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, November 14, 2012

Saturday's Trunk Show is all about the statement pieces!

I have been very busy in the studio...Oddly enough I haven't noticed if it was sunny or cloudy, cold or warm.  Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite is on repeat.  I have visions of my Sugar Plum Fairy(s) dancing in my head and I have read the Classy Girls Wear Pearls blog about the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker 10 times.  Thinking about what I will wear to the ballet, I re-focus on the stones and metals on the bench.  I have a renewed interest in the three precious stones: rubies, emeralds and sapphires.  It must be about the extra indulgence the holidays allow...If you have it, now is the time to wear it!  And faceted cabochons??  YES, please!  Don't worry, I have also been stringing 36" ropes of pearls and preparing a really sweet door prize for Saturday's trunk show. 


Inside the Zippity Doodads signature tote is: A Lenox holly candy dish to be filled with the delectable Lindt truffles; a minty seasonal votive and snowflake candle holder, A Starbucks hot chocolate kit and chocolate covered grahams, a box of fresh from the oven biscotti from Marlene's Baked Goods and a pair of "perfect for the season" ruby and druzy quartz earrings. (Total value over $100) Just enough sweet and sparkle!  Come and enter on Saturday, no purchase necessary and need not be present to win.  And yes, Marlene will be here with her pastries if you feel the need for a festive little treat!

Lastly, If there is something you see here on this post and you must have it, please email me and let me know, I'll be happy to reserve it!  Most of these pieces are one-of-a-kind and I won't have the time or materials to make duplicates before Christmas.

And after the all the jewelry has been made and Karen Good's trunk show is over, I hope to finish the decorating with a little inspiration from  Pottery Barn and the concept of "lodge meets Prepster"  Should be interesting...


Monday, November 5, 2012

Kicking off the holidays...

Save the date...

What a roller coaster ride this fall weather has been! One day it is warm and sunny and I pull out the browns and turquoise.  The next I am head to toe in sweaters and strands of pearls!  It is nice to be able to design a piece of jewelry to go with whatever you pull from the closet! 

It has been a very busy season...I have been working with The Westmoreland's Museum Shop to create a collection that tells more of a story and is more cohesive and consistently thematic.  I am grateful to Abby and Pat for their direction and I think we have landed on just the right mix for this time of year.  Here is a sneak peak at what will be premiering on Nov. 7, 2012 at the Holiday Marketplace Preview:

Gorgeous lustrous cultured pearls in 36" strands that can be looped, wrapped or boldly worn at full length.  They are so rich but so affordable!

Here are some of the colors the shop is carrying...

And of course what holiday would be complete without the Ice Cubes for your cocktail party or festive frolicking?

I am also busy in the studio preparing for my next two big events: My Holiday Trunk Show Nov 17th and a trunk show in Ellicott City, MD sponsored by the most gracious hostess, Karen Good.  As my  bench clears and the designs come to life I will post pictures...
Thank you for your patronage and support!!
Best to you,