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Tasi Designs Jewelry is handmade by Taya Koschnick in lovely Portland, Oregon. It’s hands down our most popular line, which we have carried since 2007.  We currently have the largest retail selection of TASI in Portland.

In her words;

“I grew up making jewelry with my mom, an amazing jeweler and incredible business woman.  She’s been running Bead Paradise in my home state of Ohio for over 20 years now.  She taught me to treasure small things, to work hard at what I love, and to create things with care, one piece at a time.

Jewelry means so much when it’s handmade, when it can be passed down, and when it makes you feel beautiful every time you put it on.  That’s why I start with only the best materials – whether it be hand-cut natural gemstones, chains and components made from silver and gold vermeil, or one-of-a-kind vintage and antique treasures.  I carefully hand-patina (aka oxidize) each piece of silver.  I believe that a piece of jewelry is only as strong as its smallest component, so I make sure each bead is impeccable, each clasp is strong and easy to use, and each solder joint will stand up to the test of time”

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Betsy Yates is one of our most popular designers, launching her full-time jewelry-making gig officially in early 2013, she previously worked at Redux while learning the retail ropes.  She is a metalworking force to be reckoned with, a hyper-creative and prolific designer with many original ideas on how to mix metals and gems in truly unique ways without losing the simplicity inherent in a piece.  Her work incorporates iconography and themes from her travels and is influenced by sacred geometry, ethnic pattern and organic and natural forms & colors found in nature.

in her words:

“My dad has always told me that one of the keys to happiness is to find something you love so much that it doesn’t feel like a job. So here I am, happy to say that I am doing what I love and lucky to call it ‘work.’ ▼”

Amen, sister!

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Beth A. Metsch’s love of design is evident in her beautifully-crafted purses.  “A building can take years,” she muses, “but I can design a bag, sew it that day, and wear it by evening. While practicing architecture in New York City, Beth began designing limited edition leather handbags, fabric totes, and diaper bags.  Friends started asking for their own bags, and store employees inquired about the designer.  It seemed like an opportune time to transition from buildings to bags. BAM Bags™ was born when Beth’s mother asked for a purse made out of zippers.  A competition ensued after Beth and her mother bought a roll of zipper, split it in half, and retired to their respective sewing machines.  Beth’s prototype, made of one continuous zipper, completely entertained her mother!  Beth’s mother ordered a few of the bags as did a lot of stores.  The ZIPPURSE™ BAM Bags™  is so unique that it has earned two design patents and a Utility patent. The perfect blend of craftsmanship and art is apparent in Beth’s line of original designs.  Her use of color, form, and style is culled from years of traveling through more than twenty-seven countries.  Beth is always searching for new and innovative ideas to make her bags beautiful and functional. Beth holds a Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Miami, and a Master’s in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.  When not traveling, Beth and her family live in Denver, Colorado.

As functional as it is fun.

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From The Reliquary is an artisan jewelry line designed and constructed by Alex Ozers in Phoenix, AZ.

Alex is a former Portlander who embarked on the jewelry business several years ago, but really started full-time with his big move down south into a fabulous desert-oasis studio. He has mastered the art of combining hand wrought mixed metals with stone accents, incorporating pattern and patina into his pieces, giving them the ancient texture and distinctive quality we love.

Torch fired patinas give the works an antique presence. Distressed surfaces are conceived from a masterful use of hammers, a rolling mill, stamps & tools create a unique style that is all his own, his work is both timeless & contemporary and always authentic.

 

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Duality, movement and illusion are central in both DeeLyn’s jewellery and ceramic designs. These themes are explored with simplicity via the arrangement of repetitive geometric components and shapes, creating sculptural pieces with a bold architectural aesthetic.  RE::strung, DeeLyn’s newest jewellery collection combines her love of music with more serious concerns for the environment. The pieces are crafted from recycled guitar strings and sterling silver. The innovative use of alternative materials and mechanisms adds unique detail, whilst subtly disguising the original use as part of a musical instrument.  Originally from Portland, Oregon in America, DeeLyn has resettled in the UK. She completed her design degree in Liverpool in 2010, earning a first-class degree with honours, as well as numerous awards. She was also the Designer in Residence at Liverpool Hope University in 2010–2011 and has now set up her own studio.

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“Born from a love of tattoos, rock ‘n’ roll, and all things retro,  I founded Femme Metale “sterling silver that rocks” in January of 2000.  As founder and designer, the collection reflects my many and varied inspirations. As an avid fan of everything tattoo-related, many of my designs are inspired by old school tattoo flash. Pop culture, Victorian art, vintage jewelry, flora and fauna, and Old World heraldry also play a big part in my designs.  I have used old bubble gum charms, swizzle sticks, childhood toys and a variety of other sources as inspiration. You name it and I could very possibly be inspired.  Each piece is made of .925 sterling silver, is hand cast in limited numbers, and I do all the assembly myself in my studio. The line is feisty, flirty and edgy and appeals to all types of women, regardless of their age. My 96 year old grandmother wore some of my pieces and my mother has a large collection of my jewelry.  I like to say I have something in my collection for everyone.”

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“My passion for jewelry design began as a young girl and has developed over many years of design experience in architecture. This adventure started when I made a pair of wood doe earrings for myself that I wore every day along with some earrings for my friends and family. Pretty soon total strangers began asking me where they could buy a pair, so I decided to start selling them along with necklaces, cuff links, tie clips, and belt buckles. 

I use a range of wood that I either etch or cut out depending upon the species. Every item is hand sanded and finished with polyurethane to protect the wood and the paint. Even though the images are the same, no two earrings are alike due to the natural variations in the wood grain. I make every item sold in this shop personally except when things get really hectic with fairs and holiday orders. That’s when my mom will join me in the the production end and my husband will help assemble the cards and price items. Many laser cut wood jewelry is not finished, but as a woman who wears jewelry in the northwest, I know how important it is to protect them from the environment, make-up and our own skin. Pus, I want everything that you buy from my shop to be an active part of your wardrobe for as long as possible. So you can rest assured that each object has been made to last!”

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“Gwen Delicious Jewelry creates jewelry in a category all of it’s own.  Should it be completely necessary to state the fact that her works are in all ways fantastic and very elegant, ready to be worn and adored by all” -Paige Devries – ACF Magazine 10th Anniversary Edition

Jewelry designer, Bonnie A. Doyle, has had a love of design since early childhood, spending countless hours in her father’s studio watching him design and create.  Her time in the fashion world modeling and her love for travel has served as great inspiration. Calling beautiful Victoria, British Columbia home, she creates and designs pieces inspired by her love of all things vintage and antique along with a passion for clean and modern lines.  Gwen Delicious Jewelry Designs allows her to marry her love for the old and the new in pieces that transcend time.

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“We believe that the inspiring brands of the 21st century will be different than the giants of the 20th century. Instead of defined by their sheer size and power, we believe the brands of the future will be deeply shaped by genuine values. And they will live these values in every breath of their presence.  So, what does this all mean? Instead of launching more and more products into the Holstee shop, we are launching verticals, which each will live as their own brand and store. Our first step on this journey is Holstee Print, our first vertical. Holstee Print exists to bring inspiration, meaning and a smile to your homes and offices. We will be selling posters, cards and frames with Holstee content. On our mission to reach 1 billion people, we want to bring mindfulness to living rooms and work spaces across the world.”

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People say that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that’s exactly the way Alchemy Goods got started. My messenger bag got stolen and I needed another one. But the perfect messenger bag eluded me.

There were always extra inner tubes lying around my apartment, and I realized that I could probably build the perfect bag out of stuff I already had. The first prototype was born on my home sewing machine. It wasn’t perfect, but it was exactly what I needed.

Soon, my friends wanted their own. Then local bike shops caught a glimpse and expressed interest. Each bag improved over the last. Thanks to my friends, demand grew and grew, which led to the founding of Alchemy Goods.

So to whoever it was that stole my bag…you were the inspiration for my imagination. Thank you.

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Lumafina is a small line of jewelry and art objects designed by Hilary Alexander. Formed by a life-long addiction to jewelry-making (macaroni noodle necklaces anyone?) and traditional art practices, We design enduring, covetable pieces for everyday use and enjoyment.  Lumafina comes from mixing a couple of our favorite words, Luminous and fine. Lumafina embraces the quirks and surprises of metalsmithing which make it such a grand line of work., We are slightly fascinated with shapes and draw upon them for inspiration and the creation of our lines. Evolving and exploring new mediums and techniques adds depth and a sense of the unexpected.  The ability to create is meant to be supremely joy-giving and grounding, and that is what we strive to reflect in our work.

Hilary Alexander hales from Portland, Oregon. Longing to work with her hands and see some of the designs in her sketchbook come to life, she decided to take a class on how to wield a torch and hammer without losing one’s hand (or burning the place down). She quickly fell in love with metalsmithing and has since launched lumafina, a successful jewelry line born in 2010. She lives on the outskirts of the city with her dear husband Aaron and wee boy Henry, where cooking, container gardens, pieces of art (Aaron is an illustrator and cartoonist) and baby-boy things thrive happily.

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Mishakaudi is a collaboration of Marissa Lewis’ artistic and creative talents, her business experience and family history of jewelry making. Making jewelry and creating unique pieces that are affordable for everyone is her mission. Each piece is individually hand crafted in her workshop and is designed for the bohemian free spirit.  She takes inspiration from ancient cultures, tribal aesthetics and sacred geometry when she designs. She is a proud vegan, and does not use leather or feathers in any of her designs. Outside Mishakaudi, Marissa is a health and wellness advocate, living a healthy vegan lifestyle and enjoys Crossfit for fitness. Marissa resides in Spokane Valley, WA with her husband Lamar and their lovely daughters Jayli and Everly.

 Where did the name Mishakaudi come from? When Marissa was learning to talk as a small child, her mom would ask her what her name was and she would reply “Misha Kaudi Canoe”, which was her version of Marissa Kelly Mcandrew (her full name). Since then her family has always called her Mishakaudi, Misha or Mish for short, and it has stuck with her throughout her life. What more a fitting name than one originally manifested in the mind of a young child.. one that is open to all the creative energy and possibilites the world has to offer!

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Phoebe Owens, A.K.A. Super Phoebe, is a Librarian and maker haling from Portland, OR.  She states, “I am mostly known for my lamps made from vintage photo slides and motion film. I also screenprint, crochet, cut things from wood, sew and draw. I’m inspired by the world around me. I’m also simply inspired by materials that can be turned into other things. I love looking at something and thinking about how it could be used in a different way or remade into something new.”

Phoebe’s slide lamps have been illuminating Redux since 2008.

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After working for many years at large soulless corporations, Milo and Trixie decided to chuck it all and move to the north woods to start their own business.  One day – after trying (and failing with) many crazy business ideas making different products – Trixie said, “Why don’t we combine two of our favorite things: drinking and art?”  Recognizing genius when he heard it, Milo quickly agreed, and “TRIXIE & MILO” was born!

Relying on his love of vintage graphics and classic advertising, Milo created original designs for the fledgling company.  Trixie figured out how to laminate Milo’s designs onto stainless steel flasks, and they took their new products on the road.  They were an immediate hit!  It seemed that everybody wanted a cool flask.  Interest and sales quickly grew.  Now, Trixie & Milo ship their flasks around the world, and have stores carrying their designs in many different countries.  The husband and wife design team of Milo and Trixie produce unique and fun designs from their little corner of the Pacific Northwest.  All designs and artworks are original creations, and each flask is finished by hand in their studio.

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AMiRA jewelry began with a girl who loved to create.  Every moment of every day was devoted to making things….paintings, sculptures, necklaces, drawings…so many things of the creative pursuit.

AMiRA jewelry was founded by Amira Axe (nee Mednick), an artist and creator from Connecticut who uses macrame techniques learned while traveling and volunteering in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Uruguay to create unique pieces of body adornment.  Each piece is a work or art.  Each piece is thoughtfully created using metal work tools and techniques, stones, beads, fabrics, paints, and various other materials. All pieces are handmade with love and great creativity in Portland, Oregon.

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We Like Rescuing Books…Each Attic Journal is a unique piece of the past that can hold important bits of your present. Using hard-bound vintage school books & library books that were destined for dumpsters, but given new life in our production studio, each journal is made to last with approximately 75 pages of blank 24# paper & a sturdy wire binding.

Attic Journals began on a sleepy Saturday morning in 2004 when we happened upon a beautiful tattered book at a garage sale. With an immediate need for having an original gift at a friend’s birthday celebration that evening, we headed home to re-purpose the book and Attic Journals were born.  In the years since that first Saturday, Attic Journals has evolved into a burgeoning business that works hard to be as sustainable as possible from our home in Portland, Oregon. By working with schools and libraries around the country to harvest their discarded books and upcycle them, the benefit of Attic Journals is three-fold: funding community education, keeping significant tonnage out of landfills, and helping people around the world tell their story.

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When Ryan and Lucy Berkley opened Berkley Illustration in 2007, they didn’t know that nearly six years later they’d have 37,000 Etsy sales and be hired to make art for clients like Nike and Spoon. But that’s exactly what’s happened.

The Portland-based husband and wife duo have become well known in the blogosphere and beyond for their vibrant, friendly portraits of animals wearing classic attire, influenced by their love of turn-of-the-century and old western photography. Ryan is the crazy talented self-taught artist and Lucy is the storywriter/customer services/computery person behind the scenes. (Lucy writes the bios so she’s allowed to be so boastful about Ryan’s talents!)

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Artist Jason Greene enjoys skating and has trouble throwing things away. His business, Board Games, recycles old skateboards by making them into wooden toys (tops, slingshots, yo-yos) and children’s furniture. He lives in Portland, OR and uses grip tape as sand paper.

Jason’s toys have been featured at Redux since 2009.

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Cult jewelry and accessories brand by boe began in 2000 as an intimate retail shop (originally named Annika Inez) on the upper east side of Manhattan, which also served as Annika’s workshop. The designer’s scandanavian roots and diverse creative experiences – including interior design studies at Parsons and an apprenticeship with a couture dressmaker in Dubai – immediately yielded something altogether provocative and new in the contemporary jewelry market. Along with Annika’s uncommon take on architectural and nature-inspired pendants, cuffs, and earrings quickly gained attention. Soon after opening their boutique, by boe began to expand with a larger retail outpost in Soho and the establishment of a new wholesale jewelry business. Each season’s limited-run designs have become collectors’ items among by boe enthusiasts. Popular with the fashion and style media, by boe is constantly being worn by celebrities, and continues to be a favorite with fashion editors at magazines around the world with every new season. by boe’s jewelry is designed and handmade in their NYC studio using 14-kt gold-filled, sterling silver and a mix of new and vintage materials from around the world.

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“I, (Bethany Shorb) was born in Boston, raised an hour from New York City
and now call Detroit, Michigan home. I’m proud of and love my adopted city
of 16 years. I’m happy to see young artists and entrepreneurs making it a
viable home-base for a new wave of independent, sustainable manufacturing
and I’m proud to be able to give a leg up to some young artists via time
in my studio.

I received a BFA from Boston University and my MFA from Cranbrook Academy
of Art – although both concentrations were in sculpture, somehow making
“Ties That Don’t Suck” has taken over my life! In my not-so-spare time, I
still explore studio art work, fashion, graphic design, photography,
multimedia and music. I have a minor (ok, major) obsession with cats.”

Cyberoptix’s hand screened neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, scarves,
and ascots are proudly made by skilled hands, not robots!

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“I grew up on a farm in western North Carolina. I spent many afternoons there collecting little odds and ends that I found on our land like bird nests, feathers, interesting clumps of dirt, moss, leaves, bones, fur, twigs, bugs, and other tiny things. I continue that tradition of collecting and gathering in my paintings and line of resin jewelry today.  My work combines painted scenes and organic found ephemera with resin. Each piece is individually hand painted with toothpicks, brushes, and pens, embedded in thick layers of resin, then cut and polished into delicate, dreamlike 3-D landscapes populated by birds, bears, foxes and other creatures. 

I also really like and am often inspired by:  Birds and ornithology, dioramas, road trips, trails, botany, reliquaries, old maps, iconography, miniatures, landscapes, weather, tea, snow, tundra, autumn, dirt, ancient history, old-fashioned things, relics, owl pellets, old photos, geology, small mammals, the Puget Sound, dreams, Indian art, and fires

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“I have been an artist my entire life. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. I began scrimming pieces of ivory after purchasing some antique ivory piano keys from Ebay to replace the ones on my antique Schaffer piano.  Afterwards I had leftover keys and that’s when I decided to investigate scrimshaw. I was intrigued. I took a piece of ivory and tried to see if I could do it. All my life, I’ve tried my hand at many different types of art including fashion, architecture, and interior design. With Scrimshaw, I finally found something that seemed I was naturally trained for designing!”

All artwork is individually hand drawn onto each piece before engraving so every one is an original.  Jennifer is based in Washougal, Washington.

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Larissa Loden designs for women that aren’t afraid to express themselves. They are strong and fearless, interested in history and love to dress up. She is inspired by stories behind the pieces and those wearing them, and feeds off seeing her jewelry complete a look.  Vintage meets modern in Larissa’s eco-friendly collection. Most components used are deadstock, which means they were made to be sold long ago but missed their chance. Traveling across the US and Europe, Larissa explores the depths of flea markets and deadstock warehouses to find cameos, switchblades and lockets. She gives these vintage treasures a new opportunity to shine by transforming them into modern, edgy jewelry.

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pronounced EL > A > ESS.  We are Daniel and Lisa Soltis, a sculptor and a painter. We love faith, creatures and science, details, old things, and when the 2-d and 3-d worlds collide, thus LAS JEWELRY.  We want our pieces to become something to someone, to be a keepsake, a piece of art that might be passed down through families, to outlast trends or seasons, to really be seen as wearable sculptures.  Inspiration comes from science, anatomy, scavenging, vintage text and children’s books, strange creatures, and our ever-changing life in SoCal.

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We, at Make Waves, have a few core values: Live in the moment, find joy in the small things, seek inspiration, follow your dreams, be brave.  Our handmade wooden, kinetic boat sculptures cause even the busiest among us to slow down. Turn the crank and watch the little boat sail on the waves; recall a simpler time, a whimsical dream, a faraway land, a loved one.  They are the perfect gift for almost anyone. The young and old, your uncle the avid sailor, your daughter’s school teacher, your pal stuck in a cubicle that needs a little escapism, your wife that doesn’t know yet of your romantic vacation by the sea, or anyone that could use a little daily dose of inspiration (you?)

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“I design jewelry for heroines and daydreamers.  I strive to create timeless pieces that have an authentic feel. I am inspired by bohemian ideas, bold women and living in the moment.  My jewelry will see a girl through her best adventures. I’m on a jewelry journey, exploring themes and process.  My methods include collecting, casting, polishing, riveting, rethinking and reworking objects into a collection of jewelry that is pretty, vintage-inspired and wearable.

I grew up in a small Texas town shopping garage sales, sewing my own clothes and daydreaming my way through school. I studied Art History at the University of Texas. I made jewelry as a hobby for twelve years before starting Ornamental Things in 2004.”

 

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