Happy New Year !!!

31 Dec

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faintly elegant

27 Oct
faintly elegant

30 Aug

to live content

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to all bravely await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.”

― William Henry Channing

Displaying Jewelry – The Story so Far

3 Aug

I’ve been busy, setting up, arranging and rearranging my jewelry display at Craftshop na Méar, in the little town of Listowel in Co. Kerry. An Aladdins cave of colour and crafts that came into being at the end of last year. The building at 53 Church Street was built in 1819 and has all the charm and details of bygone days, a big stove in the hearth, chunky brickwork walls and flagstone floors. It’s a beautiful location to showcase local crafts and is now home to the work of 50 different craftspeople working in yarn, fabric, painting, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, metalwork, photography, and more. I was delighted to join the crew and was excited to bring my vintage inspired jewelry line 1801Vintage to the quaint surroundings of this historic building.
Setting up a display was, and continues to be, a daunting challenge. As the collection continues to grow I keep finding new ways to showcase the jewelry to its best effect. I was initially displaying beside the whitewashed wooden door which links the front to the larger back section of the store. The collection was smaller so the space was perfect.

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Situated now beside the beautiful stove I’m inspired by the building as I create the displays striving to maintain that rustic charm that the building conveys. And as the collection expands, the display continues to grow with it.

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Check out more about Craftshop na Méar and the historic building by following the links below:
Links: https://www.facebook.com/craftshopnamearlistowel
http://www.gokerry.ie/craftshop-na-mar/
http://churchstreet53.com/intro.html

Vintage Inspired Jewellery

24 Jan

1801Vintage

Having a lot of fun making jewellery and I thought I’d set up a little store so that you can enjoy it too. My vintage inspired Jewellery line 1801Vintage now available at

https://www.etsy.com/shop/1801vintage.

💝 Swing by for a little treat or maybe a gift 💝.

Fall Leaf Brooch

www.diyforstyle.etsy.com Jewellery Supplies for Handmade Accessories

25 Nov

etsy

My new store on Etsy, jewellery findings for your designs.  Lots of treasure to be added, keeping Facebook up to date with new listings, so like my page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diyforstyle/1405852139651346 for updates on the latest items.

keep it real nyc

2 Nov
keep it real nyc

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