The first is working for my dear friend Kate Cusack assisting in the expansion of her Zipper Pin Empire. I'm helping her with the production of the lovely pins she's been making since 2002 that are now being sold all over the US. Each one is hand fabricated and they come in a vast array of colors. (She was brave to trust me with a needle and thread. Fortunately, all digits are thus far in tact.)
I've also started working with Azu Studio in Manhattan assisting with the production of the Relix Band: bracelets made from the used guitar strings of famous musicians such as: Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Death Cab for Cutie, Les Claypool, etc. All proceeds from the sale of the bracelets go to charities the musicians choose to support. A pretty cool gig so far.
(Now if only we could get my favorite band Rasputina in on it!)