Thursday, August 17, 2017

True Blue

I dropped off a batch of map jewelry at True Blue yesterday! It's mostly Omaha maps, but there are some other great locations in there. I'm particularly excited about the display. It's a framed Omaha map! I love a cohesive display. 

Featured Item of the Day

Back to School Pencil
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. 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. Check out my listings for other super(duper) earring designs.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Featured Item of the Day

Unicorn Hair Pins
So sweet and magical, these hairpins will add a bit of whimsy to an everyday outfit.

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

Every fabric button is handmade, with love, by Rachel O herself. The sweet softness of fabric buttons accents any hairstyle. I like to think of my jewelry as being tiny canvases, wear my art with pride!

Each button measures approx .5 inch wide, and is firmly attached to a quality hair pin. You will receive one pair of hairpins as seen in the first photo. The other photos are for hair and style reference as well as to show what the back of the hairpin looks like.

Due to the handmade nature of your hairpins, 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) hairpin designs.

Decorate your 'do with Rachel O's handmade fabric covered button bobbies!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Button Time!

It's button time in the studio! I've been making fabric buttons as fast as my little fingers possibly can. It's the pre-pre-holiday rush. As a result, I've seen everything on Netflix. Please send viewing suggestions.

Featured Item of the Day

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

Monday, August 14, 2017

Eye See You

I've been interested in eye miniatures lately. The emerged in the 1700s as tokens to give to a loved one, much like a lock of hair. There are so many great examples online, and I'm pretty hooked.
Painting a single eye is a lot more relaxing then a pair. I get stressed out about symmetry so this is a great project for me.
I shared this on instagram yesterday and asked if anyone could identify the owner of this eye. I got lots of interesting guesses. Here's the answer if anyone is curious.

 

Featured Item of the Day

Laser Cut Sparrow Pendant 
Unique laser-cut resin coated map jewelry from Rachel O's features vintage imagery from a variety of city maps.

Select the city of your choice for a unique and special piece of jewelry.

Sparrows measure approx 1 1/4 in tall, 1 5/8 in wide, and hang from an 18 in antique bronze finish chain.

Made from laser cut wood, these lightweight pendants are great for every day wear, but please try to avoid getting them wet, and be careful of their delicate wings.

I have done my best to photograph these pieces accurately, but color can appear differently on different screens. If you have any questions, please ask before purchase.

Due to the unique hand made nature of these pieces, they may vary slightly from those shown, but will be equally awesome.

Do you want a city that I don't currently offer? Let me know! If I can find a vintage map, and you are willing to buy at least 2 pieces, let's talk.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tsuru

Are you in Lincoln, NE? If you are, I have quite the treat for you! I've sent Tsuru a batch of custom map jewelry in celebration of their 10th anniversary (August 17th). They will be the exclusive location for jewelry made with Lincoln maps, and the only place you will find special crane pendants. It's a great store with great clothes and I'm so grateful that they've made a place for Rachel O's.

Featured Item of the Day

Avocado 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 10, 2017

You have reached your destination

It's finally ready! I'm so excited to announce that my laser cut resin coated vintage map jewelry is available in my etsy shop!
Learning a new process has been so much fun. I've really enjoyed working on this project. My favorite piece is the dangle earrings with the half circle. Love those. 
I've kicked it off with 8 different maps. If you don't see the city of your choice, let me know. If you are willing to buy at least 2 pieces from the new map, we can talk.