Well my friends we are getting pummeled again by yet another Winter snow storm. I can't stand this weather, I'm truly sick of it. But all the snow aside, I have wonderful news!
There is a new shop opening up in Newburyport, MA. They found me on Etsy, and invited me to be a part of their shop by displaying my work there. The process was juried, and they loved my work so this past Saturday my parents and I drove the three hours up to Newburyport to present my pieces to them. The shop is run by three sisters who have recently retired from their lifelong career's and are devoting their time now to promoting local artisans and their handmade art. All three are very enthusiastic women and as nice as could be, it's going to be such a pleasure working with them!
As I was not sure of the size of the space that I would be working with, I only brought with me a small selection of pieces in a variety of styles. I clearly did not bring enough with me because she was ready to pull the jewelry that my mother and I were physically wearing off of us! :) They did place an order with me for an additional 72 items that they will be rotating around depending on color themes and they want some available on reserve in case something sells then they will have something to put in it's place. That's a TON of work that I have to do to get ready for this and so my job over the next 30 days is going to be feverishly beading away and designing special pieces for this new shop.
Their grand opening is on April 1, 2009 so I'll be adding their shop information to my blog as soon as it's available. I'm so excited! This is such a boost to my designing ego and it's just what I needed to get motivated. I have a couple of glass artists that I need to contact directly for beads, and I'll be doing that over the next month as well.
I have two home shows to get ready for as well in the next two months so there will be loads of pictures coming of the new pieces. Stay tuned! :)