Wednesday, May 26, 2010
~Silver-Platted Copper Necklace~
inspiration: sparkling shards of glass from broken bottles, laying near a field of wildflowers
Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off this hand-forged silver and copper necklace. Discount applies to this item only, from now until June 1st, 2010.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I hope to see you there!
So, yes, if you love my work and want to stay up-to-date on all of my Tangleweeds goings-ons, then why doncha "like" my page? I'm going to be posting new work, craft fair updates, and maybe even some tutorials on it.
Here's to the next part of the journey!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
For this Thursday's feature I thought I'd share with you the handiwork of Mimi Kirchner. Her dolls and other fiber creations are made from primarily vintage and recycled materials. And they are full of whimsy and character!
Tattooed Lady doll- dark lady
robot man in plaid- nerdy
School girl doll
red stripes Tattooed Lady doll
Stop by her shop and take a look for yourself!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday item of the week in my Etsy Shop!
~hand-forged brass necklace~
inspiration: some of the strange, but beautiful shapes found in nature ~ the way a bent tree trunk can resemble a human, buddha-hand lemons, and the other-worldliness of orchid flowers (just to name a few)
Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off this hand-forged brass necklace. Discount applies to this item only, from now until May 25th, 2010.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The jewelry bench. . . (it's never very tidy!)
Okay, back to work! I'm super buys these days getting ready for a slew of arts and crafts fairs I have lined up for this summer. The first to come is the Temescal Street Fair on June 6th. More details coming soon!
Monday, May 17, 2010
I have definitely been feeling the money pinch myself. In order to make ends meet I have had to really watch all of my "non-necessary" spending, relying on all of my frugal ways from the past, when I went to school full time, worked part time and never had that much money but was grateful for the free-time I had instead.
And, while it can be fun to find new ways to be frugal (I sometimes like to look at it as a game, a challenge to myself to save more money, spend less money) it can grow tiresome and bleak if you don't stop and treat yourself, albeit reasonably, once in a while. With that in mind, I've decided to add a few new goodies to my shop, sort of based around this idea: that while we all need to be watching our pennies right now it's nice to once in a while splurge (in a small way) on yourself and those you care about.
African Turquoise Sterling Silver Earrings
I've added these tiny, sterling silver earrings to my shop. They all feature gorgeous stones in beautiful, saturated hues. And right now with the earring sale I'm having in my shop, they're only $12.75 per pair.
Edit: There will be more of these earrings, in copper, going up in the shop tomorrow!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
~hand-forged steel earrings~
*part of my spring/summer '10 collection*
inspiration: red-winged blackbirds flitting about overhead, or foraging for grub on the neighborhood lawns
Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off these red leaf and steel, hand-forged earrings. Discount applies to this item only, from now until May 18th, 2010.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
So I thought I'd pass along my love of earrings with an earring sale all this month of May. Take 25% off any earrings in my Shop.
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
So I thought I'd start a new feature on my blog: Every Thursday I'll have an "Etsy Feature". It'll specifically feature an Etsy seller. I'm thinking I'm going to leave it open to all types of Etsy sellers. I might feature a vintage seller one week, a jewelry artisit the next, a furniture designer the following, and so forth and so on.
So, for this week, I bring you, Poaplum, a lovely little jewelry and bags shop.
This fabric necklace is probably one of my favorite pieces in her shop right now. The best part about it? It can be worn 3 different ways. Also, besides being eco-friendly, her work is pretty easy on the budget. One of her colorful, circular, cardboard Caracol necklaces will only set you back $55. Not bad, if you ask me!
Oh, and this cuff bracelet. Even being made of cardboard it still looks classic, like a piece I'd want to wear every day.
More examples of her work:
To quote her from her profile on Etsy: "“Eco-friendly”, fun, practical, and most of all, original, that is how I want my work to be!"
Take a stroll on over to her shop and get yourself one of her amazing one-of-a-kind pieces!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Lucky us, we saw a pair of mallard ducks and their baby. So freakin' adorable! Also sighted: a slew of lizards, some sort of small black snake with an orange-ish ring around it's neck, a few snowy egrets, a hawk, many crows and vultures, and a colorful bounty of wildflowers.
But now that the weekend is gone, I'm really trying to focus and buckle down to work. I have a pretty busy show season this summer and I'm starting to see all of the places I'm lacking. Do I have enough inventory? How does my display really look? Should I stock up on more packaging materials? So, instead of freaking out I'm trying to simple buckle down and get to the work now, before the time has all flown away. I'm trying to embody the balance I spoke of back in my post about Calistoga. I just feel better when I live my life balanced.
All these busy days have called for comfy outfits that are also bike friendly, since most of my errands are run by bike! See more at Wardrobe Remix.
Well, that's all for now. Back to work!
~inspiration: digging through piles of old jewelry, getting the dust and dirt under my fingernails, discovering a gorgeous gem in a pile of junk
Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off these brass and chain, hand-forged earrings. Discount applies to this item only, from now until May 11th, 2010.