Handmade, locally made Jewelry by Old Stars… most AMAZING packaging ever!
Handmade, locally made Jewelry by Old Stars… most AMAZING packaging ever!
Paintings by new artist, Dani Brandimarte. $120-$250.
Elizabeth Stettler is an artist, librarian and professional organizer living and working in Austin, Texas. She grew up in the Midwest and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa where she focused in sculpture, printmaking and drawing. She came to Texas to attend the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information and received her Masters of Science in Information Studies. Combining her love of organization, the meticulous detail that comes with library work, and her talent for the visual arts, Elizabeth creates minimal, quiet pieces that focus on line and detail.
Her woodcuts are cut and printed exclusively by hand; she starts with a birch veneer plywood block and then cuts out the negative image of the print using specialized U-shaped hand tools. She then rolls on a layer of oil based ink and presses thin, Japanese paper on top, transferring the ink by rubbing the back of the paper with a wooden spoon. No special presses or studio space needed, Elizabeth makes these in her kitchen!
If you are interested in a custom portrait or pet portrait, please contact her at: email@example.com
You asked for it, we got it!
Dogeared Jewels and Gifts have been hand crafted in California for 20 years. Designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke recognized the need for jewelry that speaks, and so came the line. The style is modern and versatile, inspired by California’s free spirited, natural beauty. Designs range from subtle classics to eclectic, unexpected statements, all designed in the spirit of love, kindness, and consciousness. Each jewel is handmade in the USA, collectable, and one of a kind.
Dogeared believes that what goes around comes around. “We are committed to the same values we held when we started on this journey in 1991… and we will always design with the planet in mind and support nonprofit groups working to heal the environment and create social change.
For over 20 years, we’ve been loving what we do and doing what we love: Creating jewelry that celebrates love, happiness and good karma and make a personal, positive statement about the people who wear them.”
A little information about one of our very most favorite artists in the store, Tim Doyle.
Tim Doyle is an illustrator and print-maker working out of Austin, Texas. Growing up in the suburban sprawl of the Dallas area, he turned inward and sullen, only finding joy in comic-books and television and video games.
Moving to Austin, Texas in 1999 to fulfill a life-long dream of not living in Dallas, Doyle begun painting and showing in galleries in 2001. He self-published a diary zine, ‘Amazing Adult Fantasy’ from 2001-2003. Doyle has held many nerd-friendly jobs, including running a small chain of comic-book stores, as well as designing tee-shirts and art-directing the poster series for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Doyle left ‘jobs’ behind and launched his company- Nakatomi Inc in January of 2009. In the Summer of 2009, Tim Doyle along with artist Clint Wilson built their own screen printing studio, Nakatomi Print Labs, in which they and other artists work out of.
Since then, he has produced art for companies such as Creature Design, The Astor Theatre, ABC/Disney’s Lost Poster project, Mattel’s He-Man art show in LA, has had artwork used by Lucasfilm/ILM, Hasbro, IDW, and really needs to finish that thing for NASA. For reals. Outer space stuff.
Doyle also provided all the visuals and character, alien, and vehicle design for the adaptation of the play The Intergalactic Nemesis into a comic book/ performance Trans-media thing, which debuted as a live-action graphic novel at the Long Center for the Performing arts on Labor Day 2010. The play will be touring with Doyle’s art throughout the country late 2011-2012.
Doyle lives and works in Austin along with his wife and child, and an indeterminate amount of cats. If you’d like a cat, swing on by, no questions asked. (He sounds serious)
Born in Taiwan, Mae-Maeʼs mother taught her how to make jewelry at age fourteen. After moving to Austin and visiting some of the local boutiques Mae-Mae was inspired to create her own line of jewelry. In order to separate her work from other designers Mae-Maeʼs work often incorporates vintage elements dating all the way back to the 1900ʼs —semi-precious stones, glass/wood beads, sterling silver, gold, and fresh water pearls have found their way into her unique line.
“I have never taken my U.S. citizenship for granted and know how important the local community is to keeping the economy vibrant. Thatʼs why more than 75% of all my beads, findings and supplies are made locally. I want you to feel proud to wear my jewelry and feel good that your money is going right back into keeping your community strong.”
So, Keikopet has been with us for a while but recently creator, Erika, and I got together to create a blog post to introduce our online fans to the adorable line of handmade pet accessories! Some of them are almost big and comfortable enough for human napping (no really) but we more-so recommend that you treat your pet to one ;)
Here’s what Erika had to say about her journey in the pet bed making business,
“My name is Erika Keiko and I created Keikopet to provide comfy and stylish beds for your beloved pets.
It all started in my little apartment in Brooklyn, NY. I lived in a cute Polish neighborhood called Greenpoint which is where I got the name for my business, at first. My little dog, Tango, was in need of a new pet bed but I couldn’t really find one I liked so I decided to go ahead and make my own. The fabric options were endless! After making Tango his pet bed I was asked to make one for a friend…then a family member which is when I realized that I should be selling these! I created an etsy shop called ‘Greenpoints’ at the end of 2009. It did VERY well! Mid-2010 I relocated to Austin, TX and continued my pet bed shop where it continues to thrive.
Later on I decided to throw my name into the mix and created the brand ‘Keikopet’. Yes, that’s it.”
New Artist Alert!
Fisk & Fern is a little paper and household goods business out of Austin Texas, owned and operated by illustrator and printmaker Laura Fisk. Her products feature funny little creatures & nature drawings which she then hand screenprints on a range of paper and household goods. There’s always some brightness, happiness, or silliness in whatever she’s making, and hopes to make people chuckle and smile. Growing up, she always wanted to make cards and be a cartoonist, and finally found her way back to doing just that.
Her work has been featured on Daily Candy LA, The LA times home and style blog, Nymag.com, indiefixx, PaperCrave, and Oh so beautiful paper, among other wonderful publications (Go Laura!)
Poppy and Fern was created by Rachel Pruett here in Austin in 2010.
When Rachel was a child, her grandmother taught her how to cross stitch. She loved the process of slowing down to sew every stitch with care. She has learned a few more stitches along the way, gone to art school for photography and she became a pre kindergarten teacher. Wanting to keep her creative pursuits alive while teaching, she started going to shops to rummage for old brass pieces to make jewelry from. One day she found an amazing frame and decided to stitch an anchor in it, and the rest is history. She has been thinking of whimsical things of beauty to stitch in the frames she finds, ever since.
“I love taking a lovely old process and making it new again. Every stitch I make reminds me of my grandmother that was so dear to me and encouraging of my creative passions. Each piece is free hand embroidered, so no two look exactly the same. I love that they are unique, just like the person wearing it. I hope that my line of hand embroidered necklaces can help add some whimsy and beauty to your ensemble.”
NEW from Hotline Design Ink. watermelon graphic tees with UV sensitive ink… so cool and summery! Available in women’s and unisex for $26.95