Monday, March 15, 2010

Come see me! 3/20 During SXSW in Austin!

SoCoDivka Designs will be selling jewelry on Saturday 3/20 (morning/early afternoon) on SoCo behind the food trailers in Austin during SXSW! Come say hi! 

1603 South Congress Ave.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March is National Craft Month!

Did you know that crafting can reduce stress, build self-esteem and increase physical dexterity? In fact, recent studies from NYU and Harvard have shown that activities ranging from scrapbooking to knitting can actually improve concentration, while enhancing health and mental wellness.

With interest from younger crafters, advances in technology, and riding the immense popularity of do-it-yourself web and TV programming, craft ideas and innovations are being spread across the globe to all four corners of the planet. Crafting has successfully survived another U.S. recession enjoying what some are calling a "crafting renaissance." According to the Craft & Hobby Association over 56% of all U.S. households are crafting in one form or another creating a $27 BILLION U.S. craft and hobby industry!

What are you currently crafting and how do you plan to celebrate?

National Craft Month at Craftster

How to Celebrate National Craft Month from eHow

More information from the Craft & Hobby Association

Celebrate National Craft Month from Craftplace

National Craft Month Supplies at Overstock

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Class

I've been quiet lately, but I've been totally absorbed in a Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design class at the Austin Dougherty Arts Center. Here's what I've been making...

gallery wire and prehnite ring cup in sterling

gallery wire and prehnite ring cup in sterling

hammered sterling silver rings

hand-forged sterling 20 ga earwires

sterling hand-forged ear wires with chalcedony

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Photos from Lovely Austin...

Here are my necklaces dangling in the window of Lovely Austin. If you happen to be in South Austin, go check them out!

Another much beloved shop!

I have been coveting LORiOLA's amazing necklaces as long as I remember. She's having free shipping... So tempted! Cupcakes, skulls, all manner of hearts... 

Which is your favorite?

Adorable handmade vintage clothing shop!

I can't decide what's more adorable about Nudeedudee's etsy shop--the lovingly crafted vintage clothes or the seller herself!

Check out the finds from her shop: