Two years ago, my auntie Adriana traveled to Portugal and brought me back a cork purse. I had never heard of “cork fabric” and was quite delighted by it. My purse feels like leather, but it is made from the bark of cork trees in Portugal. Cork is harvested by periodically separating the bark from the tree without causing permanent damage to the tree. Yeah, the tree is left standing. I had no idea. The thing that surprises me most about my cork purse is how durable it is. I have uncorked more than my fair share of wine bottles, and those bottle corks break all the time. My cork purse is a different story. After using it for well...
Join me at Renegade next weekend! Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th, you can find me at Booth 135, 11am - 6pm. Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco Renegade is a celebration of DIY spirit and for each Fair gathers new and seasoned independent Makers alike. Details here: http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/sanfrancisco-2016-summer
Crafty Wonderland is one of the best and biggest craft fairs in Oregon. Come visit me and over 225 of of my fellow Pacific Northwest artists and makers at the Convention Center. More details: http://craftywonderland.com/See the full list of vendors: http://craftywonderland.com/vendors/
My talented jewelry-designer friend Siri will descend from her magical mountain studio to have a trunk show with me on May 19th. Please mark your calendar! Click here for the Facebook event page. Thursday, May 19th, 4pm-8pm Ecotrust First-Floor Atrium, 721 NW 9th Ave Siri works from her studio in the mountains of Washington State where she hand fabricates jewelry from recycled precious metals. Trained in ancient goldsmith techniques in Italy, she brings contemporary and wearable design to the craft. www.SiriJewelry.com