Monday, February 23, 2009

paper 'n stitch

Recently, a friend of mine (frustrated by searching the entire internet for handmade items) wondered how you find the "good" handmade stuff. One of my suggestions was Paper 'n Stitch. If you're not already familiar with the site, Paper 'n Stitch describes itself as "an online exhibition space for talented artists, designers, makers selling handmade goods, and independent boutiques." In other words, the good stuff. Since the exhibition rotates monthly, I'm continually adding to my collection of favorite indie shops! I'm very excited that my shop will be featured in the latest Paper 'n Stitch exhibition, which runs Feb 23rd - March 22nd. However, the items that appear on Paper'n Stitch are only a sampling of what's available in the actual Small Bird Jewelry shop. The shop was recently updated, so some favorite items have been restocked, and several brand new items have been listed, as well!

And I'd be delighted if you'd vote for my shop as your favorite! Just visit my shop at Paper 'n Stitch and click on the cute little heart icon by my shop logo.

One of the new items in my shop is the Green Sea Glass Ring. I'm sort of completely in love with it. I don't remember exactly what made me want to experiment with sea glass in the first place, but all of a sudden I just had to try it. There's something I love about the idea of sea glass...knowing that it was once sleek and shiny and mass-produced and carelessly cast aside, and that nature has turned it into something lovely and organic and soothing and translucent and soft and dreamy and one of a kind.

Yeah...maybe that's what made me want to use sea glass.


Blogger Thea said...


9:27 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Oooh...sea glass pretty! Paper 'n Stitch is a very, very dangerous place. So much great stuff on there! (Just voted for your shop, too.)

11:02 AM  
Blogger weaverknits said...

Yes, now that everything is made of plastic sea glass is particularly precious. When I was younger I would collect it every time I went to the shores of Lake Michigan, but I haven't found any at all the past few times I've been... sad.

1:48 AM  
Anonymous sabine said...

oh, that ring is beautiful!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Molly said...

That sea glass is totally awesome; I've bought some stuff from your etsy store and will certainly vote for you.

11:03 PM  

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