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Monday, September 17, 2012

Bells are Ringing, Leaves are Falling

Wedding bells are ringing...the leaves are falling...
Ok ok ok- SORRY!
I know summer is still barely hanging on, but fall is approaching! And with that comes fall weddings!
There is something just so fun about weddings in the fall. The crisp cool air, the beautiful colors, apple cider, and the list goes on.

I was commissioned to make the favors for a wedding this October by a really fun couple, Gaelyn & Gif. What makes them fun? Besides both having They are avid rock climbers: http://rockclimberlife.com/, health and nutrition gurus, and earth lovers, both of them being "green" engineers.

Anywho- their wedding is in October and wonderfully fall themed. They came to me wanting favors, that double as something "green" as well as the table place cards. After much brainstorming, sketching and talking, the idea for wire leaf ornaments came to be.

Whats green about wire leaves you ask? Well, nothing really. They are all handmade by me and OOAK (one of a kind). The green part: The tag that helps you remember their joyous wedding day G^2 ; 10-6-12.



Pop cans- soda pop cans - aluminium cans. Whatever you call them- we love the fizzy stuff! But the cans leftover...hmpf. Of course they always get recycled, but I decided to use them up-cycled for the ornaments!



Happy weddding-ing!

Friday, May 25, 2012

DIRT FEST 2012!!!


DIRT FEST 2012!!!

First off- what an amazing weekend. Outdoors, fresh air, perfect weather, bikes everywhere....beer everywhere. 
What more could you ask for?
Well- 
Every person there was absolutely fantastic. The riders, the demo guys, Dirt Rag crew etc.
Perfect.

I highly recommend figuring out how to get you and your crew there next year!
www.dirtragmag.com/dirtfest

As for my personal journey, I just want to share a few pictures- too many words are overrated... 


...you do see all of that Oskar Blues beer sitting there...right?

The Erra Creation Booth


 father 'n daughter - one pair of earrings split <3





Colorful reclaimed chain - key chains


Custom PBR and reclaimed chain candle for someone special <3

...O YEAH! Bicycle Pinball. Rock on Lee!


I hope you enjoyed a little of my journey this past weekend!
Cheers~

Monday, May 14, 2012

Go Women!

Not only was yesterday, Sunday May 13, 2012, Mother's Day and Race for the Cure, but it was also CycloFemme - Celebrating Global Women's Cycling Day  - Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Empower the Future.

How awesome - right ?!?

I had the privilege of hanging out with some of these awesome women before their ride yesterday here in Pittsburgh. Gave them some pretty and fun reclaimed bicycle earrings to wear...and got this fabulous shot of their CycloFemme tats for the ride.

Rock on ladies!!!

Want more info CycloFemme? Visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CycloFemme

Cheers~
Nicole @ErraCreations

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BUSY BUSY BUSY...WOOT!

heya friends
It's wicked busy over here in the Erra workshop- and wouldn't have it any other way!
Some fun things that have happened- since I'm not the most up to date blog-type.

-Creating some wonderfully funky wares for The Friends of the Riverfront: Trailmix(er) fashion show!!!
June 16 http://www.showclix.com/event/220313

-We did the first Pittsburgh Bike Expo- and its was soooo fun!

-Gearing up for Dirt Rag magazine's Dirt Fest in May (sorry- pun was maybe intended...)

-Commissioned to do lots of cool duds for weddings coming up, like cuff links from vintage typewriter keys and bike chain parts https://www.etsy.com/listing/96337737/bicycle-chain-cuff-links?listing_id=96337737&listing_slug=bicycle-chain-cuff-links, boutonnieres (for prom groups too!), favors...you name it! So honored to be a part of so many wonderful events!

-...and the zipper rings...can't keep 'em in stock! Want one- or a notification before they are for sale online- email me! shoperra@gmail.com

Cheers!

p.s. all of the dates for Erra Creations 2012 Vermont Farmer's Market Tour are finalized!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Newly Formed Crafters

I don't want to take full credit for this, but it seems like so so soooooo many people in my life are just becoming "crafty"! It's large amounts of fun...all day long emails and texts from everyone. The security guard for the building (at my "real" job) keeps making all these way fun things for her daughters room. Friends that used to make jewelry (and sell it BIG time on the west coast) thankfully making jewelry again. Even my engineer/farmer (yes both full time) buddy in the mid west calls me with " can you make something out of this....my nieces need something with this..."

Positive creative energy all day long.

So is it a new "trend" that won't last- like the 60's/70's arts and crafts movement? Or is there some awesome way we can keep it going and going, despite exhaustion. Lets see what insane amounts of social media and Red Bull will do for all us artists...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Phew! The Holiday Rush is Over...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! But I'm glad all of the rushing is over!
Back to making lots of goodies for all to see and buy!
Check out www.etsy.com/shop/erracreations for the latest additions!
And as always for the latest news on shows and fascinating things- like Erra Creations on Facebook!
cheers
n