Aiko Designs site update

Check out the updates to Aiko Designs as well as some new pieces here!

New pieces – sneak peek!

I have some new designs to share with you. Here’s a sneak peek – more to come soon!

Spessartite Pyramid Earrings

Spessartite is an orange variety of garnet, and is sometimes known as mandarin garnet.

Blue tourmaline blocks necklace

Blue tourmalines are one of the rarest colors of tourmaline (pinks and greens are more common). These rectangle blocks of tourmaline vary in shape and shade. Get one in sterling silver and one in gold fill!

Unique SF – Entreprenuers are the new rock stars…

One thing I got out of the Unique SF vendor meeting was the incredible support for the artists, designers, makers and entrepreneurs that make up the event.  It’s nice to be appreciated as an artist that works hard to make nice things — so, thank you Unique!  I’m really excited to do this show.  Hope you can make it…

WHEN: June 30 & July 1 (Saturday & Sunday) // 11am – 6pm both days
WHERE: The Concourse Exhibition Center’s East Hall in the Design District (620 7th Street, at Brannan)

COST: $10 at the door or pre-sale online, wristbands are good for re-entry both days – 10% of all ticket sales go to the fantastic local non-profit organization 826 Valencia. (Kids 12 and under are free)

Popuphood 6 month celebration

Pumpkin House Spring Craft Sale

Get your mother’s day shopping done at the Pumpkin House Spring Craft Sale!

Please join us Sunday, May 6th from 11am-3pm

5275 James Ave. Oakland, CA (map)

Philipp Striebe | C A L I F O R N I A P O L A R O I D

Friday, May 4, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Please join us! RSVP here.

DJ + all the newest spring jewelry and accessories

Check out a different First Friday scene this month in Old Oakland and Jack London:

NEW GALLERIES
Res Ipsa 455 17th
Pro Arts 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Hive 301 Jefferson
Swarm 560 2nd St.
Betti Ono 1804 Telegraph
Oaklandish 1444 Broadway
Marion & Rose’s Workshop 461 9th
Crown Nine 461A 9th
Urban Legend Cellars 621 4th St.

POPUPHOOD FAVS
Piper and John General Goods
Manifesto Bikes
Sticks and Stones Gallery

GOOD DRINKS
Miel Tequila Bar
The Nite Light
The Trappist
Leige
Beer Revolution
Linden Street Brewery
Periscope Cellars

GOOD EATS
Tamarindo
B Restaurant
The Trappist
817
Cosecha
Haven
Bocanova

Vitus

Trunk show at Rue Atelier this Saturday

I’m excited to be included in the Sophia Reyes trunk show at Rue Atelier in Berkeley this Saturday from 1-5pm. Check out Sophia’s gorgeous designs and oin us for cupcakes, champagne, jewelry & fashion, it’s gonna be fun… (map)

Clarendon JBBP Tomodachi Auction is today!

Clarendon Alternative Elementary School in San Francisco has a flourishing Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP).  Tonight is their incredible annual (2012) Tomodachi Auction! Clarendon Auction

When and Where?

Aiko Designs is a proud donor to this event !  The amazing list of donors is here and includes ice cream makers (Bi-Rite Creamery anyone?!), bakeries, yoga, golf, and so much more.

Judy Johnson Williams closing reception @ Crown Nine

There’s still time to see these stunning pieces by Judy Johnson Williams. Stop by Crown Nine in Old Oakland for some First Friday fun and enjoy these beauties while they are still there.

Upcoming Classes at Crown Nine

Join Aiko Designs, Sarah Swell and Kate Ellen at one of our upcoming classes at Crown Nine!  The first class on Sunday, January 22nd is a Jewelry Stamping class, followed by a free Sandcasting Demo on Sunday, February 5th, as well as a Wax Carving class on Sunday, February 12th.

Please join us, pick up some skills, and have loads of fun at one (or all) of these. Registration links are above through Eventbrite.  See you there!