Hello! As the Crow Flies & Co is little home business in West Philadelphia run by Mike & Wilder Scott-Straight. We love all things vintage and finding a use for the discarded bits from the past. Mike's main focus is jewelry. He finds discarded vintage china and carefully framing each scene, transforms it from a piece of broken plate to a miniature story. He also makes art deco jewelry from stained glass, all in his weird and wonderful attic.
Wilder is a textile lover, making vintage inspired dresses, skirts and pants for children as well as picking some vintage clothes for children and adults. She's the photographer, marketer and internet savvy one of the pair. You can find Mike’s work on Etsy, Scoutmob and at select retailers and craft fairs. Wilder's can be found at select craft fairs and VIX Emporium.
From Scoutmob: "Accidentally dropping a plate in the kitchen rarely leads to much more than a little broken glass and a lot of meticulous sweeping. But when Mike's wife found her favorite antique plate shattered on the floor, he brainstormed carefully on how to remedy the situation. He turned the plate's remnants into handmade pieces of jewelry and (half of) the idea behind As the Crow Flies and Co. was born. Now, the majority of Mike's time is spent scouring local secondhand stores for unique plates he can put to use. They're one-of-a-kind adornments with a mysterious past, made to tell a new, miniature story."
We love making and sharing our work at Craft Markets with our children (sometimes) at our side, and get such joy from meeting and chatting with you all. Some of our recent fairs include: Art Star Craft Bazaar, GO WEST! Craft Fest, Clover Market, Handmade Arcade, Trenton Avenue Arts Fest & Crafty Balboa.
To see a bit more about our life and work follow us on Instagram and Pinterest
Here's a interview we did for the 30th St Craft Market a while back and a newer one for Art Star Craft Bazaar.