This last week has brought us really unpredictable weather in Portland, with intense rain, then sun, then more rain. And more rain. At one point I looked at the five day forecast, and it was “Thunderstorms, showers, rain, rain, rain.” To pass these rainy days, I’ve been working on something that I’m terrible at: Cleaning […]
This summer when we visited my sister Andrea in Seattle, she took us to the Punk Rock Flea Market, held in a former post office. The place was crammed with booths where people were selling art, vintage clothes, records, comics, t-shirts, etc. You name it, somebody was probably selling it. But my favorite booth by far […]
One of my favorite elements to use in my home is rocks. Which doesn’t sound very attractive, but I’m not talking about any old piece of earth. I prefer chunks of marble, fossils, minerals, and crystals. Mostly they just sit around and look pretty, but these particular rocks have a job to do: holding back […]
Maybe I’m just craving something new with the change in seasons, but I’m on a jewelry kick lately! A couple weeks ago it was bracelets (here and here), and today I have a necklace DIY to share.
Pamela Love makes the coolest jewelry, but with the cool comes a hefty price tag. So I decided to make my own version of her spiky metal crystal jewelry, in the form of a big cocktail ring. Materials: Small crystals (mine are diamatina “laser wands,” from here and are each 3/4- to 1-inch long) Ring […]