Julie Green, from UpUpCreative, gave me the low down on the crafty scene in Rochester, New York. Julie is a talented graphic designer whose work is bright & bold. She’s also the brains behind the Each Penny Pretty design blog. Check her out on Twitter!
I have a thing for smokey quartz. These earrings, from
Small Bird Jewelry, make a simple statement that goes beyond gold or silver or traditional gemstone colors. Jenna, the artist behind Small Bird Jewelry, says her jewelry is “inspired by nature, beauty found in simple elements and forms, and the juxtaposition of the elegant and the unrefined.”
Julie Beck is a fine artist from Rochester. Her pieces are inspired from single ideas & objects that have touched her life. She explains, “From that beginning, I layer vibrant colors, bold lines, and often iconic images to fashion works that appear simple and balanced in tone and composition, but strive to articulate more complex and resonant stories beneath.” I really dig the modern colors and textures that Julie matches with her retro aesthetic.
Two letterpress designers from Rochester collaborated on this card to create a unique look for your next correspondence! Shanna Murray & Rachael, from Pistachio Press, “sat side-by-side during the design process and printed them together on an antique Vandercook letterpress.”
If you can’t get enough of handmade in Rochester, you’ve got to check out Second Storie! This is a crafty group of women who “are bringing an edgier concentration of more current art + craft to our thriving creative community.” This group hosts indie craft markets, promotes craftivism in their community, and provides support for the growing indie artist community!