My Etsy Shop

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Things for The Men, Money Clips and Cuff Links

I have been toying with the idea of making more man friendly items.  It took me a while to locate a supplier with the right findings to complement my work but I finally found them. Woodbee Design

Friday, October 14, 2011

POPPYTALK Handmade Market

When doing a market it is always good to have a market buddy. As great as it is to talk to people about yourself and your stuff all day it is even nicer to connect with the person beside you. This month I am doing the PoppyTalk with my old friend Tracy Fillion from Dear Pony in Nelson BC Dear Pony
Tracy with her friend Cathy Terepock have converted a 1964 airstream trailer into the sweetest mobile store around.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Christmas at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

I am vary excited about being part of the Art Gallery of Hamilton's Christmas Pop-Up Shop. I can't wait to see who else will be selling in the shop.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mr. Bunny

It is good to have friends around that make amazing art. Jesse Ladret is a one man force to keep an eye on.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Artisan vs. The Crafter

I had an interesting conversation with my next door neighbour at the Government Street market on Sunday. I told here that I used actual original stamps in my jewelry and she couldn't get her head around the fact that they were not reproductions.
I told her that using a copies would be cheating my customers, she responded with the idea that no one would be the wiser. I take a fragile everyday item that is slightly inaccessible and make it into a tangible artifact that can be enjoyed outside a stamp book. Hunting down the stamps is half the fun and 3/4 of the work. I think my process and my idea of one of a kind handmade is what divides artisans from crafters.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Rusty Iron From Kansas">
I come across some vary cool items on Etsy's Vintage pages and Susan Scott of Sushipotparts never disappoints.

"Primitive and rusty, this old iron is way past its useful days but still functions as a unique object! My favorite features are the manufacture's plate, "Wizard", and the charred looking wooden handle. The handle is loose but seems intact. I'll be careful to protect it well during shipment. However you choose to employ this iron, I doubt you will be disappointed! Enjoy."