Important Brown Dog Studio Tidbits

Monday, September 27, 2010

working on...CHARMS...and GivE-AWaY

big charms, bitty charms...
Nebraska charms, fairy charms...
school charms (Omaha this week, Lincoln next week!)...
Twinkles and sticks...
Words and glitter...

It seems every time I think I have fun charms ready for my fall shows, I need to fill in more (hooray, but I need something to take to shows!)

I wanted to post the my new "N" glitter on black...but it sold yesterday at the open house, so I'll slip the photo in later when I finish another one!

I almost forgot to announce this week's give-away...I'm so busy chuckling over some new fairy additions I'm working on this week...shh...they're a secret until my next 2 shows...Millard West (Oct 2) for the Omaha bunch and Lincoln Southwest (Oct 9) for Lincoln gals.

Who in your life is on your charm gift list for this fall? Sister, Aunt Molly, neighbor-Nancy...comment here or on the studio Facebook page and I'll pick a random winner on Friday for a free $12 charm. Check back on Friday to see if you're the winner!

Hope to see some friendly faces at Millard West this Saturday...Lucy and I will be there from 9-4, she's hoping they serve sloppy joes, her fave craft show food!

Friday, September 24, 2010 can find me

Saturday September 25 (10-5) and Sunday 26 (1-5)

I will have new...Nebraska, fairies, Halloween, glitter, LOTS of Sorority charms, new necklaces, including the charm-keepers and mini-clip necklaces...

I will have silver and other fun add-ons for making bracelets and necklaces.

This is my last pre-craft show setting for awhile, a really good time to ask for custom charms and silver!

See you...hoping for a sunny day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

getting ready for Cathedral Art Show...

Whew...what a fun show in the studio over the weekend. We had fun putting together some special pretties! The good news is that I still have great items to take to my fall shows (I made extras for that reason...)

My focus this week is the Cathedral Art Show, at 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Wednesday evening, September 15 (5:30-8:30) is the preview reception ($5...last year there was wine and cheese). There are different "events" on each day, but here are the hours, and unless you hit a foodie event, the shopping times are free admission...

Thursday 10:30-8:30 (Girl's Night Out from 6-8pm, $10)
Friday 10:30-6:30
Saturday 10:30-6:30 (fashion show with luncheon from 11-1, $10 for luncheon)
Sunday 8:30-3

I plan to be at the show Wednesday evening, most of Thursday and Friday, with the exception of afterschool hours, heading back by 5pm, most of the day on Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. I'm taking a fun assortment of charms, necklaces and bracelets.

I have a surprise engagement next week, and I'll be working in a give-away with that trunk show...more details next Monday...

And now, more tagging...I can't wait to see what all of the other artists bring!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Studio Open House THIS WEEK!

It's all fun...I've made new silver, so many glass charms I can't count them, and I'm putting finishing touches on my displays...

The Studio Open House runs this Thursday (5-8...I won't be open during the day for regular studio hours, getting ready for the show!), Friday (10-3 and 5-8), and Saturday (10-4). I have a group coming in from Omaha for a private trunk show, as well.

So...for anyone who follows me on this blog or on the studio FACEBOOK page, you have the insider scoop for this week's give-away...

Anyone who comments on this blog or on the studio FB page by Thursday, may come to the open house and ask for their FREE polishing pad with their order. It's only good for this weekend (you can't ask for it at another show, silly!), and you need to say "hi" to me at one of these on-line locations, by Thursday 5pm.

If your want to hear about my Chicago trip, scroll down to the previous entry, and now I'm back to work!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wow-wee...back from the Windy City!

Enjoy this photo taken on Todd's camera while we were in Chicago this weekend (it's a little fuzzy, but I can live with that ;)

***re-read edit by Sarah...hopefully everyone who knows me realizes I meant that the PHOTO, not the trip was a bit fuzzy! Oh my!

I "needed" to be working, getting ready for this week's Studio Open House, but I think I REALLY needed some R & R and time with hubby. I also got 2 days with good friend, Shelly, who was the perfect shopping partner...and a really good map reader!
I managed a bit of a "buying trip," hitting one of my favorite vintage shops...look for upcoming rescued silverware jewelry. I did leave behind one PERFECT set of cake forks and server. I think I might have cried if I'd actually cut them up for parts.

So-oo...the first part of this week is all about getting ready for September 9th, 10th and 11th Studio Show...more tomorrow, or check my events list for times. If you aren't getting e-mails or postcards from me, you'll need to e-mail me for location.

Kerry D. is this week's lucky-ducky winner of the 1/2 inch silver initial disk. Contact me Kerry, to get that in my list of to-do's!

Watch tomorrow for a fun give-away for faithful Brown Dog Studio blog watchers!