Pizza Rustica




Pizza Rustica is a warm, family-owned restaurant featuring Northern Italian dishes.  We shared a half Tutta and Margherita with mushrooms pizza.  The crust was fantastic.  I think we could've stayed there all night sharing stories.

Pizza Rustica
3908 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60613
773-404-8955

-Mandy

RAW 2014







*photo by Sarah Boutwell

*photo by Sarah Boutwell

* photo by Sarah Boutwell

Here are some shots of my setup from the RAW Communique show a few weeks ago.  The other artists were incredible, and I was so honored to be a part of it all.  I've decided that this will be my last time exhibiting with RAW.  Overall, it's been a good experience.  Thank you to everyone for all the love and support.

-Mandy

Some Customer Love #5





A new set of lovely customer photos.  If you have any photos of yourself wearing a Something Monumental piece, please share them!

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Hand Chain Bracelet



I'm so excited to show off these new bracelets.  The lines are beautiful, and the piece is lightweight.  These are now available in my shop with your choice of blue or white beads.  I'm also working on a rose version.

-Mandy

Woolly Mammoth Antiques & Oddities











In the market for a squirrel skull or taxidermy giraffe head?  Or maybe you need a gift for the insane asylum aficionado in your life.  Then Woolly Mammoth is your one stop shop.  The tiny store is brimming with curiosities from the past.  I left with some X-rays, but I wouldn't have minded taking home a full-size skeleton.

Woolly Mammoth
1513 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
773-989-3294

-Mandy

Oz Park





Oz Park is located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.  It features statues of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion.

Oz Park
2021 North Burling Street
Chicago, IL 60614

-Mandy

DIY Mini Product Book



Using some Mod Podge and washi tape, I made a mini product book (using a previous tutorial).  This will be great to keep in my handbag when meeting with customers and consignment shops.

-Mandy