The Holidays and Verve Jewelry
Happy New Year! Feliz Ano Nuevo! Felice anno nuovo!
Today we welcome in the new year and quite frankly, I am ready to say good bye to 2009 and let 2010 come and bring with it lots of fresh new things and experiences!
December is always a busy time for Verve and this year was no exception. Lots of holiday bizarres and shows and shopping parties. Every year I participate in other people’s shows but this year I teamed up with fellow jewelry designer, Liz Law (of Liz Law Jewelry) and we threw our own Holiday Shopping Night. We decided to also turn the party into a fundraiser as well and chose “The Covenant House” as the charity to raise the money for. The Covenant House is a privately funded shelter for homeless youth. It is a great shelter that helps so many kids in so many different ways. They offer shelter, food, legal aid, medical aid and vocational training to thousands of kids every year. We wanted to raise awareness to their cause so we charged $3 at the door and had raffle give-aways and all of the proceeds went directly to the shelter. The show turned out beautifully and we had a group of fantastic vendors! The only problem was the rain!!! Not only did it rain that night, but it was a torrential down pour! Not the sprinkling that we are used to here in SoCal, but REAL rain! Unfortunately it did affect our turn out since most Californians believe they will melt in the rain but regardless- it was a fun night! And a learning experience. Next time, a consulting of the Farmer’s Almanac will be done prior to picking a date.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!