Important Brown Dog Studio Tidbits

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Millard West this Saturday...


It's the time I start accepting orders for Mother's Day, and I'm excited to have a show schedule this spring just PERFECT for taking and handing out Mother's Day gifts :)

THIS SATURDAY...April 2, I will be at Millard West from 9-4. I'm in Wildcat II again (second gym), and I believe I have my regular LARGE space. I'm bringing Lucy and Miranda, so it will be a perfect day for shopping and placing your order for Mother's Day if you're an Omaha gal.

I'll be back in Omaha on May 7th for the Rockbrook Village Show, which will be the time your order would be available for pick-up :) A plug for my Studio Open House NEXT far I've listed those hours as Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9, both days 10-3. But I will probably be extending the Friday hours (I'll let you know at the end of this week!). I WILL have evening hours, but haven't decided if I'll break for school pick-up!

These will be my order dates for Mother's Day gifts, as well as SHOPPING. I will have pick-up available, again at my studio...May 5 and 6 (because I'll be in Omaha on Saturday). I will be unable to take any last-minute orders for Mother's Day, due to some FABULOUS-LY fun stuff going on in the studio and Long-household :)

I'll see you at one (or MORE) of my shows over the next few months!

Friday, March 25, 2011


There were some fun "friend is" comments this week...if you have more, I STILL want to hear them, but the give-away winners for the 1/2 inch silver disk initials are...

Lisa W (on FB), and not just because your husband mentioned Todd!
Robin K
Lisa (on studio blog)
Shane K
Football and Fried Rice (Love this name!)

I decided to give the silver disk to ALL of you because you put on your thinking caps for me :)
e-mail me so we can get the correct initial for you!

Next Saturday (April 2) I'm in Omaha at Millard West from 9-4, and the following weekend is the Mother's Day open house in studio. So far, the set hours are 10-3 both days...Friday April 8 and Sat April 9. I am hoping to extend those hours, if busy family-life allows :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring...and Give-away...

***Special Update...I will only be open from 10-12:45 on this Thursday, due to an appointment***

Lucy and I had so many wonderful visitors at Faith Lutheran's craft fair on Saturday. I was able to pass along many special orders and I had MANY spring-y charms go home with happy shoppers...which means...

I need to make MORE!

So, this week's plan is full of flowers, butterflies and glitter...finishing up some silver...

AND...a photo shoot! My friend and photographer-designer, Lisa, will be trying to catch me in action, so that you can catch a glimpse of what goes on in my studio when I'm creating pretties for you. it honest of me to CLEAN the studio before she comes?!

The next studio give-away is going to run until this Friday, March 25...I'd love comments here or on the studio Facebook page...Are you ready to answer this question?

"A good friend is..." (one I already use in the studio..."someone you share your chocolate with")

I'll be picking at least 2 randomly, as well as one(s) whose quote(s) I use in a charm. Winners will receive a free 1/2 inch silver disk initial charm of their choice. Check back on FRIDAY afternoon to see if you're the winner :)

this give-away has been have been announced...see who the lucky-duckies are in Friday's post!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This week...

I'm working on special orders this week from a private trunk show and the St. Mark's craft fair last weekend. I plan to take these pretties with me to the Faith Lutheran Craft Show this Saturday, March 19th, from 9-4. I'm also working on some fun ideas from my list...those charms that different customers ask..."do you have any...?'

So...this week, you may find some pink piggies, palm trees and playing card charms, among others :)

What charm ideas do YOU have for me? I'd love to hear from you!

I'll also have Thursday hours this week from 10-2. Come make a bracelet or work with me on a special order.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Find me at a show...

This week you can find me at the St. Mark's craft show in Lincoln, located at 84th and Pioneers. Lucy and I will be there from 9-4, with lots of lovely new charms (oooh the fairies!) and some new necklaces.

I have lots of special order charms that can be ready for pick-up at this show :)
If you ordered glass or silver from me over a week ago, yours is ready. If you'd like to make sure...send me an e-mail!

I will be sending out postcards this week for my spring line-up, which as a blog reader, you already have access to :)

The give-away for this week is related to the craft show. The first 5 shoppers who mention my blog will receive a free little extra with their purchase.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I changed the Big Cartel Jewlery

So...William and Todd both informed me that I sound mob-boss-esque with the whole Big Cartel shop thing going on. I chose this format/shop to add to my site because it wasn't a huge commitment...I really just wanted to showcase a few items each month. If it takes off, maybe I'll look into something else :)

That said, I just added some fun, spring-y, luck o'the Irish jewelry to the BC shop. I'm loving the greens and browns on the page... here they are

"Lucky Girl" leather cuff

Lucky Bracelet (see the cutie copper "lucky" bead?)

TWIRL silver necklace (choose your word/name)

Glitter Shamrock Necklace

Large Bubble Necklace...LOVE these new 1" double-bubbles!!!
If we like these, I plan to add a new line of rounds.

More studio news...I will be in Omaha on this Saturday, March 5th, for the Busy Little Hands Expo and Craft Show. It is at the Westside Community Center (3534 S 108th Street, OMAHA), from 9-3. Omaha friends...If you order glass or silver at this show, I will have it ready for the next time I'm back in Omaha: April 2nd at Millard West.
Looking forward to my first trip to Omaha this year. Then I have to hurry back to take a Bright Lights class that evening with Todd :)
The only other open time for this week is regular Thursday open studio hours, 10-2.

I hope to add a note on Friday, with a give-away for Omaha shoppers on Saturday:)'ll have your turn NEXT week when I'm at St. Mark's on March 12th.