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.

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Since 2002

Thursday, May 23, 2013

You know it is summer when...

I am totally focused on hammering out new pieces for the 2013 debut of Zippity Doodads at the Ligonier Country Market on Saturday! I love market season and seeing old friends. The offerings at our market are top notch and range from furniture and hula hoops, to produce and the best Arancini I have ever eaten.  Did I mention crocheted hats?  Look up my friend Lauren Etling at Hooktastic, and she is sure to put a smile on your face Ask about her dog hats (inside joke, she would be delighted to tell you the story.) And of course, the market is filled with hand made jewelry from lots of artists representing the areas top talent.  I will be in the middle row all season.  Check the side bar for dates.
So, what am I making you ask? And what is the source of my inspiration? Well, as much as I try to resist turquoise (or seaspray, or whatever perfect aqua,) I am always drawn to it.  I think it is because I love orange so much and they are a great combo.  Check out Boden for an example of this yummy pairing. How about those loafers?? And I am a sucker for a crisp white shirt. I may have to do a little shopping after the market!
So, as a response to the color pairing of turquoise and orange I give you....

The coral beads in these pieces look like persimmon fruit to me!

Now, those who know me, know that I can't resist a pearl and use them respectfully in contemporary but clean designs. This summer I have fallen in love with stick pearls.  So many of my customers have commented that they look like jacks, that I have cleverly named these creations The Jack Collection. There are some bold necklaces and eye catching arm candy incorporating these stunning pearls and some favorite stones such as watery green amethyst, chalcedony and pink opal.  Take a peek:

Congratulations! As a reward for reading my entire blog, mention that you saw this and receive a 10% discount at all my market appearances this summer.

Happy shopping and hope to see you 'round the market!