Saturday, November 29, 2008

recycled fur jewelry

winter has finally arrived. time for hot chocolate, crackling fires, scarves, mittens and all things warm and cozy. while doing some christmas shopping on Etsy, i came across some beautiful jewelry made from reclaimed fur. perfect for a crisp winter day.

caterpillar earrings by Sara Lagacé, saralagace

poofda mink ring by Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem, beckaboodle

creamy mink brooch by Art Jewelry Online

recycled mink fur bracelet by Karine Eyamie, Mizdragonfly

spinning recycled deer fur necklace by Tessa Rickard, dolldisasterdesign

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

handmade market

last saturday, november 8, i was a vendor at The Handmade Market in raleigh, nc. i always enjoy this show, but this time was particularly enjoyable because of the great new venue that The Handmaidens choose. we were at Marbles Kids Museum, in a nice size, well lit room. as a bonus there was a huge wall of windows so we could see outside. i had a great time and got to meet some amazing artists as well as catching up with some i had met at prior shows. this show always draws a crowd, so i did not have time to look around at all the wares as much as i would have liked, but i did manage to find time for a delicious lemongrass cupcake from Sweet T Cakery. i can always find time for cupcakes.

you can check out a picture of my table below, as well as work from a few of my favorite vendors from the show.

frances post earrings by betsy carr of foundling

kristen townsend from mood swing makes beautiful but edgy jewelry using vintage components. i especially love these new cuffs.

mikel robinson creates amazing mixed media pieces and fine art prints

sara westermark's organic designs are a personal favorite