Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Getting to Know You: XO Handworks

by Anna of Seedling Design

This is a chance to get to know some of the members of HandmadeMN and a little bit more about what they make and do in their own words.

Today we are getting to know Tam Helmin from XO Handworks who lives in Osseo. 
 What do you make and why? Soldered pendants using maps and other vintage bits, letter pendants and accessories using wooden game letters.

Where do you do your making?
All over my house, garage and yard.

What is your favorite material? Vintage papers, game pieces and other ephemera.

What do you listen to or watch while you are working? Public television cooking and travel shows

Tell us something else that we don't know about you.
All of my pendants, pins and magnets are made from original ephemera -- NOT photocopies, scans or computer-generated images. After all, finding and owning a unique image is what makes these so fun.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Is that a little crocheted doily in the last pendant? Love all these items!

Shasta Blair said...

I love these :) Thank you!