Thursday, June 12, 2008


I love making fruit-inspired jewelry. I'm not sure why, but maybe because they're a combination of nature and food...and I always crave their sweet flavors. I've already made earrings fashioned to look like oranges, berries, and pears. I've been wanting to make some apples for months, but I can never find the right beads. Today I gave up on traditional red and decided to use some beautiful honey toned faceted glass. Voila! Golden Delicious Apples. Tasty, don't you think? These earrings are the newest addition to my etsy shop of handmade accessories.

Monday, June 2, 2008


What a great day! One of my creations was included in two etsy treasuries in one day. YAY!
Both curators chose my "Bartletts" earrings that are fashioned to look like market-fresh pears in a delicious yellow-green.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


My favorite crafty magazine is Craft: -- its so meaty and chock full of modern, fun projects, often with an eco conscious. Many of the crafts recycle common household items to create something newly useful or just plain cool. I was excited to find out that reps from the magazine would be in Austin for a party at The Work*Shop on Sunday, June 1. Better yet... an on-site PROJECT!

In addition to many wonderful hosts and special guests (Jenny Hart of Sublime Stiching, DIY personality and knitting rock star Vickie Howell, and vinyl accessories designer Jenifer Nakatsu Arntson of Arntson Designs, among others), the party involved delicious treats, tons of doorprizes, and a chance to express some creativity amongst fellow crafters with the sample project: button bracelets.

To make this project, we covered a wrist-size piece of elastic with the colorful buttons of our choice. Our project tables were spread with supplies, including thousands of buttons--one of my very favorite crafting supplies! I settled on a vintage-styled color scheme of aqua and orange, the same colors in my mid-century modern style home. After making my bracelet I considered the fact that I don't really have much in my wardrobe to match this cute new piece of jewelry... all the more reason to go SHOPPING!

Many thanks to Rachel Jane Hobson of Average Jane Crafter for a great time and a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends.