Thursday, February 25, 2010

March Events @ Square Peg

A couple Sundays in March at Square Peg Artery & Salvage I'll be teaching workshops. Pre-reginstration is required.

Paper Upcycling
In this workshop we will play with new ways to be green. Create easy accordion style journals, envelopes, magnets, stickers and paper beads.
No previous experience required. Materials will be included, but, if you like, bring your own maps, funky fabulous paper, old love letters, menus, food magazines to upcycle and your favorite pair of scissors.

From Jeans to Jewelry - Fiber Upcycling
Everyone has a few pairs of jeans that just don’t fit right… or a sweater you stuck in the dryer by mistake…or a t-shirt from some promotional event that you wouldn't even wear to the gym... What can you do with them? Make them into jewelry!

In this workshops we will give old clothes a second life by make rolled fabric beads from felted
sweaters, t-shirts, and old jeans to use in jewelry pieces. You will leave with at least a completed pair of earrings and skills to make a variety of other items using this simple technique.

No previous skills are required. All materials are provided.

Monday, February 15, 2010

insecurity envelopes

No matter how many companies I tell not to send me junk, I still get junk. The only cool part is the patterns on the security envelopes. Peel them open, re-glue them inside out--give them one more go before it hits the recycling bin.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

security beads

To prepare for an upcoming workshop, I'm focusing on upcycling paper. I've wanted to try to make paper beads out of security envelopes for a while. I love the different patterns on the inside of them.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

make up: day 8, 9, & 10

The thing about this thing-a-day thing is not so much the thing, but posting the thing.

Here are some make up items to post.
eight: ribbon organizer
Made from a coffee can, covered with fabric stickers. has a wooden dowel in the center.

nine: paper made from manila envelopes

ten: handmade paper inspired by guacamole and chips
with seeds, so after you read the letter you can plant it and grow flowers!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


made from:
recycled yarn from an unraveled sweater
hand-dyed cashmere by Noro
some wool with a bit of glitz
hand-dyed wool from colinette

Saturday, February 6, 2010

thing 5 + 6

For my thing-a-day project #5 and #6 are: a pendant from felt and an tube bracelet made from koigu hand-dyed yarn.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


A couple months ago at a show of independent designers and artists, I bought a handful of ceramic evil eyes or nazars.

The artist said she wanted to make a mobile, and made tons of them out of clay. She was selling the left over disks and said it was cool if I turned them into jewelry. I hung a few on presents, using them as gift tags. With the couple I had left, I made pendants.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010