Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tagged!

Ok, I have been tagged by Megan! I must admit, i love stuff like this, so here it goes!

5 random, weird, or interesting facts about myself:

1. I believe whole-heartedly that life should be set to music.

2. I have binders (plural) full of ideas for my wedding.

3. I still sleep with a blanket. I got over being embarrassed about it in high school.

4. I can eat an entire can of olives (or more!) in one sitting.

5. I could roll in fields of poison ivy or oak, and nothing will happen to me. Just not allergic!


Ok, tag Eliza!
Sunday, November 25, 2007

Big Announcement!

In an attempt to remain/become a fresh and interesting jewelry designer, i have decided to phase out the older lines i have been working with.

Liz Mathews Jewelry Design's new focus will be mainly work with lucite, images, and color. (In other words, all the most recent work that i have done) Its a big, scary, and exciting step for me since i have yet to have any success with the lucite jewelry. But my gut tells me im on to something, and I think I should give it my best shot! Wish me luck!



With that being said, I still have some of my older work available in my shop, but once its gone, its gone! I do not plan on making any more of this work in the near future, so if you have had your eye on something, be sure to get it now!



Going....


Going...



Gone!

All of my work (old and new) will be available at the Holiday Heap on December 1st! Be there or be square!

I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, suggestions (support!!), on the big announcement!!
Monday, November 19, 2007

Knoxville TN, Here I Come!!!

I am happy to announce that I have just sent my FIRST trunk show down to Knoxville TN!! Just in time for the holidays, you can find all new work at DoubleCross! If you are in the Knoxville area, stop in and have a look!
Doublcross is located at: 4028 Papermill Drive, #9. Knoxville TN 37909
Thursday, November 15, 2007

What Gives...!

I just found out that I was included in the holiday ("What Gives...") gift guide of the City Paper! There is a special section on giving local jewelers work as a gift, and I just happen to be there!!!Such unexpected, exciting news to hear. I had no idea....

So far, i have only been able to find one copy of the newspaper that came out yesterday, so I'm hoping lots of people are reading!!!
Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Boutique Industry

Through The Blissful blog, I discovered that shop owner Abby Kerr also maintains a blog called A Boutique Industry.

"A Boutique Industry is designed to speak to other women who have chosen a lifestyle of entrepreneurship, or who dream of doing so. With honesty and humor, Abby discusses the ups and downs, highs and lows, decisions and moments of destiny, that go into starting and running a creative business."

AWESOME! You just have to read it and you will see what I mean. There is such a wide variety of topics addressed, which speak to such a wide range of entrepreneurs. I suggest starting back at the beginning of the blog, as I am doing. How to approach galleries, finding funding, branding yourself, creating your nitch are just SOME of the topics that are covered in the first month of blog entries.

Whirlwind Weekend

So what is a decor-loving, Paris-obsessed shopaholic supposed to do when she sees pictures like these from a store called The Blissful in Canton Ohio???...



The logical, responsible, and reasonable answer is to look longingly at the photos and wait until the store begins selling online in January (yes, mark your calenders now!). Yes, that would be the smart thing to do...

But its not what I did. Instead, I got my mom excited about the store too, and convinced her that we needed to take a spur-of-the-moment road trip five and a half hours away to do a little Christmas shopping. I love my mom...she's the only person I know as crazy as me! We had the best time, and I cant begin to tell you how wonderful The Blissful was!


I had been in touch with the owner, Abby Kerr before we arrived on Saturday morning, and she couldn't have been more helpful or friendly! When we got there, we found The Blissful had been transformed for their French-Inspired Noel Celebration, and was filled to the brim with the most gorgeous items I could ever imagine for the holiday season. Every nook and cranny had wonderful items for my mom and I to pour over, and we had to walk around several times just to make sure we saw everything. I LOVE shops like that. I highly recommend that anyone who is even remotely close to Canton Ohio makes the trip as soon as possible! (and by close, i do mean within a six hour drive ; ) ) A visit to The Blissful is a truly great way to get into the holiday spirit!
PS- The Blissful has a blog too!





Thursday, November 8, 2007

New Petite Pendants











These are hot off the bench! Im calling them Petite Pendants, and as you can see, they are pretty tiny, and really sweet. They will be available on my shop sometime today!






Monday, November 5, 2007

Its begining to look a lot like Christmas...


I just signed up for the 2nd Annual Holiday Ornament swap! The swap is coordinated by Freshly Blended and Cake & Pie. You can sign up to participate in the swap through either of their blogs.

All you have to do is make 8-10 fun ornaments to mail to other participants, then sit back and wait to receive 8-10 exciting new ornaments in the mail! A perfect way to incorporate a handmade holiday in to your home! You can choose to swap nationally, or internationally. I chose internationally, and cant wait to see where I will be getting work from.

Sign ups end Friday, so dont delay!

Here I Am!

Poppytalk Handmade Market launched today! Here is a link to my page!
Sunday, November 4, 2007

12 Linden

You def want to stop by this new etsy shop!
12 Linden is owned and operated by my very good friend Eliza Mundy!
Her shop already has a nice, unified feeling of nature, which is SO Eliza. I know that 12 Linden will soon have even more fabulous pieces in shop, so keep checking back.

NOVEMBER

How did it get to be November already, YIKES!

Poppytalk's Handmade Market opens tomorrow!!! Im so excited for more people to see my work! Im really looking forward to seeing the response. It was such a needed vote of confidence to be selected for the market, and it came at a time i really needed it. Thanks Poppytalk!

I spent Friday night in the studio with some of my old towson buddies Annie and Beth. We were there til 2 am, just like the good old days. and nothing i tried to do that night worked out, that was just like the good old days too! Oh well, the company was great, and i loved getting the chance to work next to other people, just bouncing ideas off one another and sharing tips. That communication is invaluable, and im lucky to have such talented, knowledgeable people in my immediate community.

For all the work i did from 7pm to 2am, this is all i have to show you....ughhh. But at least you get an idea of work that is coming soon!

I was busy adding new stuff to my etsy shop this weekend as well. Check it out!

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