Mosaic Portrait using Reclaimed Slate

I love seeing the works that Pop Crafters make in my workshops.  I also have an Etsy shop where I sell some reclaimed slate pieces as crafting supplies.  On occasion, my customers will let me in on what they’re using the slates for.  I was completely blown away when I saw how this artist used theirContinue reading “Mosaic Portrait using Reclaimed Slate”

Make a Mini Vivarium Path

Take a simple item like bits of slate pieces, reclaimed from a past life where they served as a weather repellent roof on a home in Western Pennsylvania. Although they are smaller, and retired from their original post, they’ve taken on new life in the most lively of all places, a Vivarium. Pop Craft Exchange, myContinue reading “Make a Mini Vivarium Path”

10 DIY Bunting Tips

Bunting. In two months I’ve made more bunting than I have in my entire existence. Bunting is the super popular, so classic it’s trendy, go to party decoration. When you see these tiny flags strung in a row, you know you’re at a great party. I’ve made bunting for my husband Chris’s pirate themed birthdayContinue reading “10 DIY Bunting Tips”

The Etsy Craft Party!

On Saturday June 6th, creative cool kids of Pittsburgh came together to celebrate the Global Etsy Craft Party.  The Etsy Craft Party is a celebration of meeting and making that brings together Etsy fans and sellers to create a craft at the same time as others just like them in craft parties held around the world.Continue reading “The Etsy Craft Party!”

Reclaimed Slate Goes Glam

The ever popular reclaimed roofing slates in the Pop Craft Exchange Etsy shop have recently found their longest distance new home in Moscow, Russia.  Natalia selected two beautiful slates specifically for their texture and color. On occasion a customer will tell me how they use their slate, sometimes accompanied by a picture.  I love seeingContinue reading “Reclaimed Slate Goes Glam”

Tree Season

These little trees are all grown up and ready for the holidays.  These are the cuties I started in my Power tools = awesome post, and they have layers of character, literally.  We’re talking primer, gel medium, photo, mod podge, and lacquer. I used vintage Christmas photos for the images on the faces of theContinue reading “Tree Season”

Concrete votives in the works

I really love industrial design.  I can’t get enough of the geometric trend.  Combine the two and I’m head over heels.  I’ve been working on these geometric concrete votive holders for a couple weeks now.  They are almost up to snuff but I have one more tweak that I’m hoping perfects the process. To make theseContinue reading “Concrete votives in the works”

Vintage Tote, first in Treasury

Beautiful blooms all around despite the fall weather here!  My vintage floral tote bag listing has just been selected as a treasury item in Irina Mastakova’s latest treasury.  This is another exciting Etsy first for me, my first feature in a treasury. When I started listing on Etsy I had no idea I could expectContinue reading “Vintage Tote, first in Treasury”

Slate Cheese Boards

I have had a good amount of traffic for the slate chalkboards available on the PopCraftExchange Etsy shop. But just recently I had a new request for a cheese board. This was an exciting project for me because it gave me a chance to break out the slate trimmers and try something new with the beautiful reclaimedContinue reading “Slate Cheese Boards”