Before belly dancing and dog parenthood took over most of my free time, I had a little online jewelry shop. I upped my handmade game and took metalsmithing classes, which allowed me to make my own components, and to ruin/recreate on a regular basis. One gets emotionally stronger that way. Now, it's mostly dancing and dog chasing. But, from time to time I have special projects for friends. One of my favorites is setting stones that friends personally mined during hiking and outdoorsy vacations. I'll have another one like that to complete this winter, yay!
When I can't get to the torch/hammer/bench, I try to make little things at home with vintage components. As artsy people tend to overlap, I am lucky enough to get invited to cool craft things at cool places. And the pieces I make are sepia-toned, to be sold at sepia-toned venues ...no joke. Usually I just do one show a year, but this year...I have two shows scheduled, right down the street from my house:
Saturday, November 21, 10am-4pm
Friendly Craft & Vintage Market
6731 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL
Friday, December 18, 5:30pm
The Veltway Music Spectacular
6815 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL
Check out the 'lookbook' below for a sneak peek of my handmade items!