Quick run down of the past-to-present October 21 2014Far 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.
April Showers Bring Big Changes April 11 2014
...the big announcement, and the additional push for more production has to do with the upcoming feature with One Kings Lane as part of their Artisanal Vanity Collection.
All the pretty things February 28 2014
The beginning of this year was marked by transitioning into a new studio. From my once, oh-so-loved warehouse space in Cambridge; to a lovely skylit space just outside of Union Square in Somerville. Things have been growing and as orders for porcelain goodness have begun to pick up, I am my typical ball of happiness.
A visit to the other coast September 27 2013
A couple of weeks ago (just before Labor Day Weekend to be more specific) my husband and I got the chance to visit a friend who was working at Amazon for the summer. We went running a few times and got to see gorgeous views like...
Writing and sharing more September 16 2013
My stronger suit in life may be photography and sculpture, but why not challenge yourself more? I'm a horrible writer! Come read my writing.
In case you have just discovered the crazy workings of Porcelain and Stone, let it be known that I have a --slight-- obsession with most things clay and lots of things gold. Who knew a silver lover could be so down with gold? I'll admit. It's simply because it is shiny and catches my eye. I'm basically a squirrel that sells things on Etsy.
Other good-ish styled news: I have been in the running as a nominee in the American Made Martha Stewart 2013 competition. You can feel free to vote (six times, friend!) here.
I love lakes, long walks on the--- okay. Well, let's just say the salty sea breeze has been calling my name. You'll find I have a way of making you love me, eventually. So don't run away. Just stick around for all things porcelain and stoneware.
With a lot of hope and love! (Because that's all you need to run your first business, riiiiight?!)
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