Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Fruitful Meeting

I was so lucky to be able to meet up with Jess of RosyRevolver last weekend at Raleigh's semi-annual Handmade Market. Jess and I talked via convo a few times and she had the wonderful idea of meeting and going to look at handmade goodies together.

Jess of RosyRevolver

We met for coffee and then Jess was nice enough to show me a local bead store which was a fortunate event as I picked up some brass charms which inspired a new line of gemstone and brass charm necklaces in my shop, and here you will get a sneak peak!

I drool over Jess' gorgeous filigree work and she was kind enough to bring some stones for me to pick out for a custom necklace! She was also wearing such a gorgeous ring that I think my mind is almost changed about wearing large rings. Jess and I had a lot in common and much to chat about but only a limited amount of time to do everything as we both had kids to get back to. She knows a lot of people in the handmade scene as she usually sells at the Market. It was very interesting and educational to me, as I don't do shows, and I still don't know if I will! I really enjoy shopping them a lot more. This time I ended up with a few small post card art prints from Jaime Zollars and cup of homemade hot chocolate.

Jess also attended the extremely elite North Carolina State University School of Design and you can see her vision and beautiful aesthetic sense reflected in her work. All of her pieces have a gorgeous cohesiveness and each are so different from the other. The settings she designs around each stone perfectly complement the textures and tones of the stones they are set around.

There were several Etsy sellers at the Handmade Market including a few former featured sellers. I also met the lovely Elena of ElenaMakesThings whose shop and lovely Sweet Pea scarf I have long admired.

I will have several necklaces with hand patina brass charms over the next few weeks. Jess was kind enough to direct me to a company where I could obtain everything I needed for that, and I am grateful! The first necklace coming to my shop is the Aviatrix, which features a vintage brass airplane and a large Whiskey Quartz briolette on Oxidized Sterling Silver.

The Aviatrix

The second necklace I am introducing doesn' t have a name yet, but it features a hand patina brass owl charm with green Rutilated Quartz and a small Whiskey Quartz briolette on oxidized sterling silver.



  1. Those brass charms look amazing! And your photography, as always, is stunning. Thank you so much for the shout out. I had a blast with you and can't wait to get together again!!! Hot chocolate's on ME next time!