Far be it from me to not start off with the obvious: it has been a while my friends.
A lot has happened. Some of you already know about my travels and fun news if you follow me on Instagram, others of you will be tickled and pleased (that is the only main goal in life, anyway). I had the happy opportunity to be a small featured jeweler in British Vogue's August 2014 issue over the summer. Suffice it to say, my life is now complete.
It was a humble little feature. I was super thankful to have been approached by British Vogue. Tra-la-la, that is all on that front! Except... can a girl get some love from US Vogue, heh?
The month of August was busy prepping for my third trade show of the year -- 2014 will go down as the one year of first time trade showing madness. I could not have been more blown away with all the prep work that the Etsy Wholesale team did for the NY NOW show in Manhattan, over at the Javits Center. It was so crazy to be amongst other amazing Etsy Wholesalers that I had heard of via Instagram or Etsy's blog. It was very humbling to have been one of the selected 24 sellers at the Etsy Wholesale pavilion. Without us knowing, they had to first see if we qualified for the NY NOW show, and then Etsy Wholesale hand-picked us out of that line-up. Super thankful and probably way too happy to be at NY NOW working alongside Etsy's team. I may have pranced around that show a little too much.
Here was their official announcement regarding their wholesale launch.
Here is some more fodder on Etsy Wholesale's official launch.
This was their quick little recap of their first NY NOW show.
Lastly, for some fantastic reason... here is when my jewelry was featured in the National Jeweler for announcing Etsy Wholesale's launch out of test mode: whoa my gosh!
Other big news: we'll be moving into a bigger studio at the end of this month! Kind of a big move and I'll post more on that one later.
Too much good news is just... sweet-overdose-inducing. You came here because you wanted it, so I'm going to serve it up. But, for the time being, I will leave you all with this interview feature from Factory45's Shannon Whitehead. A little something from the summer that offers a bit of serious thought and confused bragging. Naturally. Making it: Startup Advice from the Founder of Porcelain and Stone.