Monday, March 28, 2011

Handmade printed jewelry rack

I spent a wonderfully crafty Sunday afternoon at Blue House this weekend helping teach a simple printmaking workshop. We designed handmade stamps and decorated pieces of wood to be transformed into racks — coat, hat, jewelry, etc. The pegs are made from found branches and I love the rustic feel of them. I forgot to bring my camera to class, so don't have photos of the other racks made — too bad because they are gorgeous! I hadn't planned on this rack being a vertical piece, but when I brought it home, the boy suggested it and it's just perfect! So clever, that boy. This way, it fits perfectly into the space I had and I can be completely lazy and just lean it against the wall, rather than hanging it. Isn't it funny how a good suggestion seems so obvious after it's said? It's the perfect display for all my favorite jewels from Courtney Fischer Jewelry, Muggy Tuesday and Glass Action. Yay!

We'll be teaching a second part of the printmaking series on Tuesday, April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. The second class will focus on printing on fabric for your home. There's still room, so head on over to the Blue House web site to register!

 I'm adding this one last photo late in the game so you can really see the pegs!


  1. Now I reeeeally wish I had been able to make it to your workshop! What a gorgeous piece.

  2. Thanks so much, Ashley! We would have loved to have you there!