Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring. Clean. Custom. Craft.

What do Spring cleaning and Squidfire's 2009 Spring Art Mart have in common? Treasures.

Jewels from the Sea
Is there a better souvenier than a smooth cool stone fresh from the ocean? You chose the best ones! The most beautiful. The best shapes. The smoothest edges.

StoneWear Bracelet from Shelly Daly

Bring Shelly your flattest shaped beach stones to be made into pendants, earrings or bracelets. Enjoy your treasures every day.

Favorite Old T-shirts
You have t-shirts that are tired and worn. T-shirts that you will never ever wear again. It's OK. We all do. It's time to give them new life. It's time for you to enjoy them again.

custom tee from Sweet Pepita

Sweet Pepita will turn your favorite old t-shirt into a tee for your favorite little one! Just drop off your old t-shirt, choose a size (from 0-6 months through 5T), and pick your favorite color of organic cotton to combine it with. Now that's a super cool heirloom!

Sentimental Broken China

Who chipped your favorite plate? Whether grandma’s plate was broken in a move, you knocked over mom’s vase during a late night party, or if you threw a piece of your wedding china across the room, Juliet from The Broken Plate will turn those shards into a new piece of jewelry!

custom jewelry from The Broken Plate

These make perfect wedding party or family gifts!

Maps from Journeys Past
Maps don't belong tucked away in a drawer. Maps are for dreaming.

France Map Journal from Bowerbox Press

Bring Val from Bowerbox press the map you bought on your honeymoon, or the one you used on that first trip you took solo. Turn your travel memories into a journal to record notes in your future travels.

If you live in an old house, chances are you're handy. Or someone in the house, at least, is! And you handy folks will probably have some copper scrap that you don't know what to do with.

Necklace Made From Recycled Copper on Silk Cord
from Yummy and Company

Bring your copper scraps to Jen and she will form them into a charm or pendant for a necklace or key chain!

And don't worry if you can't find anything in your house to transform into something really special... You can always request a custom piece!

Tamara from Block Party Press can customize just about any piece she makes by color or product type (ring to earrings, pendant to ring etc..) and can create custom imagery as well. Jen from Jenny Jen 42 can make a pillow design into a hand bag and vise versa. Jussara from Spa Therapy Works will create soaps, lotions and deodorants in custom scents just for you! Jill Popowich can customize any piece with different stones, different sizes, material finishes or even work with you to create a custom
piece of jewelry.

You can find these artists and more at Sqiudfire's 2009 Spring Art Mart tomorrow, Saturday May 9, from 11-6pm in Mt. Vernon Square (Between Charles and Cathedral Streets) Baltimore, MD 21201

1 comment:

shellydaly said...

Shannon, Thanks for the beautiful post! Hope tomorrow is a great success! It sounds like the weather might even cooperate and if it does, people are going to be out and about to get rid of their cabin fever. I'll come by and drop off some cards and a bracelet in case anyone is interested in the custom idea. Thanks for organizing this! shelly