I was perusing the Nordstrom jewelry section to look at things I cannot afford – ya know, like you do – when I noticed this Marni leather statement necklace. I really liked the general shape and idea, but was obviously appalled by the price; it was, if I recall, more than $500, but I can’t actually verify that as IT SOMEHOW SOLD OUT. I … Keep reading…

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My calendar says it’s autumn. My brain says it’s autumn. My heart says it’s autumn. Every restaurant and store to ever carry anything pumpkin-flavored says it’s autumn. And the stupid thermometer says it’s summer. For the three terrible months of summer—I’m barely joking, summer is the worst—I keep myself afloat on the promise of layers and dusty colors and crisp air and … Keep reading…

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Going out is great, but my all-time favorite weekend activity is crafting. This chilly weekend is absolutely perfect for jewelry making, decorating, sewing, creating, and all other forms of pajama-wearing arts ‘n crafts. Need a new project? Try your hand at the easy and affordable DIY Rhinestone and Pearl Statement Necklace. I made this rhinestone and pearl statement necklace out of desperation—I … Keep reading…

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“Why are you taking so much art?” asked my guidance counselor, repeatedly. “I think you really need more math and science.” Well, Mister Broken Record, I managed to graduate from college and find a job in my field without ever taking calculus or chemistry. But you know what I did take? Every available art class. SO HA HA HA HA HA I … Keep reading…

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Are you itching for a craft? Do you have two to three hours to kill? Got 15-or-so bucks and a pocket full of coupons? Then you’re ready. Steampunk-inspired accessories seem to be everywhere. Anyone who likes a rough or industrial edge in design can appreciate a few gears or sprockets, and my latest project is literally full of them. Okay, dolls, let’s begin!  The … Keep reading…

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