Monday, February 25, 2013

The Cle Elum Seven

Quad pocket wallet in glossy espresso, featuring Jamie.

Several years ago a customer came into my shop and told me she had just attended a meeting at the church across the street. She had met with a group of activists who were founding a new chimpanzee sanctuary that was soon to be located in Washington State.

Photo notebook in glossy espresso, featuring Negra. 

I asked her to keep in touch with me about the project, and months later a representative from Chimp Sanctuary Northwest got in touch with me to say the sanctuary was a reality. Since then I've been making special photo products for their annual auction. I've also gotten to know each of the Cle Elum Seven through the amazing blog posts and videos here.

These items will be available at the Out of the Box auction on May 4, 2013.
You can learn more about the chimps' transformational journey from a Pennsylvania research lab to Cle Elum, Washington here. My favorite video was taken the day the chimps, who had spent most of their lives in tiny cages, were first were able to go outside and feel grass under their feet. View it here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine

In the dead of winter comes a day to celebrate love in all its forms. 

Best wishes to you and your loved ones.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Pug Locket

Inspired by our shop dog Otis, our latest fundraiser product will benefit pugs in need. For each of these pug lockets we sell, we'll donate $10 to pug rescue organizations.Order here.

We'll split the funds between Seattle Pug Rescue and Southern Nevada Pug Rescue. Both are volunteer-run organizations doing great work for dogs in need.

"Thanks for supporting my less fortunate brethren," say Otis Redding the shop dog.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Enamel Jewelry by Bemused Creations

 I'm excited to share a new one of our new artists with you.

 Debbie of Seattle-based Bemused Creations makes gorgeous, affordable enamel pieces.
She uses a jewelry torch to fire powdered glass onto metal. We have three styles in candy colors available just in time for Valentine's Day.

Prices start at $23.