30 September 2010

goodnight summer...

you fell awkwardly this year but we don't mind.
bring on the squash soups and leaf crunch, we got the thick blankets+records+ candles.
see you next time.

Open doors this First Friday, October 1

There is a lot going on at the 811 building this First Friday--Come join us through the evening for sales +treats.
Sword+Fern will be open from 6-9.
Here's some of the happenings:

Haunt Sample Sale
7-9pm- at Holly, Laura, and Rachael's Studio/Shop- Haunt, #113
A multi-designer sample sale, including favorite local clothing designers:
Kate Towers, Linea, Church + State, Emily Ryan, Liza Rietz, Holly Stalder, Claire La Faye, Frocky Jack Morgan, and Laura Irw

Aequinimetas Fabric Sale
(Richelle +Heather Treadway's studio in the back breezeway)

6-9 pm , #119

Bombshell Vintage, Golden Rule, Redux, Stand Up Comedy, +Nationale will be open too.

The Goddess will thank you in ways you can only imagine

Emily+the 811 LADIEZ:
Diana+Rachel/Stand-Up Comedy
Kim/Bombshell Vintage

Wynde/Golden Rule

29 September 2010

new arrivals from the ancient future in the shop

Some interesting new items have made their way into the shop this week..
Vintage collector Mat Greasy, brought a few gems by for me.
He picks most of his vintage from treasure mines in Eastern Washington, coming to Portland occasionally to sell records and now to bring booty to sword+fern when he's not busy building intentional community with my best friend from highschool on some land up in Centralia.
One of my favorites Greasy brought today is this SX-70 Polaroid Land camera in nice vintage condition.
Film for this beauty is available through the-impossible-project.com
Some light wear to the exterior, but in nice shape for the age.

He also brought a few pen knives, an old clock, some paper goods, a great gems and minerals book, and a giant graphite pencil. Come by and see!
UPDATE: the SX 70 has been sold!
thanks! I will continue to have old cute cameras, so come visit!

23 September 2010

more gemstone bolo ties for fall

geode crystal bolo tie.

hand braided leather+quartz crystal bolo tie.
each is one of a kind. also comes in amethyst,pyrite,agate. $72.

sword+fern amethyst hand-braided leather bolo tie and Mothlove belt+jumper at Portland's Runaway fashion show,October 2008.
photos by Minh Tran.

21 September 2010


some sturdy wrists have been hard at work making making making.
mobiles, odd ceramic objects, felted bangles, and porcelain wishbones soon will be arriving in the shop, start your wishlist before the leaves fall...

04 September 2010

autumn is arriving

here is a very tiny preview of some of the things that will be filling the shop in the coming months.
they're not available at this moment, but email me if you'd like more info on arrival times, etc.

02 September 2010


new driftwood jewelry coming very, very soon.

magic is pyramidically attracting you to me