Holiday events and new designs
Well HELLO! It has been some time since I have written a post. Bad, bad, BAD. But I have good excuses and I am here to rectify the situation.
It has been crazy around these parts and it look like it won’t be mellowing out any time soon. Every year when Christmas approaches I get both terrified and happy. So much to do! Obviously for jewelry designers this is our time of year. Always a big time crunch to get all of my boutiques stocked up for the holidays and to create new items and attend all of the trunk shows and Christmas parties. But it is pretty dang fun and I find that my creativity always cranks up a notch during December. I have been busy in the studio this last week and I have to say, I am pretty excited about my new pieces. I had a request from one of my boutiques, Soto Lifestyle, to make some chunky necklaces that incorporated some vintage shoe clips and some of my vintage brass chain. I was pretty excited about the challenge because it was right up my alley (mixing in some vintage ) and I have never worked with shoe clips. So I got to hunting. I found some really cool pieces and I have been up late hours putting some new works together. SO FUN! I think the new pieces have a whole new look to them, but still have the Verve finger print. I also started to make some more pieces for my “Brass Monkey Line” incorporating the vintage brass chain with chunky stones. I got my hands on some big and chunky agate, quartz, labradorite and lapiz. It’s been fun getting back into the heftier stuff since lately I have been focusing more on the daintier, wispier pieces.
The new pieces also will be nice to have for all of the upcoming holiday markets and trunk shows. We have (3) different ones just this week alone. Let the festivities begin!
First one is this Wednesday Dec. 4th. It is a toy drive at the Rockwell in Los Angeles. It is to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the cost of admission is an unwrapped, new toy. The host of the event is Jonathan Allen from “America’s Got Talent”.
The second thing we have going is we are partnering up with Liz Law Jewelry again and doing a trunk show at Co-op 28 in Los Feliz. This show is at 1728 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, California 9002. We will be there from 1-4 pm with TONS of new items, snacks and sparkling wine! This is a fantastic store with TONS of possibilities for gifts! You could do all of your shopping just in this shop, on this day.
And last, but not least, is our Annual Holiday Market at our family’s restaurant, The Wirtshaus. My husband is from Germany and almost 3 years ago we, along with his business partners, opened up a German beer garden here in Los Angeles. Every year we have a holiday market featuring vendors, Christmas music, drink specials and traditional German Christmas baked goods. We even have a tattoo artist that comes and does FREE tattoos! Only in LA. This event is from 11-4pm. We will have jewelry, women’s clothes from local designers, soaps, candles, fresh baked bread vendors and BEER! We also have a delicious all you can eat buffet on Sundays and all you can drink mimosas and champagne. PROST!