Viking Drinking Horn Holsters

This weekend was very Game of Thrones around my house. Jake and I are preparing for King Richard’s Faire this upcoming weekend and so our individual chores were much more medieval than usual. In addition to drinking sweet mead-like drinks, altering costumes by hand and being gifted some vintage furs (woo!), We made these super Read more about Viking Drinking Horn Holsters[…]

Post-Granite State Comicon

This past weekend Kelley and I attended Granite State Comicon as vending artists in their Artist’s Alley and Dealer’s room. I had a wonderful time and met some really cool people! With Halloween coming up, many of you asked if I had a store online or made custom masks. Yes, and yes! I sell my Read more about Post-Granite State Comicon[…]

The Pirate Rendezvous

On Saturday, June 22nd, Faire Trimmings (a collarborative brand between Kelley and I) will be vending at the Pirate Rendezvous in Damariscotta, ME. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The pirates invade at high noon, which is essentially a large parade and general storming of the fair grounds by costumed reenactors. All attendees are Read more about The Pirate Rendezvous[…]

Super Craft Weeked in Preparation for 2013 Fairs

This weekend I will be having a crafting marathon with friend and future business partner Kelley, as we prepare an inventory for the 2013 fair and convention scene. Our goal this year is to nab booths at up to eight conventions, craft fairs, or renaissance fairs selling our leather works, jewelry, and fantasy artwork. Kelley Read more about Super Craft Weeked in Preparation for 2013 Fairs[…]

HUGE Update in the Crafts Gallery.

I just added a boat-load of new pictures to the crafts gallery at Shaunart.net.  In preparation for the fourth quarter (the holiday season, crafting season, and an artist’s most profitable time of the year), I have completed a big round of crafting, making fall accessories from vegetable tanned leather. There are some really cute Halloween items Read more about HUGE Update in the Crafts Gallery.[…]

Lowell Open Studios, October 6th & 7th, 2012.

In less than two weeks, over 140 local artists of Lowell, MA will open their doors to the public for the 12th annual Lowell Open Studios Event. With over fifteen studio locations throughout the heart of Lowell, this two day event is a great opportunity for the community to buy original and reproduced artworks straight Read more about Lowell Open Studios, October 6th & 7th, 2012.[…]

Leather Crafts

The craft gallery at Shaunart.net has been updated with ten new leather pieces. All medium to large jewelry and accessories, each item was made from vegetable tanned leather: hand-cut, carved, and painted by me. You can find all of my leather items currently for sale in my Etsy shop, but my best work will always Read more about Leather Crafts[…]

Featured Etsy Item: Fall Maple Leaf Necklace

I like how this necklace came out so much that I am going to write a feature on it. You can view the listing for this one-of-a-kind item here. This is the first of what I am sure will be many maple leaf leather pendants. I cut this leaf from a pattern that I drafted myself, Read more about Featured Etsy Item: Fall Maple Leaf Necklace[…]

Leather Working at Home: Simpler Than It Sounds

The other day I pretty much taught myself how make stuff out of real leather. Or at least, I began to teach myself. I’m sure there is a lot more to learn in order to master the materials, but the basics are pretty simple! So, I bought a very small piece of vegetable tanned scrap Read more about Leather Working at Home: Simpler Than It Sounds[…]