Cheri and I have truly enjoyed fall show season! The crowds have been great. We'll have pictures to share later on.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thanks to the Tulsa World for featuring one of Cheri's bracelets in their article about Holiday Market! See it here: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20091007_41_A2_Silver107625&allcom=1
Saturday, October 10, 2009
We are enjoying the Holiday Market in Tulsa. If you are in the area please come by and see us today or tomorrow. The Junior League has done an outstanding job planning the show and there are some wonderful merchants. Across the aisle from us is the Tropical Tea Company (www.tropicalteaco.com) -- great tasting tea and interesting tea pots, including an electric one. The Christmas blend tea is awesome.
Monday, October 5, 2009
We would love to have you join our Silver Pansy Designs group on Facebook. Cheri has just uploaded pix of some of her new jewelry work. Don't miss it!
It's show season -- YEA!!! Not only is autumn my favorite season, but it's time for the holiday selling shows. We love the shows. Silver Pansy Designs is looking forward to seeing old friends at our shows and making new ones. We will have a larger booth and LOTS of new products from which you can select. Don't miss the beautiful new bracelets that Cheri has been working on. We also have a variety of textile items including cosmetic bags, tiny teepees that can hold coins or lipsticks or even a gift card, going out bags with beautiful genuine gemstone trim, fabric handbags with genuine leather handles. You can even custom order a bag -- however, we are accepting custom orders for delivery in January. All times before that are already taken! Fabrics for the textiles include cottons, silks, wool and brocade. They are all beautiful.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sorry for the length of time between posts! We've been traveling and moving -- our studios that is. Cheri and I both moved our studios to new spots in our homes -- yea! The necessary items had taken over and now they are restricted to a more reasonable spot that is out of constant view. We are both working on products that will be available this fall. It's been a great summer but we are looking forward to fall show season and to seeing friends along the way!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I've been working all week designing a custom order bag for a friend. It has crazy quilt patchwork accents. I am pleased with the results and hope she will be too! Meanwhile, I have managed to spread the fabrics all over my sewing area and make a tremendous mess. Creativity is not neat!!! It's so bad I refuse to show a picture. I'm excited to finish it and send it to her. Today is mostly sunny and somehow that improves the creative process. So much of this week has been dreary. It just doesn't inspire creativity. What about you?
Write and let Cheri and me know what type of jewelry and bags you're interested in. We are in "high design" mode. I'm thinking bags that have embroidered accents. I'm also working on evening bags that I'll send to Cheri for semi-precious gemstone accents. Send us a message or comment on this post and let us know what you think.
Check out our Silver Pansy Designs group on Facebook.
Have a good week!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Just for Her Expo. We had a great time and were able to showcase some of our new things. New handbags included the paisley linen, yellow dot, green Earth Day bag and flowered frame bag. We had a great time!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Part of the "behind the scenes" work of getting ready for a show is making sure that all of our props are ready and our poor lampshades were looking really bad. They had been through two seasons of Fall on the road shows and they were definitely showing the wear. Their poor little bead trim needed to be trimmed off! I've known since December that they needed to be redone, but have I done it -- NO! So early this morning I got out the fabric and started in. Here's my work in progress. I still have to put the binding on the top, but I am pleased with how it looks (never mind that the photo is slightly out of focus -- remember, I'm not a photographer). So our new pansy lampshades are coming to the Just for Her Expo (www.justforherexpo.com) in Overland Park KS this Friday and Saturday (29th & 30th) and so are we. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I hate to clean up my work space. I've always felt that a cluttered space equaled a creative mind. I know Cheri must feel the same way also because her work table is as much a mess as mine was. It just seems such a waste to clean everything up just to get it out again. But -- I was forced to organize my things a little and I have to admit that it is nice. Perhaps I'll remember that nice feeling and keep it a little cleaner!
Great things come from creative disorder and I'm deep into creativity. Keep watching! Have a wonderful weekend.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Cheri and I had a great trip yesterday to the gem show in Kansas City. Some of our favorite suppliers were there and we were able to purchase some really beautiful gems including our favorite London blue topaz! Keep watching to see the end result of some of the purchases!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Happy Saturday!!! Take a look at www.justforherexpo.com. We are going to be vendors at this Kansas City show on May 29 and 30. It's going to be great. Enter to win prizes, including a fine silver, tourmaline and freshwater pearl bracelet with a retail value of $315 donated by US! See the pics below for an idea of what the bracelet will look like.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
It's the most satisfying day and the most frustrating day! I've been working on a great bag with the most wonderful fabric -- that's the good. The frustrating is that everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. I am persistent, though. The satisfying will outweigh the frustrating. Only six weeks until the Just for Her Expo and I'm excited to be designing summer handbags for the first time. I can promise you there will be some great ones and Cheri has been hard at work on jewelry. She promised something with green garnets -- oooooo la la!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy, happy Easter!!! It is really starting to mentally feel like spring although the weather isn't cooperating. It was very cool yesterday.
I am looking at fabrics and thinking of all the wonderful handbags and handbag linings that will be created. I found the fabrics of Lila Tueller and think they are wonderful. Here's a link to her blog www.lilatuellerdesigns.blogspot.com. Let me know what you think.
Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
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Monday, April 6, 2009
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Monday, March 30, 2009
It's been a long time since our last post and a lot has happened. Spring has sprung and it's time for us to get with it. We've already had our first spring show. We're really excited to be a part of the Just for Her Expo on May 29 and 30 in Kansas City. More about this later.
We have an updated logo and web site and we are getting ready to list all our jewelry in our shop on Etsy. Don't worry -- you won't have to remember another web address because we'll link to it from www.silverpansy.com.
We're excited about the new directions that Silver Pansy Designs has gone and we are very excited about something new we have in the planning stages.
Thanks for sticking with us. Pictures of "in progress" items to be posted soon.