December 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
December 14, 2011 § 1 Comment
Willamette Week is featuring my Steel Bridge belt buckle in the wood section of the last minute gift guide in this weeks issue! If you are looking to buy one, you can always find a good supply at Radish Underground in downtown Portland. Thanks to Gina and Celeste at Radish for getting the buckle in the issue!! Check out the online issue here:
December 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
In case you missed the Splendorporium event, I wanted to share my favorite merchandise that was being sold by some wonderful vendors. If you are looking for unique gift ideas you should definitely check out these items.
Lisa Gastelum creates beautiful beaded spheres that are hand-woven with tiny glass seed beads. Not only does she weave the beads, but she also create most of the sterling silver components that encircle, run through and top the spheres. She states on her website that for her ‘… it is all about her love of texture and color, and the power of tiny colors coming together to create something larger’. You must check out her jewelry, each piece is truly a work of art. Here is her website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tqbdesigns
My other favorite booth was Secondhand Notes. They make one of a kind mobile ipod players that out of recycled boxes and found metal parts. For example, the yellow box below uses a floor drain for the speaker openeing. The craftmanship is superb with a great attention to detail. When you open the box to change the battery you will find that the wire and cords are neatly organized within the box. You can contact the creators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mom and I had fun with her Devers jewelry display and my Frawn jewelry booth. We passed the time playing Bananagrams and getting goofy after sitting for 8 hours in one spot and eating maple bacon waffles. At one point I think I terrified a man walking in front of my husband when I threatened to kiss him! I blushed and laughed along with everyone else as I tried to explain that I meant that guy behind him who had just turned the corner and disappeared (slapping forhead!).
Be sure to check out the next awesome Frawn booth location at the Fremont Festival of Lights this Saturday and you can even see Santa! http://beaumontbba.com/in-the-news/fremont-festival-of-lights#
December 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Check out this super awesome holiday event in southeast Portland today and tomorrow at the Art4Life Childrens Gallery. This fun event includes music, art, food, and pugs!!
Third Annual SPLENDORCRAFT Gift Sale
handmade – vintage – baked goods
Friday 12/02/11 from 3-9 pm
Saturday 12/03/11 from 1-9 pm
Want to sell something? SIGNUP DEADLINE 11/25/11
Full space (for both days) 8’X8’ space $55
Half space (for both days) 4’X8’ space $30
Friday Night: Cellist Matt White, 6-9 pm
Pacific Pug Rescue and Pin-Ups Love Pound Pups, 7-9 pm
Bring your pet to have your holiday pic taken with
pin up girls from the Pin Ups Love Pups Calendar
Jourdan Paul and Sara Lasky from 4-6
Specialty waffles sold by
The Gaufre Gourmet Friday & Saturday
Showing in Splendorporium through December 30:
The Tarot Show
Featured in The Art4Life Children’s Gallery
the Mexican celebration of
“The Day of the Dead”