Friday, May 28, 2010

Upcoming Exhibitions & Art Shows

2nd Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbor
May 29-30, 2010
Hilton Head, SC

20th Anniversary Art in the Village
June 5-6, 2010
Cleveland, OH

Downtown Louisville Art Festival at Fourth Street Live!
June 12-13, 2010
Louisville, KY

2010 Boardwalk Art Show Festival
June 17-20, 2010
Virginia Beach, VA

49th Annual Downtown Grand Haven Art Festival
June 26-27, 2010
Grand Haven, MI

East Hampton Fine Arts Festival
July 3-5, 2010
Amagansett, NY

American Orchid Society Project
Don and I have been very fortunate over the past few years to have cultivated a wonderful relationship with the American Orchid Society. One outgrowth of this relationship has been a new line of Sterling Silver charms called AOS Charm  Braceletthe "AOS Winner's Circle". These charms were sculpted using AOS award winning flowers as the models.

With the purchase of any of these charms comes a small card which has a picture of the award winning flower as well as a brief history of the awards it's won and it's origins. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of these charms will be donated back to the American Orchid Society.

The charm bracelet pictured is also part of the "AOS Winners Circle" line. It features 12 gauge jump ring construction, lending itself to easy attachment and rearrangement of charms as well as a very strong framework to hold these beautiful miniature works of art. Also features a large Infinity clasp making it easy to put on and secure to wear anywhere.

New Product Announcement:
Fan Coral Bracelet with
Australian Boulder Opal

From my first glimpse of this Boulder Opal stone, I knew I wanted to make something spectacular with it! It has such depth and color, it takes me back to the Bahamas, snorkeling over a sandy bottom with outcroppings of rock and coral.

This Fan Coral Bracelet design was formed from overlapping fan coral shapes in Sterling Silver and 14K Gold. If you squint your eyes, you'll see the movement of the fan coral in the ocean current. The resulting effect adds dimension and movement to the piece, and creates a magnificent frame to display the Boulder Opal.

This new piece was first shown at The Gasparilla Arts Festival in St Petersburg, Florida. It was selected for judging, and ultimately received an Award of Merit! What an honor!
Click here for additional information.
New Product Announcement:
Mini Ghost Orchid Earrings
Since the introduction of our full size Ghost Orchid Pendant, many of you have requested a smaller version either for earrings or for a more petite pendant. took a while, but they're ready now! Ghost Orchid  Earrings

As you can see in the attached picture, the new design has a new "personality" with it's "legs" taking a much more natural twist. I hope you like the look, it makes me smile every time I look at it!

These new Mini Ghost Orchids are available in three earring configurations...stud, lever back, and french wire. Also available are pendant and lapel pin.
Click here for details.