Archive for February 2010
Aiko Designs and 20+ other local Northern California designers will be participating in the Marin Store Sample Sale on Saturday, March 6 — hope you can join us in the fun!
Date/Time: Saturday, March 6, 9 AM-4 PM
Location: Marin Country Mart (formerly Larkspur Landing)
Exact Address: 2405 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939 (map)
Additional Perks: Parking is free and plentiful. Shoppers coming from San Francisco can take the ferry to Larkspur – Marin Country Mart is located directly across from the ferry terminal, with a convenient walking bridge between the two.
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This year’s February (versus August) Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia was full of crazy travel stories and talk about the weather. The artists near my booth at the show were from places such as Dallas, Portland, Baltimore and Santa Fe. Other artists came from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii.
The market wrapped up this past Monday and after several days of hard work I splurged on some jewelry for myself! Take a look at what I’m coveting now:
Caviar Ring by Stubborn Jewelry
Stubborn is by Melissa Stiles, a former architect who currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, two daughters and her admittedly scary looking dog!
I particularly liked this ring as it’s something that I would never make myself, it looks great on and adds a great pop of color to whatever I’m wearing.
I was weak and got two pieces from Cynthia Jones Jewelry. Cynthia lives in Santa Fe and creates lovely metal pieces in sterling silver, gold fill and copper. I love the brushed oxidized sterling silver pieces in her collection as well as these powder-coated copper rings (had to get one for myself!).
Take a look at the brushed, oxidized sterling silver “feather” earrings (love!)