Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Featured Brand on Storenvy

House of Moss is one of Storenvy's featured brands! You can read about my process, as well as see behind-the-scenes photos, at the link below (be sure to click "learn more" to view the whole article):


Thursday, April 10, 2014

House of Moss Acorns on Faerie Magazine's Website!

Exciting news! House of Moss felted acorns can now be found on the Faerie Magazine website!

Monday, April 7, 2014

We Make Portland Awesome: Marisa Messick Jewelry

"We make Portland awesome" is a twice-monthly series. I’m interested building our community of artists by helping us all find out more about each other.
This week: Marisa of Marisa Messick Jewelry

Who are you?
Hi I’m Marisa, owner and maker of Marisa Messick Jewelry. I make all of my jewelry from my little studio in my home in Eugene, OR. I moved to Eugene recently from Richmond, VA.

What do you make?
I make jewelry mainly out of sterling silver and polymer clay, but I am continually experimenting and playing with new materials and processes. My jewelry is made out of recycled sterling silver whenever possible and I am conscious of using environmentally responsible studio practices.  My jewelry is a way for me to find a balance between geometric and organic forms.

Besides making things, what do you do?
I am a server at a French restaurant by day and jeweler by night. In my time in between you can catch me walking my dog or sipping on coffee or enjoying a beer.

What inspires you?
Nature is such a big influence on my work. Right now I’ve been really inspired by crystal clusters, coral and honeycombs. I am constantly looking for new colors, shapes or patterns that I find in nature to incorporate into my jewelry.

Where can your work be found?
My work can be found in Portland at Tender Loving Empire or online on my website or on my Etsy.

What do you love about Portland?
Since I have just moved to the Pacific Northwest, I have to be honest, I have only been to Portland twice in my life. I still have so much more to learn and explore there but so far I love all of the independent shops, delicious food and tasty beverages. If any one has a great recommendation on somewhere I should visit, please let me know! So far I have been loving my new home in Eugene!

Make sure you check out Marisa Messick Jewelry's Etsy shop and website. Thanks for sharing, Marisa!
And if you'd like to read more We Make Portland Awesome interviews, you can check out the full collection HERE.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New in the shop: Chicken Ornaments!

Back by popular demand (they sold out during holiday shows before I could even post them on Etsy), my chicken ornaments are up in the shop! I can hear you thinking, "Um, ornaments? Aren't you a bit early posting Christmas decor in April?" Well, in that sense you are right. But a lot of people decorate Easter trees with ornaments, and these little hens are perfect for mini-trees or for hanging in windows to celebrate spring!

And since I was on that track of thinking, I went ahead and expanded my color offerings for my amanita mushroom ornaments as well. For the previous holiday seasons, I only offered them in classic Red. But now there are also Black Cherry Red, Saffron Yellow, and Mint Green, which would all look good on your spring Easter tree too. ;) Stay tuned for even more colors as the year rolls along!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Behind-the-Scenes News: We Are Engaged!

So, this isn't technically House of Moss news, but I wanted to share it with you, my online friends. Erik and I got engaged over the weekend! Many of you probably already know my Erik, as he is a constant presence at in-person shows and on this blog. :)

Here are a few pictures from our engagement day:

I sure did.
Erik wrote a brand-new song for me
A handmade ring box made from a real shell
My vintage 1920s Art Deco emerald engagement ring, found on Etsy!

I promise not to inundate you with wedding details, but I'm sure that some will end up here on the blog periodically. As a one-woman business, my work and my personal life have a way of becoming quite intertwined. House of Moss is a constant full-time project, and now with the addition of wedding planning, I'm sure it will be interesting finding a balance!

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