Saturday, February 27, 2010

Good Morning!

Don't you think pouring your morning coffee from this pot would make for a better day? Bandana pottery (Michael Hunt & Naomi Dalglish) made this beautiful coffee pot. Or.....

Eating your cereal from this Shawn Ireland bowl?
Both items are available at MADE shop - treat yourself!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

evereman came by?

We had a visit from evereman.......he left his calling card......

Yeah, I'm lookin' at you!

The MADE shop is full of wild and wonderful things, including this fierce David Weeks wooden articulated gorilla named Hanno. He sits with his friend the bears Ursa Major and Minor. Make a bold move this week and come by our shop to see them in person!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sundays are picking up!

Sunday is a funny sort of day. Some people go to church or synagogue, or mosque or temple or....or...??? And then, what to do afterwards? I was always frustrated at about 2pm when I became a little stir crazy and I had no where to go. I did not want to go to the mall but needed something more genuine, more original to pass a couple of hours until dinner. A few people today had the right idea and came to MADE shop to feast their eyes on the opposite of banal. I'm glad we gave them something to talk about over dinner.....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pretty Things CAN be Cool!

We have known Elise Moran for many many years and she makes the coolest pretty jewelry I know. I like more abstract designs but when it come to her jewelry I throw it on and wonder why I don't wear flowers & birds in my ears more often! We have a great selection of her work and you can view it soon on one of our pages.

Friday, February 19, 2010

WE have multiple pages now!

Well in the past few days I have added 2 new pages to the MADE shop. I be adding more until I run out. To view them just click above on the page names. Right now there should be

HOME MADE earring for sale HERE & Sculpture and Lighting

We hope you like what you see and also notice that you can buy direclty on some of the pages through PAYPAL.

If you are interested in seeing more about a large commission I (DAVE) did in the not so distant past just click on the Sculpture and lighting page. It look kinda like this - with in Process shots - very interesting.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Buy MADE earrings!

Buy MADE earrings - HERE - NOW

Style number 1002

Sterling - with Select Patina.
From the MADE studio.
Fixed French Wires

Monday, February 15, 2010

We just finished installing our NEW window.

Hello all -

Just wanted to let you know – those of you who do not already –
We just finished installing our NEW window.
Over 250 block of wood each first cut to size, sanded, painted twice,
add an eye hook, and a piece of fishing line and finally attach to ceiling with push pin.
Estimated 1500 individual operations to complete.
So............ Come on down and shake our hands, softly, because my thumb hurts.
You can also see lots of new jewelry from Connie Verrusio and EAM design.

Dave and TESS

MADE shop

PS - did anyone see our Snow Bench before the Borough of Kutztown Trucked it away!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Window Today - Yeah!

Today we will be finished installing our brand spanking new window display. It's going to be a show stopper - just hope it doesn't cause any fender benders as people drive by. Will post pictures for you all to enjoy later,

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Come On Down!

The MADE shop will be open and ready to greet you on this snowy Thursday. So, put on your mukluks and sunglasses and make this day more interesting than you could have imagined. We are excited about the new shipment of jewelry from Elise Moran and our wood-fired pottery from our favorite artists in North Carolina Shawn Ireland and Bandana Pottery.
We may do tricks.........

Sculpture by David Jones (metal smith extraordinaire - in my not so humble opinion),

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

OK, This is Crazy Snow!

The snow continues to plummet to the earth at an alarming rate. We are holed up painting our new window display and wondering if opening up tomorrow will be possible?
Here are some of the sights we can see from our window as we work.....

Diggin' Time!

So, the snow is coming down like crazy and Dave is at the shop as I write trying to get a head start on the shoveling. Will the shop be open today?? Not likely.
Today is an exciting day however as we are going to be making our new window display. Hopefully it will be installed in the next day or so. Will check in with more thoughts & updates later. In the meantime enjoy the shots of our snowy shop front!

yep - pretty blizzardy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010



So, it's going to snow again in Kutztown, PA, USA tomorrow. Actually, it is snowing as I write to all of you out in cyberspace. I was really looking forward to opening the store and hanging out with some good music and greeting people who were desperate to find that special something for their Valentine! I was looking forward to showing them the Rock Creek Pottery above.....and this....


Wall Piece - "Brushes" ($425) by David Jones (co-owner of MADE shop)......or this
another cool wall piece - "Wind" by David Jones ($275) or this....


Hand Made Japanese card ($10.95)

Tomorrow I will wake up and this little town will be covered with snow and our little shop will dig itself out and try to open it's doors for a few hours. Here's to making good things.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jewelry good enough to eat!


This looks like the window of a sumptuous candy store and while sitting at the counter in MADE shop I have more than once wished that danielle gori-montanelli's amazing pins were liquorice instead of felt! As we approach St Valentine's Day I was thinking how pleased I would be to get candy that I could wear forever. The flower pins would also be a sweet love token. They are available at our store for a mere $45 & $55

Reading Eagle Article - Monday Feb 8th 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Paul Sumner

We have known Paul almost since the beginning of our "making thing". Very much like me, he is a tinkerer, a finder, a cobbler of things. If we lived closer we would probably car pool to the flea market. So when we opened MADE shop - we gave him a call and he obliged us with a flock of birds, some snakes and also a small heard of magnets. I have some tins in mind for him I just keep forgetting to take pictures and send them to him.

Well here are some of his wares - available at

MADE shop.









Look What We Can Do With Tagua Nut!

Tagua nut is a palm nut found in Venezuela. We discovered it a few years ago in a mineral shop in Spruce Pine, NC. It has a brown skin and is super hard. We decided to cut one open. Inside was a super hard white material. Of course it was a perfect substitute for ivory and inevitably we combined it with metal and made jewelry! We are not the first to have that bright idea but I think our work adds a new twist by treated it more like a piece of metal or a gem.It can be drilled, burned (gives off a lovely caramel toffee smell), riveted, filed and sawed. If you love how it looks - leave a comment!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

St Valentine's Day Observations & Ideas

Valentine's Day is approaching and so I asked myself a question: do I really feel compelled to give, and receive something from my husband just because it is deemed a romantic holiday, not to mention the gross commercialism of the whole thing??? One part of me rejects the whole notion of a day where people give each other gifts of love because they are supposed to, or they feel it will right all the wrongs between them. However, the other part of me says yes, while St Valentine's day could be considered cliche and commercial, it still remains the day that you can declare your love and offer a token of that love to your special person. It may even give a person the courage to tell someone how they feel about them for the very first time or the day that you get an anonymous card in the mail (or slipped under your door), full of undying passionate words of how they feel about you.
So here's to Pope Galasius 1 who in 496AD declared that February 14th would be traditionally the day on which lovers express their love for each other!
And with that, here are some ideas of gifts to think about,

Shawn Ireland wood-fired candlestick
(romantic dinner for two?)

Ring by MADE (obvious romantic symbol of love)

Love Kitty - Japanese Card

Sake Set for Two

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blu Dot Chair - Finding Things.


WE do not carry Blu Dot in our shop although I have always been a fan. This is a very interesting video.

I am a HUGE fan of finding things!

Blu Dot Real Good Experiment from Real Good Chair on Vimeo.