New Portland magnets

I'm back from my annual 2-week Nebraska trip. I had a great time but I'm so happy to be back in PDX. I missed this city so much! Today I'm making a new version of my Portland magnet. These guys will be available soon in a few local shops! I'll keep ya all posted. Making new Portland magnets


Casting Cabochons

Here's a sneak peek of what I've been up to! Casting vintage cabochons. These new sparkly teal resin ones will be made into rings. Let me know if you have your eye on one & I'll make a reserved listing for you in my Etsy shop. 10265656_10152141558233601_3322147574408654191_o

Here's a close up of one of the cabochons I created with resin. You can see the original vintage Czech glass cabochon in the background. It's the blue & white one.


Friday Feature: "Freckles In Her Eyes" dangle earrings

Hooray, it's Friday! fridayfeature-frecklesinhereyes-earrings-pic1

Today's feature is "Freckles In Her Earrings" dangle earrings handcrafted by yours truly. These are my favorite modern, yet kitschy, earrings to date!


I am smitten over these vintage lucite white & gold speckled turquoise lentil shaped beads.


Their name is inspired by one of my favorite bands, The Postal Service's song, "Such Great Heights". It's such a lovely song.

The band is composed of two talented fellows, that I admire very much, Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie and Jimmy Tamborello from Dntel.


These earrings are shipped in, I must say, an adorable jewelry box. The box's lid features my collage artwork.

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Fold... Staple... Punch... Repeat

CRW_6088-Edit-1000px My pink-handled scissors have taken a short break. I'll be picking them up again, but I needed a break from the first step... after doing it for 3 hours straight. Haha!


After cutting many, many shapes from the pages of a vintage dictionary... I moved onto folding, stapling, and punching. Finally that box of staples that I've been hoarding for almost ten years will get some use!


You know what's awesome about using dictionary pages? You won't be paying any attention to the words but then, all of the sudden, your mind will get glued in and you'll see a certain word that brings back a bunch of memories!


This has been quite the project. Thank goodness I have loads of patience. Indeed there are still some steps on the road ahead!



Snip... snip... snip...

CRW_6095-Edit-1000px My pink handled scissors have been very busy lately. Once again I've been cutting through pages of yet another vintage dictionary.


Don't you just love the gold lettered tabs of this Merriam-Webster? Growing up my family had a similar navy blue dictionary.


Can anyone guess of what I'm making? In a few days I will be posting more pictures of this new craft project. Sneaky, huh? Stay tuned.

Valentine Heart Garland

It's here! It's here! It's here... just in time for Valentine's Day!

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Handmade by yours truly. Hand-punched. Hand-dyed. Hand-threaded.

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Hearts are made of pages from a 1960’s Funk & Wagnalls Standard Family Dictionary. Each garland is unique. As a little added bonus, you may discover vintage illustrations on hearts.

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15 hearts + 6 feet long Choose from dip-dyed red or original. Purchase garland here in my Etsy shop!

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Hang the garland on a wall, doorway, window, or anywhere.

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I hung the garland on top of a vintage map in my living room. 'Oh Darling, Let's Be Adventurers' screen-printed art poster is by Fifi Du Vie.