I (Jen) am apparently really into enamel jewelry these days, as I picked up a beautiful necklace from western Mass-based Donnabelle Designs that looks like this:
and hip earrings from DAMetals out of Providence that are similar to these rings:
I also started fantasizing about opening a center like Craftland, part-owned by Devienna from DAMetals and based in Providence, Rhode Island, in the Valley. Craftland started as a craft show similar to Twist, and is now a center that hosts craft classes, a shop, and a gallery. How cool would it be to have something like that in the Valley? Add in studio space where anyone can come, spread out their stuff and craft with a bunch of other like-minded creative types (like Urban Craft Center) and it's crafting heaven. Who's in?
Best of all, Twist totally inspired me to craft, as if I needed the inspiration! Truly, being able to tell my husband that I need time to craft for my business is the funniest thing ever - crafting for work? That's crazy cool.
My inspiration for today's new coaster comes from (who else) but Liz from Sticks and Bricks who did this design for a key hook. It was so fun to use all those tiny colorful scraps that I have been collecting, and such an appropriate time of year, with all of the flowers just starting to show their faces!