There's a fellow artist I've known for longer than I've been out in LA. Her blog is called TINY PICNIC, her name is MICHELLE BICKFORD, though sometimes she goes by "BIC". Anyway, she is phenomenal--at ANY style of craft. She's also lots of collectors "best kept secret". She shouldn't be. Together with her man (and fellow friend and a phenom of designer himself), created MACSKINZ and PODSKINZ a few years back. You may recall their artists series featuring Bill Wray, Tim Biskup, Coop...and those were the LEAST famous characters of the bunch!
Anyway, her newest work reminds me of those old copper wall-hangers from the 60's. They're all affordable and unique, completely one-of-a-kind pieces. Like a mad scientist, she's Frankensteined yet another idea, check out these gift/wine bag tags. Genius. I'm about to order a set. You can to at HER STORE SITE.
The kitchy, above mentioned wall-hangers...
And then, not to be outdone in any medium, her jewelry is out of this world. The missus, my wife owns a pair of gold, cherub earrings!
To get the total breadth of her work, go to her main site HERE, then I emplore you to check out all her site(s). Navigate around their websites, it's fun and well-designed to say the least--and explore all the many facets of this incredible, multiphrenic, reclusive artist.