Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Crafting In Palm Springs

We’re very excited about our new Grace Lee collaboration pieces coming soon. Undyed leather with hand-painted edges and 14-karat gold buckle. Available exclusively at both CV stores - Los Angeles and New York (did you hear me, I said New York, still can't believe my ears.)

I had the good fortune of being a guest artist at Karen Kimmel’s Crafting Community Workshop in Palm Springs this past weekend where I taught leather crafts. Contrary to the past when they’ve only used part of the hotel, this year the crafting community took over the entire hotel, so it was really nice for families to let their kids run around. We made belts and a slightly more artisanal version of Grace Lee’s wrist wrap (above), using undyed leather and leather paints, which I love to work with.

It was fun to meet the beautiful television writer, Mara Akil, who stopped by and made this beautiful necklace.

This crazy crafting table was led by the talented Cathy Callahan of Cathy of California. She was making brightly-colored yarn tassels and had one of the best tables at the workshop.

I ran into two bloggers, The Littlest's Elizabeth Antonia and A House in the Hills blogger Sarah Yates clutching a La Tropezienne, both in perfect dresses for the desert.

I always enjoy going to the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, designed by our friends at Commune. I love how the posters are hanging by clips on the wall.

I also got to spend a little bit of my time relaxing by the pool with Oscar. 

One of my favorite crafts that I came away from the weekend with was my paracord wrap bracelet.

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