Saturday, August 18, 2007

Summer 2007 Newsletter

Happy summer! I wanted to send out a quick little newsletter. I realized I have lots and lots of news, so I better share it before I forget!


Due to the time constraints of my former job, I wasn’t able to sign up for too many shows this year. I have one left for the summer. No year end shows are confirmed yet, so this may be my last public show for the year. It’s a nice fine arts fair in a beautiful setting!

Sunday, August 26
North School Park in Arlington Heights

410 N. Arlington Heights Rd, near downtown Arlington Heights

I’ll have some great little deals for this show too. Buy any necklace and receive free matching earrings. Also, buy 4 pairs of earrings, get a 5th free.


I also have my jewelry in 3 stores now, and I’m actively pursuing more. You can find my jewelry at:

My Girlfriend’s Closet Boutique, 528 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville
4 CCCC’s jewelry store, 2020 Rte. 12, Unit C, Spring Grove
Woodland Grove Gallery, Robert Parker Coffin Rd, Long Grove


I have started making my own silver. I have always wanted to carry my own line of silver pendants, charms, beads, jewelry, and I am finally now casting my own molds and creating one-of-a-kind fine silver pieces. Here is a sample photo of one of my pieces. I wanted a necklace that could easily be worn with jeans and a t-shirt, so this funky little casual piece was perfect! This shows one of my handmade silver pendants.

I am also learning how to make my own fused glass. My focus with the glass is to incorporate them into my silver pendants.


Those of you who haven’t seen me in a while, most of my inventory is brand new this season. There are a couple of classic designs that are super-popular that I will keep around forever, but most of my current line is new, fresh and, as always, very limited production.

I also started working with a woman who makes all of her own diamond-cut pewter pendants. We’re collaborating on some new ideas… here’s a photo of a rose pendant I requested she make for me. It’s a really neat piece!


Now that I have come home from work to concentrate on my jewelry business, I am actively booking home parties. If you’d like to host a jewelry home party (I guarantee, they’re a blast, everyone loves them!!), here are some of the benefits as hostess:
You and your guests receive 15% of all listed retail prices on all jewelry.
You receive 10% of the total sales (less sales tax) towards your jewelry purchase.
You receive a free pair of earrings, valued up to $20.
You receive $20 towards your jewelry purchase if you have 20 or more guests.
You receive $10 towards your jewelry purchase for each home party booked from yours.

People usually keep it pretty simple. Wine and cheese, or coffee and desserts, or just some chips and dip. One gal kept it practically stress-free and ordered the party size Subway sandwiches.

Now that I’m home, I can do evening or weekend shows. I have available time slots, but people are already planning some Oct & Nov shows to prepare for the holidays. Yes, the holidays are practically around the corner!!

Please come out and see me at my Arlington Heights show. It will be great to see some familiar faces! Wish me nice weather! Thanks for your support!

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