verdict: bmac is a lovely show of handmade craft

I’m glad I came to the show. I found really cool new work to bring to Ann Arbor plus I met new artists, including jeweler, Joanne Lasky, who shares a birthday with me! Her resin beaded necklaces are going to be a big hit this spring. No picture to share with you so you’ll have to wait for the surprise….

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truly handmade in philadelphia

I’m attending the BMAC wholesale show (Buyers Market of American Craft) in Philadelphia. This is my first visit to see American handcrafted jewelry, glass, ceramics, mixed media all in one show — and my first visit to Philly. So far, so good! I was pleased to meet Maya from Fleurs Jolies. I sell her sweet little hairclips made from vintage…

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this week’s handcrafted goodies

it’s been a very fruitful week at heavenly metal with all the lovely new handmade arrivals. we’ve been busy bunnies finding perfect homes and creating little moments for all the precious new goodies. here’s some photo teases for you. local fiber artist debbie eyde makes the most adorable felted pillows, purses, headbands, pouches, & hairclips. I’m tickled pink to carry…

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yummy new textiles

ah spring. it’s in the air. and it’s showing up at heavenly metal. yummy colors and textures, all so perfect for mixing, matching, layering . . . and for feeling refreshed. light-weight mesh tops in soft palettes in a 3/4 sleeve t and a cami. wooden ships sweaters in pale neutral tones, perfect to mix with the new t’s. pure…

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thomas mann pewter hearts

Thomas Mann’s hand-carved caste lead-free pewter hearts. A million choices — er, at least 10 choices — of different heart shape charms made by acclaimed mixed metal jewelry artist Mann. Some have holes to string a ribbon or necklace through for your honey sweetie to wear around their neck. You contact me, I pick what to send you. $5 free…

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handmade valentine goodies

heavenly metal has all the love you need to share with your valentine. and under ten dollars! I’m tickled pink to share with you the work of mixed media jewelry artist guru thomas mann AND that of jewelry artist supreme and blogger amy peters. both make perfect little valentine’s treasure: pewter hearts in lots of shapes and sizes — put…

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day five: fancy footwear show in nyc

oh girls, oh girls. not only did I find fabulous wonderful new purses, jewelry, artwork, ceramics, books, greeting cards, scarves, metal hooks, watches, socks (for women and men), wallets, candles, and cds — I also attended the fancy footwear wholesale shoe show while here in nyc. oh girls. it was a dream come true! shoes shoes shoes shoes boots shoes…

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new york gift show: day four!

whew. last day. it’s been an impressive show with more than enough terrific new products to bring to heavenly metal and to quench your thirst for more goodies. more of the blingy shoes y’all loved last spring — they are ooooooh fun! way adorable little cotton fabric collage purses — some sweet swingy color for spring. more gorgeous handmade silk…

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new york gift show day threeeeee

tired, I am. not tired of walking through the beauty and creativity that is the new york international gift show. just tired and in need of more sleep, which isn’t allowed when you’re in new york city! here’s a few gems coming to heavenly metal: baggu now has baggu backpacks! and so will heavenly metal very soon. birds birds birds…

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