This year I skipped the gift of treats which I usually send to my galleries in favor of something a little more personal. My Dad and I made wood turned pens from bloodwood and zebrawood on my Grandfather’s lathe. It is a hobby my father picked up a year ago and knew I would also enjoy . Each one takes about an hour to create and is finished with gold plated findings. The founder of Makers Market took a moment to write about receiving her gift.
A friendly reminder that today is the cutoff date for online orders to have Christmas Delivery. If you prefer to pick up your gift in person, consider shopping with me at my Trunk Show tomorrow at Makers Market in San Francisco from 12-6pm or drop by Monday night during Open Studio Hours from 5-8pm.
On the heels of our last custom project, monogram cufflinks, is this hand fabricated pair of cufflinks utilizing Egyptian coins. These coins, which are no longer in circulation, feature intricate imagery and two-tone metals. I placed into a simple heavy bezel with sturdy cufflink backs. The detail in these coins makes one want to dig the change from their pockets and dream about the possibilities.
This pair of silver cufflinks was a gift from bride to groom on their wedding day. They were created in partnership with Zaver and Mor in Berkeley, CA and engraved by Chris Neff.
The onset of wedding season means it’s time to find the perfect wedding gifts. This friend dared to go off-registry with a pair of pave diamond necklaces celebrating the two grooms distinct personalities. Their night and day contrast illustrates that each is the perfect counterpart for the other. We leveled up once more with personalized engraving on the pendant’s backside.
Fragment necklaces with pave diamonds are currently available via custom order only. Contact for pricing and details.
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.
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!