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Amigami Party @ Wheeling Moose Feb. 9th!

We’ve been hard at work designing a multitude of awesome Spring fashions for our jewelry line, and sales and interest is booming!  I will be working over the next 2 weeks to take pictures and add them to the Amigami Jewelry Gallery, as well as my Etsy shop.

And you can soon have your chance to peruse the entire array of Amigami items.  The Wheeling Moose Lodge will soon be hosting an Amigami Party!  Come visit the local Moose lodge and shop our wide selection of fashion accessories and home accents first hand, and maybe stay for a drink and good times.  You’ll find great gifts for Valentine’s Day, and support local artists.

Amigami Party

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Begins at 7:30 PM

Wheeling Moose Lodge #2621
57 – 59 12th St.
Wheeling, WV  26003

If you are not a Moose member, please ring the doorbell, and let the door man know you are attending the Amigami party.  Please sign the Moose Guest book when you arrive.

Thank you so much for all the members of the Wheeling Moose for making this party possible.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Taylor’s Custom Piggy Pouch

Upon seeing the crochet items Amigami has for sale, particularly the Mushroom Pouches, my longtime friend came to me requesting a piece of custom work.  He loved the idea of a plush lined pouch, and wanted to know if I could make a pig.  This darling piggy pouch is the result.

Made using the spiraling Amigurumi crochet technique, this super soft piggy is made from Lion Brand Baby yarn, and measures about 8″ x 5″.  The ears, feet, and snout were crocheted separately and attached during the construction process, along with the black button eyes (with white embroidery floss).  The pig’s curly tail doubles as a drawstring – when it’s pulled tight & knotted closed, not only does it appear pig-like, it also disguises the pouch’s opening!

The inner liner is actually a continuation of the crochet work.  Once the opening is completed, I simply continue crocheting a tapered oval shape, then turn  it inside-out into the pig and use the yarn’s slack to tack it down through the snout.

This little pig is super cute, and I’m absolutely inspired to delve further into the animal kingdom.  If you have any ideas for my next animal pouch, please share!

Revisiting Rogers: My Flea Market Finds

I love showcasing the artwork of others, and even though I’ve already spoke on our visit to Rogers Community Auction, I had to make special note of the wonderful jewelry I acquired there.

A mother-daughter team stationed down the market avenue had a fantastic array of beaded stone jewelry.  From rings to necklaces, they had four tables featuring a plethora of semi-precious stones and styles.  Having what seems to be a genetic predisposition for turquoise, I gravitated towards a perfect-for-summer chunky bangle and matching ring.  The bracelet features 5 intersecting bands of pale blue turquoise on elastic (for easy wear & removal).  The matching ornate ring showcases a dazzling cabochon set in brilliant sterling silver.  Both the mother & daughter were extremely approachable about their products & techniques, and I thank them for the excellent deal they gave me on the set.

Ramon went on several hardware outings throughout the day , and returned with a gorgeous pendant for me.  It showcases a perfectly intricate mini dried flower display, in shades of antiqued gold and mauve, encapsulated under a glass dome within a metal frame.  The reverse side holds a mirror of matching proportion, and hangs from a 24″ long complementary chain.

I absolutely love this necklace, but there’s one setback:  I’m allergic to nickel & most forms of metal.   Attempting to coat the chain in clear nail polish would ultimately be fruitless, so unless I find another method of combating my allergy, I may regrettably have to exchange the chain for a hypo-allergenic alternative.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

And finally, our market neighbor Denny, from Cambridge, and his friends had an assortment of goods, including some very special jewelry.  We spoke with Denny and his daughter at length, on a multitude of interesting topics – they were both absolute pleasures.  He told us about his sister, who was an artist & crafter in her own right, until she unfortunately passed of cancer a few years ago.  He had recently rediscovered some of her beaded jewelry, and of course I had to commemorate his sister & our meeting.  The medicine pouch I purchased is stunning, with a red & white heart theme, accented by rich gold.  Denny also told us of multiple herbal cures of which he is knowledgeable, including the potent Essiac Tea, which aided his sister & countless others through the hardest of times.  Denny was SO generous to share this information with us, we feel obligated to use it & pass it on.  Thank you Denny & Vanessa, as well as the entire Rogers Market Community, for all your great company & hospitality.

Origami Rock ‘n Roll Cubes (and other items on Etsy)

Way back when people still bought CDs, I always tried to insist on keeping the booklets.  But now that CDs are mostly irrelevant, the actual discs have been passed on, and I found myself with a heap of perfectly square, colorful paper which are perfect for origami.  Since this discovery, a few of my friends have donated their kindred heaps . . I intend to make great use of them, and this is the first piece!

This four inch modular origami cube is dedicated to the laser light shows of classic rock.  It is constructed from two complete CD booklets from Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon album.  Each square of paper is folded into a basic rectangular shape (with starburst detail), and arranged in an interlocking pattern which is incredibly stable and needs no glue!  This is truly an awesome piece of art for any Pink Floyd or classic rock fan, and is currently available on Etsy.  Of course, due to limited supplies, this is one-of-a-kind, so first come, first serve!

Speaking of which, the Amigami Etsy shop is slowly increasing it’s stock.  In addition to the Rock Cubes, I have a tiny sampling of other origami and knot work jewelry, as well as crochet hip bags which are great as phone pr camera cases.  Please check them out, and thanks for your support!

Hanging Origami Rose Brochade, Filled with Lavender

Brown Mystic Knot Necklace with Red Agate

Colorful Hip Pouches – Great for Phones & Cameras!

Stuffed Mushroom Pouches Now For Sale on Etsy!

These hand-made crochet plush mushroom pouches are now on sale in the Amigami Etsy shop!  Made with machine-washable, kid-friendly acrylic yarn, and stuffed with soft polyester filling, these cute little pouches are a great way to fashionably carry and protect your belongings.

Standing between 4-5 inches high, each mushroom features an inner crocheted lining which measures about 3 inches wide by 4 inches deep.  Finished with a brown satin cord drawstring, these cute little mushrooms are made using the spiraling Amigurumi crochet technique typically used in children toys.

Even though I’m just now posting these on the web, these Stuffed Mushrooms are already an Amigami best-seller, and make great gifts for anyone from kids to grandmothers.  There are several colors and sizes available, make sure to get yours while they last!

And of course, any requests for custom mushroom colors/sizes will gladly be accommodated.


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