Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Art of Fashion

image © Hathir Pfau of WestenraRising Studios

A big thank you to everyone who came out Monday night to the Art of Fashion. The fashion marketing students from The Art Institute of Raleigh/ Durham put in a lot of hard work and did an excellent job organizing the event. The show was a lot of fun, there was a great turn out, and together we raised over $5,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There were ten local jewelry designers, working in a variety of styles and using a various materials. Everything from metalwork, to found objects, to vintage textiles. We each had our own booth to display our work and a model to show off our designs (and keep us company.) You can see my lovely model, Danielle, above.
The show was held at Marigold Parlour, which in addition to talented stylists, boasts amazing decor. The salon is right up my alley, a combination of both modern and antique elements. My favorite part is probably the installation of vintage hair dryers hanging from the ceiling.
I also love the ceramic deer head mounted behind the front desk and the fabulously creepy image of the woman with the marigolds protruding from the top of her head.Somehow I managed to fit almost everything on a small table. I saved a lot of space by using these ring trays. I wasn't able to use the large shipping tags that I normally use on the rings but I do like the streamlined look and may stick with it go forward.
Your next chance to catch up with me is April 17 & 18 at the Durham Art Walk. My booth will be located in Adaron Hall in the Durham Arts Council building. For more information on parking, shuttle service, and art walk sites, go here.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Come out and see me tonight at The Art of Fashion. Presented by the fashion marketing students of the Art Institute of Raleigh/ Durham, the show features 10 local jewelry designers and a silent charity auction. Tickets are $10 in advance/ $15 at the door and go to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 6-9 pm at Marigold Parlour in Seaboard Station, 10 West Franklin St. Raleigh, NC.

Friday, March 12, 2010

designers downtown market

designer's downtown market is tomorrow. the weather forecast was a little scary yesterday but is looking much better this morning and i am keeping my fingers crossed that the majority of the rain and thunderstorms will decide to stay away.
if you haven't been to this show you should definitely check it out. its a fun outdoor market in downtown raleigh with tons of local designers. i was happy to see that Knockabout will be there with her Peculiar Pets. i bought one of the night owls at Brand Fandango over the holidays and i absolutely love it.
there will also be a popcorn vendor! yum!!! popcorn is my favorite snack food and i foresee a repeat of the time i was next to a funnel cake stand and had funnel cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
today, its busy, busy, busy, work, work, work, as i finish some last minute designs for the show and attempt to dig my tent and then rest of my show display stuff out of the storage closet. earlier this week, before the rains came, i managed to get a few photographs of some of the new pieces that will be for sale at the show.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

show season begins next week

the 2010 show season is about to begin! my first show of the year will be the Designer's Downtown Market this saturday, march 13 in downtown raleigh. stop by after the st. patty's day parade, say hi and check out the new designs i've been working on.

sterling silver, steel rifle cartridge, vintage glass bead