Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Chevron Neckaces and NYC Trains

This black chevron necklace and these other two chevron necklaces have been inspired by the gate of the New York subway trains that is placed at the front and back of each train in front of the the doors (see the photo above of the 7 train) and in between the cars. Next time you are in New York take a look and see if you see it.
As you can see, the black chevron necklace looks most similar to the train gate and the other two are more loosely inspired by it.
 I need a name for these two chevron necklaces, any ideas? I will be adding them to the il gatto selvatico etsy shop this week.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Google Image Search

I was doing an image search of il gatto selvatico and I found all kinds of interesting things. For those of you who don't know, il gatto selvatico means the wild cat in Italian but it also refers specifically to a breed of small (but larger than the domestic cats) striped wild cats with bushy tails called Felis Silvestris Silvestris, they live in parts of Europe. Here is a map of their domain.
This is what the cat looks like.
I also found an Italian magazine (no longer in print) published by ENI, an Italian gas company, that has the name "Il Gatto Selvatico."

And I found some blog entries about my jewelry that I feel I should talk about here.
Proud to be An American featuring my America necklace as well as other cool crafty America themed stuff on Cracker Jack Scraps and Wild Cat featuring my America and British Isles necklaces and talking about me and my name on Love Independent.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Red Houndstooth Gig Bag

I recently made a gig bag for my husbands baritone ukelele for his birthday. It has a red leather handle with velcro and two straps in the back so that it can be worn on the back like a back pack. It is lined with quilting batting and another layer of the houndstooth to give it some extra padding. It has a zipper on the side and a pocket the closes with velcro on the front.

Friday, June 17, 2011

MIlwaukee, WI

Here is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin necklace made for a friend of a friend. She picked a beautiful color combination, subtle yet bold. 

Here are some vintage postcards of Milwaukee. (I've never been to Milwaukee or Wisconsin).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New and Old Worlds or Maps

 The British Isles
Murfreesboro, TN: A new version of Tennessee with a blue palette instead of a yellow one and a heart over Murfreesboro rather than Knoxville.
United States 
Go check these embroidery necklaces and more out and don't forget that there is a 20% off Gemini sale happening.