psst.. and visit my shop to see these inspirations turned into jewelry.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
WHAT IS A SWIZZLET?
Swizzlets are jewelry made from vintage swizzle sticks, cocktail picks and more!
HOW ARE SWIZZLETS MADE?
Swizzlets are made from making molds of vintage plastic and casting them in metal. Then they are formed and altered into the jewelry you see here!
Check out the rest of her jewelry. Amazing! She is very talented.
Monday, June 23, 2008
A wonderful customer on Etsy contacted me to say that she recognized the design from the playing cards. See post. The artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a designer and architect in Scotland in the late 1800's and early 1900's and was a huge influence in the art noveau movement. This is his "Glasgow Rose". Isn't it so pretty!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Has anyone does this before? It is so funny! The funny thing is that one time I met Larry David ("Curb your Enthusiasm") and he jumped back and said "wow, you look like Amelie (Audry Tatou)". Of course I had her haircut at the time, so that may have had something to do with it. But nonetheless, I was flattered. Follow the link and you can do it too. You can also upload a picture of your child and see who they look like more - mom or dad.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Oh, and I've got a really exciting project that I am working on but...I'm not telling just yet. Hopefully by next week I'll be able to spill the beans. Let's just say it's really super cute!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This was my "something blue" when we got married.
And while I'm showing wedding pics, here is a picture of where we got married. This place is seriously amazing! It's Wattles mansion in Hollywood. I just discovered that they have a community garden there also. I am going to look into joining. If I can't have those gardens that I blogged about in my last post, then I will just join in on someone else's.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Too bad those rents average at 6,000 a month (ridiculous, right?). One of them is $9,000 a month. You know what I could do with 9,000 a month!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I met Michelle at a show once....but I can't remember which one. Anyways, I loved her work from the beginning. Then recently I was reminded of her work again at the Patchwork Show in Santa Ana. Her art has life! and such beautiful colors.
Here's her bio in her words:
My mixed-media work is an exploration of the non-linear nature of memory. The repetitive nature of my processes, (printmaking, mark-making, sewing, crocheting,) allows my mind to wander, thus each finished piece becomes a record of my thoughts. I am interested in souvenirs, collections, and ephemera from everyday adventures.
Here are some of my favorites available in her Etsy shop from her "Islands" collection:
Monday, June 2, 2008
Thanks so Coleen at SomethingJustToStart for a very well thought out article/interview on Chocolate and Steel.
Muchamuchacha for her sweet feature of Chocolate and Steel on her blog Oh,LookWhatIMade! (love that title). Nichole is so super talented herself. She makes fused glass pendants that I die over. She has a terrific eye for color.
So, thanks for making my day.
Now, in order for this blog not to become all about self promotion, I swear to blog about something besides myself tomorrow. So, come back tomorrow, it will be good!