Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Art of the Seal

Here they are! This is the new display, showing all of our current Victorian Charms wax seal designs, their individual illustrations and an impression from each antique seal beside it. Now that we're already well into the next collection, it won't be long before there's a companion to frame!

StyleMax in Chicago

Why the long absences from this blog? Well, we've been working with our wonderful new representatives and attending trade shows and trunk shows. I had the privilege of spending Friday at Our Gallery, in the completely adorable resort town Pentwater, Michigan. The prior weekend, Cindy Quigley (of CindyGert fame) and I had a wonderful weekend at the StyleMax Show in Chicago. (Here we are in front of my favorite kitchen showroom in the Merchandise Mart.) We also had a wonderful time strolling along Michigan Avenue and exploring the Wicker Park area. Fun and inspiring!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Such is the Good Life

Here is another custom design we recently created using our Victorian*Charms. The charm on this necklace depicts a ship tossed on the seas and reads "Such is Life". (It was created from our private collection of antique Victorian-era British wax seals.) The charm is suspended on a very nice petite cable chain along side a freshwater pearl charm. This was created for a customer as a gift for a loved one who had weather a number of storms in life and always created happy outcomes for herself and those around her. That is the spirit indeed!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Custom Creations

We have been busily working on our first full wholesale line while also creating a number of custom pieces for our clients. These two necklaces are custom versions of our Do! Drops designs -- one in kyanite (a gemstone that resembles blue sapphire) and the other in green topaz. Both pendants feature the "Forget Me Not" motif from our Victorian*Charms line, based on impressions from antique wax seals.

The colors of these gemstone were dazzling and added extra interest to such meaningful birthday gifts. It's always a pleasure to work on a project like this. We thought they were terrific!