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SoCoDivka Designs is on Hiatus Ya’ll!

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If you’ve stopped by the shop, you’ve see that I posted that my studio is closed temporarily as we renovate and prepare for the birth of our baby girl Zora this November!

Oh Baby!
Sign up for newsletters or on the shop page to get a note when the shop re-launches or I have a flash sale–or you can always keep up with us at Nostalgia Film, our boutique Super 8mm & HD wedding videography studio in Austin, and my other blog, Indie Bride Guide!

Thank you so, so much for your support over the years!



This Weekend: Eastside Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) – Jewelry & Photography

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Come see me this weekend! I’ll be at E.A.S.T. Stop #74 at Pleasant Valley Ranch.

Studio #: 74
Address: 2806 Garwood St., 78702
Dates: Sat. 11/17 & Sun. 11/18
Hours: 11am – 6pm

Facebook Invite

I’ll have lots of jewelry perfect for holiday shopping, and for the first time ever, I’ll be showing my Holga & Diana film photography from my travels. Come spend some time with us! There will be drinks and snacks plus Texas photography from Christina Berry, metal jewelry from Deanna Carrillo, and the Apocalyptic Rocking Horses for you to ride!

Hope to see you!

Austin Craft Riot Summer Show TODAY

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Free admission, activities for the kiddos, and amazing gift bags for the 1st 50 guests–you can’t go wrong for a fun (air-conditioned) day!

11am – 7pm at the Palmer Events Center.

Come see me! I’ll be at table #22! Can’t wait!

SoCoDivka Designs

SoCoDivka Designs Necklaces

Austin Craft Riot Summer Show


Big SoCoDivka Designs News!

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Lots has happened since I last talked to you! I am taking SoCoDivka Designs, Nostalgia Film, and my web design business full-time! That’s right, I am now a full-time maker: of jewelry and accessories, films and videos, and web sites! It’s been exciting and totally scary all at once! I have longed for the last few years to fully utilize my creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, so I am giving it a go!

In other news…
SoCoDivka Designs is now being carried at Csilla Wear at 504 Congress Ave., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78701! Csilla is a clothing designer, recently relocated to Austin from NYC.

And SoCoDivka Designs will be at the NATY Market inaugural weekend this Sunday! Come see me and check out my wares on Sunday from 10am – 3p at 1012 West Anderson Ln.

NATY Market Days Austin

As always, thank you for all of your support! Have a fantastic weekend and stay cool!

News, a Party, and Favorite Things

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Sorry I have been AWOL! Big work deadlines and wedding planning make a girl no fun! I hope to have a bunch of new jewelry of my own by November, in time for EAST, a show at a friend’s house, and the holidays. We’ll see how that goes. I am also looking into classes to further my jewelry-making education (whether that’s a MFA or just classes). In the meantime, my whole line is on display at Lovely Austin and they are having a PARTY on the 31st! I sure will be ready to celebrate that day as my work deadlines will have just passed!

Now for some new Favorite Things


I am a big fan of this metalsmith from NOLA’s two shops: Adorn & Conquer! & Ya betta’ supa don’t!
She uses metal to make jewelry about the issues and things she’s passionate about, and I think that’s awesome!

Adorn & Conquer is art for the body, jewelry for activists, and adornment with a message:

{SAVE THE GULF sea turtle necklace}

Every sale will donation $5-$10 (depending on piece) to the National Audubon Society, to help with the gulf spill oiled animal cleaning.

I had to buy this one, below, yesterday; can’t wait for it to arrive! 


I have been so distraught about the situation in the gulf with Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles… 

I love a purchase that will help these amazing creatures…

As a long-time SCUBA diver, I have a long-time love of sea turtles, and encountering them in the wild–on two occasions–has been among my luckiest and favorite moments in life. My sweet fiance even has a tattooed sea turtle on his shoulder! (The first time I saw that on our fourth date at Barton Springs, I knew he was a man after my heart. ;))


Here are some other awesome finds from her shops:

 {We Need Urban Farming}
Ya betta’ supa don’t! has more of her work, lots of it centering on NOLA themes:

I want this one, too! 

{crab love necklace}



{Nola Shotgun Necklace}


That’s all for today. 

Talk soon!


Shanna, SoCoDivka Designs

Happy Spring! An Update on All Things!

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Hi Everyone! My apologies for being a M.I.A. blogger. SXSW weekend I came down with a bad cold, and I’ve been missing in action for two weeks! I am finally recovering (and going to see Anthony Bourdain tonight at the Paramount, yipee!)

Not much in shop news to report, other than I am slowly getting new items listed on etsy that I made a while back for the Wondercraft Grand Opening and SXSW selling on SoCo that I didn’t get to do. (I plan on selling on SoCo in May–I will keep you posted!). I did get to see a few bands (including Low Anthem, the Cave Singers, Man Man, and She & Him)  at SXSW before I got really sick!

I finished up my silversmithing class at Doughtery Arts on Monday. I can’t wait to show you pictures of the rings I made, and a pendant, and earrings. I made one ring out of vintage foil-backed Harlequin glass and another ring of gallery wire and prehnite. The pendant, I made out out of antique, white, floral glass in a paisley shape. Plus I made some hammered bands for Mike and I and several pairs of earring wires. I will get photos up soon!

Other than that, a lot of my creative energy is going to wedding planning and wedding-stuff-making. I made a batch of aqua and red buttoniers for the fellas. I will take some photos of those, too.  And I customized a guest book and made a flower girl’s basket and need to start work on the ring bearer’s pillow. Plus I made an awesome hair clip for myself to wear! I need to make hairclips and necklaces for my bridesladies, too… I gave up on making my own veil though, and think I will order one soon.

Plus Mike and I took our first batch of engagement photos to try out photographers–it was actually a lot of fun. We ventured all over SoCo and South Austin. I can’t wait to share those, too… More wedding planning and crafts can be found over at my other blog.

Thanks for reading! Happy Spring!