Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New things in the shop!

 I've put some new things in the SHOP

Shown above are some fun, retro mushroom necklaces.

I'm having lots of fun making these scrappy charm bracelets from the hundreds of pieces I've been hoarding over the past 10 years. This one is in the shop and can be found HERE. And I will be making more this week. 

Though it isn't Halloween just yet it is never too early to bring out Headless Marie! I have more in the works but this one can be found in the shop HERE

I've also placed more earrings in the shop. This is just one of the lovely pairs that can be found HERE

All these things and any more can be found in the SHOP! Be sure to stop by and check them out. :)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

And now for something completely different

Hello Everyone! 

I've been a busy little rabbit and doing something I haven't done in quite a while. Sewing! Way back in the days of old (we're talking 20+ years ago) I was an avid and prolific sewist. I made a great deal of my own clothing and was especially fond of quilting.  As I became more interested in other crafts my sewing took a back seat. It's been about 9 years since I last sat down to sew anything more than a repair here and there. Last month an Instagram friend hosted a sew-a-long and it inspired me to get out the old machine and see if I remembered how to do anything. Turns out it's a bit like riding a bike. It all came back to me and I was instantly reminded why I loved to sew all those years ago. So I made a dress and a few skirts and then I looked at my fabric scraps and thought, "I should really do something with them!" 

I am determined NOT to rebuild a fabric stash. I say rebuild because I recently unloaded boxes and boxes of fabric (enough to open a shop, for real) that I had hoarded for years. These days I like to limit my hoarding to yarn so I really don't want to accumulate any fabric. So I started making some fun little items that allow me to use up scraps and bits and make me incredibly happy in the process.


 These (and in the first photo at the top) are Crazy Quilted Cuffs! Not only do these snazzy cuffs use up little bits of fabric but I've used scraps of yarn as embellishment as well.

 The wedge style shown here can be sized to any measurement. I have not attached the second part of the pearl snap so all you have to do is tell me your wrist size and I can make it fit you.

 The other fun, scrappy item I've been making is these handy quilted needle keepers. What a great way to store all kinds of needles and to keep them in one place!

As you can see, my love of color doesn't end with my ceramic work. More color! More color! 

And lastly, there are three of my ceramic and needle felted wool pin cushions available in the shop. I am working on some new pieces soon, so more colors to come! 
Please visit my SHOP is anything strikes your fancy! 
Enjoy the summer!

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!