Monday, April 28, 2008

gearing up for a show

this weekend i will be at one of my favorite local shows, the handmade market. if you are in the raleigh area stop by, they always have a wonderful group of truly amazing vendors. the show is held on saturday, may 3 from 11-5 pm in downtown raleigh @ vintage 21.

the last few weeks i have been quite busy as most every free moment has been spent building up my inventory. most recently my day was dedicated to making stackable bangles. i've been working on some new designs that incorporate reclaimed watch parts and vintage tintype photographs. i addition i will be introducing a new concept ring at the show, that i am very excited about. more information about the rings will come in a later post.

silver, freshwater pearls, watch case, tintype

silver, steel watch movement, bloodstone, freshwater pearl

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

today in picutures

i broke one of my favorite antique sake cups today. i knocked two of them off the shelf but one landed in the pages of a catalog and survived the fall. i think i will make a bracelet or pendants out of the shards.

a new bangle design. bright yellow and just in time for summer. oxidized silver, copper, vintage glass beads. available in my etsy store.

oxidized brass earwires. these are now available as part of my handmade supplies section on etsy.

Monday, April 14, 2008

todays find

i had a bit of free time today so i decided to check out A&B Supply Fixtures in raleigh. i just learned about it a few weeks ago, and today i realized i've really been missing out. its a huge warehouse of new and used retail display items. they have pretty much anything you could possibly want. used display cases, shelving, vintage cash registers, mannequins, a giant hot dog holding a sign. hiding in one dusty corner was this amazing bust form. it was the only one there, brown leatherette on a black wooden base. it has a sort of vintage feel to it, and is going to be a great addition to my craft fair display, and an interesting conversation piece in my apartment in the meantime. i was able to snap a quick picture just before it started to rain, you can see the dark clouds rolling in, in the background.