This Week at the Shop: February 27th

This sunny little selection above our dressing room jumped out at me like a cheerful spring day. Items that reflect the brightness of spring and are filled with the joy of creating by hand, what more can you ask for? Fill your home with happiness! Come see the new items we have on our shelves now.

New

New cards from Arsenal Handicraft and Cracked Designs.

Pins and patches new from Band of Weirdos. I’ve got my eye on Mild Thang.

New enamel pins from 1606 Supply Co. “I have no idea what I’m doing” pretty much sums up my life.

Love this gorgeous jewelry from Alisha Louise Design.

New rings and more from Oceanne.

New glass beauties from Willow Modern Glassware. The ball jar on the right is a spoon rest!

Beautiful new wooden coasters and cheese knives from Richwood Creations. Donate to charity with every purchase!

We have new neighbors, too! Check out Kingmakers right here on Mass Ave. For a $5 cover, you can play games all day! Family friendly, with coffee, beer, wine, and more. It looks like a blast. Bring your co-workers, bring your friends, bring your date!

Coming Up

First Friday Gallery Exhibition ft. Robert Young: Friday, March 3rd: 6-9pm: Join us for IDADA’s First Friday Gallery Walk in-store celebrating the work of local illustrator and comic artist, Robert Young. Graduating with a BFA in Illustration from Herron School of Art & Design, Robert later earned his MFA in Illustration at The Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently an Illustration Professor back at Herron School of Art & Design, Robert has had work featured in Time Out New York, Until Now Magazine, The Classical.org, The Travel Channel, and more.

Workshop: Intro to Weaving: Saturday, March 18th, 2-5pm: In love with the wool and woven textile movement? Come learn how to be a part of it in this workshop! Woven tapestries have always been very chic and it seems that they are hard to come by, as they are handmade, unique, and cherished. Three perfect adjectives as to why you should take this workshop! Students will learn how to thread a needle and begin a loom, as well as several braiding methods. All supplies will be covered in the cost of this workshop, including a handmade weaving loom for each student to take home. Participants may bring 4 balls of their own yarn to make something truly unique!

Workshop: Wire Wrapping Basics: Saturday, March 25th, 1-4pm: Have you ever wanted to go on a gem hunt? Well, here is your chance! Rana Salame Striedinger of Salame Jewelry Designs is opening her treasure chest of gemstones for you to peruse and select from to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Students will learn several wire wrapping and jewelry assembly techniques to create one unique item.

Workshop: Feather Hair Accessory: Saturday, March 25th, 4:30-6:30pm: ly by and wire wrap a few hairpins for your summer updo’s with our resident gemstone queen Rana of Salame Jewelry Designs! Learn a few feather crafting and wire wrapping skills to make three hairpins or a hair comb. The options are endless and there will be a variety of feather, crystal, and metal options to choose from. Sips and snacks provided or you can byob!

Workshop: iPhoneography: Saturday, April 15th, 1-3pm: Learn how to utilize your iPhone’s camera features to their maximum potential in this iPhoneography workshop with local professional photographer, Rana Salame. Students will learn basic photography techniques like composition and lighting as well as how to use effects to enhance images. Participants will edit photos in the VSCO Cam app to make images more creative and visually appealing. Once skills have been covered, the group will hit the streets of Mass Ave to test out newly acquired techniques. A roundtable discussion will follow to study images and next steps to continue snapping like a pro.

See ya next week, friends!

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