Entries Tagged as 'Handmade'

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Join my DIY feather headdress workshop for free, live online this Thurs

On Thursday, I’ll be teaching my feather headdress workshop LIVE online! For free! I hope you’ll tune in on creativeLIVE from 9 a.m. to noon PST on Nov. 7 and make a headdress along with me. Or you can purchase the class for $19 for access anytime. Enroll now for reminders. I’ll share how to make two [...]

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

New pop-up shop for August: FASHION LOVES COLOR

  Things have been quiet around here… because I’ve been prepping for a new pop-up shop! These colorful beauties and more will be available this August in my online store, plus I’ll be sharing it in person in Austin at MOSS on the 3rd and in San Francisco at Rare Device on the 17th & [...]

Friday, June 28th, 2013

This Wednesday in SF, make a feather headdress with Fashion Loves People!

On Wednesday at Tantrum in Cole Valley, I’ll be teaching a workshop on how to make my Fashion Loves Babies feather headdresses! You can purchase tickets online or in-store at Tantrum, $39 or two for $75. (Or email me!) 7:30–10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 Tantrum, 858 Cole St Tickets $39 or two for $75 Wine & munchies [...]

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Half off at Hammerpress + all proceeds benefit Oklahoma City tornado victims

In a stroke of generosity — for Oklahoma City tornado victims and for letterpress lovers everywhere — everything at Hammerpress is half off today through Sunday, and all proceeds benefit the Red Cross for OKC tornado relief. It must be time for a late spring cleaning at my favorite letterpress shop, because this is a steal of a deal. I’m [...]

Friday, April 19th, 2013


Every Friday, my favorites from the past week. Boston, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  The best use I’ve ever seen of recycled denim: Scandanavian-inspired rag rugs! By Nudie Jeans in collaboration with their Turkish organic denim supplier Bossa. The limited-edition rugs are available for $599 at the brand’s concept stores, the only U.S. [...]

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A chat with Manimal founder Kristen Lombardi: On reuse, making miniatures and being a mom

  In 2004, Kristen Lombardi founded Manimal, her line of impeccably handcrafted moccasins and leather accessories. To hold one of her baby moccasins in your hand is to appreciate the skill and caring that goes into each piece — they’re perfectly formed, perfectly sturdy, and they’re lined with cushy faux fleece! My favorite part is [...]

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Come see me at Renegade Craft Fair this weekend in SF!

Hooray, I’m selling at my first-ever Renegade this Saturday + Sunday! 250+ of the country’s best handcrafters in one spot. I LOVE this show. (I haven’t missed a single one, summer or holiday, since my first time in 2010!) Earlier this year, I wouldn’t have even imagined that I’d be selling at RENEGADE. I started [...]

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Market Publique for Brooklyn Charm

Already! I ordered these bracelets last week as soon as I heard about the new Market Publique for Brooklyn Charm collaboration, available for a limited time on Market Publique. About 30 excellent bracelets and necklaces are available, intended for layering, designed by Market Publique founder Pamela Castillo from BK Charm‘s selection of natural, vintage and [...]

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

The necklaces are in!

And they are fah-bulous! Here are just a spare few of my favorite designs from the Great Necklace Exchange of 2011 (though seriously, I love them all), and you can browse the rest in this Flickr set. How cool are these people?! Sarah West Ervin Cari Eddy Monica Olmo Joslyn Taylor Claudia Zhao Kristen Lombardi [...]

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Viv wishes the happiest of holidays to you and yours! xo Hat from KnitandCrochet2009 on Etsy

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Necklace DIY inspiration: Minimalist bead necklaces

There’s just one day left before our creations must be mailed off for the FLP Necklace Exchange! This is the sixth and last post in a series of DIYs and inspirations I’ve been sharing for it. People have been sending me pictures of their necklaces since last week — they’re so fantastic! If you’re a part [...]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Anatomy of a string-wrapped rope necklace

This is the fifth in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ve been posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. After sharing two rope necklace DIYs, I wanted to share close-ups of a similar necklace from my own collection. I bought this necklace at Renegade Craft Fair last year from designer Tanya Aguiñiga, who is best known for her chunky braided rope bracelets and matching necklaces. [...]

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Braided hex nuts

This is the fourth in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’m posting this month for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. Even if you didn’t get to sign up, I hope these posts inspire some more creativity in your holiday gift-giving! DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet « click for the step-by-step DIY Granted, this DIY is for a bracelet — but I think [...]

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Braided bead necklace

This is the second in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ll be posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange. Click to read all about it, and be sure to sign up through Friday! DIY: Braided Bead Necklace from ECAB « click for the step-by-step DIY Here’s a necklace DIY that would be hard to mess up! A lovely, simple style that requires more time than it [...]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Necklace DIY: Two variations on a string-wrapped rope necklace

This is the first in a series of handmade necklace DIYs and inspiration I’ll be posting for FLP’s Great Necklace Exchange! Click to read more and sign up through Friday. DIY Friendship Necklace from Honestly…WTF « click for the step-by-step DIY This type of necklace has so many possibilities! You can really change up the colors, textures, layers and more to make it your own. I think [...]

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Sign up NOW for The Great Necklace Exchange of 2011!

Because who doesn’t want an awesome new necklace for Christmas?! This December, I’m super excited to be hosting my first-ever handmade necklace exchange! Not only does it combine two of my favorite things — jewelry and gift-giving — but I hope it will inspire some extra spirit and creativity in all of our holidays.   [...]

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The IOU Project

If you’re a follower of ethical fashion, social shopping or even social media in general, chances are you’ve heard of The IOU Project by now. Launched last April, the brand is doing truly revolutionary things in the production and distribution of its garments. In production, all items have a one-of-a-kind nature, with the India fabric [...]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Highlights from Renegade

The weekend before last, I spent most of my Sunday at Renegade Craft Fair, and I did not come home empty handed. This was my fourth Renegade (last year I made it to Austin, SF and SF Holiday), and it seemed this time that the selection of sellers was more well-curated than ever, with less [...]

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Beauty products that heal: Prostitutes & addicts transformed by Thistle Farms

We all love hearing about a new for-benefit company, where a business has built its concept around benefitting a social cause. Most for-benefits are based in Africa or other impoverished countries, which is completely awesome — but there’s something especially impactful about hearing about one in my own country. It hits closer to home, literally. [...]

Friday, January 14th, 2011

25% off fair-trade Osborn shoes

Through the end of January, you can get 25% off all fair-trade Osborn shoes with code SNOWFLAKE. They’re clearing room for their next order from Guatemala, so get your size while you can! The styles shown are regularly $165 and $175 respectively, or $124 and $131 with the winter discount.