Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Love this!

I thought it would be fun every once in a while to post some images of some of the amazing jewelery that I happen across while surfing the web. Today I came across this necklace. It is made from steel and 18kt gold and is by jewelry artist Donna D Aquino. I love the mixing of non traditional materials with precious metal. Check out some of her other work on her website too. Its amazing!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Halloween in April in NYC

I spent the past Thursday in NYC with some friends. We went to see the Tim Burton Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC , and If I hadn't been so busy since then I would have posted about it sooner, because today is the last day to see it and it was DEFINITELY worth going to see. "A Nightmare Before Christmas" is my all time favorite animated movie. There were sketches and props from that movie at the exhibit as well as things from "Mars Attacks", "Edward Scissorhands", "The Corpse Bride", "Batman Returns" and many other movies as well as random sketches & figurines of crazy little characters Tim Burton came up with. You can still check out most of the exhibit online by following the link I posted above but I am not sure how long the exhibit will be online for since today is the last day it will be in the museum. Later that same evening we ended up at "The Addams Family" musical (which was my favorite TV show growing up) in the center of the theater 4th row from the stage which was AWESOME! The characters were dead on and even Cousin It and Thing make an appearance. This is a new musical so it will be ther for a while. Definitely something else to check out in NYC if you get a chance!

One of the many sketches from the Tim Burton Exhibit at MOMA

One of the items for purchase at the theater

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wearable Art & Craft Show 4/17/10

Packing up the car for the Wearable Art & Craft Show that takes place tomorrow. Not only is show 5 mins away from my house it also supports a great cause. Come check it out!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My first survey....

So yesterday I came across a marketing blog that talked about different ways to find your target market and to find out what your customers want. One of the ideas was to come up with a survey of questions which you could ask people to fill out so you can learn more about your work, what customers liked and didn't like, etc. So I did just that. I came up with a few questions that would help me which way i should take my next line of jewelry. Should it be shiny or oxidized? Should I use stones and if so what colors? And other questions like that. So far I have received answers from 9 people and still have 6 more days to go before the survey closes and I can tally up the results. If you would like to take the survey you can find it here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My favorite pair of new earrings...

Just wanted to share one of my most recent creations with you that once again was created from some pieces headed for the scrap pile and turned out to be one of my new favorite designs!

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