Announcement I love old books and antique shops, fossils and good luck charms, things well loved and well used and well worn, objects made by skilled hands. I value the things we save for the stories they carry, and look for the stories in objects left behind.
I love old books and antique shops, fossils and good luck charms, things well loved and well used and well worn, objects made by skilled hands. I value the things we save for the stories they carry, and look for the stories in objects left behind.
tamster1063 on Jan 24, 20215 out of 5 stars
This necklace is stunning. Every time I wear it to work I get compliments from coworkers and customers.
Elizabeth on Dec 28, 20205 out of 5 stars
It’s not often that my husband hits the nail on the head with gifts, even when I give him a list, but he slammed it home with this one!! I'm still thinking about what I want to write in the little book. It is beautiful and was packaged beautifully as well! Thanks Kelly!
Marie on Nov 28, 20205 out of 5 stars
Excellent service! Shipped fast and creatively packaged in a linen drawstring pouch mounted on a gelli printed playing card. The tiny house earrings are super fun, beautifully crafted, lightweight and fabulous. One of a kind find!
Pat on Nov 23, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are perfect! Giving them to a neighbor who is moving away to remind her of our neighborhood. High quality of crafts-woman-ship! Fast delivery as well.
Cheryl on Nov 21, 20205 out of 5 stars
I can’t say enough good things about this shop! The items as so creative and unique and handcrafted with great quality! The owner is very responsive and helpful. Shipping was fast and the packaging was secure. I have marked this shop as a favorite and will order from Kelly again. The necklace I ordered is beautiful!
Earthworks Studio, Kelly Averill Savino
I have worked as a public sector folklorist, an academic, a potter and a writer. I manage a teaching studio for 3D fine craft in a botanical garden in Toledo, Ohio and am blessed to know many generous and enthusiastic makers.
My flasks and small vessels have their roots in medieval culture, and the history of fermented and cultured foods. I take heart from the process of a saved "starter' giving new life to later batches (sourdough, yogurt, fermented beverages, etc) because it reminds me of how human traditions pass through generations. I usually sell flasks at renfaire, but it's 2020 and we're rolling with the changes.
My new line of "Dangly Bits" jewelry provide a purpose for the pieces I make in my studio (clay beads, enamelled and etched copper, stitched sari silk, fused glass, polymer, ecoprint and felting, rolled paper beads, handmade books, glass frame charms, etc.) -- and the stones, bones and fossils I collect from nature -- and the trinkets, baubles and remnants of personal history I have always hoarded from antique shops, my grandfathers' tool and tackle boxes and my grandmothers' jewelry boxes and junk drawers.
I have a special appreciation for those objects we have invested with meaning, even when they they have outlived the hands that once held them. Religious medals and milagros, good luck charms, Hamsa hands and Ganesh charms, are incorporated in places of honor. Your own treasures can be included as well: the collar tags of a beloved pet, cremains, the old boyfriend's class ring, an orphaned earring or bit of an elderly Aunt's costume jewelry can become part of a custom piece, as can your ancestor photos, war medals and dogtags and other treasures from your attic. We can collaborate using sent images so your treasures never need to be shipped.
You can find tutorials, videos of art making, and more at my blog: http://kellysavino.blog
Kelly Averill Savino
I'm a folklorist, potter and studio artist, so my work celebrates the histories, mysteries and traditions carried by our personal artifacts.
Patient partner, staunch supporter and occasional voice of reason <3
I love to get feedback from customers, and will often make custom work to accommodate your own stories and meanings. Message me with your questions and ideas!
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)