Wednesday, October 14, 2009
A new direction...
A lot has happened since the last time I blogged here. My etsy shop is doing well, and I've been doing some custom orders, which is always fun. But my biggest news is the upcoming placement of my jewelry at Blossoms of Verona!
I was selling my jewelry at a flea market in Penn Hills when I was approached by Cathy, who owns Blossoms of Verona. She loved my jewelry and wanted to have it in her shop. They've just moved to a larger location and I'm very excited about being there! Their new location has a really great energy and I've got lots of great ideas on the new designs I want to showcase there!
I started out with all sterling silver. I personally love silver. It's pretty much all I wear. And I love the delicacy of it. But I also love combining it with big nuggets to contrast the delicacy with raw elementality. I'm also trying some new techniques that I've seen other people do that I really like. It's fun to play with color and figure out what works. I also plan to do some 14k gold and some bridal designs. They are, after all a flower shop *smile*. When I think of flowers, I think of weddings, funerals and Sunday services. I'm wondering if I could market myself as a "one-stop shop" -- I could design your wedding jewelry, do your hair for you and the wedding party, and then sing the service :)
I've long been of the opinion that you need to see my jewelry to really appreciate it. Even with my improved photography skills my photos aren't true representations of my designs. So I'm glad that I have an opportunity to really showcase my work in an arena where they'll be appreciated and enjoyed.
Their grand re-opening is in November, but my jewelry will be there starting October 25th. Even though they've just moved into the new space they're open for business doing weddings and church altar decorations and just general flower sales. I'm really excited about this opportunity and I'll keep you updated about it as time goes on.