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All jewelry is handmade to order in our Portland, OR studio by owner and designer, Rachel Hughes.
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August 01, 2013
Happy August! I’m kicking off this month with some fun news to share. Saressa Designs is headed to NY Fashion Week! My Arrow necklaces are going to be included in The Artisan Group’s celebrity swag bags at GBK’s NY Fashion Week Luxury Lounge, taking place Sept 6th-7th. Want to win one for yourself? Stay tuned as I’ll be giving one away this weekend with my first ‘share it to wear it’ post (on Facebook)!
I hope you all are having a fantastic Summer!
June 13, 2013
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!
October 16, 2012
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
October 08, 2012
Exciting news! The Artisan Group has had another amazing opportunity in the works and I am thrilled to be a part of it. Leigh Leverett, the wardrobe stylist for The Vampire Diaries, is going to receive a collaborative bag of hand crafted accessories from a few of us Artisan Group members. One of those goodies is a necklace from Saressa Designs. These accessories could appear on upcoming episodes! Which one of these necklaces could you imagine seeing on the show? I've narrowed it down to 4, but am having a tough time committing to one. Do you watch the show or know someone who does? Which one could you imagine on Elena, Bonnie, Caroline or any of the ladies in the show?
If you want to cast your vote, and simultaneously earn a chance to win one of these lovely necklaces, head over to my Facebook page (http://facebook.com/saressadesigns) and leave a comment under the photo! I'm choosing a winner on Friday, 10/12/12, so head on over this week and let me know your opinion. I would LOVE the help :).
July 11, 2012
June 20, 2012
View the most recent press release for Saressa Designs here:
June 14, 2012
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.
June 10, 2012
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June 01, 2012
The GBK Luxury Gift Lounge honoring the 2012 MTV Movie Awards is in full swing now! The fun started at 11am PST this morning and will go through 7pm tonight, then repeat again tomorrow. There have already been some amazing celebrities stop by and visit The Artisan Group, each of which has walked away with a swag bag full of goodies that include a pair of my Rose Gold Hoops! If you want to see who's stopping by, follow along on my Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/#!/saressadesigns
Want some hoops too? You can grab a pair here: http://www.saressadesigns.com/collections/earrings/mtv-movie-awards
May 28, 2012
I have some great news! I recently was just accepted into the Raw Natural Artists community, and was selected to participate in their Solstice showcase this month. The event takes place on June 21st, and will include a variety of talented artists throughout various creative mediums including music, film, fashion, photography and art. The event will also be covered by local press and media which is exciting! Here’s the really awesome part: Raw gets tons of applications from local artists and hand picks who they want to showcase. They actually contacted me for this event and I hadn’t even applied! I am extremely flattered.
What is RAW?
RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.
RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.
Visit http://www.rawartists.org/portland/solstice for more information and to purchase a ticket to the event. Tickets are $10 each, and and the proceeds make it possible for RAW to offer this opportunity to the artists at no charge. I would LOVE to have you come to the showcase. If you can’t make it, buying a ticket still helps support me. What you need to do is click on the above link, click ‘BUY TICKETS’ and select ‘Rachel Hughes’ as the artist. Thank you all and I hope to see you there.
May 23, 2012
Awesome! More press for the GBK Luxury Gift Lounge honoring the MTV Movie Awards. It's 2 Saturdays away and the press is beginning to build :) It is so weird and cool to see my name in there! I'm loving Kevin Nealon's pose in this picture.