Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
It's been a busy week!
I was blessed to be in many wonderful treasury lists on Etsy this week, and TWO made it to the front page! That just *doesn't* happen, so I am thrilled! Above is a screen shot of the Felt treasury...you can see my "Icy Stream" necklace on the right. It's made with recycled sweater felt and amazonite nuggets. A number of buyers bought some of my stacker earring collection. They are an inexpensive way to get in on the fun!
Here is a stacker fiesta in progress, earrings that have not yet been listed on Etsy.
The reason life has gotten hectic, is that I took a part time job as Assistant Manager of an Upscale Resale Boutique being run for our school district Foundation. You can visit its very own blog to see our progress. The store is coming together and should be fully open for business next Monday!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
being creative is very space intensive I tell you!!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Guess I had better get some more things in there pronto!!
I'm having a bit of a dilemna though. Many sellers post their one-of-a-kind items in more than one place on the web. (Etsy,Mintd,SmashingDarling,ebay,RubyLane...etc!) There is some concern about things selling in two places at once. Pretty unlikely. But, does it diminish the uniqueness of an item to see it all over the web? What do you think?
In other news, it is my sister's birthday today!! Happy birthday Nicki!! I love you!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
It joins three other necklaces that will take part in the event on August 16th in Providence.
The fashion show is part of a larger, city wide event called Gallery Night. Free shuttles transport patrons all around the city to see special exhibits in many of the town's galleries. Art is big in Providence, as RISD is considered the best art school in the country.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I always thought High Tech things were uhh...high tech! My husband is an optical engineer. Seems they needed someone to make a multiple layer insulation blanket for an optical detector. For seamstresses, my husband's company had to choice of me...or another engineer's grandmother. I resisted. I tried to bring up all of the high tech reasons I could think of to avoid doing it. I am not exactly precise when it comes to measuring. Really, I'm one of those just-drive-the-nail-into-the-wall-and-hang-up-the-damn-picture kind of people. Early on in our marraige, we decided to try to speak each other's languange during projects. Forever more, he was supposed to suggest new ideas with the preface "Why don't we just..." which speaks to my FINISH THE DAMN THING attitude, and I am to say "I have an idea..." which fits in with his "let's reengineer the whole thing and make it better" method of operation. We ARE still married! However, I got suckered into the high tech project. The fabric is about 20 layers of mylar or something similar, alternating with layers of exceedingly fine mesh. All totally unsecured and slippery as hell. YOU try sewing on saran wrap!! In case you are curious, the infrared detector needs it really, really cold (that is a scientific measurement to me...) to detect what it is looking for. I can't tell you what it is looking for...would have to kill you!! But you my friend, are looking at the very first Detector Cozy.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Then we list our items on Etsy with special reduced prices for the week!! Buyers can easily find the new items by either visiting the Flickr Group, searching Etsy with the tags "EBTW" or the name of the Theme, which this week is, "Summer Lovin Color"
Friday, June 08, 2007
I am particularly excited because these necklaces have also been "buyer approved" for one of the BEST contemporary craft galleries in town!! As soon as the green one gets back from it's photo shoot, and I make a few more they will go to the gallery. This was the shop I used to wander through, in a reverent daze when we first moved to town. To actually SHOW there??? Wow! Feels really good just to think about it! I'll share a link to the shop just as soon as my items go into the case!
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Back in the 80’s, one of my favorite pairs of earrings were huge s-curls of flattened wire. Or maybe they were cut out metal…but they had that wonderful linear quality that wire can bring to a design. I have been having great fun experimenting with this new design, in a similar vein as those old favorites. Chandelier earrings are still hot, but I’ve become bored with the prefabricated components so many designers use. I wanted to create something really big and flashy, yet a little rustic. I think these have that archeological quality I was after…almost like they were just dug up or rescued from the bottom of the sea. Both the hand hewn quality of the wire work and the imperfect stones of carnelian, aquamarine and apatite contribute to this effect. With this ancient quality in mind, I have not coated the copper with anything to preserve its rawness. It will develop a patina of either brown or green, sooner or later! Since I am not sure how this is going to play out, I am wearing them for a while and will make more for sale once I see how they work! So far, they are very comfortable!! What do you think?
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A very elegant yet earthy and modern look!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Breezy Industrial Strength Necklace
So chunky, I call it “Industrial Strength!”
An easy to wear necklace, in a cool and refreshing mix of blues and greens for both casual and dressy wear. You will find a palette of turquoise beads, a large nugget of Amazonite, some denim blue sponge coral, lovely chrysophase with black matrix and recycled Indonesian glass, all tied together with fluted pumpkin beads, modern brushed circles and a rugged handmade chain of sterling silver. Nestling right at your collarbone, you will reach for this necklace again and again to add color and modern panache to your outfits.
Approximately 18” long (45 cm)
check my etsy store at http://paganodesignworks.etsy.com for availabilty or contact me directly.