Sterling Silver Spinner RingThis handmade spinner ring has a thick gauge sterling silver 3/8 inch wide band with a spinner with a cute flower pattern. Oxidized to show detail on the spinning ring. Note: This particular spinner is more on the tight side, less free spinning. This is a matter of personal… details »
Cuff Bracelet of 8 Bit Hearts Etched in CopperThis cuff bracelet has a row of 8 bit hearts etched in copper. Darkened with liver of sulfur, sanded for contrast and protected with Renaissance Wax.Total length of copper is 6 inches and measured from widest points across the wrist is 2.5 inches (standard cuff size). Metal was… details »
Bearing Pendant NecklaceThis bearing pendant really matches for male, but also for female and any age! Made from real bearing , hanger wrapped from high quality enameled copper wire. details »
Yellow Chunky Doily
Add a bit of sunshine to your decor with this yellow doily. Not your old-time doily this piece is perfect for any modern/urban decor or classic cottage style. Done in 100% it is very durable and made of natural fibers. The yellow color is sure to add that perfect… details »
The Higher Celestial Plain
This painting is part of my “Charted Unterritories” series of abstract watercolors inspired by topographical forms, maps, and fantastical places. details »
Red Leather Wrap Bracelet
Genuine Leather Wrap Bracelet – One Size fits All
After some homework it seems to me that Emily Martin of The Black Apple is one of the first sellers to set up shop on Etsy – back at its beginning – just 5 short years ago!
While many of you have seen her work before, I am head over heels with her latest collection and also very excited to see her new book which will be released on Nov. 2nd of this year, so wanted to make sure both are on your radar.
Her newest paintings center around a country fair – with a twist. Lost on the Midway is a fun, whimsical collection with a touch of the unusual, just what so many of us have come to love about Emily’s work.
Lucky Portland locals had the opportunity in early June to see Emily’s new collection in person at Buy Olympia’s retail space and gallery, land. If you haven’t ever taken a peek at Buy Olympia’s online shop – you’ll want to stop by. Their curating is top notch – meaning an impressive collection of handmade goods ready for your perusal.
I’ve included one of my very favourite works below, the collection’s title piece – “Lost on the Midway”, it was inspired by an almost deserted carnival – possibly just before a storm is ready to strike. For those of you who’ve been in a city before a tornado or a big storm – you know how the sky turns an eery color of green and the clouds often seem in contrast with the warmth and humidity of the day.
Another one of my favorites – Bear Dance, is below, which Emily painted in tribute to one of her favourite painters, W. H. Beard.
When I stopped by Emily’s shop today to take a peek around I was especially thrilled that she is now offering a set of 15, 4×6 postcards from her Lost on the Midway collection for just $16 and I had to get them right away. I can’t wait to have these great works on display in my office!
I’ve been in the market for new clothes lately, and I suspect you’re going to see that reflected in my picks this week. First up is the super-creative Poppy Clothing Creations.
ABOUT POPPY and HER WICKED WEAR
I make INCREDIBLE one of a kind creations for every girl! I sew in my little makeshift shop in my home with my two boys, my amazing fiancee(and many pets) at my side!
All Items are serged, and screenprints are made using professional inks and heatset for years of enjoyment
I have been sewing since I was 5 years old, Machine sewing since I was 10(so close to 20 years) I’ve taken fiber and design classes at a world renowned art school.
Every so often when looking for new artists to feature on this blog, I use Etsy’s pounce feature. This time when it brought up the brand-spankin’ new shop of Tiffany Chou I was immediately drawn in by the amazing photos of her jewelry. The stunning settings just suck you into the sea swept life and you find yourself pining for a lovely gold coral to wear around your neck.
Like most of the artists I’ve featured, Tiffany’s been making things by hand since a young age, 14 to be exact, and has always dreamed of sharing her creations with the world. She got a lot of good feedback on her most recent jewelry collection, so she’s been focusing on getting her online shop up and running, though she has sold a bit on her personal website as well.
The “Here sharky sharky” is my favorite piece, its very delicate and reminds me of the ocean.
As you can clearly see, Tiffany is inspired by the ocean and all it produces. She sells some of her line in a shop in Hawaii as well – a perfect souvenir from paradise, I’d think.
Each piece is inspired by a shell from Tiffany’s large shell collection. She chooses shells she believes will translate well into metal and then casts and plates each piece.
Tiffany’s love of the sea should be no surprise as she grew up in Maui, Hawaii. She went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and then moved to New York City to pursue her interest in fashion. You can find out more about Tiffany and see some more of her work on her website. If the jewelry wasn’t beautiful enough, it’s even more lovely when you know that 5% of the profits go to Coral Reef Alliance and 5% to Dancing Palette.