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Chakra Pennywhistle is Rikkianne and Ursula, two friends united after following each other's blogs only to learn that we were practically neighbors in Tucson, AZ. We began forming a tight friendship from the very first flea market that we attended together, both of us pointing at or reaching for the same item every time.

Rikkianne began Chakra Pennywhistle with her own hand drawn designs screenprinted onto beautiful organic cotton and then hand sewn into pillows. The bank moneybag wallets and pillows followed, each one recycled into its new purpose, each one completely unique from the rest. The rugged utilitarian feel of the moneybags felt like a perfect balance to the softness of the organic cotton, stuffing and thread.

After photographing Rikkianne's products and falling in love with the designs and the materials, Ursula realized that…

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  • Born on March 14
  • Joined August 24, 2005

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Vintage Fabric, Organic, Eco Friendly Materials

About

Chakra Pennywhistle is Rikkianne and Ursula, two friends united after following each other's blogs only to learn that we were practically neighbors in Tucson, AZ. We began forming a tight friendship from the very first flea market that we attended together, both of us pointing at or reaching for the same item every time.

Rikkianne began Chakra Pennywhistle with her own hand drawn designs screenprinted onto beautiful organic cotton and then hand sewn into pillows. The bank moneybag wallets and pillows followed, each one recycled into its new purpose, each one completely unique from the rest. The rugged utilitarian feel of the moneybags felt like a perfect balance to the softness of the organic cotton, stuffing and thread.

After photographing Rikkianne's products and falling in love with the designs and the materials, Ursula realized that she wanted to work with Rikkianne, and luckily Rikkianne felt the same. We knew this for certain but were unsure of when it would happen. Ursula moved across the country, and it wasn't until a year later that a lucky twist in life brought Rikkianne to the very same spot. Ursula has now joined forces with Rikkianne and Chakra Pennywhistle in Hampton Roads, VA.

If we aren't in the Chakra Pennywhistle studio, you are most likely to find us browsing through used book shops, hunting for treasure at flea markets and junk shops, or at the beach. Rikkianne will always be the one with the sketchpad, and Ursula will be the one coming up with more ideas than she can write down.

Honored to be included in Danielle's Storque article about launching a new product line!
http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/etsy-success-launching-a-product-line-9449/


Honored to be an Etsy Featured Seller!
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=2911

Check out the new Storque series, The Collectors. Read about Rikkianne's vintage Super8 camera collection!
http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/the-collectors-vintage-super-8-cameras-4754/

Website - http://www.chakrapennywhistle.com/

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chakra-Pennywhistle/159381358485

Twitter - http://twitter.com/chakrapenny

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