I have awesomely talented friends.
Some of these awesomely talented friends have awesomely established shops that have been providing the world with pretty pretty things for a while now, like my friend Kris, The Painted Sheep.
Her work is beautiful, her color sense is wonderful and her fibers…
…well, they’re just plain sexy. Go get some. You know you want it.
Next, is my friend Mark, who got a little mention in my last post, but didn’t get all the attention he deserved. Mark is the one-man-show behind Two Tails Woodturning (Etsy shop is still coming…I promise!) and is one of my favorite co-workers. One day, we were talking about spindling, something that usually makes non-spinners’ eyes glaze over. But, not Mark’s. We had an in-depth conversation about the dynamics of spindle spinning, which was followed up with a text that night that went something like, “Hey, can you bring one of your spindles in tomorrow? I think I can make one.”
And thus, it began.
If the prototype is like the pretty girl next door, his latest works are supermodels.
But, they’re the most affordable supermodels ever. When I say “affordable,” by gum, I mean it. His prices are more than reasonable.
On top of that, his technique is improving with every spindle, and he’s developed a signature style.
They’re also getting lighter and thinner, and production is getting faster. It’s really cool to watch his work evolve, and it’s fun to be his go-to test spinner.
Mark’s working on a bunch of custom pieces now…and designing a new bottom whorl, too…and then he’s planning to build stock for his Etsy endeavor. So, stay tuned for more from Two Tails!
Finally, there’s Tracy. While Tracy knits, and has recently taken up spinning as well, she also makes jewelry. Really, really pretty jewelry.
This weekend, we had a little photo shoot (it was totally fun to dust off my old photography skizzilz) and Tracy officially launched Post Call Jewels.
Her style is impeccable, color choices are wonderful, her craftsman ship is fantastic, her prices are super reasonable and she loves custom orders. Plus, she’s a doctor (and, hey fellas, she’s single!). Um, hello total package!
Tracy’s looking for her first Etsy sale, so get over there and show a girl some love! And in case you need more encouragement…
….here’s a bit more…
…Post Call eye candy for ya…
…because you can never have too much pretty pretty eye candy!
And check out her blog, too, while you’re at it!