MAKE PIE NOT WAR – introducing handcrafted jewelry by Alana Little
I love visiting the different shops on Etsy. I’ll brew a pot of coffee or pour myself a cup of tea or a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of wine -depending on the day, time and my mood. I can experience a day at the market in the comfort of my living room or patio. In fact, I’m able to cover more ground this way and discover more treasures than I would on foot.
Shortly after introducing ‘The Awareness Project’ (see tab above), I came across Alana’s site. Specifically, the ampersand sign bracelet. My love and protect tattoo is featured on the inside of my forearm. This beautiful piece of jewelry, also a conversation starter, will compliment the affirmation and adorn the reverse side of my arm.
The shop name ‘MAKE PIE NOT WAR’ is divine, as are the messages stamped into so many of Alana’s pieces
Make Pie Not War started in 2007 when Alana Little just couldn’t handle the corporate circus any longer! Desiring to be free, she jumped out into a scary world and started MPNW! She knew that with her degrees in Accountancy and Fashion Design, she could do it, and do it great! She daily puts on her apron to make gorgeous jewels for the radical lady (and men too! ). She knows that her company is one of many, but she fights through the immersed industry with her classic yet funky jewelry that is all handmade by her personally. She pours her love into each piece and each customer that comes her way! She loves to hunt the world for her treasures she uses to complete the perfect piece. Vintage trinkets, precious metals and gems, random natural elements.
It’s all fair game!
Alana is very generously offering a 15% discount to our followers!
Use code: sadieandcostudiolove
Thank you Alana for this lovely gift and for telling us a bit more aout yourself:
What inspires you?
I’m a bit of a contradiction; classical art, Motown, geometric shapes, my daughter, vintage finds, the raw materials I use!
Do you have a favourite subject(s)? If so, what is it about that subject that speaks to you?
I find myself constantly designing pieces that I can wear that have Something on it that reminds me of my daughter or husband. I am obsessed with cool mom pieces….
Where is your favourite place to create?
my newly remodeled woman cave with my lucite chandelier, barn wood, gold polka dots, and gold dipped tables.
Artists connect with the pieces they create. Please share with us the work(s) that are most meaningful to you (evokes positive or negative emotions) and why.
my braille pieces for sure evoke the strongest feelings in me. It started with a woman who had a friend whose husband passed away. She also told me that she was blind. The problem I had is that jewelry is mainly to be seen, so I figured out how to create Braille jewelry. My customer wrote me back a week later and she told me that her friend rubbed her fingers over the bumps and started to cry when she realized it was her husband’s name. Even now that brings tears to my eyes thinking about that woman.
Is there anything (ou would like people to know about Alana Little?
I tell people to dream with a parachute. I was an accountant but now I create jewelry. Anything is possible if you create a great plan, work hard and stay positive.
Disclaimer: Her and her dogs received a product discount from MPNW for featuring available items. The feedback and opinions shared in this post are ours, in our words. We did not receive monetary compensation for this review, and it is our choice to share this product/service information.
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