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 ;)
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!!
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.
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.
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:
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: email@example.com 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💕
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...