Thursday, April 1, 2010

The recipe for a perfect lazy Saturday afternoon!

Love the name of this show...the Nash Vegas Craft Fair! FringeLore will be there on June 26th from noon - 5pm. The show will be at East Nashville's 5-points location right by all the hopp'n eateries, Bongo Java, Pied Piper Creamery and so many other great places to visit.

So yes, you should come. Put it on your calendar now...NOW! Good girl/boy.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

FringeLore will be setting up at the East Nashville Arts Fest on May 22 and 23! This the first of what will hopefully be a fantastic annual event! Come and view all of the fantastic artisan wears and enjoy Spring!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prototype of a new design. The iphone, mirror-shot photos are unforgivable but I'm quite excited about the chains!

Body chains wrap around the centerpoint of vintage, wrist watch skeleton plates hand-sewn to lace.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm finally posting some of my favorites from a photo shoot done with friend and fashion designer, Heather Kennedy, of Cajun Moon Designs. Heather found these amazing grafiti walls and, well, take a look for yourself!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

An Almost Forgotten Story...the Secret Message in Lincoln's Pocket Watch...

If you know me or have read my profile, then you know that I love old things. I find security in feeling like I am surrounded by objects with previous lives, previous stories...the knowledge that life is bigger than I am and anything I'm facing has been faced before. It's just a great feeling.

In my jewelry and art I like to try to bring forgotten objects and their stories back...give them another opportunity to be something beautiful and collect new tales. I like to think that the recipients of my jewelry reflect on who might have previously owned ornate pocket watch held as a prized possession by someone almost two centuries ago...what was their life like?

I like the romantic notion that objects absorb and become the sum of their past.

In the idea of this notion, the story below was forwarded to me. It is quite a great example of the idea of 'almost forgotten stories retold' in a very literal and tangible way. It is the story of a man experiencing a moment that he knew would be life altering for him and his country. In that moment he inscribed his thoughts on the internal plates of an antique pocket watch he was repairing; a pocket watch that just happened to belong to Abraham Lincoln. A century and a half later, the story of the existence of this inscription was almost nothing more than myth until a driven ancestor and willing museum curators were able to come together and bring to light this story...almost forgotten.

Please enjoy the story of Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Receiving a "Thank You" the mail!!

I will be the first to admit that I am the WORST when it comes to keeping in touch with friends and loved ones. I have a complete inability to pick up the phone - it terrifies me! - and somehow making the voyage to the mailbox to deposit a real, paper letter just never happens.

That is why when I opened the mail box yesterday morning and found a thank you card from a customer, I almost fell over. Who does that now days!? It was truly fantastic and so touching.

It is a fantastic thing to be able to create (and necessary), it is even more fantastic to be able to create and have something you enjoy be a means of income...I'll tell you though, it is the most fantastic to create and know the recipient really did love the piece as much as you did!! Sigh... (in my happy place)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Earring of the Month Club!!

I'm pretty excited about this new offering. It hit me one day when I was considering how much I loved receiving packages in the mail. There is nothing more fun than to anticipate receiving a package, going to the mailbox each day and finally finding it there...opening it...and (woot!) pretty things!

I decided that it would be a really fun offering to create an Earring of the Month Club! Each month I will send out a newly designed pair of earrings, fully gift wrapped, to the lucky recipient and they will get to anticipate the pretty little package arriving!

Join the Earring of the Month Club here!

This is such a win-win for everyone too because I get create custom earrings personally for someone each month, they get the fun of receiving packages each month and they also receive a really great value since the earrings usually retail for $32-$40 each! The overall value of the earrings that will be received is around $216! Each package will be completely and beautifully gift wrapped and all earrings will be on sterling silver or oxidized sterling silver earwires.