Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Erica Burns Designs in DC Craft Mafia Holiday Show!!!!

The DC Craft Mafia is putting on a holiday arts & crafts fair!!! We are so excited! We have an awesome venue, right in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland. We hope to see you there! More details about the show, including a vendor list will be listed early in September.

DC Craft Mafia presents
The Unusual Suspects Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, November 3, 2007
12pm - 8pm
The Anastasi Room
5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814

Over 50 6'x6' vendor spaces are available.
For more details and an application, go to

Friday, July 6, 2007

à deux ailes

Lois Photo shoot!

One cool thing about delving into the world of design is all the cool people you meet along the way. I met Lois of "à deux ailes" on myspace of all places! Lois is from France, but speaks great English. She friended me on myspace & we started chatting on myspace regularly. She tells me about the breaking into the jewelry design scene in France & I tell her about how it is in the States. We even did a jewelry exchange.! I sent her a Double Slink lariat (seen below)

Lilly wearing the Slink Lariat

& she sent me one something like this:

Necklace by a deux ailes

Lois & I have been friends now for several months rooting on one another from across the pond!
You can see more of Lois' work at

Lois the beauty!

Here is Lois again...isn't she beautiful?!

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Welcome to my blog! I plan to write about my adventures in the world of crafting, designing, and all the lovely things that come with it. I am an independent jewelry designer from Maryland, about 45 min. northwest of DC & 45 min. west of Baltimore.

Slink Earrings
I create hand hammered jewelry from sterling silver & gold filled metals, like these gold filled earrings on my model Lilly.

Geisha Necklace

I also make vintage inspired jewelry from vintage finds, like this necklace made from a vintage Japanese charm.

Check back often for updates on my business and my quest to find the best indie designers out there to share with you!

TTFN (Ta Ta For Now)!