION!
Awesome video. Thanks for sharing.
SiriusWhimsy said 6 years ago
I've had one of these arrows for close to 10 years! One of my favorite things on display.
Bizzie from BizzieLizzieHandmade said 6 years ago
TOTALLY awesome video!! Enthralled! Thanks for sharing!