I first became aware of Chris Uphue's work when I started seeing his hearts wheatpasted to walls around my neighborhood in north Brooklyn. They were so joyful, playful & fun, and I immediately loved them. Fast forward 7 or 8 years, and I was still seeing the hearts around town, but also following Chris on tumblr and Instagram. Last spring, we finally met in person. No suprise here: the guy making the hearts, as well as his wife, Jen, are two of the friendliest, kindest people I've ever met. Because we enjoy each others' work so much, we started talking about a collaboration.
It made sense to us to make Valentine's Day charms! I always make heart charms for my favorite holiday, and Chris' faces are the perfect addition to any Buried Diamond charm collection! These charms will be for sale Sunday, Feb. 1st at 3pm USA Standard time! (If you still have questions, please check the faq page.)
Here you can see Red, Hot Pink, Yellow, and Green charms - there will also be some amazing black and white charms. You can see images of them on my Instagram. All charms will be sold through my Etsy shop, as usual. Please keep an eye on this post, my Etsy shop header, and Instagram for updates about the exact release of the charms. While you're at it, be sure to follow Chris on Instagram, he's been sharing some great work in progress shots! As always, act fast!! XO