Monday, September 27, 2010

Planning for the Holiday Season...

After a sluggish holiday season in 2009, and an equally slow first 7 months of 2010, there seems to be signs of life in the economy. Now I find myself scrambling to put together a plan for the upcoming holiday shopping season...or at least to upgrade my current holiday plan.

A couple of my "staple" shows seem like they won't have fall/winter events this year (a further sign of the times?) and that has me looking to other venues and hoping to find a few with openings. This weekend, I did fill an opening on my holiday calendar by scheduling a Meet & Greet at my favorite handmade store, Jersey Made.

Jersey Made is located in the Mill Race Village section of Mount Holly, NJ, and I'll be appearing at the store on Friday, December 17th, from 5pm until ??. I will be displaying sea glass found all over the world, including some rare pieces/colors.

I'll have my wire wrapping tools with me, so if you have a piece of sea glass (or two) in your collection that you would like to have made into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, bring it with you. (or you could drop it off at the shop)

I will also have some loose jewelry quality pieces of sea glass (great for pendants), along with some pre-drilled sea glass. (perfect for earrings, bracelets or anklets) Create a piece of jewelry for yourself, or that "hard to buy for" person on your holiday shopping list. And while you are waiting for your sea glass to be turned into a gorgeous piece of jewelry, check out the handmade creations of more than 35 local artisans that display items at Jersey Made.

I will post more information on this blog as it becomes available, and if you would like to contact me, you can click on an item in my Etsy shop, and send me a convo. Or you can call or email Jersey Made for more info ( )

For those local to the Mount Holly area wanting more info, I will be appearing at the "Holiday Bazaar in November" in Vincentown (hosted by the Southampton Historical Society) on November 13th. The show runs from 9am-3pm.

'til next time...

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