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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Celebrating Evolution

Caveat: This is not a political statement, this is a celebration!!

Today is a day about women.  And I decided I would wait until this notable day to launch a new exciting venture for Zippity Doodads....My Etsy Shop is now open for business!  Look for Zippity Doodads Design under the Shops tab on Etsy

Most of you know that I am a tiny, woman-owned business and have been established as Zippity Doodads since 2002.  This has been such a rewarding creative outlet and recently it has been carrying lots of positive momentum, so it certainly felt like the right time to expand access to my designs. I've made it easier for you to shop at Zippity Doodads. You can still find new pieces at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, the Artful Affair on April 29th, the Ligonier Country Market this summer,  by contacting me directly, and now on Etsy.

If you want to express yourself today, I encourage you not to boycott, but to instead show your support and solidarity by spending your money at women-owned businesses and support their efforts.  Do it joyfully, and purposefully and it becomes a satisfying transaction all the way around!  I'm not walking off my job today, I am expanding it!!  This is my way of celebrating my economic impact. 

On International Women's Day 2017 many are echoing the theme: 
help forge a better working world

This is me, doing my part, because trust me, adding an Etsy store is a big change for me :)

Oh, and here is a peek at what is available....

Love and gratitude to all my customers!


Monday, February 6, 2017

Some flowers and bubbly

Celebrating Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day? Either way, Zippity Doodads has just what you need for that special girl in your life....What better than flowers that never wilt or die and bubbles that never go flat?!

Handworked sterling shaped and stamped into funky flower pendants or delicate earrings are perfect for Valentine's Day or as a hopeful reminder that spring is around the corner.

And I am still loving the effervescence of the bubbles as either earrings or that clean, solitary pendant. I really like the combination of champagne pearls and the sterling bubble pendant.

You can purchase any of the items shown by emailing me: and we'll get those in the mail ASAP.

So be sweet to your sweetie and send some flowers and bubbly her way.
Happy Valentine's Day💕


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Looking for a little levity

Is it the weather that has you in a funk? Are you exhausted by the political rhetoric? Is it the post holiday blues?  Well I am refocusing and looking for a little levity, care to join me?

This Christmas brought Zippity Doodads a tool that has been on the Christmas list for 15 years.  After familiarizing myself with the capabilities and on a steep refresher course curve I am getting pretty excited about the new designs for 2017.  I am working on items for the Westmoreland Museum in Greensburg, PA as well as the Ligonier Country Market and the Artful Affairs.

This is where the levity comes in.  Few things can coax a smile from me like a glass of bubbly...With that in mind I am using bubbles in many designs. I mean, really, how charming and fun and non-toxic are bubbles, for heavens sake?! Let them adorn your ears, grace your neck...Maybe your wrist?  BUBBLES folks. I am smiling just writing the word.  Oh, and I am using that new Flex Shaft Prodigy Tool to evolve my leaves and bring to life some funky, abstract flowers.  Flowers and bubbles.  Yeeeeeessssss!!!

I've turned up the music (Emile Sande, Breathing Underwater is pumping through the studio) pulled another Americano and put on the safety goggles.  Fixing my focus, rolling up my sleeves, and plunging into 2017!

Here is a sample of what this year has in store for you from Zippity Doodads...

Wishing you all peace,



Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017 is bringing fresh ideas.....

Chaos breeds creativity, right?  Music is thumping in the studio and ideas are evolving.  Stay tuned.....

Happy 2017!


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Holiday Trunk Show

I know that Halloween was just a few days ago but as a small business owner I am looking toward the holiday season.  I'm preparing for my Holiday Trunk Show (Yes, Marlene will be here with her baked goods) and thinking of pieces that would make lovely, versatile gifts for that deserving girl on your list. Or maybe you need something for the holiday cocktail party? Evening out with friends? Nutcracker ballet? Rest assured I will have plenty of standards: sparkling quartz, classic pearls, and stocking stuffers. A peek at what I'm working on today....

Metals! Gold and silver....Always appropriate and wearable with everything.

So put the election behind you and stop in Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 11-3.  Marlene and I will be here with coffee and cookies and a nice selection of Zippity Doodads.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fall Artful Affair

There has been a lot of behind the scenes preparation for the Artful Affair on October, 1st and I am so pleased to welcome 11 artists to share the day and my home!  This year we have the following:

  • Springwater Hills Pottery
  • Helen C Stetina, Helen's Treasures (incredible punch needle work)
  • Marlene's Baked Goods (my talented mother and her decadent desserts)
  • Denise Maughan, oil painter
  • Curious Cat and Painted Dog (everything you need to decorate for the season)
  • Pamelajean Werner, woven wear (I am a fan of her wraps)
  • Log House Candle Co.
  • Rustic Frames by Cherise (excited to have her in my house so I can have my latest orders delivered personally ;)
  • Hooktastic Designs (hats? wreaths? new baby means new surprises from Lauren)
  • Nisey's Wine Drops

The house will be bustling, coffee will be poured, and it doesn't matter what the weather because we are all under roof!

Stop by: 1104 Middletown Rd, Greensburg  11-3.

Looking forward to welcoming you to my favorite event!


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