Contact us at bookmark@FOPL.org if you want to buy any of the books pictured on these 3 pages. These are on the clearance shelf, so 50% less than whatever the marked price was. And see 100s more books for sale in our Virtual Bookstore at fopl.org. #shopoakland#oldoakland
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An amazing slice - just a teaser... she’s already sold, but I *just* received a couple of gem parcels of tourmaline slices, and I am READY to get to work with them and all of the hand-alloyed 18K gold I just milled into sheet & wire!
The @borrowedgarden just dropped off some lovely blooms from her micro flower farm!! Fresh and dried. Get these while you can people. They are so sweet and full of happiness.
5510 College Ave in Oakland
11-3 Saturday and Sunday
And by appointment
Hope everyone’s having a great weekend.
🌿wear your masks and wash your hands🧡🌿
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urban online shopping: Where your purchase supports our Single Moms at Work Program - housing, employment and support for single mothers departing from poverty.
"Reopening for limited hours Fridays & Saturdays 12p-3p and also by appointment and curbside pick up during the week. E14gallery@gmail.com "
Support those places that SUPPORT you/local artist!!!
👋 I’ve got some new followers and friends, so wanted to re-introduce myself to you all...
I’m not a fan of my picture being taken, and may deserve a trophy for Worst Selfie Taker of All Time.... but here’s what I look like most of the time I’m working in my studio: flushed, focused, and surrounded by inspiration in the form of art sourced mostly at estate sales.
Despite this picture, I do smile. I smile a lot, actually, but mostly in the company of others, and as we all know, we haven’t been able to do that safely for awhile...
I’m from Georgia, and am grateful to my family and community that I was not raised to be racist & non-inclusive.
I have lovely memories of my home state, of digging in creeks to find mica, and of traveling to my mother’s home town of Pensacola, FL, where we would shuck oysters for dinner to earn a stint of swimming in the clear blue of the Gulf, rising from the waters exhausted to collapse on bleached sand, begging for salted watermelon.
My dad was a California Boy, raised in Lynwood (next to Compton): my memories of trips to his home state are of the terrifying Pacific Ocean, scents of lemon trees, Spanish Revival architecture.
I am mother to one perfectly wonderful 13yo kiddo; I have two rescued cats; and a man I’ve known for 20+ years that I endeavor to adore on a daily basis.
I studied lost-wax casting in Italy, apprenticed with a master goldsmith in NYC, got a degree at SUNY-FIT for jewelry design, then became a shop manager at a Jared in New Orleans, where setting diamond engagement rings was my daily. Gemologist training with GIA, plus production and procurement for many, many companies...
Years have passed. I’m still here to try hard, and to do everything. With a smile.
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Like most small businesses we are trying to figure out how to survive during these trying times. Please shop small businesses when you can. As a community we need to help one another. Look in on your neighbors especially elderly ones. If you need something reach out to friends and encourage kindness. Stay healthy and safe. If you see anything on our IG page you have to have just drop us a DM. We offer free shipping in the US and if you are local I will be more than happy to deliver items to your home. Repost from @handmadedarling
So excited to deliver this pair of wreaths for a pair of double doors today!
Come see me this weekend! I’ll be at our popup store front at 5510 college avenue in #oakland from 10-2 Saturday and Sunday. .......
Have a pot you’d like filled? Drop it off. Or order something for pickup! 🌵
21 10815 June, 2020
Why stress over your NYE outfit when you can dress up your LBD with some sparkly earrings?
Holy freaking smokes. The shop is nearly sold out after the first day of being open! Thank you from the bottom of my heart - I'm sincerely touched by all the support and contributions. ❤️ Only two left in the shop (see my stories/highlights)! All proceeds will be donated to @eji_org