Thursday, July 31, 2008

I might have a problem.

Hello, my name is Juliet, and I have a belt buckle addiction.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

For my favorite Philly Brother

Broken Philly travel plate belt buckle

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Etsy Shop Update!

Finally! I got off my butt and added some left over craft show stock to my Etsy Shop. Enjoy!

Congrats Earth Alley!

Baltimore's Best Eco-Gifts "You're giving more than just one gift when you buy from Earth Alley, 3602 Elm Avenue, 410-366-2110. Almost every trinket lining the yellow-green walls of this fair- trade eco-oasis is made from reusable material and supports nonprofit causes in the artist's country of origin. Gifts include lightweight aluminum bangles, delicate necklaces made from broken plates, mirrors framed with tightly rolled magazine pages, intricate metalwork made from recycled oil drums, candles that melt into massage oil, and bowls made from tightly-wound telephone wire. This shop will make you reconsider the artistic value of everything you've ever thrown out."

Congrat's Eva! Well Deserved!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

How fun is this??

Bubble calendar.

Cake Wrecks

I just spent way too much time looking at the Cake Wrecks blog (found via Craft.) I guess I am getting in the mood for Jo's wedding tonight!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

It's giveaway time!

Here's a peek at the biggest giveaway we've had yet! The drawing will take place august 5th, so if you haven't signed up for the BEST mailing list, sign up now !

Work by BlockPartyPress, BowerboxPress, GreenStarStudio, JenMenkhaus, JennyJen42, JillPopowichDesigns, Miscelena, SpaTherapy, TheBrokenPlate, TigerLillyShop, VWStudios.

Best Locally Made Crafts!

"Our hearts swell with B'more pride whenever we log onto The Baltimore Etsy Street Team's site, This is a compilation of all the local designers and crafters who have pages on Etsy, the popular online marketplace. The talent is awe-inspiring. Some of our faves: TheBrokenPlate takes vintage and contemporary dinnerware and gives it new life as a necklace or a ring. And vwstudios, where images on clay are created using a process that includes photography, painting and printmaking."

Thanks Baltimore Magazine!!! You made me feel much better about Rachael Ray Bumping me to Nov/Dec!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This just in...

Pardon the break in craft talk but...

REALLY? Nicole Kidman? 2 weeks post-partom, come on now. I wish I lived in Hollywood.


These are finally ready and in my MuthaCrafter Shop!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I Survived!

I Survived Artscape! I could not have done it without Jo, Ray, Tya, Ci, Jason, Nolan, the girls of BEST (especially my neighbor Shannon!) and Kristen Grey. It was so nice to meet lots of new artists and customers too. I hope you all enjoy your little pieces of broken plates.

After some math, we will see if it was worth it...

(pictured above is Tya with Nolan and a blurry image taken behind my booth. This is pretty much how remeber it all, dark and blurry.)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Checking out.

I am officially checking out for Artscape. If you are up early, check out the Baltimore Street Team chatting about our wares on the Fox 45 am News tomorrow. Also, check out this story about the DIY section in today's Baltimore Sun!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How crafty are you??

Before and After

Here is a fun little before and after of custom cufflinks made from Johnson Brothers Indian Tree China. They are for a wedding party.

Monday, July 14, 2008

New Belt Buckles

In an effort to avoid making more stock for Artscape, I made a belt today! I am in love with it, and it provided me with an art buzz to get me over the burn-out I was feeling. Nothing like an artgasm to improve a stressful week. Stay tuned for more!

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Storque

WOW! Check it out-we made The Storque today!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Double Dutch Trunk Show!

Double Dutch will play host to the Baltimore Etsy Street Team this coming Sunday, July 13th for our first ever trunk show! There will be yummy eats and delicious drinks, as well as new work from BEST crafters.Stop by between 11am and 5pm, meet BEST members, have a snack, and do some shopping. Also, enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Double Dutch for a future shopping spree! (Winner will be notified via email on July 14th)
Participating crafters:
Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Another busy day preparing for Artscape! Check out the vendor list for the DIY section!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Home Sweet Home.

We are back from our mini-vacation and I am back to work! I was on a mission to make jewelry out of the shells that I collected on the beach that don't look like "beachy" jewelry. I am pretty happy with them, guess I will have to go back and collect more. A business trip, of course...