Monday, November 26, 2007

Custom Map Necklaces in Progress


Getting ready for the holidays! Check out the shop to order a custom vintage map pendant for the one who is hard to buy for.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

More press!

Tiny Canary was featured in Etsy's news column the Storque!

I have received an email from Etsy's marketing team inviting me to film a segment for Fox 28 news in Columbus. I'll be on Tuesday morning, Nov 28 talking about buying handmade for the holidays, Etsy.com, and my own designs.


Here's the video:

video

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lifetime Goals...Amazing Weekend

This weekend ranks up there as one of the best of my life, I am still feeling a little euphoric and overwhelmed from all the happenings!

Tiny Canary was a HUGE success with over 1500 in attendance and many sales all around. I made some new friends, met some great customers, got a lot of positive feedback, bought and traded for some amazing handmade goodies (that I will be posting later on in my blog once I have the time to take photos of all of them and once they have been received as gifts so that I don't spoil any surprises!)

On top of all that, I got home late and exhausted Saturday night and opened my mailbox to find an envelope from the publisher, Lark Books. I had almost forgotten about the application I had sent months ago, but as soon as I saw the envelope I knew what it was! I was very nervous to open it... but when I did, I soon discovered that my work had been accepted to be included in their new book '500 Pendants and Lockets' that will be released in the Summer of 2008. If you are a jewelry lover, these books are probably familiar to you...
...lovely coffee table books with full color glossy pages. I was completely floored as this is from an international pool of applicants. (I am sure Kate and Aline could sense my excitement... squealing and jumping up and down for an hour!)

The piece of mine selected is an installation of a series of over 40 pendants titled 'Inheritance'.
I have been collecting for several years now, from my friends and family, samples of soil from locations all around the world in which they have traveled, lived, or worked. Each sample is encased in a tiny glass bottle with a handmade sterling silver top containing the longitude and latitude coordinates as well as a small map of the location where it was collected. Here is an image of some of the necklaces! Now that I've been published in a book, I am one step closer to needing to find some new goals. Next on the list is to be published in Metalsmith magazine!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

tiny canary press!!!

I was really excited to see that Jan over at poppytalk made a post about Tiny Canary this week and my name was mentioned as one of the vendors! Thank you, Jan, for the bit of promo!

We were also featured in the Columbus Alive this week, who is also a sponsor of the event. Check out the article here.

Another sponsor of the event, Ryan Morgan of John Dawson Insurance, has been an awesome support of Tiny Canary as well as many independent businesses across the city... really an all around insightful and genuine person. His ideas about business and sponsorship are inspiring... he really explains it best in his blog post about his partnership with Tiny Canary and the lovely Amy D!

And congrats to Olivera Bratich, the owner of Wholly Craft!, who will be a vendor at Tiny Canary. She was featured in the Columbus Dispatch's 'shop talk' column today along with a event listing for Tiny Canary!

Just one more day to finish final preparations... the tables are being delivered in the morning, so we've got a big day ahead of us. Here is a sneak peak of something special for the event...

And just for fun, now that the lighting is almost complete... here is what happens when you mix a box of clip lamp reflector pans with a creative 7 year old...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This weekend! Come by and visit myself along with an amazing line up of other artists who will be selling their handmade goods at Tiny Canary! You REALLY don't want to miss this if you are within driving distance of Columbus!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

rings

some custom rings i completed this past week!

Friday, November 9, 2007