Category Archives: inspiration

Design Tests for Our New Bridal Line

Inspiration struck me last week, and it was a doozy. What I really wanted to do with Half Craft Studio, from the very beginning, was large, intricate necklaces made entirely of 3D printed gemstones. I started smaller, with simple pendants … Continue reading

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Triple Treasury Time

I love Etsy’s Treasury feature. You can build a curated list of beautiful handmade items and share your inspiration with others. This week, Half Craft Studio has been featured in three lovely treasuries hand-picked by our fellow Etsians. All three … Continue reading

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Pattern Tuesday: Art Deco

I’ve got art deco on the brain. I’ve been making a lot of art deco-inspired engagement rings and wedding bands at work and I’m seeing geometry when I close my eyes. Here’s my rule of thumb: if it looks like … Continue reading

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Five Awesome Handmade Kids’ Costumes

I have a friend who runs acting classes for kids, and once a year I make a big load of fabulous costumes for their end-of-the-year show. I’m gearing up to sew the cutest ever Little Mermaid and Fiddler on the … Continue reading

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Pattern Tuesday: Typography

Before I get to today’s post, I just want to put out a reminder that you’ve got today and tomorrow to use your special blog-readers-only discount code in my shop for 10% off your order of 3D printed gemstone jewelry. … Continue reading

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Natural Inspiration: Birch

Birch bark is so interesting to me in design. You can find something with a simple white background flecked with brown and it means birch bark. Or you can find a highly detailed drawing of a skinny, marked trunk and … Continue reading

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Pattern Wednesday: Diamonds

I know, I know. I usually do Pattern Tuesday, but yesterday I wanted to go on a serious bragging rant about how well the blog and my 3D printed jewelry line are doing, so please forgive my hubris. So for … Continue reading

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