Its almost showtime, .....Mike and I will be in and around the San Francisco Bay area at juried art and wine shows from now until Christmas...... Beginning next weekend we will be starting out in Alamo, CA. for the Alamo Jewelr, Fine Art, and Wine Mothers Day Weekend. Come out and see us and help to
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We have been busy designing our spring and summer collections the past couple months with a special emphasis on coordinating stacked and layered boho chic jewelry. Here are a couple shots of the tidy areas of the shop. My beading area gets a bit messy with all the beads I choose from so we will leave that part out this time around.
The beaded strands will become our own bohemian sling designs. Mike adds the leather and wire to my beaded designs. You can see a necklace example in this picture below.
Mike designs the PMC bronze clay pieces and has worked on a large batch of handmade focal and earring designs over the last 10 day period. He will be wire wrapping and assembling his handmade components all week. He also has a collection of hand forged wire wrapped, Turquoise, Lemon Quartz, and Coral gemstone, Swarovski crystal and Czech glass earrings in pretty spring colors. His earrings are all original, handmade and lightweight. They are the most comfortable earrings I have ever worn. His attention to the details shows in his craftsmanship.
I have been stringing an assortment of layered glass and stone necklace, bracelets and anklets. You can find several lengths and styles. Some of them include my favorite art beads. These can be worn several ways including layered with other lengths as a necklace, wrapped 3 or 4 times as a bracelet or wrapped 2 times for an anklet. These designs are fun to add color and textures and dress up your casual summer wardrobe. You might want several color combos, I know need some in every color!!
I love to work with leather and assorted fibers for the boho look and feel of these hand tied Acai berries and glass beads for a casual organic look.
We will be introducing several new styles that we created and design together including stone and glass and leather in a bohemian sling and a beaded, chain and tassel style.
These look great with other beaded pieces or worn alone.
You can find our schedule on the calender of our website at Designs in the Light with more information about each festival.
Alamo Jewelry, Fine Art and Wine Show May 10-11
Walnut Creek Art and Wine Festival May 31, June 1
Novato Art and Wine Festival June 14- 15
Alameda Art and Wine Festival July 26-27
Lafayette Art and Wine Festival September 20-21
Pleasant Hill Art Jazz and Wine Oct 4-5
You can also find us year around at In the Mix Boutique at 11 Town Square, downtown Vacaville and Harney Lane Winery in Lodi on Harney Lane.
We have applied to several more shows and will post as soon we are accepted. These are all first class juried art shows and well worth your time to come out and see us. If you live in the Northern CA area we hope to see you there. If not watch our website Designs in the Light and
Etsy shop Designs in the Light for more regular updates.
We have lots to add, and after we jumped through all the hoops for the new name process and branding our line, production had to come first this spring.
We hope you like what you see and would love it if you leave a comment, you know just to let us know how we are doing and what you might like to see.