Takoma Park, Here I Come!


photo 1I haven’t written for a while–sorry Mom (and my other loyal followers).  I have been busy in the creative department, however, and will share a few of those activities in subsequent posts.  My immediate artsy project, however, has been getting ready for the craftylawyer’s debut at the Grant Avenue Vintage Market  in Takoma Park, Maryland.   It’s a fun group of vendors and artisans who sell cool old stuff–some of it repurposed, some of it waiting for you to turn into something fun.  This will be my first market of this kind–requiring my own little vendor tent, a mobile credit card reader, and a receipt book!  I’ve sold some things on Etsy and at school craft fairs, but there remains a strong element of angst–will people like my stuff?  And if they don’t, does that mean they don’t like me?   Of course not, but still, putting my little pieces of whimsy out there is like putting a bit of my own humor and personality out there.  I find that my little artsy vignettes really are like sharing a piece of myself.  So, what parts of me will I be putting on display?  photo 2  photo 4  Lots and lots of soldered charms, featuring images from 1920s to 1960s textbooks, old magazines, post cards, and vintage photos.

vintage halloween from old textbooksSome really fun pieces made from Crackerjack prizes–this fan features a flower spinning top, an old barrette, and vintage costume jewelry pearls.  Lots more fun and quirky combinations as well.

Experiments in rulers and resin.  These pieces are hard to make–very time consuming.  I cut up old rulers, solder the pieces together, coat them with non-toxic resin, and then enhance them with old charms and jewels, odds and ends of chain and whatever else strikes my fancy.photo 5

So please come visit me on Sunday, September 14–or visit craftylawyer27 at Etsy.com to see other creations.  Come find some whimsy you can wear!

About thecraftylawyer

I am a Washington, D.C. lawyer by day, but like most of us, I juggle work and family and try, try, TRY to keep a hobby or two for myself. For me, that's a little art on the side. I make jewelry and do a lot of collage work and thought it was about time to start memorializing some of the quirky things I do, the fun finds, and just the random bits of beauty and art that surround us all the time, if we just know where to look. Find my jewelry on Etsy at Craftylawyer27 . I believe in Whimsy You Can Wear!

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