Saturday, November 19, 2011

Trillium Artisans Pop-Up Shop + Holiday News

I'm now working in downtown Portland, because Trillium Artisans is participating in the Pop-Up Shop program this holiday season!  We have a cute little shop located at 318 SW Taylor Street and we'll be open through December 31.  Then, it's back to Foster Road (our new location on Foster Road, since we moved the store one block east in mid-October, just a couple of weeks before we moved downtown!  It has been a whirlwind to say the least). 

So come see our little store if you are in the downtown area - we have lots of great gift ideas and everything is made from recycled and reclaimed materials by local artisans.

We are participating in the Little Boxes event on Black Friday - you could win an ipad just for shopping at local boutiques!  Get 10% off at participating stores with a receipt from one of the other stores.

We also have some events planned for every Thursday evening in December.  On Dec. 1 from 5 - 7 pm you can make Kanzashi Fabric Flowers with the one and only Sister Diane!  (I am super excited about this!)

These are some pictures of the shop that Lee took.  You can see more in this facebook album

I will be having a trunk show there on Tuesday, December 13.  Come visit me!  I'll be there all day from 11 - 7.

I'm not doing any holiday shows, so if you are looking for my items locally please visit Trillium or any of the other stores that carry my work such as Silver Moth, Presents of Mind, Knack, Collect Craft, Mag-Big, SCRAP's RE: Boutique, Redux, or Tender Loving Empire

Not local?  Order from my Etsy shop on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) and get 25% off with the coupon code PDXETSY2011.  Check out other participating PDX Etsy shops here.

Chuck and I are off to our swing dancing class!  Happy holidays everyone!

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Raven

Happy Halloween!  Here's a video of our band's annual performance of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, from our party on Saturday night.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Recycled Arts Festival 2011

The 6th Annual Recycled Arts Festival is going on this weekend in Vancouver, WA.  Here are some photos of my booth this year! 

Above you will see a new product - vinyl record chokers!  

This is another new product - suncatchers made from colored vinyl 45s.  (Chuck makes these!)  We are selling them this weekend at the festival for $10 per strand of 5 - or buy 2, get one free. 
I'm so glad my sweetie came and hung out with me all day!  Isn't he cute in his new Flipside Hat?

A customer came by and said he had seen my items in today's issue of the Oregonian.  I had to send Chuck on a mission to find the paper and sure enough --- (wow!):
 Here are some little keychains I made for fun.  They are drawn with a Sharpie and painted with watercolors.
I made business cards out of images found on the backs of album jackets.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Hit Record Earrings by Eye Pop Art

Hit Record Earrings - "Flower and Blue Sky"
 New from Eye Pop Art:  Hit Record Earrings with hand painted, original psychedelic designs! 
Hit Record Earrings - "Bohemian Style"
These earrings are handmade from triangle-shaped pieces of recycled vinyl records.

These are pieces that are left over when I cut up records to make Roman Record Cuffs. Over the years I've saved every scrap, and now I'm proud to introduce a new line of eye-popping jewelry for all the Eye Pop Art fans!

Each piece is hand painted by me using acrylic paints in light washes of bright and pastel colors. Each painted pair is one-of-a-kind - there will never be another pair exactly like it!

(They are painted on one side only, and the back of each piece is just the solid black vinyl record. The best of both worlds!)
Hit Record Earrings - "Carnival"
Each design is outlined with a layer of iridescent silver which gives it a unique sparkly glint when viewed from different angles and in different lighting.

The dramatic yet incredibly lightweight painted record "beads" vary from 1" - 1.75" in length, and from 2" to 3" wide at the widest point. The larger styles are $32 each and the smaller ones are $25.

They are paired with high quality sterling silver jump rings and sterling silver ear wires. All edges have been carefully sanded and smoothed for your comfort.

Hit Record Earrings - "Constantinople"

Hit Record Earrings in Pink and Purple

Hit Record Earrings in Red and White

Hit Record Earrings in Red White and Blue

Hit Record Earrings - "Red Windmill"

Hit Record Earrings - "Green Starflower"

Hit Record Earrings - "Little Sunset"
A great gift for a DJ, record collector, musician, or anyone who appreciates eco-friendly fashion!

Let the music live on with Hit Record Earrings.

In addition, I have several pairs of earrings available from Trillium Artisans, including Basic Black and a couple of painted and even wire-wrapped styles The painted earrings in the Trillium shop are actually made from pre-painted records that started out as other items and then were cut up into smaller pieces (as opposed to scrap pieces that were individually hand-painted for the purpose of making earrings.)

I wear the black ones ALL THE TIME!  They also go great with my record cuffs.

(These last two photos were taken by, and modeled by, Lee Meredith.)

I hope you'll check out my earrings if you're looking for something truly different in the jewelry department - original, wearable, eco-friendly art that nobody else has!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Please vote for my project in NBC and Etsy's Creative Reuse Contest!

Etsy has partnered with NBC's Green is Universal Guide to sponsor a Creative Reuse Contest. Celebrity judges include Martha Stewart, Kathie Lee Gifford, Tori If you have a minute maybe you'd like to check out the entries?

I entered with my Mandala Room Divider and you can vote for it by clicking here. Check it out - it's a tutorial for how to make your own! I'm giving away all my secrets here - lucky you!

You will have to create an account in order to vote. But, it's easy and only takes a minute.

Here's how to vote in the Green is Universal & Etsy Art of Reuse Contest. By registering and voting you are entered for a chance to win a $500 Etsy shopping spree. Here are the steps:

1. Click Login in on
2. Click Register Now
3. Create your account and log in
4. Go to the Mandala Room Divider, scroll to the BOTTOM of the page and click on VOTE. (It is on page 15 of the Home Decor category.)

The Mandala Room Divider is made from 35 recycled 12" vinyl records. Each record is hand painted with an original mandala design. The records are linked together with reclaimed lamp chain.

Here's Chuck helping me put it all together:

The backs of the records are left unpainted, which makes it like having two different room dividers at is painted and psychedelic, the other is retro cool record city:

You can also check out the Mandala Room Divider in my Etsy shop here. I'm offering it as a custom item at the flat rate of $40 per record, so you can order as many records or strands of records as you like. (Or, follow my tutorial and make your own.)


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Heart Art

I'm now on the leadership council for I Heart Art: Portland. I am the PDX Etsy team liaison! It's an honor. Click the links to find out more about this awesome collaboration.