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finding time to forage.

I’ve had a little bit of a break in between shows to regroup and restock.  It’s been great to have some time to relax and do things other than jewelry making, but alas, June is lurking around the corner and with it  comes a whole new slew of shows.  As always, I’ve been on the hunt for vintage goodies to inspire and  incorporate into my designs.  It’s been particularly bountiful lately, I can’t wait to dig in.
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Vintage wooden ‘snaps’ (missing the p!) hinged scrapbook with treasures inside.  The colorized photobooth photo was a prized discovery.

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Assorted vintage components purchased separately that ‘fell’ together quite nicely…
crushedjadeFinding that I’m drawn to green lately.  This vintage crushed jade locket is a perfect hiding place for a ‘joey’ vintage image.

huntingcupsCannot wait to fill these vintage hunting trophies with greens and use these as props in my booth.

Hope to see you at a show soon! Check out my ‘Events’ page up at the top of this page to find one near you. Next up is Art for the Cash Poor at the Crane Arts Building in Philly.

resin, resin all day long… and a GIVEAWAY!

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So much resining to do to make up for lost time while I had the flu! It’s all the more difficult being stuck in the basement with a mask on my face when the weather is as beautiful as it is today.  Oh well, it must be done- Clover Market is in one week (from tomorrow, officially) and there’s much to do!  These joeys will become fun little stud earrings when I’m done with them.

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Speaking of Clover, did you know there’s a cool giveaway going on right now?!  Check out the rules and how to enter here to win a free super soft Clover T-shirt and market tote bag.  Also, you get to pick your favorite vendor to attend one of the market’s for FREE (hint, hint)! Make sure you’ve shared and posted your comment – good luck!

Hope I see you on April 14th…

 

welcome, spring.

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Yes, it’s officially spring but we’re still getting four inches of snow today in bucks county, pa. In a way, it’s working for me because there’s no sunny, spring-like weather distractions.  March has been tough because the flu brought me down a few weeks ago, so there’s lots of catching up to do in order to be ready for the deluge of spring shows that begin mid-april.

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Clover Market with kick off the season on april 14th in ardmore, pa.  I can hardly wait, it’s always an amazing event and there’s a great new slew of artists and vendors as well as old favorites retuning for the season.  Check out the pinterest board of the spring sellers here.

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If you’ve not already subscribed to be on my mailing list, make sure you do so!  i’ll be sending out my newsletter in early april with my complete spring schedule.  Still waiting to hear from a few shows, but SO many great ones already booked!

Hope to see you soon…

summer is for butterflies.

I’m having so much fun designing with these gorgeous vintage enamel butterfly pendants that I discovered.  Many boast vibrant, irridescent colors  and a few even have some charming handpainted details that are the perfect compliment to my joey charms.  I’ve already mixed and matched several into my word charms necklaces.

This petite blue guy was the only one of it’s kind that I found, so I paired it with a vintage floral illustration joey and vintage beads.

I’ve already sold a few and the rest I’ve listed on etsy.  See what you think, they’re a great summer layering necklace…

happy 105th birthday, frida!

Mexican painter and perpetual inspiration, Frida Kahlo:  July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954.

pinnable picks: bits n’ bobs

Here’s some favorites that my itchy pinning finger captured on Pinterest this week.  I’m loving all of these wares, handmade and otherwise- their colors and graphic, organic look. I’m dreaming of a cluster of these Esther pots on my patio as I type. What new things did you discover this week?

embroidered wooden spools by artist, Susan Lenz.

Reclaimed timber side tables by realwoodworks1 on etsy.

Found Battani Stripe Rug from West Elm.

Esther pots by Steve Siegrist and his wife, sculptor Renée Lotenero.

Scandanavian designer, Stig Lindberg.

Blocked Planter by Anthropologie.

Follow me on Pinterest for more bits ‘n bobs…

pinnable picks: art in the ordinary.

This week I’m letting the images do the talking, which is appropriate since they have all been culled from Pinterest.  A nicely staged arrangement of anything makes the ordinary or mundane, spectacular, as is evidenced from these photos.  When did your bills ever look so aesthetically pleasing?

What do you collect?  How do you display them?

Don’t forget to follow along with my boards here

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