Friday, April 18, 2014

Colorful Geometric Handmade Jewelry in the Making!

I'm working on some new designs and wanted to post some progress photos.  I'll be sure to show the results soon! These will be made into necklaces and earrings and I'm so excited to see how they turn out. Have a great weekend!





Friday, April 11, 2014

Handmade Leather Statement Earrings!

I am finally all caught up on my wholesale orders! Today I packaged the last one, an order of 14 of my handmade leather geometric statement earrings on it's way to a wonderful customer in California.  I love how the order came out! The designs and colors look so fun together.

Now it's time to restock my shop with new designs.  I will be releasing some of my summer collection soon!










Sunday, April 6, 2014

Boo and Boo Factory Handmade Jewelry: A Look into my Studio and a Little About Me and My Process

I wanted to share some photos I took for Etsy's merchandising team.  They show a little glimpse of my world, my workspace, packaging, materials and behind the scenes look at me making leather necklaces and leather pouches.  I am so honored to be included in the Etsy Blog for their Instagram series #adayinthelife series.  For a whole day I took over their Instagram feed and met a lot of amazing crafters, artist and handmade enthusiast.  This spring is starting off with a bang for my shop and I'm so thankful! Thank you for all of your support!

Me working on some leather and feather geometric necklaces.

Work in progress on some hand painted leather pouches.

More leather coin purse pouches.

Close up action shot!

My fiance Mike with my pup Lula.  My cheerleaders!

My inspiration! Colorful leather!

Patterns and textures.

Checking orders on Etsy and drinking coffee.

Me packaging orders.

Close up of packaging orders.

My work space!

A close up of my work room.

Here is a close up of my inspiration boards.

Night time! This is when I'm most creative! 

Working on a wholesale order late into the night.

Here is the Etsy Blog post about marketing on Instagram.  It was amazing taking over Etsy's Instagram feed for a day. So exciting!

Me featured on the Etsy Blog!

Me featured in the Etsy Success Newsletter!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Hand Painted Leather Wallets, Small Pouches and I.D. Card Holders

I am excited to introduce some more of my handmade leather pouches. They are a simple design with fun hand painted designs.  You can use them to hold change, your I.D., credit cards or business cards.  I will be making more of these once I get my larger wholesale orders out.  I can't wait to make more!

You can find them and more leather accessories here:
http://shop.booandboofactory.com/


















Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Handmade Jewelry - Neon Leather Statement Necklaces

I've been getting ready for the summer season creating bold neon leather statement necklaces in a variety of different colors.  The necklaces feature different materials such as goose feathers, Italian leather hides, wood beads and even my new holographic leather.  It may seem that this Chicago winter may never end.  However, inside my studio is filled with bright blinding color to get me through.