Many of you know that I sell my upcycled crafts under the name beautiful JUNK.
Well, beautiful JUNK is going on hiatus for a while so that I can focus on my newest creative endeavor...
I am excited to announce that my beau and I working together to create a line of fine glass, wood and leather goods to sell on Etsy and at craft shows under the name Pepperdine & Bedford.
Moreover, my beau is now my fiancé! Russ and I have purchased 10 acres of land in Genesee County and are in the process building a modern, eco-friendly house, where we plan to get married next year.
So, suffice it to say, life has been busy and wonderful these past few months. :)
And, now, I'm so happy to share all of this wonderful news AND my craftroom with you because I am the featured crafter for our August Second Saturday Giveway!
Special thanks to my future husband for taking the photos of me below.
I have a vintage dressform on one side of my Expedit cubbie. She has a tag on her decollatage with words Sally Stitch, so I call her Sally.
Behind Sally is an ironing board with a cute pink paisley cover that my sister gave me for Christmas a couple years ago.
My friends at the time were musicians and artists and my creativity blossomed again in this environment. I began giving gifts I made to friends and family. I founded Flint Handmade in 2007 and began selling my crafts under the name beautiful JUNK in 2008.
Now, in 2011, I am so excited to have formed an artisan partnership with my future husband. I am turning 30 in 2012 and I am so excited to be starting this next decade of my life on such a positive foundation.
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Tunde is pictured above at a music show he did in New York this summer (Photo Credit: Dylan Hess/MTV Iggy)! Tunde commissioned me to make stained glass necklaces for himself and his backup dancers.
The MTV Iggy review of Tunde's show specifically metioned my jewelry as "geometric stained-glass bib necklaces....completely to die for."
How awesome is that! So, once again, Tunde helped me launch a line of crafts. :)
I used to watch movies while I crafted, but I have basically given up television shows and movies except while exercising.
Now, I often talk (or sing!) with my fiancé while we work on creative projects together.
For the August Second Saturday Giveaway, I have donated a stained glass pendant.
It is approximately 2” x 2” at its widest points and is made of two pieces of glass, one green and one white. The solder has been covered with a black patina and finishing compound.
The pendant will also include a black chain (not pictured).
For YOUR chance to win the Stained Glass Pendant (valued at $16), just complete steps A and B:
We hope to hear from YOU and we hope you enjoyed our August Second Saturday Giveaway!