Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Featured Artists- Gypsy Harte and Gem Junkie

We have two more fabulous local artists that participated in our grand opening soiree last Thursday and who have some of their work in our boutique.

First up is Joyce Hazlerig of Gypsy Harte. She is a master of felted goodness and is talented with polymer clay as well.

As Joyce says, her interests are varied and eclectic; from working as a Tarot reader and Palmist to hair-wrapping and braiding at Renaissance Faires.
Her pocket ninjas always bring a smile to people's faces. They are posable and just plain fun! She has several different pocket friends, including zombies and pirates.

She also offers great kits so you can learn the process of felting yourself by making felted sushi. She has done some amazing demos at Etsy Austin events.

I think my favorite thing from Joyce is the piece of felted bacon she made for me.

Be sure to visit the Gypsy Harte Etsy shop. Joyce is a very talented artist!

Next up, Kelly Owens Pratlett of Gem Junkie. Do you love beads? Well, Kelly has an amazing assortment of unusual pieces for all your jewelry making needs. She manages to find unique beads and pendant pieces that you would be hard pressed to find in your local bead shop.

She said she got started collecting beads when her sister saw a necklace in a magazine she wanted but couldn't afford. Her sister then sourced the materials and put them all together. In the process, she taught Kelly all her jewelry skills and she has been a bead and jewelry fanatic ever since. Take it from us, Kelly has come into her own.

Kelly's Etsy shop is full of amazing gemstones & other unique jewelry supplies. She even has turquoise skulls!

Kelly is also co-secretary for the Etsy Austin street team.

She was out at our Grand Opening selling her famous $5 earrings! They're awesome - hope you got some! If not, you can find her out at the 78704 Artist Market on SoCo this Saturday, 3/6.

Kelly has recently put some of her Budding Designer DIY kits in Stella's Boutique, too.

Come by the boutique & see the great stuff we have from Kelly & Joyce!


  1. Thanks for the feature! I feel so blessed to be a part of Etsy Austin, to be a vendor in the WonderCraft and to know all the AWESOME WonderCraft Ladies.

  2. The WonderCraft Opening was fantastic! It was am incredible evening showcase some of the finest talent in Austin...I'm so proud and honored to have been apart of it!