Tuesday, October 27, 2009

coordinating leaves

I always kind of like the idea of matching jewelry sets, even though I don't really own any. It's like, if you wanted to, you could be all coordinated! Haha. With this in mind, I created these new crochet sparkling leaf earrings to match the necklaces that I have had up in the shop for a little while.

These days, I have to clear away the fallen leaves from the plants on my tiny patio garden, or one huge leaf could cover an entire plant, so this set is seasonally appropriate. I may live in California, where the leaves don't change color as dramatically, but they still fall.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

tiny mobiles

I just updated the shop with a couple more items. I'm particularly fond of these tiny mobile earrings:

Thursday, October 15, 2009


And now for something completely different... (or not)

I've been intrigued by ribbon leis for awhile. My friend in high school used to dance hula and would make leis and dresses for dance performances. Years later, when I was working in a theatrical costume shop, I was going through the bin of trims and found these coils of rickrack that I eventually figured out were hand-sewn ribbon leis.

What can I say? I like crafts where ordinary materials are transformed into something different and take on new shapes and textures. I just attended a wedding in Maui and made these leis for the soon-to-be married couple. I was kind of worried that they wouldn't get done in time, but I was still on some alternate time zone and popped out of bed at 7 a.m. (rare for me) to finish these on the patio of the hotel room. I had a view of the ocean! The sun rose above the mountains and I had to move my chair to hide from the sun. We all suffer for our craft... hahaha.

I hope they are enjoyed.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lace in Translation

Lace in Translation is an exhibit currently going on at the Design Center at Philadelphia University inspired by lace, which features work by Demakersvan, Cal Lane and Tord Boontje. My favorite is probably this chain mesh lace fence. It's industrial and beautiful in a way that the two are not usually combined.

The website for the exhibition also has a part where viewers can submit their own work related to or inspired by Lace in Translation. I posted a piece that I made there. Please go check it out and vote for it. = )