Tag Archive - handmade

The Descent

I’m almost having too much fun with these!


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After the Last Harvest


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Custom order for Mari

I just finished this custom order for a friend in England and I’m working on another order to complete an ensemble purchased a while back. I must admit that I’ve fallen hard for this piece and I hope she does as well…when she finally receives it!

For Mari
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Poppytalk Handmade Marketplace

I read many wonderful design and decor blogs in my Google Reader. The inspiration keeps me going on the hectic days. I have to admit that was I completely unaware of the presence of Poppytalk until very recently when my friend Mari mentioned the site in a journal post. Thank you Mari, it was one of the best virtual gifts I’ve had in a while!

If I’m not the last person on the planet to know about the site, they also run a handmade virtual marketplace called Poppytalk Handmade, which is a ‘monthly online street market curated by Poppytalk to showcase, buy and sell handmade goods of emerging design talent from around the world.’. The theme for August is ‘Back to school’, and I applied for a spot a couple of weeks ago and I was accepted to participate! I’m tremendously honored to have a ‘table’ alongside so many talented artists. This market runs today through the 27th and I have the nifty badge in the right column that links to the site.

I’m almost as excited to see my piece made it on the first page of the photo montage promoting the new theme!

poppytalk

Thanks again Poppytalk, I’m honored you like my work! I think this .gif sums it up rather nicely…

Custom wrist cuff.

I just finished this and I’m waiting to see if I can meet with the buyer tonight for a final fitting. This is a wrist cuff made from vinyl and backed with remnant upholstery fabric, leftover from a project we did for my mother. All cuffs with vinyl bands are backed with fabric. It is detailed with Swarovski rhinestones and closes with two heavy duty snaps. It is a recreation of a piece she saw at the Lowcountry Artist Market while it was on hold for someone else. It sold and I told her I could recreate the look.

Custom order montage
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Oh SNAP!

I’m two top snaps away from finishing my bracelet/wrist band prototype. I’ll post pics tomorrow after I make a supply run.

Bon Weekend.

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a good week here. My new computer arrived early in the week that has made it much easier to post here again. The flip side is that I’m on it so dang much that I’m falling behind getting some new pieces started for the Lowcountry Etsy Artist Market on June 5th.

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Saturday, June 5th
Lowcountry Artist Market

Music Farm
32 Ann St
Charleston SC 29403

Etsy.com inspired Event featuring anything and everything Handmade, Vintage, and Local.

On Saturday, June 5th, the bands, lights, and music generally filling the Music Farm will be replaced by handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, customized home goods, and a variety of talents from all over Charleston.

The Market will be open from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm. Featuring upwards of 40 vendors, the Market will provide a variety of local jewelry artists, vintage clothing dealers, custom children’s clothing, home and fashion accessories, as well as artwork – all from the Charleston community.

The Music Farm will have the bar open, so patrons can enjoy beverages while they shop.

Kristen, the event organizer, has also set up a Facebook event.

New Piece

I realized that I hadn’t uploaded any photos of one of my new pieces that actually sold at the Inman Park Festival. I only got a couple of decent photos during the rush of the last day before we left for Atlanta.

Pink Diamonds
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I’m going to make another similar to this, as no two can be exact. 🙂

Urban Rose | rebecca3030

I fell in love with these gorgeous necklaces some time ago, but have been rather selfish by not sharing them.

Urban Rose | rebecca3030
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Enjoy!

Packaging

A while back, my delightful friend Lindsey linked me to a site where I could buy kraft paper boxes. I really liked them and felt I could make the largest one work for my packaging. I placed my order but during the ordering process I got kicked out of the system. So, I sat and waited. I had purchased my previous boxes at Michael’s. They’re not cheap – $2.99 a pop – but I’ve managed to almost keep within my shipping cost parameters and still be able to insure the packages.

Ok…I finally listed those last two necklaces on Thursday along with another I haven’t posted here. The pink & black one sold within a few hours! I journeyed up to Michael’s yesterday in an attempt to buy several boxes while I got off my butt and try to order from Uline. Much to my dismay, they were out of the square boxes. So I kept searching around the shelves until I found this one and fell in love:

Packaging

I went to the website listed on the bottom of the box http://www.darice.com. Awesome, BUT I have to have a store front in order to purchase from them, as well as a ‘minimum’ yearly purchase amount. http://www.darice.com/ecom/ViewContent.aspx?sectionId=2&cmid=2003. I hit the intarwebs late last night and found them for $2.29 at Create4Less. With shipping, it’s still probably cheaper than Michael’s when you add taxes for the store purchase.

So, I am trying to decide whether to buy some of these and suck up the costs, or go back to Uline and work with their great deals for the smaller rectangular ones.

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