November 2010 Spotlight Award:
|This 1920's Bookmark, $14, under PaperArts section of the studio |
makes a great gift for the book lover!
As an fellow artist and vintage junkie, I am totally captivated the "House of Mirth" shop on Etsy. If you haven't visited it yet, you should indeed. From the brainchild of Recycled Wares, and Paper Picker, you will find by Nerrissa's handmade goods lurking here.
Doubled sided pendant, only $18.99 FREE SHIPPING as of now at House of Mirth.
I think what enthralls me most, is her eye for detail and functionality of her artwork. Her love of all things yesteryear mixed with the care and concern of using post consumer products like fiber, wood and paper show in her work. You see it in the transformation...from trash...to functional treasure.
|The Upcycled Lung pendant / brooch is one of many "medical styles" |
available in this shop and makes a unique fashion statement.
Yet again I find myself admiring her work and drawn back to the bookmarks. I admit, I have no time to read anymore....
...yet this lady calls to me to find a place for her inside the pages of my favorite book. Her store makes me want to wear brooches and pins again, because her love for all things vintage show in the wonderful jewelry offerings.
|Most brooches range around $23.99, this one free shipping in the Jewelry section.|
They say you learn something new every day. I heard of woodburning, but actually did not realize what the term Pyrography was until I visited her shop. According to Wikipedia, "pyrography means 'writing with fire' and is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn or scorch designs onto natural materials such as wood or leather."
|Set of clothespins, hold recipes, money, scrap-booking papers and more! , set $8.99 in the Pyrography section.|
There's something eclectic here, charming and inviting all in one. Sit back with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and admire her work.
Team members, I urge you to favorite her items, blog about this store, add one of her offerings as a link to your Facebook page, and help this very talented artist's work get out there. It's way too wonderful to be Etsy's Best Kept Secret.