This November I had an incredible opportunity to team up with MINI USA for the MINI Reinvented campaign, a celebration of craftsmanship and a look at the all new MINI Clubman. I was one of eight San Francisco makers chosen to talk about the design and execution of my collection to their visitors, and of course, to show off a little jewelry. The pictures below were captured by their lovely photographers at the event. Visit the link above for even more!
While I feel like I’m still cutting my teeth on the trade show circuit, I’m pretty proud of how my booth display has come along! August 2-5th I exhibited at the San Francisco International Gift Fair. I was happy to unveil a number of the new exhibiting assets I researched and acquired as of late: handsome flooring, a compact display system with freshly cut, stained and varnished wood panels, and a handful of linen displays for the brand new bridal collection. Everything went off without a hitch, and we’re adding some great new retailers to the roster this fall. Stay tuned!
A 5×10′ booth came with pipe and draped walls and lighting. In this photo I have hung banners, installed the first section of my new floors, assembled the framework for the display cases, and begun to add in the wooden paneling.
It’s opening day! Here’s a view of my booth filled with jewelry from across the aisle. Show-goers rarely stop to see the booth head on like in this photo, so I made sure to hang my banners with enticing product photos where they would make the most impact to passers by.
As a jewelry lover and maker, I’ve long adored the blog Jewelry Fashion Tips. Amy’s quick wit and undeniable jewelry sense makes her blog a super fun read. This week I was just tickled to see her review of the Gallery of Jewels Summer of Love Bridal Event and find this photo of her wearing the new Green Diamond Empire Engagement Ring. Thanks so much for the nod, Amy! You always wear diamonds so well…
A full bridal offering has been something on my mind (and on my to-do list) for quite some time. Over the past year I have worked through prototypes, traveled to hand select diamonds and gems, carved, cast, and experimented. The culmination of this hard work and my ever-growing vision is something I am so honored to finally share with you.
Gallery of Jewels has been so gracious to offer me a slot in their Summer of Love Bridal Event to launch the new collection in style. From July 11th through 27th you can visit the entire grouping (over 50 rings and bands!) in person at their 24th Street Gallery. Best of all, they’ll be hosting a special event with me on Saturday, July 12th, where you can pick my brain about all things bridal. I hope to see you there!
What a big weekend! I need to send out the warmest, most heartfelt thanks to those who shopped the SF Made Holiday Fair and the White Barn Winter Fair this weekend. Having two successful shows back-to-back is more than a girl could ask for!
If you still need to shop for some jewelry gifts, the 20% Off Holiday Website Sale is still going strong. Over 100 items are in stock and ready to ship with complimentary domestic USPS priority shipping.
Truth be told, I’d really love to see you all again! So I’m hoping you’ll join me at my final trunk show of the season on December 22nd at Crown Nine. See their lovely flyer and trunk show lineup below. See you there!
It may be crunch time in my studio this month, but make no mistake: this is the very best time of the year. Gift fairs and trunk shows give me the opportunity to get out in the world and meet great people like you! Consider shopping with me one-on-one at either of the following events this weekend.
The first is the White Barn Winter Fair in St Helena, California. The fifth annual fair is held in the historic carriage house in the heart of wine country. Join us by the heat of a wood burning fire at this intimate shopping event featuring just a 20 artists from around the Bay Area. Ceramics, textiles, prints, home goods, and *ahem* jewelry are all up for sale in this laid back three-day event.
Friday 5pm-8:30pm – Preview Night ($15 suggested donation for the White Barn Arts foundation)
Saturday & Sunday – 11am-4pm open to public
Next is the SF Made Holiday Gift Fair in the Fort Mason’s Fleet Room in San Francisco. SF Made is a non-profit organization which promotes the manufacturing sector in San Francisco. Their organization has helped to support the creation and innovation of hundreds of small businesses that foster local employment opportunities. Their roster of members features some of the best handmade goods around. Due to the large number of vendors, their Saturday & Sunday show will feature a different selection of businesses -so consider dropping by both days!
You will find me at this show on Sunday, December 8th 10am-5pm
If you can’t make it to the shows in person, you can still shop my collection online and treat yourself to 20% off with the code HOLIDAY20.
Last week was a pretty huge milestone for Corey Egan Metalsmithing. COEUR LA was my very first wholesale trade show! It also marked my first show outside of the Bay Area. Below are some of the photos of my lovely booth at the Cooper Design Space, complete with brand new wooden fixtures and displays created by David Leggett.
COEUR was a relaxed, fun environment filled with incredible accessories, clothing, shoes and home goods. The show was held during LA’s fashion week on the 11th floor of the Cooper Design Space, which really was the place-to-be for fashion week shows and activities. I was fortunate to meet some incredible new retailers during this visit which will be announced in the weeks to come. Thanks for a great time Los Angeles! Until next time…
Big big things are happening round the shop as of late. Piles of jewelry are in the works as I prepare for a bustling holiday season and the introduction of some new stores to my set of stockists. All this activity would not be complete without a few appearances around town, so I’ll be vending at Urban Air Market next Sunday, August 18th in San Francisco. You’ll find this FREE one-day-only event at Pier 70 in San Francisco’s Dogpatch district. I’m a fan of the Dogpatch not only because I was married there this summer, but also because I feel it’s creative potential bursting at the seams. Throw in a couple of food trucks and some great shopping and it’s a done deal. Join me as I show off your favorite designs as well as samples and one-of-a-kinds for a steal!
Urban Air Market
Pier 70 @ 22nd Street, San Francisco CA
In just three weeks I’ll be showcasing my collection at the 4th Annual White Barn Winter Fair! This event is sure to get you in the holiday spirit as you sip wine and hot apple cider in a fire-warmed barn in beautiful wine country. The shopping selection will be sure to please. In addition to jewelers like myself, you’ll also find stationery, fine art, textiles, artisan foods & coffee and more! 7×7 Magazine listed last year’s event one of the Top 10 things to do in wine country for the holidays.
Friday, November 30th is a special preview night from 5-8:30. With a donation of $15 to benefit nimbus arts you can have first pick of the goods and enjoy wine and desserts in the cozy atmosphere. The event opens with free admission the following morning. I hope to see you there!