Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cville Craft Attack March News
We are thrilled to welcome two new members to Cville Craft Attack - Laurel Denise and Meg Runion!

Hi there, I'm Laurel Denise! I just moved back to Charlottesville from Hoboken, NJ and I'm super happy to be joining the Craft Attack group. I make glass and recycled sterling jewelry in my Charlottesville studio and sell online and in stores nationwide. I also write a little blog about my daily doings. All of my jewelry features my tiny handwriting in some way or another - fused to the glass, laser cut into the sterling or laser etched into leather goods.

Photo above by Meg Runion


Meg Runion Studios - unique handcrafted frames, beautiful to display with or without a photo

We also have some news from Boston. weehah! has a new card at Para Coffee and it will be in other Cville stores soon. We miss you Louisa!

The studio of taviametal is abuzz with numerous projects, including orders for galleries, custom Wedding Bands, Adoration Bracelets and Lockets for clients, and the development of new work. New this spring are Petite versions of Tavia’s Adoration bracelets for those sweet little kiddos we all love. Also, taviametal has been included in an invitational exhibition “Charmed” at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburg, PA. Keep checking in on taviametal’s website for more information and updates about Tavia’s show schedule, new galleries and latest happenings._________________________________________________

bycary is gearing up for our spring craftacular as well as the cville farmer's market.
come out on the following dates to the market to see me:
April 24
May 22
July 10
August 7
August 21
Sept 18
Oct 9
Nov 13
you will see cards, coasters, prints and more!
anyone planning to be in new york the first weekend in june?
if so, the brooklyn renegade craft fair is where i will be on june 5th + 6th.
check it out here.


Magnolia Moonlight - There are a few new projects in the works at Magnolia Moonlight. The first is a new series of drawings inspired by the seasons. Spring could not come fast enough this year! Christina created "Spring... i'm so glad you're here" to celebrate its arrival and started a new series of drawings, with one for each season. Christina has been busy with invitation and baby announcement design for Oh So Smitten and is really excited about her new wall mobiles that will launch in April... stay tuned to, or sign up for her newsletter to be the first to know!

Oh yeah, she is also thrilled to be designing the cville Spring Craftacular poster this year. It is May 1st and is going to be a spectacular event!

Lindsey Mears has a show at McGuffey Art Center

Album: Winter into Spring
New mixed media work and one of a kind artist's books on exhibit through March 28.

Her show and work have also been featured in the hook! click here to read more.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Here in the studio of Martha Keith, I'm focused on commissioned pieces these days. Since giving birth to my son just over a year ago, I've concentrated my limited jewelry energy on my favorite way to design: with a specific individual in mind. I've been honored to continue making pieces for significant life events for folks both locally and at a distance. This most recent engagement ring now rests on the hand of one New Zealander living in the UK who will be marrying an American currently in Turkey (just to keep it interesting.) 18 karat white gold wraps, like waves or foliage, around greenstone, or jade, from New Zealand. The stone, purchased as a slab from NZ, was cut by local jeweler and lapidary Carol Rohmann. I asked her to keep the words, "organic", "pebble", and "found object" in mind as she shaped the stone. Congratulations to the newly engaged duo, Liz and Christoph!