Welcome to my "Happy Things" blog. Here I post any new jewelry items I've made
and share some of the 'happy things' I appreciate in daily life.
I hope you find something that brings a smile and please visit my online handmade jewelry shop
where my pieces are available:


Monday, October 24, 2011

Next Show - Sat 11/5/11

Today I've been unpacking from the show in Powell over the weekend. Since I usually send my jewelry multiple places to sell, it's always a thrill to see all (or most!) of my collections together in a display at a show! I sometimes forget how diverse my taste and design style can be ... although always textural and a touch of "earthy". I really enjoy talking to people and receiving the direct feedback on my designs.

My new metal collection of jewelry is going very well, I'm so excited! I've focused more lately on designs highlighting my metalwork and have received some great feedback. I'm glad you like it as much as I do! I haven't gotten to post much of it online lately, as those pieces have typically sold right away ... but I hope to work through some more and make them available online as well. If you like the beautiful shades of oxidized coppers and natural brass with sterling silver, you should stop by my booth at the next show! The slight inflections and various metallic shades and effects are often difficult to represent in a photograph, they're always more brilliant in person.

My next (and last!) show of the season is in two weeks:

Sat. 11/5/11  Pickerington Antique & Crafts Show  9am - 3pm 
PCHS 300 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, OH

I would love to see you there! In the meantime, I'll try to get some of my new earrings photographed and posted online. I have so many new designs and just haven't had the time to get them posted ... but I'm working on it! Thanks to everyone who came out to the Powell show ... it was so nice to meet and chat with you!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Re-stocking the online shop

Just a heads up that I'm re-stocking my online shop today and tomorrow ... so if you stop by and only see a few things, I'm working on it! It takes a bit of time to inventory after a show and since most of my designs are one of a kind, I want to make sure I don't mistakenly post something for sale online that is already gone! Thanks for your patience and please stop back for another peek if you don't see much posted when you pop in today!

Good to see you yesterday!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth yesterday, at my church's annual Craft Bazaar! What a successful show! It was a delight to meet everyone and see some regular customers as well.

What was popular at the show? Well, it was as diverse as my jewelry is ... so I think we're a good fit! Probably the biggest change for this show, was that I brought quite a few more earrings than I usually do. I've been thrilled and flattered that my earrings have been so popular this year and I have quite a variety of styles for fall shows this season. My designs that mix crystal and metal, as well as glass and metal always go quickly. I was pleased to bring some of my new metalworks collection of earrings, with texturized artisan finished natural brass and copper, mixed with semi precious stones. They're always my personal favorite, and I was happy they were so well received yesterday. Thank you!

Of course I never seem to have enough necklaces, as they always go so fast! And I'm so thrilled so many of you love my bracelets as much as I do. Bracelets are always my favorite thing to make ... it just feels so good to put a really great bracelet on, to complete or spice up your outfit for the day and feel special! From semi precious stones, to crystals, glass and chain, someone found something special in their style. How delightful!

For the next shows, I have a new collection of adjustable, memory wire bracelets that conform to the shape and size of your wrist. Designed with gorgeous shades of semi precious stones, glass and gems, I think you'll find that they're a wonderful addition to your wardrobe! Of course I'll have more earrings, necklaces and bracelets as always, there's always something new and different cropping up!

Please keep in mind that if you see a pair of earrings at a show and would like a different earwire, I would be happy to switch them out for you. I had several special requests yesterday, and was able to easily change the earwire or post to a preferred style on the designs they were interested in, while they were at the show. I'm happy to accommodate if I can!

Keep in mind that I'm never able to get everything photographed for my website, so my online shop is just part of my available designs ... stop over and take a look at the next show!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall 2011 Show Schedule

Fall Arts & Crafts Show season is here and as many of you know, I only attend a few shows each year! It's so fun to meet everyone, hear feedback on my jewelry and see the smiles as people find designs they like. Here are the shows I am scheduled for this fall, hope to see you there!

Sat. 10/15/11 RUMC Bazaar 9:30am-3:00pm
1636 Graham Rd. Reynoldsburg, OH

Sun. 10/23/11 Powell Gift Bazaar  11am-4pm
10561 Sawmill Pkwy. Powell, OH

Sat. 11/5/11  Pickerington Antique & Crafts Show  9am - 3pm 
PCHS 300 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, OH

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Come see me at the Bazaar, Saturday 10/15/11!

I will be selling my jewelry at my church's annual Fall Bazaar, Saturday October 15, 2011! This is one of very few opportunities to shop my jewelry in person, and I'll have over 100 designs with me. A great variety of earrings in all price ranges, necklaces and a gorgeous collection of designer bracelets ... come stop by!

RUMC Annual Fall Bazaar
Saturday, October 15, 2011
9:30am - 4:00pm
I'll be on the lower level, down the long hall ... hope to see you there!