November is Here! (Well, not quite – but you can be excited anyways!)

We’re moving right along and it’s November already!  It’s that time of the year for visiting family, eating pumpkin pie, and… holiday shopping, of course!

Help stimulate your local economy while helping artisans support their own families by shopping handmade this year!  

Sound good?  Here are some events that you may be interested in…

November 1st – Crafts in Drafts (for all my KC friends!)
A once a year, Kansas City event featuring my two most favorite things in the world – handmade and booze.  Over 25 different beers to try and 75 handmade vendors to shop from!  I remember this last year, I was intimidated to see all the crafty celebrities that participated. 

November 8th – Back to Wichita for Craftapalooza at Century II
We’ve done this one before and we’re doing it again!  Nearly 100 vendors show up with some fun vintage and handcrafted finds.  Admission is $3, but it’s worth it!

NOVEMBER 9th – WILDFIRE ACCESSORIES IS TWO YEARS OLD!  
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for some special announcements.  ;)

November 14th-16th – Vintage Market Days
YES!  A three day event.  That is just how big this show really is – you need three days to shop!  Take the short drive out to Derby, KS for three full days of vintage finds, repurposed beauties, handmade goods, and delicious local food.


As always, stay updated by watching our event page and don’t forget to like us onFacebook!

What I Made Last Weekend

Hiya! Things have been busy around here as we inch our way into the holiday season.  Penny jewelry is being made in bigger batches than ever before, events are popping up on the calender, and the work days are stretching out a little longer each week.

BUT this past weekend held a rare, free Saturday for us so I took advantage.  Last week I spent most of my time visiting friends, reading, and brainstorming new ideas.  It. was. wonderful.  I even got to help out my friend, Foam on the Range, man their booth of beer soap at our Midwest Beer Fest!

I also finished TWO sewing projects over the past few days!

On Friday, I attended TISSU’s Sewing Lounge night.  It’s a laid back event where you just bring your supplies and TISSU offers up their machines, tools, and a place to socialize while you work.

I decided to bring along an old pair of jeans and some trim to make myself a bag.  And this is what I ended up with!

Old Jeans Bag

I used the bottom of each leg to make the main bag piece which is what gave it that shape (they’re flare jeans).  Then, I added some chevron and lace trim, ’cause everything looks better with lace, and repurposed the back pocket on the side of the bag.

Old Jeans Bag

My favorite part of the whole thing would have to be the strap, for sure.  I used the back waist band as half of the shoulder strap, leaving the screen printed name visible.  I don’t know why this appeals to me so much – I’m not a die-hard Mossimo fan or anything (in fact, their jeans NEVER fit me, hence the use of them for this sewing project….).  I JUST LOVE THE SCRAPPY-NESS OF IT ALL.

On Sunday, I finished a project that has been haunting me for weeks - The McCartney Jacket from Pattern Anthology!

McCartneyJacket4I’ve never sewn from a pre-made pattern before because it scared the crap out of me.  I look down at all those lines and marks and instructions and I just freeze.  So, when I saw Pattern Anthology’s 8 Days a Week collection with all those cute styles, I decided to conquer my fear and give it a try.

I LOVE how it turned out!  And… I only had a couple emotional break downs…

McCartneyJacket5I think I may write a whole review post later on, because there is so much I learned from working with this pattern.

McCartneyJacket3

But, I’ll spare you the details for now.

You can find this pattern by clicking here.  For fabric, I used this quilting cotton print for the outside, and a solid black flannel for the lining.  I also used some ribbed black knit for the wrist and waist bands.

PHEW!  That was long.  Anyways, I had fun during my “week off” and am now ready to get back to work, refreshed and renewed.  We’ll see how long that lasts before I’m back at my sewing machine…  ;)

Don’t Miss a Thing in October

Fall is in full swing around here.  Holiday plans are being made, craft shows are being booked, new designs are being released… Seriously, you don’t want to miss anything in the coming weeks!

Here is a look at what’s happening in October

2014-09-27 08.46Saturday,  October 4th – Kansas Barn Sale - Another “BIG ONE” that you must see (in fact, this has held the record of being WildFire’s best show since last October!)!  This event is held on private property tucked away in a beautiful area near Hesston with, of course, a big red barn!  Thousands of shoppers come every year to see all the handmade and vintage goodness.  

Saturday, October 11th – Ecofest - The first show of its kind, Ecofest will feature vendors that dedicate their work to earth-friendly practices.  Come by for a day full of crafts, demos, food, art, and family friendly activities! 

2014-09-27 09.06Saturday, October 25th – Craftacular! - She is at it again!  Prairiesque is hosting yet another handmade event and you don’t want to let this one pass you by.  The last time Craftacular made an appearance was in Spring of 2013!  All handmade and vintage.  All amazing.

New events are added all the time so stay updated by checking my events page or liking WildFire Accessories on Facebook!

Fall Designs – PART FOUR: Copper Flower Mandala

And, for the final installation of our fall 2014 designs, something you didn’t see in the LookBook released earlier this month!

You all love the silver flower mandala, now you can get it in copper as well!

Click on any of the images below to see their listings on Etsy.

Did you miss the last three posts of new designs? 

Penny Bracelet with Antique Copper Flower Mandala

Penny Bracelet with Antique Copper Flower Mandala

Penny Post Earrings with Antique Copper Flower Mandala

Penny Post Earrings with Antique Copper Flower Mandala

Antique Copper Penny Pendant Earrings with Copper Mandala

Antique Copper Penny Pendant Earrings with Copper Mandala

Penny Pendant Necklace with Copper Flower Mandala

Penny Pendant Necklace with Copper Flower Mandala

Penny Ring with Copper Flower Mandala and Adjustable Band

Penny Ring with Copper Flower Mandala and Adjustable Band

Fall Designs – PART THREE: Faded Filigree

The third design in our line up of new fall additions!  And, it’s one of my favorites of my favorites.  This subtle and delicate design is grey with a slight earthy tone; making it a piece you can wear with whatever is in your wardrobe.

Click on any of the images below to view their listings on Etsy, or click here to view our other fall designs!

Faded Filigree Adjustable Penny Ring

Faded Filigree Adjustable Penny Ring

Faded Filigree Penny Pendant Necklace with Antique Copper Chain

Faded Filigree Penny Pendant Necklace with Antique Copper Chain

Penny Pendant Earrings with Grey Filigree Design

Faded Filigree Penny Pendant Earrings with Copper Beading

Adjustable Penny Bracelet with Faded Filigree Design

Adjustable Penny Bracelet with Faded Filigree Design

Faded Filigree Post Penny Earrings

Faded Filigree Post Penny Earrings

Fall Designs – PART TWO: Autumn Sunflowers

As you probably saw yesterday, I’m showcasing each of our new fall designs, one by one, over the next few days.

Today, I would like to introduce you to – Autumn Sunflowers!  The bright and cheerful alternative to all that brown and tan you see during the fall season.  ;)

Click on any of the images below to view more information on Etsy.

Autumn Sunflowers Penny Bracelet with Adjustable Copper Chain

Autumn Sunflowers Penny Bracelet with Adjustable Copper Chain

Penny Pendant Earrings with Autumn Sunflowers and Orange and Copper Beading

Penny Pendant Earrings with Autumn Sunflowers and Orange and Copper Beading

Autumn Sunflowers Post Penny Earrings

Autumn Sunflowers Post Penny Earrings

Adjustable Penny Ring with Orange and Black Autumn Sunflowers

Adjustable Penny Ring with Orange and Black Autumn Sunflowers

Orange and Black Penny Pendant Necklace with Autumn Sunflower Design

Orange and Black Penny Pendant Necklace with Autumn Sunflower Design

A Closer Look at Our Fall 2014 Designs – PART ONE: Queen Anne’s Lace in Light Blue

Instead of overwhelming you with ALL of my favorite new additions to the fall line this year, I’ve decided to give them to you in small bites.  That way you know you’re in-the-know during this glorious season.  :)

Are you impatient like me and want to see it all at once??  Click here to see our most recent lookbook which includes all Halloween and fall designs.

Click on any of the images below to see their listings on Etsy!

Queen Anne's Lace Penny Pendant Earrings with Sky Blue and Copper Beading

Queen Anne’s Lace Penny Pendant Earrings with Sky Blue and Copper Beading

Light Blue and Black Queen Anne's Lace Penny Pendant Necklace

Light Blue and Black Queen Anne’s Lace Penny Pendant Necklace

Penny Bracelet with Queen Anne's Lace and Dark Teal Designs  and Cream with Adjustable Copper Chain

Penny Bracelet with Queen Anne’s Lace and Dark Teal Designs and Cream with Adjustable Copper Chain

Queen Anne's Lace Penny Post Earrings

Queen Anne’s Lace Penny Post Earrings

Adjustable Penny Ring with Queen Anne's Lace Design

Adjustable Penny Ring with Queen Anne’s Lace Design