Thursday, August 25, 2016

Featured Item of the Day

Pickle Pendant
Every fabric button is handmade, with love, by Rachel O. Pendant measures just under 1 inch wide. Fabric buttons are made of 100% cotton, hand stretched (by me) over an aluminum dome. Pendant hangs from an 18 inch bronze tone chain with lobster clasp. Photos of solid white button pendants are included for size reference ONLY. Ruler and model are NOT included. You will receive one pendant as seen in the first photo. Due to the handmade nature of your necklace, it will vary ever so slightly from the one seen in the photo, but will be equally awesome. Pendants look their best when cared for properly. Please avoid getting them wet (remove before shower/swim), put on after applying makeup, and you will be able to enjoy them for a long time. Check out my listings for other super(duper) designs and matching earrings.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Animation

I LOVE THIS! One of my wholesale customers made this video and I can't stop watching it! Thanks Homespun!

Featured Item of the Day

Yellow Skull Earrings
Rachel O's is proud to offer the ultimate in fabric covered button jewelry.

Every fabric button is handmade, with love, by Rachel O.

Earring measures approx .5 inch wide, and has a hypoallergenic, raw titanium post (not shiny). Posts are nickel-free and cadmium free. Fabric buttons are made of 100% cotton, hand stretched (by me) over an aluminum dome.

Photos of solid white buttons are included for size reference ONLY. Ruler and ear are NOT included.

You will receive one pair of earrings as seen in the first photo. Due to the handmade nature of your earrings, they will vary ever so slightly from the pair in the photo, but will be equally awesome. I do my best to take accurate photos, but color can look different on different screens. If you have any questions, please ask before ordering.

Earrings look their best when cared for properly. Please avoid getting them wet (remove before shower/swim), put on after applying makeup, and you will be able to enjoy them for a long time.

If you would like to include a gift message, please leave it under notes to seller at checkout. I will hand write your message on a note card.

Check out my listings for other super(duper) earring designs.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Featured Item of the Day

Softball Cufflinks
Cufflink button measures approx .5 inch wide and is firmly attached to a standard metal cufflink. Fabric buttons are made of 100% cotton, hand stretched (by me, Rachel O) over an aluminum dome. Photos of solid white buttons are included for size reference ONLY. Ruler, model and his clothing/accessories are NOT included. You will receive one pair of cufflinks as seen in the first photo. Due to the handmade nature of your cufflinks, they will vary ever so slightly from the pair in the photo, but will be equally awesome. Check out my listings for other super(duper) cufflink designs.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Handmade Omaha Winter Show

Handmade Omaha has announced the Winter show dates! I'm so excited for this show. This year, I'm cutting back on the number of holiday shows (last year was insane). So I'll be making this one extra special. If you want to join me at this great show, apply here!

Featured Item of the Day

Faux Taxidermy Jackalope
Rachel O's Jackalopes are each a unique work of art. I crochet each one without a pattern so every sweet bunny face is different and has their own personality.

This jackalope has been stuffed and mounted to a wood plaque measuring approx 5x7 inches. There is a hole drilled in the back, so you can hang it with a single nail (not included).
Antlers are hand sculpted from polymer clay.

Accessories and ear insides have been firmly attached with glue, but this is an art object, not a toy.

Ruler is in inches and is not included with purchase.

Colors can appear differently on different monitors. I have done my best to represent the piece accurately. If you have any questions, I encourage you to ask before purchase.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Don't Think Twice


About a year ago, I got a message asking if I would be ok with my jewelry being used in a movie. When I was told that it was a Mike Birbiglia movie, I said that he could have anything he wanted, I'm quite a fan. My response was probably a bit more enthusiastic than they were expecting.

I didn't want to get too excited, because I've done this sort of thing at previous jobs. I've signed a few release forms in my time and nothing has ever made the final cut.(Glee, why didn't you use that poster? Your art director was so nice!)

Then a few months later, I get an update. The movie had been filmed, my jewelry had been used. I sign some papers and wait some more. 

When the trailer came out in the spring, I watched it over and over. There was a blink and you'll miss it scene where you can barely see Gillian Jacobs wearing a hairpin. I was so very excited. I watched it a million more times.

After months more of waiting, I finally got to see Don't Think Twice at Filmstreams last night. I spent the whole movie scanning all the accessories, looking for my fabric buttons.

I almost gave up hope, perhaps the scene had been cut. But then, near the end, there they were. It was one of the most exciting things to ever happen in the world of Rachel O's. 

My name even made the credits! Rachel O's was right there on the screen, right above Daniel Radcliffe! Weird! Exciting!  

Needless to say, I'm wearing my smile hairpins with a secret pride today. It may just be a teeny tiny piece of a movie, but to me it's one of the high points of Rachel O's.

Friday, August 19, 2016

World Photography Day!

It's World Photography Day! Get out there, take some photos, and make sure your accessories are properly themed.

Featured Item of the Day

Camera Pendant
Every fabric button is handmade, with love, by Rachel O. Pendant measures just under 1 inch wide. Fabric buttons are made of 100% cotton, hand stretched (by me) over an aluminum dome. Pendant hangs from an 18 inch bronze tone chain with lobster clasp. Photos of solid white button pendants are included for size reference ONLY. Ruler and model are NOT included. You will receive one pendant as seen in the first photo. Due to the handmade nature of your necklace, it will vary ever so slightly from the one seen in the photo, but will be equally awesome. Pendants look their best when cared for properly. Please avoid getting them wet (remove before shower/swim), put on after applying makeup, and you will be able to enjoy them for a long time. Check out my listings for other super(duper) designs and matching earrings.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Work

Goodness, it's been quite busy in the studio the past few weeks. My to-do list seems to only get longer and longer. 
I'm hoping to wrap up a few projects so that I can do a little painting this weekend. That's the goal!