Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Meet Etsy Artists: rockwell23

Rockwell23 is a husband and wife team who run their unique buckle business together - and I had the pleasure to meet the "better half," Rachael. :-) "I'm the designer and he's the marketing genius," she admits. They currently reside in Fairfax, CA and are about to send their 18 year old daughter off to college. "I was raised by artists and I submerged myself in the art world, working for 10 years in the entertainment industry, mainly at Pixar. It's impossible not to get inspired working at such a place and after almost 10 years of finding talent for film studios, I decided to focus solely on my own work," she explains. "I just joined Esty in hopes of getting more exposure to what we feel are pieces of art that can liven up people's outfits and spirits." As her work reflects, she is inspired by Eastern cultures, travel, nature, and "anything else that catches the spirit." She makes each buckle by hand in her studio, "using a variety of mediums that ultimately culminate in the mini-canvas you see on our buckles." She knows she couldn't do it without her her husband. "(He) is an artist's dream. He's been marketing for over 20 years and with him marketing, it allows me to focus on my art." They also take pride in being "gentle on the earth -- using only 100% lead-free pewter and all non-toxic materials produced in the USA." Please check out their shop:

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs


High Desert Diva said...

How could I not love this stuff? Did you see the cowgirl diva buckle????

Dharma Designs said...

I know - they're gorgeous! :-)