BY Nikki in Crafty on Dec 06, 2011 |
Artist Katrina Balling started Ball and Chain Jewelry after she designed her own jewelry for her wedding in 2006. Her clever kitschy sterling silhouettes and crocheted chain jewelry are inspired by flea market finds and other unexpected sources.The wood grain ring collection is a collaboration with her husband John Jacobsmeyer, who is also an artist, painter, and print maker -- he lends his engraving skills to the wood grain patterns.Stop by Ball and Chain ... Read More
BY Nikki in Crafty on Dec 05, 2011 |
Beer soap? Yes! Inspired by her herbalism studies and work as a health research consultant, Mary Kearns cooks up soaps and more from the yummiest, healthiest ingredients available, then wraps them in fun, earth-friendly packaging. It makes her happy when people smell her products and say, “I want to eat this.”Besides smelling yummy and looking good, Herban Lifestyle products are certified sustainable by Green America and cruelty-free by Leaping ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in General on Nov 28, 2011 |
Stumped on what to get yourself, your bff or bf for Chrismukkah or Kwanzaa? Well, UNICEF and Threadless have got your back, or at least want to get on your back. They're banding together to bring some joy to not only those on your gift list, but millions who need it most.
Over 10 million people in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti) are malnourished due to a severe drought--the worst in 50 years. The consequences are dire, and UNICEF and ... Read More
BY Nikki in Crafty on Nov 03, 2011 |
Kick off your holiday shopping next weekend -- Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 -- at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience in Fort Worth, TX. Funky Finds is a free family and pet-friendly two-day indoor event with over 115 vendors selling unique hand-crafted gifts.Funky Finds will also host a charitable raffle benefiting Toys for Tots and The Humane Society of North Texas. Be one of the first 75 people each day to purchase a minimum of five $1 ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in General on Jun 15, 2011 |
When someone asks me what I want for gifts I’m often at a loss. Usually all I ever want are books, but, being a literature student and having worked in a bookstore, I also usually know more about books than whoever will be giving me the gift. It’s rare that someone is able to give me a book that I like that I also haven’t already read.
But recently I’ve discovered several literary-themed items that any book-lover would adore.
First ... Read More