Announcement Welcome to CarrieTown. Fun treasures to brighten your day and make you smile. All orders ship out same/next day. Gift wrapping and shipping directly to recipient is available, just specify in the order instructions.
Welcome to CarrieTown. Fun treasures to brighten your day and make you smile. All orders ship out same/next day. Gift wrapping and shipping directly to recipient is available, just specify in the order instructions.
Anonymous on May 31, 20135 out of 5 stars
Oh this is just as beautiful as I knew it would be! Thanks for adding the links to lengthen it. And I LOVE your new postcard, Carrie!! It was a bonus for my postcard collection.
Anonymous on Feb 9, 20115 out of 5 stars
I was extremely happy working with Carrie! Super easy to work with and read my mind for our order. All of the collages turned out great! I’d be happy to recommend or work with Carrie again.
CarrieTown--it's not your parent's town...well it was their town, but it's been remade into something else
Although CarrieTown is technically located in Boise, Idaho, I like to think it is a state of mind that goes beyond geographical boundaries. CarrieTown is the creative outlet for me, Carrie Applegate--office worker by day, fancy-dancy artiste by night!
I started making jewelry in 2000 after I saw a gorgeous necklace in Paris. "Surely it can't be too difficult," I told myself as I went on the first of many, many trips to the bead store.
I started making jewelry at my coffee table, keeping my tools & supplies in a lunchbox. Which then overflowed to a couple of lunch boxes, an old Samsonite suitcase and took over my 1950's kitchen table. Then I had to take over the guest bedroom. When that was completely overflowing with craft supplies, I started looking for a new house!
I was lucky enough to find an adorable 1940's bungalow with a fenced in yard for my dog, Bobby and a separate 2-car garage. My handy parents helped me insulate and drywall half the garage, and CarrieTown finally had an official home!
Once I had my own studio, I really started exploring new materials to create with--vintage paper scraps, postcards, pin-ups, sheet music, and lots & lots of old books. I started creating little jewelry collages to incorporate into my beading, but felt limited by the tiny size. I then started making my cheeky sarcastic collages using the same old materials and adding sarcastic quotes and zingers.
I also tried to take the old-to-new mentality to my jewelry as well. I scour estate auctions and sales for old treasures that can be remade into new heirlooms.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Artist, bon vivant, single girl, worked in advertising, currently works in high education, television aficionado...what else can I say, I basically make stuff from other stuff
Whenever possible, I like to give new life to the everyday ephemeral elements of life. Old papers, ticket stubs, illustrations, matchbooks can all have a new story to tell.
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