Monday, June 22, 2015

Fruit Statement Jewelry: Watermelon, Pineapple and Banana Fruit Salad Neon Leather Necklaces

My fruit designs are very popular and one of my favorite designs to make.  Each necklace has 5 watermelons, 2 pineapples, oranges and bananas. I call them fruit salad necklaces! I also made a wholesale order of my gold tassel hand painted banana earrings, green tassel earrings as well as fruit necklaces.

Here's a wholesale order I finished with some of my fruit salad necklaces.

Works in Progress: A Look Into My Handmade Jewelry Studio and Various Projects

Here's a look at what I've been working on.  Wholesale orders are the bulk of it but I've also included some shots of handmade jewelry and other accessories in progress!

Here's a shot of several orders going out for my Etsy shop.

Progress shot of my hand painted leather jewelry as well as some other orders.

Here's a wholesale order to Wear Cake, a fun and colorful shop online.

Here I'm making a lattice necklace for a customer in Texas.

Here's a wholesale order to a boutique in Germany.

My gemstone beaded and hand cut tassel necklaces.

Making beaded necklaces and bracelets with tiny tassels.

A wholesale order to NUBEGreen boutique in Seattle. 

Close up of hand painted leather tassels.

Fulfilling orders on Etsy.

An order of my handmade leather earrings off to Bozeman MT.

More earrings!

Packaging an order to Switzerland.

More Etsy orders as well as orders from my website.

I make things with my hands everyday!

An order off to Israel!

A wholesale order to We Clap Hands boutique in Australia!

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Colorful Neon Leather Tassel Friendship Bracelets in the Shop!

I finally brought back one of my best sellers, my colorful leather friendship bracelets.  I love making these and have a lot of fun combining different colors of leather, charms and chain.  I added five styles with now and will be adding more as soon as I receive more supplies.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Colorful Handmade Painted Marbled Leather Wallets in Abstract Art Patterns

I have been wanting to introduce marbling into my work but have had a really hard time with technique.  I looked everywhere for marbling tutorials and when I'd try them they'd fail miserably.  I just ended up with a mess and paint everywhere.

So I came up with a painting technique that gives the look of marbling without actually floating pigments on liquid, as seen in traditional marbling tutorials. I've been experimenting for some time and finally am very happy with the results!

I made some leather wallets that are hand painted and sewn as well as some different sized clutch bags with a marbled pattern. I'm so excited about how they came out and will be working on new color combinations and patterns on different accessories and jewelry soon!

Here are some tests of different paintings I did.

And after testing here are the wallets!