Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Handmade Tweet

I've been neglecting my bog lately but I've been busy with costuming and conventions and I'm suffering from a bit of computer burn out. It was taking up too much of my time and energy so I needed to get away from it for a while. Not only my blog but my shops and forums are also suffering from my absence, well at least my shops are, I'm sure the forums can survive without me but I do miss them. It's still a very busy season so my posts will likely continue to be sporadic but please don't give up on me, I really am still here.

That said, here is the first new Handmade Tweet for a while. It's for a fellow Trade-A-Holic team member Hair Flair aka 86bananas on etsy.

From 86bananas' Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to 86bananas, a little flair for your hair!!

As of now my shop is filled with unique, one of a kind hair accessories, all handcrafted with love. I use recycled and environmentally friendly products as often as possible, and no two items are the same. You can rest assured that no one else will be walking around with the same head gear. New items are added daily, so if you don't see the perfect piece, be sure to check back or convo me, and we can work together to come up with a custom design just for YOU!"

86bananas and I recently participated in a trading event. I sent her a steampunk necklace and she sent me a beautiful headband. It's similar to this one but a different colour. It's going to look fabulous with my neo-Victorian steampunk gown that I'm making for an upcoming convention.
 All of her accessories are fun and beautiful and I can personally vouch for their quality. To see more wonderful creations from Hair Flair just click on the picture below.

Fly Away- Headband with a large butterfly 
that is accentuated with feathers and leaves

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Wood Beginnings on etsy.

From woodbeginnings' Shop Announcement:

"Thank you for visiting our Wood Beginnings shop.

My wife handles all the administrative tasks and I make the saw dust. I began my wood turning in high school and dabbled with woodworking and turning over the years but now spend my time turning. Blending lamination and segmenting are what I enjoy most.

All of our products are one of a kind using the best exotic and domestic woods that I can find. We have developed a nice following of collectors over the years and really appreciate their continued patronage and following us to Etsy."

All I can say it WOW! This is stunning, I've never seen a bowl anything like it before. All of his pieces are so unique that it was hard to pick just one to feature but this one really spoke to me. I love the contrasting shapes and colours. Click on the picture to see more unique creations by Wood Beginnings.

Springs First Tulip Wooden Bowl with Lid out of Bubinga and Birdseye Maple 462