The Scarab Blog

    Remagine Designs Trunk Show

    Posted by Janie Viehman on December 1, 2015 in Featured Merchandise

    Presenting...

    The Paris Collection

    An absolutely stunning collection of handcrafted jewelry all by the talented Jacque Kudner of Remagine Designs. Each piece within this collection has been carefully created by hand using found antiques from the Paris flea market. 

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    La Chamba Culinary Pottery

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 16, 2015 in Featured Merchandise

    La Chamba Pottery: Some of the World's Oldest Cookware

    Organically Handmade in Colombia

    In the same manner and method that has been used for centuries, La Chamba Pottery is handmade in Colombia in the village of La Chamba that sits on the Magdalena River. Due to nearby volcanic activity from the Ruiz Volcano, the soil in this village is full of micaceous material. Once the clay is shaped into pots/bowls and then fired, the micaceous makeup of the clay creates a wonderful and even heating...

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    Treasure Necklaces With Charms and Handmade Clasps and Findings

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 16, 2015 in Featured Merchandise

    Jacque Kudner Creates

    from Found Objects

    Artisan Jacque Kudner of Remagine Designs handcrafts this jewelry. Each piece is thoughtfully designed and completed with unique pendants, charms and handmade clasps and findings. Jacque, a life long treasure hunter and collector of precious found objects, utilizes these jewels and beads that have caught her discerning eye.

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    Repurposing Furniture

    Posted by Janie Viehman on October 27, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

    Antique Machine Truck Becomes Modern Sofa-Table

    The art of upcycling has continued to become increasingly popular over the past few years. The Scarab loves to find pieces that others have deemed trash and then, turn those once forgotten items into unforgettable treasures. This sofa table is a perfect example of repurposing at its best!

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    Kenyan Kenana Knitter Critters

    Posted by Janie Viehman on July 29, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

    Hand-Made Stuffed Animals

    From the tranquil farming community of Njoro comes the most precious hand knit animals around. A group of Kenyan women craft these one-of-a-kind critters by hand. They gather wool from the nearby Kenana Farm then wash and dye the wool with all natural plant dyes. The final step of the process involves the women spinning the wool on old bicycle wheels!

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    Crystal Bead Mala's

    Posted by Janie Viehman on June 4, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

     

    Empowering Mala Jewelry

    A mala typically consists of 108 beads and an additional bead called a sumeru. With each bead one repeats a mantra. The mala should be held in the right hand with the middle finger and thumb. The purpose of repeating these mantras and using mala's is to preform japa. 

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    Handwoven Turkish Bracelets

    Posted by Janie Viehman on April 11, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

    Sterling Silver Treasures

    These intricate pieces are handwoven in Turkey. They are crafted with very fine strands of sterling silver and gold that are delicately intertwined to create eye-catching designs.

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    Treasures from Texas

    Posted by Janie Viehman on April 7, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

     

    New pieces just in from Richard Schmidt Jewelry.

     

    Check out the sparkle, glitz, and shine of these fabulous Texas finds!

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    Leather Cuff Bracelets

    Posted by Janie Viehman on March 26, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

     

    Leather Bands & Sterling Silver Pendants

    Weathered leather and molds of feathers are a perfect and flirty balance to the bold circular pendants.

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise

    The 'Mexican Mule'

    Posted by Janie Viehman on February 24, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

     

    An Alternative to the Moscow Mule

     

    Get your own set of copper mugs from The Scarab and try out this delightful twist on the classic Moscow Mule recipe...

    Mexican Mule

    -1oz tequila

    -1oz lime juice

    -3oz ginger beer

    Read More

    Topics: Featured Merchandise