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Jamaica Plain Open Studios is This Weekend!

The weather is looking GORGEOUS this weekend which is a good thing because it is the 21st annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios!!! I will be back on the porch with all kinds of new framed work to show. I will also be showing a portion of my Why I Run: A Boston Marathon 2014 Project work from my show last spring so if you missed it when it was up at Sweetgreen, you have a second chance to check it out in person!
I will also have two members of Boston Handmade with me showing their work in the same location-

Bev Feldman of Linkouture
Bev is a jewelry designer and blogger who creates modern and elegant sterling silver chainmaille jewelry. Her work often includes freshwater pearl bracelets, necklaces and earrings; handcrafted stone jewelry; and bridal jewelry.

Laurie Lynn Berezin of Beryllina
Laurie Lynn handcrafts all Beryllina jewelry in Concord, MA using only gems and minerals mined in the United States. She even mines some of the stones herself! Laurie Lynn also only uses recycled precious metals; all of her raw silver and gold is sourced from a certified recycled refinery in Virginia. She learned the true craft of jewelry fabrication at the renowned North Bennet Street School in Boston, and enjoys crafting one-of-a-kind original and custom designs.

Ready to come see us?? We will be at:

19 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, MA
02130

Saturday 9/20 and Sunday 9/21
11am to 6pm

#jpopenstudios

4 Boston Marathon Handmade Gift Ideas

The Boston Marathon is in 4 days and I could not be more excited to cheer on all 36,000 people running on Monday! With so many Boston Marathon themed items in shops all over the city and online, I wanted to highlight a few handmade goodies I've come across that were inspired by the infamous upcoming race-
This gorgeous 2014 Boston Marathon Print is by my friend Jenn of JHill Design which is part of her Sports Map series. Through April 31, get FREE personalization- just order the personalized print and use code RUN2014 at checkout. Include the year or the runner's time, runner's name and bib number.
Bev Feldman of Linkouture designed this lovely chaimaille bracelet complete with handmade runner charm. Bonus- she's donating 20% of sales of the bracelet to the One Fund!
I discovered this print in a blog post by the designer, Lindsay of Warren Tales, that said she was inspired by my Boston Marathon photo project- I was so flattered! I love the fun font and concept of this marathon route print which she is offering as a 9x16" and as notecards.
Running the marathon? Stop by Old South Church on Boylston Street and get a handmade scarf! The Old South Knitters group started a Marathon Scarf Project this year asking knitters to donate handmade scarves in the BAA yellow and blue for the athletes. As they said on their website, "In this year of Remembrance and Hope, our vision is to wrap each runner in the love poured into stitches of handmade blue and yellow scarves. We promise to wrap runners in your love until all your scarves are distributed."

What are your favorite Boston Marathon finds?