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Little Feet Dipped in Pewter

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

A friend of The Lead Chandelier, The Estate of Things, is planning a trip to New York. (In her honor, I’m writing this post with one of The Good Knight’s “Bronx” cocktails in hand – fantastic.) New York is amazing in the Fall and her post has me revisiting one particular experience. Aside from an […]

Mail Me A Letter

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

My mom and I used to pass each other notes – unexpected hellos to offer a little lift in the day. On a simple folded piece of paper, tucked away in a sack lunch or nestled between the pillows of a freshly made bed, held a written reminder that someone was thinking about me. Winter […]

Of Course Not Honey, We Can Make It

Monday, August 10th, 2009

There’s a child in front of me in line and she’s tugging at her father’s pant leg, looking up with that helpless, hapless stare that can mean only one thing, “If you don’t buy this for me, I’ll die.” (Just ask the parents of Shel Silverstein’s Little Abigail.) As she sinks to the floor, I’m […]

Find Your Inspiration

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

How do you uncover your handmade craft ideas? For me, I need inspiration – and finding it is an experience in itself. Early on, I satiated this need searching our basement for discarded treasures and stories to be transformed into hand made crafts. Lying between mountains of laundry, outgrown clothes and an old Morris Minor […]

The Door’s Open, Would You Like To Come In?

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

The Lead Chandelier is pleased to open our doors to the online world with a blog dedicated to providing our readers with contemporary hand made crafts that keep creativity high and budgets low. We’re also eager to embrace the growing eco-friendly culture by offering crafts projects and ideas for green crafts that focus on using […]

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