This year has been all about experimenting and growing as an artist.
So this weeks shop update is all about surface design on jewelry. I drew up some wonky shapes, laser cut them out of acrylic, hand painted each one and then covered the tiny abstract painting in resin.
These have been so much fun to make and I love that each and every one is 100% one of a kind.
I also took some of my new ceramics designs and translated them to jewelry. These pieces are designed by me, then laser cut and engraved by me and then I fill in the engraved parts in different colors of paint. The finished pieces are so neat to look at and wear!
You can find all the new jewelry pieces here.
In other news, all of the Crafty Bitches Club tshirts have shipped. Once photos started popping up of people wearing them I got a lot of requests for more. So I have started a second preorder with a delivery of early July. If you want to get in on this second run, just click on over to the order page here.
I have been trying to mix things up and have a theme for each shop update! This month’s theme was hand painted laser cut wood (with one or two exceptions)
I went through my old sketchbooks and picked several designs that I thought would make neat brooches. They are all based off my own taste, but I will be open to suggestions in the coming months.
I also went through some of my fabric designs and took out a few elements here and there as tests.
All in all I’m very proud of all the new pieces and love seeing them up in the shop.
Oh and I also threw in some new XL Wall Scissors to mix things up a bit! These are made from 1/4″ MDF with Designer Fabric fused to the surface before laser cutting. They are a great addition to any sewing room (or any space really).
You can find all of these pieces plus more in the shop!
Are you part of the Crafty Bitches Club? Do you want to be? If you answered yes to either of those, then you need one of the newest additions to the shop!
There are a couple variations available with more on the way!
First up is the T-shirt shown above! It is professionally printed on a black American Apparel Tri-Blend Crew Neck shirt up to size XL and solid black in XXL. They are currently available for Pre-order with delivery stated for mid April.
If you are more of a subtle Crafty Bitch, then you may like our handmade laser cut Needle Minders or Pins!
They are available in the design above OR a handful of other sassy sayings.
You can find all of this and much more in the shop! It’s currently all first come first serve with no updates scheduled for at least a month or so.
This has been an idea I have had in my head for almost a year! It just took me awhile to perfect it.
Let me introduce to you the exclusive Art School Dropout Pin Cushion!
The bottom part is made just like a lot of my jewelry over the years. It is a lightweight hand cast plastic that was made using molds I created. Each one is one of a kind since I mix the pigments myself and the fillers. The inside of the pin cushion is a felted wool and is very dense. It will grab on to your pins and keep them super snug until you need them.
For this specific update I only added a small handful of variations. I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with shipping. I’m holding on to the second batch of these for a shop update in April!
You can find all of these pin cushions plus other awesome sewing notions in the shop.
A few months back I made these laser cut looms for my Girl Scout troop so we could all learn to weave! The girl absolutely loved them.
I had posted about them on social media, as I usually do, and I received A LOT of comments asking when I would sell them. I was currently swamped with freelance work and knew I couldn’t handle the orders. So I held off.
Well, fast forward to a week or so ago, and a few friends kindly asked if I would make their shop/kid/them a loom or twelve. I said yes, and then decided to just add them to the shop!
Which brings us to today! They are now available in the shop in two sizes, with more to come and can be customized with a name or saying of you choice!
I am absolutely loving the process of making these and hope to continue for awhile.
You can find the above looms, plus other weaving tools in the shop!