The biggest question from the ISM speaking tour: Why?

The biggest question from the ISM speaking tour: Why?

The first week of April I had the honor of being a part of the North American International Solidarity Movement speaking tour. The idea for this tour came as a result of a meeting between various ISM support groups worldwide and people working on the ground with ISM...
Featured Customer: Sarah Zareen

Featured Customer: Sarah Zareen

This month our featured customer is Hillsboro Oregon resident, Sarah Zareen, the founder and owner of Ishq Creams. Q) What do you like best about Katie Miranda Arabic calligraphy jewelry ? A) I believe in supporting local artisans, and Katie Miranda makes it easy with...
My Arabic calligraphy teacher: Ehab Thabet

My Arabic calligraphy teacher: Ehab Thabet

I’ve been in Palestine for a couple weeks to give a seminar on economic empowerment and to do some journalism and art for Mondoweiss and Middle East Eye. Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit my Arabic calligraphy teacher, Ehab Thabet in the pastoral...
Featured Customer: Ithaca Welcomes Refugees

Featured Customer: Ithaca Welcomes Refugees

This week we’re featuring Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit based in Ithaca, New York whose goal is help welcome, orient, and settle newly arrived refugees in Ithaca and the surrounding areas. 1) What does IWR do to help refugees in Ithaca ? IWR...
Jump Rings! or: The Devil is in the Details

Jump Rings! or: The Devil is in the Details

jump rings! soldering pieces of silver to make a ring a detail of jumprings on the Pearl Waterfall Triangle earrings Jump rings are tiny pieces of metal wire shaped into a circle that allow the jewelry to connect one component of jewelry to another. They may seem like...