Announcement WELCOME to a site where creating unique, handcrafted art jewelry and accessories is the only goal! Enjoy the visit and hope you find something made just for you along the way! The store is updated monthly, so come back often to visit and shop.
WELCOME to a site where creating unique, handcrafted art jewelry and accessories is the only goal! Enjoy the visit and hope you find something made just for you along the way! The store is updated monthly, so come back often to visit and shop.
Stan on Oct 22, 20215 out of 5 stars
Masks were great. Well designed.
Stan on Oct 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
I ordered a mask awhile back right before this shop closed for vacation. The owner gave me a heads up and gave me the option to either get a refund or wait until they came back from vacation. I was in no rush so I decided to wait. Then hurricane ida hit New Orleans. I completely forgot about these masks but they showed up today and it looks like I got a refund. I’m so grateful. The masks are well made and they are beautiful. I will be ordering more.
Chelsea on Mar 19, 20215 out of 5 stars
I bought a couple of these towards the beginning of the pandemic. The blue with the orange dots (pattern A) quickly became one of my favorites. The wire nose piece really helped with foggy glasses and I always got compliments on how beautiful it was. But then I lost my mask! I was pretty upset before remembering that I could buy a new one. I'm still hoping to find my original so that I have two of this beautiful mask :)
Thom on Feb 28, 20215 out of 5 stars
The stylish and simple fabric patterns are great.
JANE FISHER on Nov 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
This is my third order with Batik. Masks are very well made and fit well.
lauri on Oct 12, 20205 out of 5 stars
Fits great. Thanks for thinking of the younger ones!
Making Crafts to Relieve Stress
Making stuff was a wonderful way to relieve the stress I experienced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I needed to focus on something fun and to show that NOLA would return. Therefore, with my husbands support, Art Of Sole Designs was born. Through this outlet, not only did I learn to create wearable art and crafts for fun, I could sell them too!
If you don't know much about New Orleans, let me just say, I personally feel like it is the capital of FESTIVALS. Especially in the Spring, there is literally a festival occurring in the metroplex EVERY weekend. So naturally, we wanted to get in on this action too. Why not do something you enjoy, sell it and listen to great music and eat tasty food in the process???
At these festivals I began fine-tuning my style. Art of Sole Designs became known for its funky, colorful beaded jewelry but after seeing all the unique artistry around, I began focusing on less beaded and metal mediums. I found at the time that customers really loved the newer pieces I threw in from time to time made of leather and fabric. These items along with mosaic jewelry and accessories, were more unique and a lot of fun to create, allowing me to express more or my drawing and artistic talents. My current focus for the last few years has been hand-painted, hand-carved, and/or burned leather and fabric earrings using recycled and new textile swatches. Since this time, my line of products has been described as cool, fresh, and eclectic.
My creativity is driven by my belief in the more color, the brighter the color, the better. I find beauty in all hues and utilize many mediums to reflect my vision. I love the puzzles of producing mosaics and creating artsy wear out of leather.