Wednesday, June 29, 2011

5 Reasons Vintage Stickers are Fun


Most of the supplies at Beyond Junk work best for jewellery, handbags, and mixed media artwork. Do stickers fit in? Not really, but they're hella fun!

One of my favourite things about having an Etsy store is the committee-of-one approach you can take to your mission and the decisions about what goes on your shelves.

So now that 80’s-era Sandylion stickers are here, I've got some fun thoughts on why I love them.
  1. Cool things from childhood make me happy.
  2. Stickers can perk up anything from your computer monitor to your bedroom mirror.
  3. They’re an awesome touch on handwritten letters, greeting cards, or special notes.
  4. Still highly collectible and a great gift with a vintage album.
  5. Perfect for scrapbooking, especially for childhood photos.






Thursday, June 9, 2011

Funky Finds: TOMS Shoes


Today's find isn't a small indie business, but given their mission, I'm so glad to see them growing. In fact, I purchased a pair of these shoes myself.

They're a bit more than I like to spend, but so very worthwhile when you consider that for every pair they sell, TOMS gives a pair of their comfortable, durable, quality shoes to a child in need somewhere in the world.

Today's Funky Find: Earthwise Slate Women's Classics @ TOMS Shoes

Thursday, June 2, 2011

How to Make Motor Winding Pendants


I've finally got another downloadable how-to article ready, this one about making motor winding pendants.

It's a bit higher in difficulty than my 1st two and requires an old DVD ROM and use of a Dremel with cutting wheel. But in my opinion, it's still pretty easy and fun.

And if you don't happen to have a spare obsolete DVD ROM or a Dremel, you can always get your pre-cut windings from Beyond Junk.

View the pdf or use the navigation above.