So, it has officially been FOREVER (well, months really) since I last posted an update here. I have always been a less-than-stellar writer, and I'm fairly certain that the good Lord did not put me on this earth to blog (or dance. I have no doubt that I could freeze hell over with my attempts to bust a move). Though I have been quiet on the blog/newsletter front, there still has been some action taking place over here at Saressa Designs. It has been a non-stop party locally, and there are some other big things on the horizon. Here is what's new.....ish.
First of all, let me get the mini-bummer out of the way. Months ago I received confirmation that my Ice Age necklace was going to be used on this season of True Blood (along with a few other pieces from fellow Artisan Group members). This is still happening, but will likely be delayed until season 7. Season 6 is going to be extremely intense (and shorter than usual), and if you plan to watch you will get an idea of what I mean. I will disclose more info as I'm allowed to, so I apologize for the vague explanation. Waiting is the hardest part!
Over the last few months Saressa Designs has found a home in some new shops! You can now find lots of the pieces from my online collection, as well as pieces uniquely designed for some of these shops. If you live in the area, or ever plan to pass by or visit, you should stop in and check out these shops. They're all fantastic!
The Ruddy Duck - Hood River, OR
Converge - Depot Bay, OR
The Wild Trillium - Benton, IL
Willows - Vancouver, WA
For all you locals, Saressa Designs will be returning to the Sandy Mountain Festival this year! This is the only show I plan on vending at until the holiday season, so plan to stop on by and visit! The festival takes place on July 14th-15th, in the gorgeous Meinig Park in Sandy, OR. You can get more details here: http://www.sandymountainfestival.org/. Don't be deceived by the webpage either. This event is really outstanding, with lots of activities for kids as well.
Stay tuned because I have some more fun announcements coming! I'll give you one hint: Fashion Week.
I hope you all have a fantastic Summer!
Thanks to everybody who weighed in on which necklace I should send to the wardrobe stylist for The Vampire Diaries. It was such a hard decision to pick just ONE design to send. I put a lot of thought into my choice, which was influenced by all my voters (especially the ones who are die-hard fans of the show). In the end, my 'bleeding love' necklace was the one chosen. It's headed to TVD and hopefully will find a home around the neck of one of the amazing characters (though I intend it for a specific person on the show).
In all honesty, I named this necklace 'bleeding love' with a specific person in mind; my mom-in-law. Ruby is her birthstone, so when I first put this piece together, I was trying to think of something she would treasure. I was also inspired by her never-ending love for her family and all she does constantly to show us that love.
So, with that said, let's see how many varieties of love stories this bad boy can inspire! :)
Take a 'bleeding love' necklace home with you: http://www.saressadesigns.com/collections/necklaces/products/bleeding-love-necklace
Saressa Designs will soon be in the hands of the fantastic Alison Sweeney! The selected piece of jewelry will be included in a swag bag to Ali via The Artsian Group. I'm so honored to be designing something for such a lovely person, and a total inspiration. You may know her from Days of Our Lives, and if you haven't seen her on The Biggest Loser, you should catch the upcoming 14th season. Once I've decided what's headed her way I'll be posting photos.
There is more news on the horizon so stay tuned. This year is shaping up to be so fun and such a fantastic blessing!
View the most recent press release for Saressa Designs here:
I'm so excited to announce that you can now find Saressa Designs at Consign Couture, an adorable boutique in the wonderful St. John's area of Portland. If you're in the Portland area, visit them here:
You can check them out online here: http://www.consigncoutureonline.com
Don't forget that I will also be participating in the Sandy Mountain Festival this year, on Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th! It's held in Meinig Park in Sandy, OR which is a gorgeous and huge park that will be filled from end to end with handcrafted artisan goods, food and live music. Come visit my booth and try on some jewelry. I may also reveal some new Fall designs there so you don't want to miss out. Oh, and among the delicious eats there, the nachos are FANTASTIC. So come, even if it's just for some awesome Nachos or to bring ME some awesome Nachos. Hee hee.