Friday, May 2, 2014

Connected at the Heart.

Well, last weeks Makers Arcade was a great event, lots of new faces and familiar ones too, a good time was had by all. 
One of my first customers was a couple who heard our radio spot on KPBS. They grabbed this piece and it seemed it was love at first sight. 
After the formalities, they paused and she asked if there was a story behind this piece.
There is always a story which is why I love this job, but in this case, there was a sentimental attachment and their request for me to share that story, caused me to reveal my very vulnerable side and instantly, I was in tears. 
Oh, man, I couldn't help myself, the plane was a pin my dad used to wear on his jacket and until that moment I had detached from any emotional ties to that piece. It was a very poignant moment, followed by hugs from them and some friends who happened to be nearby. 
They wandered away and later, fully composed, I approached them to apologize for falling apart as I did. They were so gracious as I shared a bit more of the story of my dad, who's been gone 8 years, and told them how I love the connections that come with this work. 
I don't know if I'll ever see them again but I feel like we bonded a little over this necklace. So, if you're reading this and you're the ones I'm speaking of, just know that your spirits left an impression on my heart that day.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Direction.

Direction and focus have always been a challenge for me, ADD occupies the practical, rational, part of my brain and fills it with fleeting nonsense most days. As I've gotten older, I've been able to tame that unruly part of my psyche that wants to play all day and make her a bit more responsible. But, mostly, being creative is the drug I need, sitting in my work space creating pieces feeds my soul.
I made this piece last week and I adore it. It's already adorning the neck of a friend getting ready for her first overseas journey, how fitting!
Hope you'll check out all the goodies I've been working on for our next show, Makers Arcade. It's coming up Saturday, April 26th, at The Glashaus in Bario Logan. Details are in earlier posts or on our Facebook page.
See you there!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Handmade Revolution Presents: Makers Arcade!!

Ok, it's official, we're in full swing making our heads off for this upcoming event! We'll have amazing swag bags for the first 50 guests full of handmade wonders from our local creatives, live music, specialty cocktails, delicious local food, sweets, and every kind of handcrafted goodness you can imagine. Be sure to follow @makersarcade on Instagram and like our Facebook page to get in on the giveaways and more details! Save the date, Saturday, April 26th, 11-6, at The Glashaus, can't wait to see you all there!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gearing up for Makers Arcade.

The next Handmade Revolution show is coming and this time there's a twist: we've invited some of the best local creatives to join us! It will be happening at The Glashaus on Saturday, April 26th. Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime follow us on Facebook and Instagram @makersarcade and get in on the giveaways!

Monday, February 17, 2014

For the Love of Love.

Valentines Day, like all of the recent holidays, came and went in a flash, but the love it generates is still radiating in my world. I've always loved hearts and lockets, especially ones that carry history, lockets that adorned the necks of women from another era, but given with the very same sentiment as those given today. My dad would draw hearts on every card or letter he ever gave me and I have a collection of heart shaped rocks that have put themselves in my path over the years. I suppose I'm just a romantic at heart, pun intended. This was a necklace I made with Valentines Day in mind, it sold within 10 minutes of me posting it proving I'm not the only one in love with love.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Adornments

It's really hard to believe that the holidays are right on top of us. Don't get me wrong, it's my absolute favorite time of year but I'm not ready, I'm never ready.
So, my task for the next few weeks is to sift through the piles of treasure I've been hoarding and turn these vintage baubles into beautiful one of a kind adornments.
I'll be posting some items on my Etsy shop and filling my case at Make Good. Also, I'll let you know about special events  show dates coming up!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

New baubles for the show tomorrow...

I'm in a creative flurry in my workspace, busy cranking out lots of blingy goodness for the show tomorrow. This is my new favorite, an antique French bicycle tag, vintage rhinestone brooch, and vintage faceted chunk glass beads.
See you tomorrow!