Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
July 30, 2023

23 Pieces of Polymer Clay Jewelry That Are Tiny Wearable Sculptures

A great accessory is one of the easiest ways to express who you are. From quirky scarves to artsy socks, there are a lot of opportunities to customize your wardrobe—and we can’t forget jewelry! Depending on the materials, however, these accessories can break the bank. But thanks to jewelry made from polymer clay, you can wear stylish creations that are at an affordable price point. So, what is polymer clay?

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July 11, 2023

Amazon Prime Day 2023: How to Get the Best Deals for Creative Products

Get ready for some great deals! Amazon Prime Day is upon us! This year's “Black Friday in July” is taking place on Tuesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 12. During this time, thousands of products across Amazon will be on super sale, and there'll be more than one million deals around the world. So, how do you take advantage of these exclusive offers? You’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member, of course!

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July 7, 2023

10 Pegboard Ideas To Help You Organize Every Part of Your Home

Many of us would like a more organized home. But where do you start? With so many storage solutions and organization systems available, the choices seem endless. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by both your clutter and the decision-making process, there’s one simple material that will help you in a variety of places: pegboards. A pegboard is a perforated hardboard that is drilled with evenly spaced holes.

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