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Join us at Centennial Craft Fest October 15! October 12 2016, 0 Comments

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Introducing, the Antique Oar October 12 2016, 0 Comments

This paddle-inspired necklace has become a fast favorite! The organic oar shape of the pendant is hand-formed from sterling silver wire that is then oxidized, and the whole piece is adorned with a small stripe of gold filled hammered wire.  {photo courtesy of Michael Wurm., Jr., at Inspired by Charm.} Our friend Michael over at Inspired by Charm captured this whimsy perfectly in his lovely DIY oar...

Nashville-Made Gift Inspiration for Mother's Day April 27 2016, 0 Comments

Just in case you're still on the hunt for the perfect gift for Mother's Day, I put together a little gift guide featuring some of the best Etsy shops from my hometown of Nashville! Mother's Day is less than two weeks away, so make Mom smile with one of these handmade items:1. desert triangle pocket notebook set from Caroline Creates2. succulent art photograph print from The Gingham Owl3. gold...

Our last show of the year is this weekend at Studio Be in Nashville! December 08 2015, 0 Comments

To say I was ambitious this year would be an understatement. I moved to a bigger studio at the tail end of last year and then hired two additional people this year, doubling my little staff of helpers! With more space and more hands, I decided to jump into more holiday shows than I've done in yearsand all I can say is, this girl is TIRED. (Good thing my studio holiday spa party is coming up soon!)...

Come visit us during our Studio Open House November 30 2015, 0 Comments

There's nothing quite like seeing handmade gifts in person, is there? Sure, there are scores of them on Etsy and you can find a fine selection in stores, but there is just something about getting to meet the face (and hands) of the person who made it! Come for a rare studio open house during the WeHo Holiday Market and see the space (and shop the goods) where the Freshie & Zero magic happens!Track...

Our Handmade Holiday Gift Guide November 19 2015, 0 Comments

I don't know about you, but gifts are my love language. I love giving them, I love receiving them, I love wrapping them with cute handmade wrapping paper... I will also never stop being grateful that people buy my jewelry to give as a gift! I could insert a "#blessed" tag here but I'll spare you. #yourewelcome But seriously, making a living off of my craft is still amazing even after 9 years.In...

We're headed east for the Retropolitan Craft Fair November 15 2015, 0 Comments

Just in time for the holidays, we are excited to head down the road to Knoxville to participate in the Retropolitan Craft Fair.  Retro-what, you ask? Well, RETROPOLITAN! The fair promises to feature:"the Southeast’s finest talents in contemporary craft and design while also incorporating upcycled goods with a funky, vintage inspired, and fabulously quirky vibe."Sounds like our kind of place!If...

The Uncommon Goods Holiday Catalog has landed! October 22 2013, 0 Comments

It's that time of year again when I excitedly check my mailbox, hoping to see the latest Uncommon Goods catalog waiting for me! I'm not only excited to see my name in print alongside my jewelry, but I also like to see what other wonderful items they have selected to be a part of their holiday gift guide and if any of my crafty friends make an appearance.Well lo and behold, who is on the coverbut...

Busts and Musts May 06 2009, 0 Comments

So... the Athens show was kind of a bust. Oh well - the rain and wind was working against us and I should have known that a small show based in a college town would draw the cool kids - the cool kids with no money. I heard lots of "I wish my mom was here" a.k.a. "I wish my mom and her walletwas here". Since they had us tear down overnight, all of my equipment was wet and getting danker by the...

Athens, here I come!!! May 01 2009, 0 Comments

I'm heading down to Athens, Georgia for the first time in 10 years to come do a super cool indie show! It's the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa - it sounds like the Lollapalablablah of craft shows so it must be awesome. If you live in Atlanta or anywhere nearby, you should totally come to the show! And all you UGA students, studying hard for your finals - put the books down for a couple of hours...