Friday, July 24, 2009

Lovely Earrings from JewelryByJoy on ArtFire

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Look at these lovely chandelier earrings I found today on JewelrybyJoy on ArtFire. They are so pretty! Made of crystals and gold filled wire and findings. Just beautiful!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Forget the Trash, Bring a Towel

Pin It Forget the Trash, Bring a Towel, check out the ingenious use of a dumpster to make a pool on the banks of the Gowanus Canal in industrial Brooklyn. It's actually three connected pools housed in Dumpsters, a boccie court, some lounge chairs, grills and cabanas.

The space has been open since July 4th weekend and has hosted barbecues, photo shoots and a film screening, all by invitation only. Macro-Sea, the company behind the pools, is using the project as a template for a larger idea: turning eyesore strip malls into artsy community destinations, with Dumpster pools and other indie attractions.

Can't wait to see one in person!


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Trash Fashion Face Off starting today in NYC:

Designers use recycled materials 2 come up with fashion designs. I've copied the content below. Sounds like a fun exhibit, pretty cool if you ask me. :)


New exhibit from

The Urban Green Initiative

Gallery 151 (350 Bowery, NYC 10012) invites you to the opening of "TRASHION" the newest exhibit from the Urban Green Initiative - an ongoing series of art exhibitions, music concerts & dance performances that will encourage an artistic approach to ongoing conversations about environmental awareness.

The opening night "Trashion Tuesday", will include a performance by Miz Metro featuring Crosby and saxophonist Alex Violette and a live "TRASH FASHION FACE OFF" where two designers given the same recycled materials will battle to be the "Trashion Queen". Live performances on the chi-chair, and games and toys made of trash to play with. Also featuring an interactive tape wall where gallery goers can become a part of the exhibit with their own tape creations, creating a community mural that will stay up and can be added to through out the duration of the show.

Featured Artists

Dan Walker, Francis Stallings, Patrick Sheely, Rolando Politi, David Levine, Kristy Leibowitz
Miz Metro, Marcus Jefferson, Kipton Hinsdale, Jennifer Harris, Kate Goldwater, Walker Fee
Zev Deans, ClockWork Cros, Boneman, Isaac Aden.

Open: July 21st - August 21st

1pm-6pm Wednesday-Sunday

Village Green -

Monday, July 20, 2009

Crazy Train on ArtFire

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I'm a newbie member to the ArtFire Crazy Train. Fellow artisans work hard to promote one another. Today's shop of the day is Andrea Designs. Andrea is a fabulous knitter. Look at this awesome shawl that she knit. A beautiful accessory for a night out on the town. I'm a pink person so am partial to this:

Check out this awesome treasury on etsy west!

Pin It Check out this awesome treasury filled with some of my favorite glassy peeps:

Sunday, July 19, 2009


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OK, so I'm not one of those people that ONLY dresses in purple, but it is one of my favorite colors, along with teal, turquoise, lime green and olive green. I've been needing a new laptop for quite awhile now. My desktop is approaching 9 years (hate to think how many that is in human you think it's like dogs??) and has been on it's last leg for some time now. I never had a DVD drive and my CD & A drives don't work. I found this out when I attempted to delete some programs & reinstall them due to virtual memory issues, only to see that the CD drive, or was it driver?? had big scary yellow notes next to it.

If you haven't noticed yet, I'm not great with computer terminology. I can work a computer without a problem, but that's about it. So, even though we really can't afford it right now, there wasn't much choice due to it's pending doom. So, DH finally ordered me a new one tonight.......and, it's PURPLE!!! Black was the free color, but for $40 more, DH treated me. Isn't he the best???.

It's made by Dell. It's the Studio 15 model. It's supposed to be the most lightweight of their laptops, which is important for me with my neck issues. We lucked out too. We had gotten a promo pamphlet in the mail from Dell earlier in the week and we saved over $100 & free shipping with the promotion so he decided to treat me. OK, so I had to beg before he agree, but he DID agree in the end. :)

Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed that the PC lasts another 2 weeks till the laptop is delivered.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Finished up a large custom order (for me)

Pin It A customer, who I'm happy to call a friend now, Ann Marie of Hearts Desire Jewelry, contacted me several weeks ago about a custom order for an online class she's teaching at Joggles. Ann Marie is a fabulous jewelry designer with a keen eye for color so I was quite flattered that she recommended me to Barbara of Joggles to supply the lampwork beads for the class this summer.

The last of the beads is in the kiln now, warm and toasty. Tomorrow I'll take them out, clean them out real well, removing all traces of bead release and pack them up safe and securely for their journey to Barbara. Oh & of course I'll take some photos too. Will post them later in the week.