Friday, November 30, 2012

Nicholas Lane Jewelry

Located in Charleston, South Carolina, Currie Kilpatrick Boyd creates high quality, handcrafted designs that are classic and sophisticated, yet affordable. Whether you are looking for an elegant pair of earringsthat must-have necklacea one-of-akind bracelet, or the perfect wedding accessory for  yourself or someone special ... Nicholas Lane offers a beautiful, handcrafted collection of each. 

About Nicholas Lane Jewelry: Currie Kilpatrick Boyd, an Augusta, Georgia native, began her artistic career in New York City where she studied wedding cake design at the Institute of Culinary Education. During the numerous weddings she attended as a cake designer, she realized that bridal parties and guests were often in need of inspired accessories. Currie began to explore jewelry design in her free time and, after moving to Aspen, Colorado in 1997, she turned her personal pursuit into a career path and began training with a small jewelry company, handcrafting jewelry for upscale boutiques and large retail stores nationwide. Currie moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 2001 and launched her own line of jewelry, Nicholas Lane, naming it for the street she lived on in Aspen.

Currie takes pride in carefully selecting gemstones and precious metals to perfect each timeless and elegant piece. Charleston’s amazing surroundings are the perfect backdrop for her coastal inspired jewelry, worn by women worldwide with everything from jeans to wedding gowns.  

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund

Author and illustrator, Jonathan Miller of Underdog Endeavor Productions, creates all of Sammy's adventures, making them exciting, informative, and enjoyable for both children and grown ups of all ages!

Artwork by Jonathan Miller

You may not be able to tell from these images, but all Illustrations are completely made of construction paper and card stock. So those lines on bridge - individual strips of paper. Each illustration averages about 30 hours of labor but the detail and hard work give the book it's unique and beautiful feel.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chuck Keppler Designs

Gigposters, Limited Edition Screenprints, and Original Artwork


"After finishing graduate school and getting a full time job in Charleston SC, I needed something to do to relax after a long day in the lab.  I've always had an interest in graphic arts and screenprinting, so, in 2001, I borrowed a book from the local library and began teaching myself how to screenprint.  Over the years I've gotten better at it, and in 2004 I began doing gigposters.  I have also branched out into other media, including painting and mixed media projects."

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Artwork of Kristen Solecki

"I translate small moments and stories into illustrations with strong, changeable line work."

"I work in traditional mixed media such as inks, paint, and different types of printmaking techniques. I love what I do and each piece has significant meaning and is made with extreme care. I try to capture simple moments in my work that may otherwise go unnoticed." - Kristen Solecki

 You can also catch Kristen at SpaceCraft Studios, teaching lino-cut printing and more!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lauren Amos Designs

In May, Lauren took the plunge:

"I want so badly for Lauren Amos Designs to be a successful jewelry business! I've always told people that creating jewelry was my fun hobby, but now I'm ready to turn it into a full on career! I am putting my heart and soul into this business and trying to think of all kinds of ways to increase my audience, by creating a twitter account, offering a giveaway on my facebook fan page and even starting this blog...but it's a hard road. Harder than I expected. But now I'm in it, I've jumped off the deep end and I'm no quitter - so here it goes! Fingers crossed!"

And while she's left SC for our neighboring Carolina, we are looking forward to watching her fabulous business grow!

Connect with Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or follow her blog!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sewn to the Bone & Just Like Honey Clothing

Our newest husband and wife duo:

About Sewn to the Bone:

Design, draw, print, cut, sew, and repeat, that is what we do.
Sewn To The Bone is a modern day cottage industry.
Our collection is growing organically as we arm ourselves with the skills to realize our ideas. All of our products, from Tees to Hats are hand produced in Wilmington, NC.

About Just Like Honey:

Just Like Honey clothing and accessories designed by Lesley Tamaev are hand made in Wilmington, NC. Using a mixed medium of new, re-purposed and vintage materials allow us to create some quirky, fun pieces that are unique. Our favorite fabrics even if they are re-purposed are cotton, silk, linen and wool.
Our silhouettes though simple, classic and easy to wear are updated and kept current by refreshing print and color combinations. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ecolibrio: It all started with a small bag of electrical wires.

It all started with a small bag of electrical wires and cables.

Born out of a love for stylish and fashionable accessories and handbags and the care for the environment, Ecolibrio was founded in Charleston, SC in 2007 by Margaret Hansen, the creative head behind the brand. Ecolibrio utilizes upcycled materials, more commonly known as recycled, or discarded computer wires and cables, repurposed and vintage materials into handmade innovative designs of handbags and jewelry. Ecolibrio aesthetic is nostalgic, eco-conscious and daring, with a bit of fun thrown in. - About

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mrs. Pate

Mrs Pate is a mommy of two amazing little boys, a wife to a super hero husband, and a true geek at heart. She has a passion for blogging and using the internet as a way to build community with others across the country. 

Oh, and she knits.

As a DYI addict, a pretend big girl business women, a volunteer with Sisterhood at Seacoast Church,a leader forVoices: Write to be heard a woman's writing group where she has a weekly How To post. Mrs Pate is learning to juggle life while trying to avoiding mom jeans and mini vans. For now. - Mrs. Pate Writes