• 00:57

    Out of the Fog: Handmade Spirituality with Kari Chapin

    in Spirituality

    Are you an artist or crafter? How does your work speak to your spirit? Have you ever thought about what it would be like to start your own handmade business? Kari Chapin joins Karen to talk about handmade businesses, community and how creative work feeds our souls. This interview originally aired on Empower Radio. 


    Kari Chapin is a best-selling author, teacher, mentor and consultant. Her books, The Handmade Marketplace and Grow Your Handmade Business help people around the world get closer to making their creative business dreams come true. Find out more about Kari and her work at karichapin.com.

  • 00:31

    Wet Your Whistle Series Continues with Tito's Handmade Vodka!

    in Lifestyle

    “I make a filet mignon at a pot roast price.”  Tito Beveridge, founder and owner of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, wasn’t talking about steaks when he said this; he was talking about his double gold medal winning vodka.  Wednesday, December 3rd at noon our Fall “Wet Your Whistle” series continues as the VP of Brand Marketing for Tito’s Vodka, Nicole Portwood, joins us.  Learn how Tito’s has become THE vodka in its less than 20 year life span.  It all started with Tito racking up 19 - yes, 19 - credit cards to the grand total of $88,000 in order to build a one man distillery and production still.


    His gamble of creating the first legal distillery in Texas paid off, not only for him, but for vodka lovers everywhere.


    We know that you want to learn more about how Tito became ‘the vodka guy’ and exactly what it is about this brand that makes it so darn good.  So join us Wednesday, December 3rd at noon and find out!

  • 00:15

    Footwear-Gab1940s

    in Fashion

     



    Gab1930s Footwear


    History of Footwear
    Footwear refers to garments worn on the feet, for fashion, protection against the environment, and adornment. Some cultures chose not to wear footwear, at least in some situations.


    Socks and other hosiery are typically worn between the feet and other footwear, less often with sandals or flip flops (thongs). Footwear is sometimes the subject of sexual fetishism, such as shoe fetishism or boot fetishism.


    Durable shoes are a relatively recent invention, though many ancient civilizations wore ornamental footwear. Many ancient civilizations saw no need for footwear. The Romans saw clothing and footwear as signs of power and status in society, and most Romans wore footwear, while slaves and peasants remained barefoot. The Middle Ages saw the rise of high-heeled shoes, also associated with power, and the desire to look larger than life, and artwork from that period often depicts bare feet as a symbol of poverty. Bare feet are also seen as a sign of humility and respect, and adherents of many religions worship or mourn while barefoot, or remove their shoes as a sign of respect towards someone of higher standing.


    In some cultures, people remove their shoes before entering a home. Some religious communities require people to remove shoes before they enter holy buildings, such as temples.


    Practitioners of the craft of shoemaking are called shoemakers, cobblers, or cordwainers.


    Source: Wikipedia

  • 00:15

    Gab1930s

    in Fashion

    Gab1930s Purpose...

  • 00:15

    Katie Ferrara - The Mini Concert

    in Music

    This month I'm going to Austin to play at SXSW! Check out my tour dates here! I just finished making the flyer. :-) 


    In other news, the Beat Buddy Guitar Pedal has released the video I made for them on Youtube! Last month they put it up on their facebook page and it got over 1,000 likes. I am working on more pedal demos at the moment so stay tuned for those. The Beat Buddy is a Drum Machine Pedal I use for songwriting, and practicing guitar. I basically can control the drum beat as I play a song. Check out the video for more info. This video is also featured on the Beat Buddy Website at http://mybeatbuddy.com/


    This year I have also been playing at a lot of flea markets and farmer's markets in LA including the Melrose Trading Post, Altadena Farmer's Market, and So Cal Etsy Guild and I have caught the attention of an online magazine called Roots Revival Co! The magazine features small businesses, artists, musicians, and handmade crafts! With that said, I have an idea to start a blog on my website about my experience street performing. It will include info about where to busk, how to set up, what to bring, what songs to play, and what gear to buy!


    You can check out the article here: http://www.rootsrevivalco.com/category/zine/

  • 01:01

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Gwynne Ruckenbrod Smith -Executive Director of SNAG

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith, Executive Director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, or SNAG. 


     


    About Gywnne: Gwynne is responsible for all day-to-day operations; supervises all SNAG programs, publications, membership services, conferences and meetings; fundraising and financial management; marketing and promotion.


    Most recently, Rukenbrod was the Director of Sales and Marketing at Wholesalecrafts.com as well as the Executive Director of Handmade in America, an organization based in Western North Carolina devoted to developing the economy through craft.


     


    From 2008 -2010, Gwynne was the Curator of Fine Craft at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, a non-profit organization founded to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. She was also the Executive Director of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, Art Curator for The Works (the Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology), and the Director of the Short North Neighborhood Foundation. She has worked with both rural and urban communities teaching professional development and entrepreneurship workshops across the country. 


     


    Gwynne is a member of the Craft Think Tank that convenes annually to provide a platform to explore how craft organizations and makers can work more closely together to further American craft. Gwynne currently serves on various boards including, The Public Art and Cultural Commission with the City of Asheville, The Art Business Institute, and The World Craft Council North America.


    In addition to her experience as an executive, Gwynne is also an accomplished glass artist.  She will continue to work and live in Asheville, NC.


    http://www.snagmetalsmith.org

  • 00:23

    Gab1930s Why this Program is Needed

    in Fashion

    Why the host and designer decided to broadcast this particularclothing concept? Tune in today and find out. 

  • 00:52

    Monday Manifesting with Pam Rennie and guest Rhonda Harrison

    in Spirituality

    Join Sacred Journey Mentor, and Alchemist, Pam Rennie as she engages you in a Manifesting and Consciousness Expanding experience.


    Guest Rhonda Harrison, host of Renford Radio's; The Searcher's Road Map joins the show to update us and share what has been happening in her life since she launched: "Shawls of Hugs and Love."


    Catch the archived show from 1/19 when Rhonda joined to share her inspired idea and how it lead to the action steps of this beautifl creation. . Rhonda says, "in the past year of trials and wins of verying levels of seriousness, I have found the importance of hugs and unconditional love. I was given a beautiful shawl from a family that I had been Nannying for. Immediately upon  putting this beautifully handmade shawl, I could feel their Hugs and Love. This got me through me alot of difficult times"


     Visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SH4AWL


    You may participate in this creating a flooding of love, support,and hope out to a Society that desperatly needs these gifts of love in your area.


     


    Ffree Ebook: HPTSupporting your Transformation and more to Empower and Support your Sacred Journey:


    Blessings,


    Pam Rennie, Alchemist, HPT Master, Channel

  • 00:22

    A GUIDE TO PERFECT MEN’S TROUSERS

    in Fashion

    AWhat is needed is quality and perfection. We know that every man is different. Your size, posture, figure, and the shape of your body all change the way your trousers fits. This is why the topic today how to take the perfect measurements for your bespoke pants.


    I know that taking measurements can be a chore, so gab1930s will help make it as easy and quickly as possible for you. And what you will need to accomplish this task. 

  • 00:28

    269 Kinds of Fabric & Cloth Continues

    in Fashion

    269 names of kinds of fabric and cloth. There is an enormous variety in fabrics, with many different national, historical and regional varieties. It is interesting to note, however, that almost all of the types of fabric listed below are variants or blends of just five basic fabric types (silk, cotton, linen, wool and worsted). Many of the terms are foreign in origin.

  • 02:27

    LIFE STYLES

    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your Host for Life Styles on Monday's. " 'The Mind Stream Poetry and Music" Our Gifted Poets: Brain Burns, Maria Iliou, Athena Maria and Maria Iliou...mother & Daughter Poems, Arkay Evans, An Gelo, Lorraine LoFrese Conlin,


    Our Gifted Musician: Paul McAuliffe...Flute & Flute Stories ...he handmades flutes out Bamboo wood, he writes he own music. Paul play with different styles of Flutes.


    Maria Iliou is Ambassador for Long Island NY


    Maria Iliou is Photographer, Photo's by Maria 

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