Posts in category "Arts and Crafts"

Charms by Nash comes to Logan Square

Charms by Nash comes to Logan Square
This has been a pretty exciting month for my Etsy shop Charms by Nash. My store is featured in the April issue of All You Magazine, and today my jewelry is officially in a local boutique in Logan Square called Wolfbait & B-Girls. Wolfbait & B-Girls is a trendy shop that sells handmade clothing and... Read more »

Charms by Nash is going to the Oscars

Charms by Nash is going to the Oscars
I am proud to announce that my store Charms by Nash, in association with The Artisan Group will participate in a luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on February 22-23, 2013 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California, in honor of the The 2013 Academy Awards. The Artisan Group is an elite juried community of... Read more »

Less Cosplay and More Crafting!

A few of the hand-sculpted miniature food earrings you can find at my store, Charms by Nash.
You all have probably noticed that I haven’t blogged about my cosplay in a while. This year I actually only have one new costume, Tiana’s yellow waitress costume from The Princess and the Frog. Other than the new Tiana costume, all other costumes I’ll be wearing to conventions this year will be recycled from previous... Read more »
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Handmade Market Chicago

Handmade Market Chicago
Earlier this month I participated in my first indoor craft show. Handmade Market Chicago is a very different kind of craft show, because it’s located in a bar. Yes, you can have an afternoon cocktail while you shop! Handmade Market Chicago happens once a month at The Empty Bottle (January – April then it continues... Read more »

First Craft Event of the Year: Handmade Market Chicago

First Craft Event of the Year: Handmade Market Chicago
Happy New Year Everyone!!! So it’s 2012, and I’ve already got a craft show lined up for this weekend. Saturday, January 14, I’ll be at The Empty Bottle, which is a bar in Chicago that will be hosting an indoor craft fair. The show is called Handmade Market Chicago, and this will be my first... Read more »

Kollision Con Artist Alley Experience

My first Artist Alley Badge! Jessi split the table with me, and this was her second convention selling her merchandise.
Kollision Con was last weekend, and I had an Artist Alley table for the first time. I spend months preparing for this convention. Before this year, I’d never been to Kollision Con. I knew that it was the second year for the convention, so I expected it to be small. I also figured, that since... Read more »
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Kollision Con is this week!

These glass potion bottles will be available as necklaces (and cell phone charms if I can get more bottles before Friday).
Kollision Con is FRIDAY! I’m super excited because this is the first convention where I’ll have an Artist Alley table! I’ve hand-sculpted hundreds of charms. Some of the items I’ll be selling at Kollision Con aren’t available in my Etsy Store yet. Since this is my first show, I have no idea what people would... Read more »

Caramel Treats You Can Wear

I absolutely love how these little frappuccinos turned out. I've designed a little Charms by Nash logo to go on the cups too.
I’ve been doing loads of miniature sculpting lately, and I thought it would be cool to share some progress pictures of my little creations. I sell charms and miniature food jewelry at my Etsy store Charms by Nash. This weekend I worked on two new designs with a caramel theme. I’m still working on the... Read more »

Halloween Mermaid Makeup Tutorial

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Today on Etsy, they featured a makeup video tutorial from Traci Hines. I must admit, I’m a bit of a Traci fangirl myself. Some of you cosplay enthusiast may recognize Traci from her various Disney costumes. She is also a singer, mermaid model, performer, accessory designer, and a makeup artist!…Busy girl! Check her out on... Read more »
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Gearing up for my first Artist Alley experience

The Key Lime Pie Earrings are my most popular earrings, and I'm the most proud of these (I made those tiny lime slices myself!).
I’ve gone to a lot of conventions over the past few year, but I’ve never worked a booth or a table. That’s all about to change at Kollision Con! Kollision Con is an anime convention in St. Charles, IL, taking place November 18 – 20, 2011. I’ll be selling my awesome food jewelry and charms... Read more »