Only Six Days Left!

pyrite, silver and brass ring by Scarlet Chamberlin - Wow!

There are Six days left of Workroom719. Please come in for a last viewing.
There are a few new bags from Larry Olmstead which are on sample sale, a new ring from Scarlet Chamberlin which is to die for (see above), and hand made wolves and birds from Suzy Root

The shop will be open every day:  now through New Year's Eve. After that, the shop will be closed.
I look forward to seeing you.


Hand Made Animals by Suzy Root

Foxes by Suzy Root

Just in time! These wonderful hand made foxes and birds were brought in by Suzy Root the designer of Super-B animals. Each one is an original piece of art. I personally love the distinct personalities of each one.

This little red one is perfect tree ornament size. The dog is a push-me-pull-me, about 2 feet long.
Stop in and get them while they are still available. Rumor has it, this might be the last batch ever!


Scarlet Chamberlin Jewelry Trunk Show, Saturday, December 19th!

Scarlet Chamberlin necklaces, Abra Ancliffe silhouettes, Chelsea Heffner hand-printed silk scarf above.

Scarlet Chamberlin has created some new pieces especially for Workroom719. Everyone is invited to her Trunk Show Event this Saturday, December 19th from 12-7pm (wine will be served).

The day the workroom shop was confirmed, Scarlet selected stones, leather , and silver and gold and chains from her personal 15 year collection of treasures. This entire collection has been made from the selections made that day.  The results reflect an exciting combination of form, color and texture.  The pieces above are just a taste of the beautiful jewelry she will have this Saturday.  There will be a large selection of earrings and bracelets at the event, as well as the statement necklaces above, for amazing gift giving.

Scarlet is known for her custom pieces as well - she just made two amazing pieces for me from stones and silver beads that my grandmother gave me.  I will probably be wearing them at the event.

When: Saturday, December 19th, 12-7pm
Where: Workroom719

We are looking forward to seeing you.


Entermodal Sample Sale : Friday, December 11th!


Portland Sample Sale:

Part of the fun of making custom bags and accessories is the tester models
and prototypes that are produced from the process.  Each one unique, Larry
likes to have fun trying new color combinations, stitch processes and
design features.  All of them are created by hand with the same love and
care that he puts on every product, and of course guaranteed for life.

On Friday, December 11th, from 11am until 7pm Entermodal will be having a sample
sale at Workroom719, where prototypes will be on sale with generous
markdowns.  At the sale expect to see a variety of bags and accessories
priced between $40-$950, as well as the Entermodal pop-up factory where Larry will be
putting the finishing touches on bags and customizing wallets.
Please stop by, enjoy a drink, and say hello.


Halo Shoes have arrived!

We have been waiting for these!!!
A gorgeous collection of leather boots, finely crafted in Italy is now available at the Workroom. Eight styles in all.  Thank you to Halo Shoes for this excellent addition! Sizes go up to 11. Stop on by and try on a pair!


Entermodal and the 11 days of December!

Larry Olmstead from Entermodal has officially moved into Workroom719! He will be hand stitching and making his leather bags in the shop from Dec. 1 - Dec 11. Please come by and see what all the fuss is about.


10 days!

Just a reminder of what something can look like after 10 days and a lot of work.
I love the before and after shots:

Before and After/Front to Back

Before and After/Back to Front

The transformation of the space could not have been achieved with out the help of the MFA students at PNCA/OCAC Applied Craft and Design Program and Randy Higgins from Vizwerks. The MFA Students made the beautiful work tables and the wood wall panels. They also helped to install everything in the shop.  Many thanks!


I almost fainted...

I almost fainted when I opened this package from Eva Wylie today. I was so excited I had to take some photos before hanging. This is a silkscreen and collage on paper called "Windmill Island". See the detail images below.


Some New Things to See

Silhouettes by Abra Ancliffe, Entermodal Leather goods by Larry Olmstead, and Felt Tie Clutch bag by Chelsea Heffner

It has been thee years since Abra Ancliffe made a set of these amazing Silhouettes. Every one is an original work. The last set was featured on Design Sponge.

B-ings by Suzy Root: Boo-boo Kitty, Fly, Frances, Goose andVee

Getting Organized...



Ahhhhh, we are all sitting in chairs, feet up, after an AMAZING opening. A huge thanks to the City of Portland and Mayor Sam Adams for making this possible. Next week we will be having a big friends and family opening. Updates soon!

Here is Mayor Adams and Rachel. The Mayor is holding one of Suzy's creatures! Come down and see us!


Getting Ready!

At home painting our WORKROOM sign! Can't wait to get in there- grand opening is this Thursday night starting at 6pm. Come on by for wine, snacks and see what we all have been working on!

We're In!

Sadly, we didn't get any true "before" shots of the space. From the sound of it, the coat of paint that's now gracing our walls did wonders! So here we are, in downtown SW Portland, in a perfectly sized, excellently positioned retail space. (A former See's Candy Shop as you can see from on of the images)How did this all happen? Direct any and all questions to Rachel. I am just appreciating the opportunity, and treating it like magic!