Thursday, August 6, 2015

Three new brooch designs



Three new brooch designs in the shop! These are all laser cut from wood and then hand painted. Live every week like it's shark week is a quote from Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock. And below I have Jake Johnson's character Lowery from Jurassic World showing off his vintage Jurassic Park shirt a la superman. He and Blue are my favorite characters from the film.





I think I must have done at least 5 prototypes of Neapolitan Napoleon before it finally came out the way I had envisioned it. I tried laser-cut plastic first which didn't work out too well, and then wood. I've gone through at least a dozen different paint colors trying to find the perfect versions of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry before finally landing on this. Neapolitan is one of my favorite color combinations and I love a good pun, so this is easily one of my favorite products in the shop.





The two new drawings are also available as art prints. The Neapolitan Napoleon brooch is based on a painting that I did a few years ago (prints available here.)

Everything is available right here.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Liz Lemon is my spirit animal



New brooches in the shop! Liz Lemon is probably my favorite tv character ever (she might even be edging out Fox Mulder, I just love her that much) I think the only thing I can't relate to is her obsession with cheese, otherwise we're basically the same person.

This is one of my favorite things I've ever made, so it figures that no matter what I cannot seem to photograph or edit the product photos well. I'm not sure if it's just my own monitor that's making this look kind of green-tinted, but in reality it's all warm tones. I painted the skin a light cream, the glasses are black, eyes and teeth are white, and the hair is a warm milk chocolate. The shirt and jacket are unpainted birch wood. It really looks so nice in person, I wish I could just invite everyone over to look at it instead of posting pictures online.

The brooches are available in my shop here.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jurassic World + Beyonce = ♥



Sometimes I get an idea in my head and I can't tell if it's really cool or really stupid, but I execute that idea anyway. This is one of those ideas. The beloved raptor Blue from Jurassic World, paired with the lyrics to Beyonce's song 'Blue'. Genius or craziness? Only time will tell. I'm personally leaning towards 'really cool idea', but then I've never had a good handle on what's actually cool...

It's available as a brooch or an art print right here.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I liked The X-Files before it was cool



New hand-painted brooch in the shop! I'm really enjoying how these colorful brooches are turning out. I have a lot more coming up soon! This one is for anyone like me who has been obsessed with The X-Files for as long as they can remember. My friends in middle school used to make fun of me for caring so much about a "stupid alien show" but I've held the torch tight for almost 20 years now. They're available in the shop right here.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hand painted pastel jewelry



I've had a lot of requests over the last year for me to make my black and white jewelry available in other colors, and I'm happy to say that day has finally arrived! Honestly I prefer wearing colorful jewelry myself, so I'm pretty excited about these new offerings, too!

These are laser-cut from birch wood and hand painted. With one exception they are all existing designs that were already available in my black-and-white acrylic. I did a lot of color testing for each piece and I'm very pleased with the final products so I will not be offering custom colorways. That being said, I couldn't decide which version of Clever Girl I liked best so it's available in purple, yellow, pink and mint green. eek! All of the new hand painted designs are available right here.

The only brand new piece here is this BFF texting pendant set --



I'm thrilled with how these turned out! I don't think the photo does them justice. I went through three prototypes before finally landing on this final design. These are available as pictured, with "Friends Forever" in the texting bubbles, OR you can get custom text! I think this would be such a fun, special gift for besties who love to text. These are available here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Order deadline for Double Indemnity brooches



Double Indemnity is being re-released into theaters this coming Sunday and Monday, thanks to Fathom Events & Turner Classic Movies! If you're planning on wearing a Phyllis Dietrichson brooch and haven't ordered yet, this is your last chance! If you're on the west coast I'd recommend contacting me for an upgrade to Priority Mail, but east coast customers should get their brooches in time.

The pins are available in my shop here.

Monday, July 13, 2015

New greeting cards & art print



A friend of mine recently commissioned a Golden Girls-themed, vintage-inspired greeting card and I'm so happy with how it turned out! She gave me permission to sell the design in my shop, so it's available right here. I also have prints available without the text, available here. I had so much fun working on this project and I think I need to do more drawings in this illustration style now!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Independence Day sale



I have a little sale going on in my store this weekend! Click here to shop.