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 Kelly McClure in Crafty on Oct 23, 2011 |
CMJ is over and now I can stop telling everyone about how I talked to more people in these past five days than I have in the past two months. I also feel like I’m going to have a hangover for the rest of my life, but I guess that’s just a price to pay.
Aside from the fun there is to be had in seeing a crap ton of new and exciting bands back to back to back, my favorite thing about CMJ is all the free stuff. And don’t try to lie, because I ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 20, 2011 |
Faith Evangeline of Girl World Design and the awesome Evil Pawn Jewelry has created a portion of her website that goes out to the ladies: the Girl Revolution section works to engage female positivity and be an open space where women of all ages can spread a little (or a lot) of joy about themselves and each other. Seeing a lack of female bonding in the world, Faith started hosting parties where she and her girlfriends hang out and get ... Read More
BY Grace Evans in Crafty on Jul 06, 2011 |
I miss my dog. I haven’t seen Itchy, my family’s 14 year-old lhasa-poo, since I left Ontario in April. You know what would be great? If I could carry around a memento of her all of the time that would remind me of her cuddly softness, her twitchy whiskers, her cold wet nose… And finally that day has come.
Artist Jackie Kaufman’s custom pet-nose print necklaces allow this kind of pet-to-owner long-distance intimacy that you can carry close ... Read More
I’m the kind of person who hates delicate jewelry. I don’t wear much jewelry in general, but if I do, I like for it to stand out. That’s why I’m officially obsessed with this whimsically wonderful ring designer, Maud Traon. I stumbled upon photos of her amazing designs via tumblr and I’m in love with the craziness of each one I see. These eccentric pieces are definite conversation starters.
The designs are based out of London ... Read More