Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sacramento Craft Mafia...aka...The Coolest Ladies I Know

What is the Sacramento Craft Mafia (SCM) is a collective of some of the most talented and creative ladies I have ever had the pleasure of associating with. There are 23 of us and we DIY everything from matchbox altars to jewelry to fabulous fiber.

To honor my peeps at the SCM I am going to feature the creations of these lovely ladies on my blog. I am going to try to do one a week, but I am new at this so I make no solid promises on timing. This will be a great way to expose you (my loyal reader...I mean readers!) to the immense talent which is contained in the SCM. So to start please check out the website which has links to every one's individual web sites, Etsy stores, and blogs.

In the meantime please check out my Etsy store to see my 7 new listings!!!

Right now I am concentrating on putting a lot of bracelets on my site because that it what I have been into lately. I also will be getting earring up there pretty soon...I just have to find an inventive way to photograph them=)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I hereby want to declare that after much soul searching I am on board with the blog thing. New stuff can be scary but I am committed and I want to be open minded to the advice on techniques that are offered to me (like the blog)!

P.S. I still think shows and local outreach are important and those efforts should be respected...but I am ready to move outside my comfort zone and plunge into the unknown I guess I need to just get over it and push forward into the brave new frontier of craft because I would like to achieve a certain level of success that is probably not as easily achievable if I continue to linger in the old fashion methods of communication. we are...I think I have just officially blogged...I
feel like a big girl now!
So the picture you see is one from the last photo session with Michael Albov a fabulous photographer who hails from the Monterey Peninsula. Here is the link to his Flickr site. Please check out his amazing and unique photography. I am very lucky to have this talented photographer help me to capture my jewelry on film. He brings a life to objects that defies reason.