K. Peterson, sole proprietress
Delicious accessories made fresh daily!
Why Fresh Crafts? The name Fresh Crafts is a nod to my beliefs in organic agriculture and living in an environmentally responsible way. I also strive to create accessories that are lively, original, affordable and eye-catching!
How'd you learn to make this stuff, anyway? I took some art classes at the Richmond Art Center, and all this crazy bottled-up creativity started flowing. I loved making art and crafts as a kid, but somehow it got harder to find the time and energy (and confidence, unfortunately) over the years. I began filling bottle caps with resin in 2002 (props to Chris G. here). It has taken hundreds of hours of experimentation to get where I am with bottle caps, and the fun continues. I have boxes and boxes of botched caps to show for my experiments.
What's the stuff you seal the caps with? It's two part epoxy resin; the same stuff they coat bar tops, etc. with. It is scratch and water proof. I have very sensitive skin and find the resin to be very benign. It has taken me a lot of experimentation to get to where I am today in terms of success with the medium! Resin is tricky, but very satisfying to work with.
Whoh, these things look huge! Are they really made from bottle caps? Yep, they are all made from vintage unused soda caps, or "crowns." They are mostly from companies that either went out of business, or caps that are no longer up to snuff in terms of current bottling codes. The images and scenes inside the cap are all 1.05" diameter. I take very large photos of the pieces so that you can see the amazing clarity and detail of each one!
Can I place a custom order of, say, earrings featuring my Chihuahua? Sure! I've done custom orders of pets, children and other subjects! There is a small charge for custom work, but it is one of my favorite things to do. Please check out my custom orders page.
How long will my order take? Most orders ship via USPS within 5 days. Custom or made-to-order items typically take 7-10 days. However, you'll be given a time estimate upon placing your order. You'll also receive an email when your order ships.
Do any stores carry Fresh Crafts items? Yep; just check the links page!
Do you have an email list? Yes! Just drop us a line to be added to the Fresh Crafts email list. (mailinglistATfreshcraftsDOTcom) We will never share your email address with anyone.
How large is your staff? I'm 5'11" and 165 pounds.