Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
bronze angel heart with sterling "love" bead and limited edition confetti bead
Monday, December 12, 2011
I have everyone's orders ready for pick-up, as well as a studio brimming with fun ready-to-gift (or keep) pretties.
I played with some silver and glass over the past week, in addition to my orders...
a new WIDE silver band, as requested by Deb...a fun take on bird bands...this one's mine!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Which means...I get to make some NEW pretties just in time for those shopping days:
Fri Dec 16, 10-3, 5-9 AND Sat Dec 17, 10-4
I plan to start posting daily photos, beginning on Sunday!
Back to work...I need a latté!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
If you've missed what I've been sharing this week...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
If you missed the first 2 days, here they are:
Day 1 Day 2
Today I have a variety of what I've been working on in studio, leading up to this show...
I get to feed my creative self when I'm making my one-of-a-kind fairies...this one is inspired by a special friend...she knows who she is :) However, my family will probably give me this title (or I'll give it to myself!) on at least one night of the open house!
More of the gorgeous bronze I've been working with...it's the answer to this silver girl's version of gold...all antique-y and perfect to mix with other metals. TONS of anagram letters in several styles...all made from vintage pieces of games...I love to think about the families that enjoyed these letters in another era!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Playing with chandelier crystals...I'll have more to show off tomorrow, but I used this one to make a large charm/ornament with one of our Paris-pics. This would look GREAT on a black chain with some added bling!
I spent most of today getting the studio ready for the Open House, preview Wednesday evening from 5-9...
Tomorrow I'll let you know about some giftie-give-aways I thought up for the show!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
These are all about BliNg and shiny...
Vintage-look rhinestone boxes...some with dotties
A set of rhinestone initial pendants...I made most letters. When these run out they'll have to be custom orders.
Teeny-tiny rhinestone rounds...with dotties. I claimed a blue glitter one for myself...Lucy's looking at a pink one.
Friday, November 25, 2011
because Lucy and I want to be in Omaha at the Millard South show! (Sat Nov 26, 9-4)
All sorts of wonderful pretties, our last trip to Omaha for the season...
And then, next week...THE Open House...
Starting Sunday, look for daily "must-haves," as in, "Sarah must have been having fun in the studio!"
Friday, November 18, 2011
If you enter on the MAIN level, I am right at the entrance, to the left, literally at the front door! If you come in at the lower level, you have to go upstairs.
I will have all of my charms, and some silver, new bronze, and brand new patina dotties...clovers, peace signs, hearts, stars and some winter snowflakes and candycanes...FUN!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
There's always an air of suspense...where will I be set up?
because I just won't know until I go for my set-up time Friday evening...and this show has quite the spread!
BUT...just like last year, I'll hop back on my blog and the studio FB page Friday evening to give you the best directions to my spot :)
I'll have lovely new silver...
And more patina-ed dotties...just added...lucky clovers, hearts (and some WONDERFUL surprises!)
Next weekend I'm in Omaha at Millard South, for my last Omaha show of the season.
Then...Open House...Wed Nov 30 (5-9), Fri Dec 2 (10-3, 5-9), Sat Dec 3 (10-5)...last chance to order for Christmas.
I still have MANY time slots available for private trunk shows in the studio, on Nov 28 and 29. To come during those times, you must reserve it for you and your family/friends. 5-12 attendees, please :) I will be opening up availability to everyone else in an invite tomorrow.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Lucy will be at St. John's, with a limited, hand-selected inventory.
I have MANY special orders that I am bringing along with me. If you do not hear from me today (Thursday), and you are waiting on a special order, feel free to e-mail me at: Lo4sr@juno.com
I've been busily adding pretties to my collection of charms for the upcoming weeks. These are a few of MANY...some patina with dotties, especially for the season!
As we get closer to Christmas gift-giving, a reminder about orders...
Orders may be placed...
via craft shows (St. Mark's, Southwood, Millard South)
The studio Open House (Wed Nov 30...5-9, Fri Dec 2...10-3 and 5-9, and Sat Dec 3...10-5)
OR during SCHEDULED private trunk shows, Mon Nov 28 and Tues Nov 29 (there are still times available HERE).
All orders from these times will be ready for pick-up, along with additional shopping, during the studio Stop and Shop, Dec 16 and 17. I will not be able to accomodate any rush orders or drop-ins for shopping or pick-up, or I won't have time to get all of the pretties made...and that would not be good!
I'm planning a repeat of last year's studio shut down following the Stop and Shop...time for ME to get the Long-household in the Christmas spirit :)
Can't wait to see you!!!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Girl's Night Out takes place tomorrow evening, Thursday November 3 from 6-8:30
at the Latvian Hall at 32nd and Mohawk (curiously, this is just down the street from 2 of my past events at Nelly's Nest and The Goods!).
Here are some details...wine, hors d'oeuvres, and PRIZES!!!
Plus, a chance to come and shop with ME ;P
(but wine, food and prizes, just saying!)
After that, your next chance to shop/visit with me will be at the St. Mark's show, November 12th.
Friday, October 28, 2011
...and LOTS and LOTS of orders ready for pick-up. Check your e-mails tonight if I had something I promised to get to you for this show :)
I will not have any shows NEXT weekend (Nov 5th)...a lovely family weekend is planned.
...but I will be appearing at the Girl's Night Out Boutique, Thursday November 3rd, from 6-8:30. The boutique will be held at the Latvian Church at 33rd and Mohawk, in Lincoln, and then I will be in 2 locations Saturday November 12th, with the help of the lovely Lucy and my sister, Emily.
***Very FUN studio news***
I just finalized dates and hours for the studio Open House, first weekend in December...
...AND the openings for Private Trunk Shows, leading up to the Open House.
I will fill those times via e-mail on a first come basis. You can find those hours and details by clicking HERE.
Friday, October 21, 2011
You just have to say you HEART my blog or Facebook ;P
Find me at Norris...Saturday Oct 22 from 9-4
The Goods...33rd and B Streets...Sunday Oct 23 from 1-4
You can read the previous post to hear more about Kaydra's shop, full of lovely vintage items and also see Janelle next door at Nelly's Nest after you come visit me...Kaydra is opening up especially to show off all that's new in the studio, and lots of her fall decorations (and more).
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
St. Robert's in Omaha...Thursday Oct 20, from 5-9...Loved this show last year, and this year I added a helper and an extra big space. Omaha gals, if you order at this show, your pretties will be ready to mail or at the Millard South show November 26.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I start thinking about the possibilities of that little tin filling with unwanted names, quotes and dates...
This week, in the midst of EVerYThinG I needed to do to get ready for a whirlwind of FIVE shows in 2 weeks...I had a fun little idea. And a creative girl needs to play with fire every now and then ;P
It was a lovely day on my porch, and play with fire I did...the result is over a dozen of these new little crosses. They are all different. Some have very distinct segments, some stayed in the flame longer and got that special flame-y look (I'm keeping one of those!), and some received a little gem on the front. I haven't decided if I am going to stamp on any of them or what degree of patina they may receive.
I am bringing ONE to Cathedral today. I'm not sure if any will make it to the Southwest show this Saturday, October 15 (I hope so, but a girl does have to snuggle her family when she gets home from Cathedral the next few evenings!)
...but THESE will!
Monday, October 3, 2011
I got the best of everything...Lucy and I could enjoy the weather, and I got to visit with so many of you and meet some new wonderful people! (AND...I used a huge hunk of the never-ending roll of orange velvet from a long-ago upholstery project...it's still growing!)
As we were taking the final displays and twinkle lights into the house, I remembered I should have taken photos of my somewhat transformed garage...oh well.
Now I'm getting ready for the next times I'll be out and about in Lincoln...
...5 days at the Cathedral Art Show (Oct 12-16...I'll post times that I plan to BE there, but you can make purchases at any time that the show is open). You can count on the preview night on Wednesday evening, but there is a small entry fee for that night (most of the other times are free for shopping).
...and Saturday October 15 at Lincoln Southwest. I have a LARGE spot that day and will be bringing 4 tables of pretties!
Photos to come :)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
You can look back at MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY photos.
my assortment of bronze and silver charms...I'm liking the mixed metals :)
Bronze for Halloween!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
These were a hit last week at the Millard West show...little chalkboards! Mine is bling-y with some rhinestone sparkles. Add an apple or another teacher-themed glass charm to have THE fave gift for a teacher!
Tomorrow...it was hard to choose, but I'm thinking new BRONZE, including something special for MOMS and for HALLOWEEN!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
woodland creatures...I love these
Lucy told me to make some zebra!
Tomorrow...something different, even though I have SO MANY new glass charms to show off...I'm thinking "teacher gift," but I have one of these (Hmmm...what IS it?)