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July 24, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Locavore: Lip balm cooked up in kitchen

By Bree Coven Brown / Special to Sunday Market Pucker up with a fresh new lip balm for summer. Lipbomb’d is handmade with organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, avocado oil and locally harvested honey from Grouse Hills Apiary near Centralia. Jill Watkins of JYWatkinsCreations handcrafts each tube in her Wallingford kitchen. Lipbomb’d is smooth, light and nongreasy, making it…

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July 24, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Eco chic: Belts get remade into fun, funky accessories

By Bree Coven Brown / Special to Sunday Market Old belts get new life as funky leather pieces in Greenbelts’ line of accessories. Northwest artist Shannon Ritscher pairs recycled belts with buttons, scrap leather and other accoutrements to create fun handmade fashions. Her creations include cuff bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pins, hair accessories and pet collars. Pieces run the…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Edgy extras: Pieces with attitude can freshen your accessories

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By Sara Kennedy / Sunday Market

There will always be classics — a strand of pearls, a structured tote — but accessories are not immune to the seasonal shifts that change our wardrobes year after year.

Summer’s statement pieces have become more streamlined, mixing edgy shapes and natural finishes. The results are sophisticated and eye-catching, with a hint of rock-and-roll attitude.

Here are a few pieces that look modern now and will stay current at least into fall.

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July 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Eco chic: Textiles inspired by Pacific NW icons

By Bree Coven Brown / Special to Sunday Market Accessorize your home with sustainably handmade textiles that capture all that is beautiful about the Pacific Northwest. Sage & Kai’s modern pillow covers and cloth coasters are screen printed with original photography of Puget Sound seabirds and icons such as Seattle’s Great Wheel and the Bainbridge Island ferry. All designs…

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July 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Personal space: You don’t need to be crafty to add personalized décor to your home

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By Andrea Dashiell / Special to Sunday Market

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Pinterest or home blogs, you know that customized home décor is having a moment right now (a very, very big moment).

Seemingly everywhere, bloggers and DIY-ers are posting photos of their monogrammed linens, hand-painted wall art and decorative chalkboard signs. Thankfully, you don’t have to be crafty to incorporate the same personalized touch into your décor. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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July 10, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Kids’ shop: Matching game shows kids the Salish Sea

By Bree Coven Brown / Special to Sunday Market Introduce the kids to bingo with a Northwest twist. Bingo Salish Sea, Land & Sky, from Native Explore in Vancouver, B.C., is a colorful matching game. It features original art by Coastal Salish artist Doug LaFortune, a painter and wood carver from Bellingham. Each sturdy hexagonal game board has…

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July 10, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Locavore: Seattle-made jewelry mixes hard and soft

By Bree Coven Brown / Special to Sunday Market Create a happy camper with a gift of Knuckle Kiss Jewelry, handcrafted in Seattle by Angela Delarmente. Delarmente’s modern designs are both edgy and sweet. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques, she handmakes geometric earrings, double-finger rings and a campfire charm necklace that pays playful homage to the Northwest’s favorite…

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July 10, 2014 at 4:42 PM

best-dressed guest: Keep wowing at weddings with fresh pieces

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By Caitlin King / Special to Sunday Market

We’re well into summer wedding season, which means you may be running out of semi-formal looks — and fast!

If you have more save-the-dates on your fridge than dresses in your closet, fear not. Here are some ideas to help you fete the bride and groom at all types of occasions, from beach affairs to black-tie soirees.

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