Creating fresh and stylish jewelry to compliment every woman's style from preppy to free spirit, from metro to mountain, simple to shiny, office to evening, outdoor to opera.

Wear it often and wear it well.

Dum Vivimus Vimamus

Since 2002

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Spring? Finally? So much is happening with Zippity Doodads!

Zippity Doodads has been busy planning and scheduling and, of course, designing.  

A new year and fresh ideas!  I have to give credit for this inspiration to my fellow jewelry designer Angie of La De Da...She generously did some Tucson Gem Show shopping for me.  I gave her a blank slate and she returned with some really lovely stones....It was like a breath of fresh air blowing through the studio.  Inspiration also came from my recent trip to Israel and more specifically, the Dead Sea.  have you been? Those colors!  That country!  





All that has begun to take shape in these new designs.... 



And I promise more, much more to come.

Also, big news! Zippity Doodads is scheduled to be the Featured Artist at the April 13th "Art on Tap" at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art from 5-7PM.  These events are so much fun and tickets are under $15. The ticket includes appetizers, two drink tickets, musical entertainment, access to the galleries, and me, sitting outside the Museum Shop, demonstrating how some of my favorite pieces are made.  It is always a fun evening!

The Spring and Fall Artful Affair dates are set, details ------->


If you want the latest and greatest information about what Zippity Doodads is creating then follow Zippity Doodads on Facebook and Instagram!!


Wishing you peace and sunshine!

Merriann






Monday, September 18, 2017

Artful Affair, Saturday September 23, 2017

I'd like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to my Ligonier Country Market customers.  You made this a record year for my tiny business and your support has meant so much!

Want more???  Saturday, September 23, 2017, is the Fall Artful Affair!  We have a full roster of talented and fun artisans, so please plan to stop by.  We'll have a cup of tea and a cookie waiting for you ;)



Happy fall!

Merriann

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The last Ligonier Country Market for the Season!


Spring and summer flew by and here we are preparing to say goodbye to the Ligonier Country Market and hello fall!  The studio has been humming with visions of juicy garnets and sparkling long gemstone strands, perfectly versatile for every temperature.  Drape them over that cashmere sweater or as the sun comes out and warms the day, wrap them around your wrist or double them about your neck for the perfect companion to the basic white T.


Fall also makes me think of the warm, supple feel of leather.  Summer designs were lighter and looser.  The new fall pearl and leather designs are tighter, fluid, with more heft.  Perfect for the transition into autumn.


Zippity Doodads will be at the Ligonier Country Market September 16, 8-noon.  If you can't make it but need a fix the next opportunity will be The Artful Affair (------> for details).  Keep checking back because more events are being added this fall/holiday season.  Too much creativity to expend!!


Best to you!

Merriann

Monday, July 31, 2017

Flying high this Summer!

I can't believe that Zippity Doodads has only two weeks left at the Ligonier Country Market: August 12 and September 16.  Time flies!  With that in mind, I'd like to introduce the latest Zippity Doodads design, a whimsical sterling kite with a bright red tail for good luck.  You can snag one of these little treats at the Market, at the upcoming Artful Affair on September 23rd, or at the Zippity Doodads Design store on Etsy.

I've been hanging these kites on leather, sterling chain, and a long, lush, red coral strand.  You choose which one is your favorite.....








Speaking of favorites....The dandelion designs have been seeing some very brisk sales.  I love the sweet little flower with the fluff blowing in the breeze.  They make great gifts for someone you think needs to "make a wish."  The earrings come in sterling and gold-filled and the charm has also been popular as a necklace or bracelet on leather or chain.

Hope to see you in Ligonier, at An Artful Affair, or maybe at the Museum Shop at the Westmoreland. There is always something new and shiny in stock...

Happy summer!

Merriann

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Announcing Ligonier Country Market Dates


Hello!  Drumroll please.......








Zippity Doodads will be in spot #102 the entire season, and you can find a map on the website:

http://www.ligoniercountrymarket.com/

Just go to the Vendor Tab.

Happy Spring! Hope to see you soon!

Merriann



Saturday, April 22, 2017

An Artful Affair



It is that time! We are kicking off the spring with An Artful Affair that is bursting with talent! There will be table linens, woven wearables, pottery, herbal soaps, hand-poured candles, pastries, needlework, oil paintings, reclaimed wood creations and of course, handmade jewelry....

Here are the details:


The Zippity Doodads studio has been bursting with creativity and not only will I have my new line of hand-forged sterling flowers, but the leather-pearl combo is evolving as well. Take a look:



If you are interested in seeing more you can find Zippity Doodads on Facebook and Instagram @zippitydoodads 

Need a quick fix? A gift ASAP? Then check out my Etsy Shop: Zippity Doodads Design.

With gratitude for my friends and customers,

Merriann