One of the most amazing aspects of my books is the incredibly talented artists I am privileged to feature and share with you. As I begin work on my third book CARD I am also beside myself with glee to once again begin blogging and filming through the unboxing process.
Today we are unboxing a package sent by Emily of Bricolage Studios!
Bricolage /brēkōˈläZH/ noun
1. (in art or literature) construction or creation from a diverse range of available things.
2. something constructed or created from a diverse range of available things.
As usual, let's start with the Bricolage Studios branding!
She begins to draw us into her organic creative process the moment you hear her name, Bricolage Studios. Her jewelry from metal and fiber is perhaps the most striking example of how she draws from a diverse range of mediums.
Her logo reflects that eclectic and organic approach - which is such a delight for branding geeks like me to see!
Now that I've gushed branding lets move on to the main course.
This lock bundle is simply magical. It's so cool that she offers three different breeds in the same colourway.
It's also an interesting study on how each breed takes dye.
The Suri Alpaca, on the far left, is such a stark contrast to the BFLx on the far right. Where the Teeswater is right in the middle intensity wise.
In this order from left to right, the lock structure also goes from long and loose to tight and crimpy.
I'm excited to show off these locks in CARD!
Is there really any other word that can capture this magical stuff? Sparkle just kind of requires video and photographic proof of it's existence.
Which I have, luckily for you.
Emily slipped the most wonderful surprise into the package as well, a handspun necklace!
It's like nothing I've ever seen before. I imagine a steampunk stitch witch wearing one of these with her high necked black wool gown. If I go to a costume party - that's what I'm going to be!
She took wirecore yarn (which you can learn to spin in my second book BATT or with this recipe card, by the way) and handmade copper findings and created this amazing piece.
Check out the unboxing video below and her shop.