It might still feel like summer, but technically, it’s fall – and the holidays will be here before we know it! Kick the season off with a fun afternoon playing with vintage finds and creating with new friends. Folks from my spring mixed media workshop at Coastal Art Supply(click here for their contact info) asked for more, so I’m offering an Upcycled Holiday Ornament Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
All materials provided, including vintage postage stamps, antique ribbon, vintage text, vintage brass file cabinet label holders, vintage beads and charms, and vintage clock chain! Participants will learn collage tips and how to work with jump rings.
Make something for yourself, or to check off a name on your gift list! Sign up at Coastal Art Supply in downtown Beaufort, SC, or contact me for more info. :0)
While I will actually be closed this week (July 19-20) because our kids are visiting, I’m delighted to share that you can now find some artsyletters offerings at the BEAUTIFUL Beaufort Emporium & Dry Goods Company on Bay Street!
Check out my table on the left after you walk in, and be sure to peruse the variety of gifts, souvenirs, and special treasures all around. Friendly folks and classy gifts!
I’m honored to have some items there, including some new local-themed goodies such as upcycled and handmade journals, magnets, key rings and bookmarks featuring hand-aged images from antique South Carolina maps. (Listing similar items in my Etsy shop in coming days!)
Enjoy Water Festival Week, whether you’re here in town or just here in spirit!
Happy JUNE! We are getting ready for FIRST FRIDAY AFTER 5, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. downtown on June 1. Come on up for a howdy, and maybe a gift for letter-loving grads or literary gents for Father’s Day! :0) Look for my little A-Frame sign on the 800 block of Bay Street.
The rest of the month we will be either gallivanting around soaking up literary inspirations on vacation, or I’ll be tucked behind the door madly making, making making. We’ll be back with bells on in July. My Etsy shop will be on holiday from June 7-24.
Hope your Summer starts out with plenty of art and poetry!
Feeling Royal? Here are a few new offerings to celebrate British roots:
Click here to see on Etsy!
I came across these wonderful vintage brass stampings of the British Royal Coat of Arms (“Royal Arms”) and had to do something with them! I’ve made three of these pins/bag tags. The pin is an antique/vintage brass laundry pin, probably from the 1910s and military, according to vendor. It’s heavy duty. I’ve attached the stamping with a large brass ring from an old clock chain. Cheers!
Click to see on Etsy!
This “Royal” necklace makes a fun statement for typewriter fans. The vintage Royal name plate has been attached to two black rope chains and flanked with vintage black Swarovski crystal drops and fun pewter quatrefoil links.
Click to see on Etsy!
You don’t have to be at the very top of the nobility food chain to enjoy a family crest or coat of arms… I’m making up some Scottish coats of arms keychains/tags for the rest of us, too! This one pictured happens to be for the family name, Scott. The image was clipped from THE SCOTTISH CLANS – With the Badges, Arms, Slogans, etc. of the Clans (Circa 1930).
If you’re in the States and rising early like I am to enjoy the festivities (the bride is American, after all!), here’s a raised cup of Earl Grey to you! And lovely wishes wherever you are in the world.
Ready for the LITTLE WOMEN 2-part miniseries on PBS? It starts Sunday, May 13 – Mother’s Day! If you’re a fan or have one on your gift list, here’s just the thing to hold that reading list to the fridge or filing cabinet!
The vintage US Postage Stamp on this magnet features Louisa May Alcott’s beloved “little women” from the book, first published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. The stamp is part of a series of Children’s Classics issued in October of 1993 (Scott #2785-88), four 29-cent stamps honoring classic books for young readers. Click here for more info or to order from my Etsy shop. (Or click here for a gift set featuring this and three other classic children’s book magnets featuring stamps!)