Friday, May 27, 2016

Having a blast making new things!

 Hello one and all! It's been a little while since I made my announcement that I would no longer be making beads and jewelry components. Since then I've had many people asking just what I am going to be making. Well, the answer is simple: Whatever strikes my little fancy! 

Fist of all, I got some sassy new business cards.

 And I've been knitting away on some swatches to use as photo backgrounds for my buttons. Niffy idea, right?

 And speaking of buttons, I have just placed in the shop (the first of many-to-come) what I am calling Glazed To Order Buttons. The idea is that you can choose as many or as few as you want, in the colors you want and they will be glazed to order.  The photo above shows one design that is available now.

 And this is another design that is available. There will be many more to come as I will be adding them weekly. They can be found in the shop HERE.

I've also made new packaging for my buttons and I'm really pleased with it! (The bunny buttons are in the SHOP.)

 Today I just unveiled my new porcelain and wood shawl pins. I make every inch of them myself, including cutting, staining and waxing the birch dowels. I couldn't be happier with the way they came out. Six of them have been listed in the SHOP and the rest will go in on Monday of next week. They also make great hair sticks!

Another super fun thing that I am really excited about are my new PINCUSHIONS!! How cute is this?! They are hand-built from porcelain and I needle felt the cushions from wool. I've had this idea for a while and it's really rewarding to see them coming to life. 

Here is another version. I have a few more made as well and they will all be going in the shop on Monday.

These rainbow sets of buttons are in the SHOP right now! 

 And finally, I am still making my own jewelry and have been able to get some new pairs of earrings in the shop. I haven't made the style above in quite a while. It's nice to see them again.

All of these earrings, and more, can be found in the shop HERE

That brings you all up to speed with what I have been up to lately. I have many more new products in the works and will be able to share them with you all very soon. It has been a true joy to be working in my studio these days and I feel like I made the best possible choice in the direction my work will take. I hope I can continue to make things that everyone will like! 

You can visit my SHOP HERE. :)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Big Round Rabbit news!

There are some big changes in store for Round Rabbit. As of right now I will no longer be making art beads and jewelry components. The bottom line is that I am burned out. I am uninspired. I am tired of beads and components. My heart is not in the jewelry world right now. So in an effort to revive my muse and help me to enjoy my job I am making some changes. 

First to go is all the beads and components. Right now in the shop I have marked down all of them and have added quite a few. As I clean out my studio and prepare to move (new house, new studio...soon!) I will occasionally be listing more bargain beads and components but for now this is what I have. If you see something you like I recommend that you get it because I will not be making any of it again. 

What will I be making? Lots of other things!! I have big plans for many things, some of them aimed at the fiber world. As some of you know for several years my love of all things wool, yarn and knitting has occupied my heart and time. So I will be expanding my button production (think glazed-to-order) and making some knitting and spinning related products. I am also itching to make some functional pottery once again. It has been years since I have made anything bigger than a quarter and that needs to change. There will be cups and mugs and shot glasses in the future. There will be fun things like coasters and magnets and small pots for succulents. Lots and lots of things. And guess what? I am going to ENJOY making them! 

What will stay? My finished jewelry. I have no plans to stop making beads and components for my own use and I look forward to getting back into more jewelry design, which is where I started in the first place. 

Thank you, thank you to those of you who have stuck with me all these years! Some of you have been purchasing beads from me from the very first moment I started making them and proceeded to purchase from me pretty much every single update. That is amazing and I can't thank you enough. I hope I can continue to make things that will inspire and bring joy not only for myself but for all of you as well. :) 

To shop the sale go HERE.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Shop update TOMORROW, Friday April 15th!

My next update is TOMORROW: 
The place: Round Rabbit Shop 
The day: Friday, April 1th, 2016
The start time: 12:00 PM EST

 Lots of pretty things in this update! But first I wanted to encourage everyone (if you aren't already) to follow me on Instagram. FaceBook just isn't what it used to be in the way traffic and holding people's attention so I have been spending most of my time over on Instagram. You can find me there as RoundRabbit. :)

First up are the sweet little floral shank buttons shown above. It doesn't get much springier than that!

 This is an older design that I haven't made it quite a while. The Chandelier Pendant.

 Another old favorite. The Porcelain Cut Glass Pendant.

 Happy Flower Pendants!

It's been several years since I last made the butterfly bracelet pairs. These were featured in a jewelry making magazine years ago and you can see one of the bracelets I made with them HERE

To recap: 
My next update is TOMORROW: 
The place: Round Rabbit Shop 
The day: Friday, April 1th, 2016
The start time: 12:00 PM EST
Hope to see you there! 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Shop update TOMORROW, Tuesday March 29th!

My next update is TOMORROW: 
The place: Round Rabbit Shop 
The day: Tuesday, March 29th , 2016
The start time: 12:00 PM EST

 Happy Spring everyone! I have some lovely springy inspired pieces for this week's update! 
First up shown above about some stoneware butterfly pendants. They are glazed in earthy, rustic glazes on a brown stoneware clay body.

 I'm a bit into long and lean pendants lately. I love this patterned stoneware version.

 Super fun double sided porcelain beads.

Earthy and rustic brown stoneware button sets. These would make a great bracelet focal or an accent on a nice hand knit hat. 

And lastly I have some pretty layered pendants all dressed up in happy spring colors. 

Everything will start to go in the shop at noon tomorrow. I have been listing everything at once lately but keep in mind that it takes quite a while to make all the listings live, usually around 10-15 minutes. 

To recap: 
The place: Round Rabbit Shop 
The day: Tuesday, March 29th , 2016
The start time: 12:00 PM EST
Hope to see you there! 

Friday, March 11, 2016

New pieces in the shop RIGHT NOW!

 Thanks so much for all the dead-kiln-support! It is still not quite fixed but it's on its way. The problem I thought it had turned out be an incorrect diagnosis so more new parts are on the way. But in the meantime my brilliant handy husband manged to get it working to get through one more firing.

So here it is! I just loaded everything into the shop so it is all ready to go! 


 I'm really pleased with the Storybook pendants shown above. I never tire of this design.

 Large fancy pants drop pendants.

 A selection of leaf printed cabochons.

Bead frames! 

 Bunny shank button sets!

And lastly, some fun chunky half glazed connector sets. I really like these - they have so much potential! 

There are a few more odds and ends listed as well. :) 

Everything is in the shop at this very moment! You can find it HERE

Have fun shopping and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Emergency SALE going on now!

 Hello one and all! I'm having an emergency sale starting right now! I woke up yesterday to the discovery that my kiln wasn't working. That means that I am out of work at the moment until I can get it fixed. And that means that I am a bad situation. SO.... I have put together an emergency sale. 

All of the sets shown above have been listed as Grab Bags and are $25 each. That is a savings of $35 on each group!

I've put in many new pairs of earrings and they are all on sale for $25 a pair

All the beads and components that were already in the shop have been marked down to $10 a piece! That includes some owls and bumble bees that are still hanging around.

There are also some new felted wool bangles in the shop as well. 

I hope there is something for everyone and please feel free to spread the word! 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Shop update TOMORROW Friday, February 12th!

My next update is TOMORROW: 
The place: Round Rabbit Shop 
The day: Friday February 12th , 2016
The start time: 12:00 PM EST
I've got lots of fun stuff this week! Shown above are some super awesome bumble bee shank buttons sets. I've made these bees as double sided beads in the past so it's fun to see them as buttons. 

I've got an assortment of large cabochons with leaf imprints. These are great for my bead weaving friends out there! 

 Meet the beetles! Fun large pendants. I made these several years ago and thought it was time to let them live again.

 Lovely earring sets.

 How fun are these butterfly pendants? Pretty fun. And pretty pretty.

And lastly, I have brought back the owls. It's been a long time and I've had some requests so here they are! 

To recap: 
My next update is TOMORROW: 
The place: Round Rabbit Shop 
The day: Friday February 12th , 2016
The start time: 12:00 PM EST
Hope to see you there!