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Andrew Thornton
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Earring Break...
I've been obsessed with making rings lately... but I took a break to make this pair of earrings.  I made hammered rings, soldered them closed, and added the bezel-set amber cabochons.  I then made balled headpins and made earwires.  I think they've got a re...
I've been obsessed with making rings lately... but I took a break to make this pair of earrings.  I made hammered rings, soldered them closed, and added the bezel-set amber cabochons.  I then made balled headpins and made ear...
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Brave Angel 2 Special Challenge SOLD OUT...
On the heels of selling out the first run of Brave Angel Special Challenge kits, we created another batch!   Brave Angel 2 Special Challenge Design Kits have sold out as well! Many thanks to everyone who purchased a kit!  They sold out SO FAST!  We apprecia...
On the heels of selling out the first run of Brave Angel Special Challenge kits, we created another batch!  Brave Angel 2 Special Challenge Design Kits have sold out as well! Many thanks to everyone who purchased a kit!  They...
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Inspired by Reading August Blog Hop...
For August, we read, "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern.  The novel is about a duel between two wizards, played out through opponents staged in a fantastical traveling circus.  At the heart of the book is a forbidden romance.  All of the participants ag...
For August, we read, "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern.  The novel is about a duel between two wizards, played out through opponents staged in a fantastical traveling circus.  At the heart of the book is a forbidden roma...
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Five Years Ago...
It's sometimes hard to find the right words.  There are so many words.  I find myself saying a thousand things, rambling almost, about everything.  The weather.  The phase of the moon.  But I am reluctant to say anything about the bump I've found.  It's sor...
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My Dilemma...
I began this post thinking of blog post titles.  At first I thought, "The Artist's Dilemma" ?  Or maybe, "The Introvert's Dilemma" ?  I even considered, "Libra Dilemmas" .  But really, without over generalizing, it should be, "My Dilemma" . Recently I've be...
I began this post thinking of blog post titles.  At first I thought, "The Artist's Dilemma"?  Or maybe, "The Introvert's Dilemma"?  I even considered, "Libra Dilemmas".  But really, without over generalizing, it should be, "M...
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Brave Angel Special Challenge SOLD OUT...
This has to be a record!  We sold out of the Brave Angel Special Challenge kits in record time!  Many thanks to everyone who purchased a kit and are planning to participate!  We appreciate your support and willingness to share breast cancer awareness.  Mark...
This has to be a record!  We sold out of the Brave Angel Special Challenge kits in record time!  Many thanks to everyone who purchased a kit and are planning to participate!  We appreciate your support and willingness to shar...
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Diamond Two is Posted Connie has posted the second section of her free SAL.  There's still plenty of time to join in on all the fun!  She also added a new free pattern this week.  Be sure to check that out as well! Art Bead Scene Check out this sweet summer...
Diamond Two is Posted Connie has posted the second section of her free SAL.  There's still plenty of time to join in on all the fun!  She also added a new free pattern this week.  Be sure to check that out as well! Art Bead S...
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Doll Experiment Wrap Up Malibu Barbie is back to give a wrap up of the doll crafting experimentation – good and bad! Whiten Yellowed Plastic Do you know how easy it is to whiten plastic yellowed by age?  Eileen demonstrates on her Ott task lamp and Braun ju...
Doll Experiment Wrap Up Malibu Barbie is back to give a wrap up of the doll crafting experimentation – good and bad! Whiten Yellowed Plastic Do you know how easy it is to whiten plastic yellowed by age?  Eileen demonstrates o...
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New Finishes on Porcelain Pendants...
A few months ago, I created a series called, "Cosmic Relics".  It furthered my experimentation with surface treatments on porcelain.  I was most interested in adding metallics and iridescent finishes. To make them is quite the process.  First, I carve all t...
A few months ago, I created a series called, "Cosmic Relics".  It furthered my experimentation with surface treatments on porcelain.  I was most interested in adding metallics and iridescent finishes. To make them is quite th...
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Lovely write-up of Ligonier in the Washington Magazine! 
A great small town offers some quirky charms for a weekend away.
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Brave Angel 2 Special Challenge...
Once we sold out of the Brave Angel Special Challenge kits, we received several requests to post more kits.  Because this cause means so much to us, we decided to do it!  And thusly, we created Brave Angel 2 . As you can tell, it has pretty much the same co...
Once we sold out of the Brave Angel Special Challenge kits, we received several requests to post more kits.  Because this cause means so much to us, we decided to do it!  And thusly, we created Brave Angel 2. As you can tel...
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The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton The July selection for the Inspired by Reading Book Club was, "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell.  See what the participants were moved to create after reading the book! Do you suffer from Craft Room Envy?  Embrace your S...
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton The July selection for the Inspired by Reading Book Club was, "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell.  See what the participants were moved to create after reading the book! Do you suffer from ...
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Artist, Writer, Jewelry Designer
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Artist, Writer, Jewelry Designer, present
  • Cosi Inc.
  • 'Wichcraft
  • Interweave Press
  • Allegory Gallery
    Creative Director/Consultant
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Bolivar, PA
Previously
Winter Park, FL - New York, NY - Asheville, NC - Oviedo, FL - Bolivar, PA
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Artist, Writer, Jewelry Designer
Introduction

Andrew Thornton is a professional fine artist who left the hustle and bustle of New York City for rural Pennsylvania. His work can be seen in private collections around the globe. He is a regular contributor to books and magazines.  Andrew is also the Creative Director of Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, PA.

Bragging rights
survived skin cancer
Education
  • School of Visual Arts
    Fine Arts
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Male