Monday, January 26, 2015

Handmade Omaha Spring Show

It's time to start planning the next Handmade Omaha show! I finished this poster. I think it's lots of fun. I love getting to do the graphics for promotion. Applications have been posted online and have started coming in. I love seeing all the creative things that Omaha has to offer. 
As always, visit Handmade Omaha at Facebook.com/handmadeomaha
 

Featured Item of the Day

Good and Evil Kitties, Fabric Button Hairpins
Good or evil, these are some adorable kitty hairpins!

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 size reference as well as to show what the back of the hairpin looks like.

Due to the handmade nature of your hairpins, yours 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!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Birthday Week Comes to an End

My birthday week is coming to close, but my flowers still look great! It was a fun week. I had plenty of lunches and dinners with family and friends. I may have to eat healthy for a few weeks to make up for the damage.
I also tackled a few important projects in the studio. Restocks are almost done, so get out there and shop local! I branded my packaging for online orders. I added a few touches that I think really make the online shopping experience fun.
This weekend I plan on tackling the new set of drawers that I got for the studio. I'm excited for the storage space, but with many drawers comes many parts. 

Featured Item of the Day

Polar Bear Earrings
This darling little polar bear is just looking for a hug!

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 will cuddle your lobes. I like to think of my jewelry as being tiny canvases, wear my art with pride!

Each earring measures approx .5 inch wide, and has a nickel free post. The last two photos are included for size reference. 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.

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Iowa!

I'm slowly but surely adding different state earrings to my portfolio. I'm reaching out to stores to see what colors their customers would like best. Domestica in Des Moines helped me with these designs. I think they are awfully cute. I sent them off yesterday, so they should be available in their store by the end of the week. We both posted this image on instagram, and I think they are going to be popular.
I have a few more states in the works. I'll share them as they go off to their hometowns.

Featured Item of the Day

Red Wine, Fabric Button Badge Set
This flair pairs perfectly with a wine tasting.

Complete with sturdy tie tack backs, these buttons are sure to please. Wear them on jackets, backpacks, or anything that needs a little pop of flair!

Buttons measure just under 1 inch across each.

You will receive two buttons as shown in the first photo. The second photo is for size reference only, and is part of another listing.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Birthday Week Contiues, Existential Birthday Thoughts

With a birthday, you are bound to have some existential birthday thoughts. Most of these center around trying to reconcile the number of your age with how old you feel. I can't possibly be that old, you think, as you eat another birthday cupcake.
As far as existential crises go, this one is pretty tame. I'll get through it with a cup of coffee and a few baked goods.

Featured Item of the Day

Faux Taxidermy Jackalope Siamese Twins
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 7x7 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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Keep the Party Going

I'm keeping the Birthday celebration going. We tried to make Mai-Tais, but somehow they turned out bright green. Still tasty! I'm also doing plenty of celebrating this week by WORKING, but that doesn't take very interesting photos. I'm also going to celebrate by putting together the new set of drawers that I got at IKEA for my studio. Fun times.

Featured Item of the Day

Cosmo Cocktail Necklace
Who doesn't love a girly drink every now and then?

Rachel O's lightweight pendants are perfect for every day wear.

Every fabric button is handmade, with love, by me, Rachel O. I like to think of my jewelry as being tiny canvases, wear my art with pride!

Each pendant measures just under ONE INCH wide and is set in an antique bronze setting. The last two photos are included for size reference. You will receive one necklace as seen in the first photo.

I offer antique bronze finish chains with standard lobster clasps. Please select the length of chain you would like to receive, you can choose form 16 or 18 inches. Convo me if you need something longer. You can also order the pendant only; NO CHAIN.

Due to the handmade nature of your necklace, it will vary ever so slightly from the one in the photo, but will be equally awesome.