Friday, March 27, 2015

A Large Order of My Handmade Leather Jewelry Off to Beirut!

I've been so busy with wholesale and am so proud of this order.  I got it done in record time, 4 days! It's off to my stockist The Oddfish in Beirut. It was a really tight deadline but I worked really hard on it and am ready to start another wholesale order to Germany.

I love wholesale orders and now they make up more than half of my yearly revenue.  It is such an exciting thought that these stockist believe in your product so much that they place such large orders to sell in their shops.  It's like they really believe in you and your product and that feeling is amazing!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Boo and Boo Factory in the Chicago Tribune!

I'm so excited to see my interview with the Chicago Tribune in the paper today! It's a story about successful Chicago Etsy sellers and the upcoming Etsy IPO.  And my wallets are on the front page of the paper as well as in the Business Section.

Boo and Boo Factory featured in the Business Section of the Chicago Tribune!

When the photographer came over I was so nervous! I mean it's not everyday that a photographer from the Tribune comes to your home. But he was excellent and I love the pictures.  See for yourself below.

When I went out this morning to get the paper, I showed everyone at the store the article!

Here's a close up of my interview that I copied and pasted together.

Here's the whole page of the Etsy article.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Boo and Boo Factory - Handmade Leather Jewelry off to Australia!

Here's the final order ready to ship!
I am almost done with this wholesale order to Australia going to the shop Me and My Llama! This order has a great selection of my handmade bracelets, rings, earrings, key chains and necklaces.  It was so fun creating almost 90 one of a kind designs each all different.  I'll be spending the rest of the day packing up these beauties and getting started on another wholesale order to Beirut.  Busy busy!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Boo and Boo Factory Handmade Studio - Welcome to my Work Space

Spring is here and I've been cleaning up my work space.  When I'm working on huge wholesale orders it becomes quite a mess.  Here is where I spend most of my time working on your orders.  My space matches the color in my jewelry.  Welcome to my world!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Handmade Leather Wallets with Abstract Art Paintings - Pattern Textiles

I'm having a creative renaissance! Here's a few more leather wallets in progress.  I'll be posting all 10 in the shop by Monday. So excited to have new styles in the shop because I've been getting a lot of request for them.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Handmade Leather Wallet Card Holders with Colorful Abstract Art Paintings

I finally received my shipment of leather especially for these little pouch wallets.  The leather has a smoother grain so it is easier to paint and is much thicker for a sturdier hold.  I really played around with painting the patterns and even did some that are a bit out of my comfort zone with more abstract primitive shapes.  I love how they're coming along and will be posting them in the shop as soon as they're finished!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Marbling Technique - A Sneak Peek at the New Handmade Leather Bag Spring Line!

I am always trying to learn new techniques to help keep my jewelry and accessories fresh and exciting!  Here's a sneak peek at a new line of leather wallets and bags that I'm working on for Spring using a suspension printing technique.  The designs are more ephemeral with colorful swirls of color and various patterns. I'm still working out the kinks, but I hope to release some more pictures soon as I get closer to finalizing the collection.