Friday, August 29, 2008

Workshop style

If I were a horse-back traveling metalsmith, these belt pouches would be my tool kit. No clunky plastic boxes for me - everything I'd need would fit into two hardy leather pouches on either hip. In a post-apocalyptic world, I'd be awesome, all thanks to Rubyzaar.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I'm a big fan of piggy banks. I've kept one for years, and recently when it was full used it to buy tools to start my business. They're pretty useful critters, I just wish they'd fill up faster. Pig-ment - a rainbow colored piggy bank created by Starless, is just the kind of piggy bank I'd like to have. Vibrant color to brighten up a room, and you won't have to worry about breaking him because the bottom is removable!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mademoiselle G

Earlier I was browsing Indiepublic and I happened to find a very interesting painter who is a Canadian living in Belgium. Her work is very surreal and odd and I can't stop looking at it. She has a shop on Dawanda, or you can see her blog, which is mostly written in French. Either way, I'm sure you'll find it as intriguing as I do.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bazaar Bizarre

I'm officially going to be participating in the upcoming Bazaar Bizarre. It takes place in Austin, TX in October, so for the next two months I'll be making items for that and for the holidays. The Bazaar Bizarre is part of the Maker Faire, an event I wished I'd been able to go see last year. Wish me luck in my crafty adventure!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Show Pony Show

Show Pony Show flier
Originally uploaded by freeforged

Hey Texans, if you're living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and are looking for something to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon, then come check out the Show Pony Show in Deep Ellum this weekend. There will be crafts available for the whole family, as well as local artists showcasing their handmade wares. You can even see the Show Pony! Part of the sponsorship is by Etsy Dallas and as a member I've donated a pair of earrings to the raffle and some promo goodies to their goodie bags!

Here's the info:
Sunday, August 17th
11am - 7pm

Continental Lofts
3311 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Drama Bomb

I must say that I think this flourite crystal necklace by TulipsTreasureBox is quite stunning. The crystals are graduated so that the longest are in the center, which reminds me of an Egyptian Pharaohs pectoral neckpiece. I can only imagine how dramatic wearing it must feel. You could be Cleopatra, or a movie star. Definitely 'raw' beauty. It's one of a kind, so if you must have it, get it quick!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Math is Elegant

Etsy Front Page 8/4/08
Originally uploaded by freeforged

I was on the front page earlier tonight! Thanks to Jobojury for selecting the Math is Elegant treasury.