Monday, August 30, 2010

New Store! G Squared

You can now find Stacie Jewelry at a new store!  G Squared is a beautiful gallery in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

They have a wonderful variety of Home and Garden, Fine Art, Jewelry and other Gift Ideas.  When I stopped by the Gallery a few weeks ago to drop off my jewelry, I really felt at home.  Everyone at the shop was very friendly and welcoming.  Ligonier is a quaint town with a center gazebo, interesting shops and a great Italian Gelato Cafe!

To find out a little more about G Squared visit their website at and their blog at If you can't get to Pennsylvania, they do have some of my jewelry loaded on their website.

I am really excited about G Squared and look forward to working together!  Thanks!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Creative Time With Friends!

With the kids back to school, three friends and I got together this week to create new Planners for the school year.  We had a great time, eating, talking and drinking mimosas and coffee.  Since making a planner tends to be a big project, we decided to allow two full days to work together.

On our first day, I decided to create a piece of fabric paper.  I talked about this process in a Fabric Paper Design post last December.  This is one of my favorite ways to "play" with design and color.  Here is a look at what the fabric paper turned out like:
 The next step for me was to paint the front and back cover with black gesso, one of my favorites.  I decided to use glimmer mist on the front to give the cover a little sparkle.  I drew a tree on the back side of the fabric paper, cut it out and glued it to the front cover.  Using old Somerset Magazines (they tend to have the best fonts), I cut out the letters for the word Planner.

For the pages, I used the free printable weekly planner page templates available at Vertex42. I used these pages last year for my Planner and they worked great to keep track of all the millions of kid activities and all the jewelry To-dos. 

For a final organizational tool, I sewed a pocket using Grunge paper from Tim Holtz.  I love the feel and the smell of this paper!  It smells like leather!

So here is the final result!  Let me know what you think about my new Planner.
 I love the awesome metal key that my friend Allison gave me.  I am using it as a page marker, it sure beats the paper clips I used last year.

I did get a chance to finish up a few pieces of new jewelry; a pair of flip flop earrings, coffee cup earrings, a peace sign necklace and a few other surprises.  Look for the new pieces to appear on my Esty shop over the next few days.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and I will be back to blog on Monday about what will be happening next week at my studio. Stay tuned for a news of a New Store carrying Stacie Jewelry....


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Allison Lee...Artist of the Week

Welcome to my first installment of Artist of the Week.  Each Wednesday, I will be selecting an artist who inspires me with their work and writing a feature article about them in my blog.

This week I have selected my friend and fellow artist, Allison Lee of Papercrafts by Allison.  Allison creates beautiful handmade cards, gifts, and bookmarks.  I think what I enjoy most about Allison's work is the peaceful and joyful feeling that I get when I look at her artwork.  She has a unique style that captures a feeling of peace and kindness.

Her handmade cards incorporate design and creativity with special attention to detail.  Here are a few samples of her work:

Along with her cards, she also creates bookmarks and handmade gifts.  I particularly like the small collage birdhouses.  She made me one for a gift and I love it.  It is sitting on my windowsill in my studio so I can enjoy it while I work. Look at these two beautiful birdhouses:

Take some time to look at Allison's Etsy shop, Papercrafts by Allison and to read her blog, Thoughtful Creations, you will be happy that you did!  I can't wait to see what she creates next!

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Look!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the beginning of another school year.  The kids left this morning, so I sat down with a cup of coffee and began playing around with my blog design.  I have to say it was a lot of fun.  I hope you like the new design.

Along with the new design, comes a few changes.  I have decided to concentrate my efforts on my on line Etsy business and the stores that sell my jewelry.  I am moving away from the Art shows.  Because of those changes, I will have more time to dedicate to my blog and online Etsy shop.

So, here is my tentative blog writing schedule:

Monday....all about what is new for Stacie Jewelry.
Wednesday....featured artist of the week.
Friday....what I did in my studio during the week.

Since today is Monday, I have some excited news about Stacie jewelry to share...

Today is the beginning of my first Contest!  If you'd like to be entered in the contest to win a $50.00 Stacie Jewelry gift certificate, all you have to do is sign up as a follower on my blog, mark my Etsy shop as a favorite, or follow me on Twitter.  For each place you sign up, you will be entered to win!  Hurry, the winner will be chosen Thursday, September 9th.  Please either email me with a quick note letting me know where you have signed up, or if you prefer, simply leave a comment on this post.  This will help me to notify you if you are the winner! 

If you'd like to sign up for my newsletter, let me know that when you email me and I will include your email in my mailing list.  If you'd prefer not to receive a newsletter, that's OK, I'll just keep your email until I announce the winner.

I hope that you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How Do You Take Your Coffee?

I was featured by another Etsy Artist on her Treasury all about Coffee.  Take a look!