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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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May 21, 2012
It's up today! Woo Hoo! Next week The Artisan Group will publicize theirs as well. Only 2 weeks to go :)
April 30, 2012
April 12, 2012
Here is the piece headed to Khloe Kardashian! An oxidized sterling silver & black Spinel lariat, with raw brass lotus connector and sterling silver hand stamped heart charm. I'll have this design available for purchase on my site soon. If you can't wait, head on over to my Etsy shop: http://saressa.etsy.com.
On another note, Etsy has now set my shop up to accept 'direct checkout' using your credit card, no Paypal or 'other' necessary. Yay! More good news is on the horizon so stay tuned :)
April 02, 2012
Yes, you read that right. Because of the amazing folks at The Artisan Group, Saressa Designs jewelry is going into a swag bag headed for the amazing Khloe Kardashian. I am thrilled to be designing a piece for her!
March 29, 2012
Things are getting so busy around here and it's really exciting to watch the growth happening...even through squinty tired eyes ;)
The Artisan Group has approved my Lava Turquoise Necklace for Drew Barrymore's swag bag. I decided to make her edition in 14K Gold FIll (the original is in brass) which looks bright and beautiful! Here is how it turned out:
If you like it and want to get one for yourself, they're now available here and at Etsy and are absolutely perfect for the sunny days ahead.
As for the MTV Movie Awards, I'm working to get my 100 pair of Rose Gold hoops made. I'm about halfway there, and also have my limited edition Delgado Necklace finished for the display. Two more colors of Rose Gold hoops have been added in my shop. All participating artists also had to submit a short bio for The Artisan Group's 'Event Guide' which is given to each celebrity in their swag bag. Writing a bio had to be one of the single-handed most difficult things I have had to do yet. Writing about myself, and in the third person, is just not something that comes naturally to me. However, this experience is already helping expand my knowledge, understanding and growth as an artist, and I'm so thankful for that.
When I thought it couldn't get any more busy around here, I received a very unexpected email today. I have been accepted to participate in the 2012 Sandy Mountain Festival this year, which is quite a large artisan venue! It's jurried which means you have to apply and typically such events are bombarded with jewelers. I'm really excited to have been selected and can't wait to introduce Saressa Designs to a large audience. This event will be held in Sandy, OR on July 14-15th, 2012. You can get more information here: http://www.sandymountainfestival.org/index.html
March 14, 2012
I am so excited! Because of the wonderful people at The Artisan Group, a piece of my jewelry will soon be in the hands of Drew Barrymore! I have no idea what I'm making for her yet, but there will be updates as soon as details are available.
February 22, 2012
The Saressa Designs jewelry for 2012 MTV Movie awards swag bags has finally been decided. 100 pairs of my signature 14K Rose Gold hoops will be added to the swag bags in various colors. Right now you can purchase these hoops right here in Aqua Quartz, Olive Jade and White Jade. Four new colors will be added to the mix for a variety of 7 colors. These colors include some great additions for the Spring-Summer season including tangerine and mustard. All 7 colors will be available here at Saressa Designs in the coming weeks, so be sure to grab your favorite pair!
The Artisan Group will also have a display table at the 2012 MTV Movie awards, where all artists contributing to the celebrity swag bags will also have one of their hand crafted items on display for celebrities to examine and enjoy. My Delgado necklace (Vintage Horseshoe) has been chosen for the display table, but it will be modified in a limited edition design in 14K Gold Filled, and made extra long for a bohemian feel. This necklace may be available for purchase as well on a limited edition basis, or while supplies last. I will have more updates as preparations progress.
Overall, there is a lot of work to be done and I'm really excited for the opportunity to participate in such a major event. Thanks for following along with me and if you have any specific questions or inquiries, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 14, 2012
It's official! Check out the press release covering the partnership of Saressa Designs with Parker + Paige. I am really excited to see what the year brings for our partnership.
You can navigate to their page HERE.
Also, Saressa Designs is headed to the Oregon coast! My designs will be for sale in Gifted, a new boutique coming to Depoe Bay, OR in March, 2012. This boutique will feature hand crafted gifts from Oregon based designers. I am thrilled and honored to be among the list of designers in this shop.
Last but not least, I know a lot of you are wondering what is happening with the MTV Movie Awards. I should find out any day now if my design is approved for the swag bags. Things have moved a little more slowly as one of the two leaders of The Artisan Group suffered a huge tragedy. Nikki Cutro lost her home and all possessions (including precious pets) to a house fire on Jan 31st, 2012. You can read more about her story and even help her get back on her feet by clicking here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/135876.
There will be so much more happening so stay tuned!
January 19, 2012
Saressa Designs, along with a group of talented artists from The Artisan Group, is confirmed to adorn 100 celebrity swag bags at this year's MTV Movie Awards gift lounge! GBK Productions is hosting the event, and as details become available I'll be sure to share them with you all. I am so excited right now, and so honored to be a part of The Artisan Group. Be sure to check them out at http://theartisangroup.org and view the photos from the 2012 Golden Globes gift lounge event which should be posted later today.
January 11, 2012
My Etsy shop is being featured on Heartsy this week, offering vouchers for up to 60% off my jewelry designs. I don't plan to do this again, or, not for a very long time at any rate. If you want to get in on this fantastic deal, visit this link: http://heartsy.me/shops/6850-saressa-designs.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by :)
December 29, 2011
A new year is approaching and I can't think of a better way to celebrate 2012 than being surrounded by my family.... and launching a website of course. It has been a long time coming, and the road ahead of work to be done is likewise a long one, but I'm finally doing it. This last year has proven to be a tough one, but I am nothing less than blown away by what I have managed to reap. In late January of 2011 I finally decided to man-up and wrestle with my horrible photography skills, take advantage of the 3 year old Etsy account I had and even tackle some cold calls on a boutique or 2. I have been a bundle of nerves, exhaustion, excitement, frustration and determination. Now, along with the fabulous Lemontree in Portland,OR my designs are being offered in Bend, OR in a wonderful shop called Faveur Eclectic Unique Boutique. Both shops deserve some checking out if you're ever in the area. You will not be at a loss for gift ideas, and self gratification. One of my designs was also used in conjunction with a giveaway/book launch by the talented author Maggie Stiefvater for her newest novel, The Scorpio Races. I also have been accepted into The Artisan Group and through this union an ad for my website will be in a brochure going out to celebrities at the 2012 Golden Globes. Now, if I could only get some of this magic to work on my 4 year old's progressive sleep issues (nightmares and night terrors) we'd really be rolling. Maybe this next year :)
Also, after much searching, I have FINALLY found Rose Gold-filled chain and am so excited to be able to launch Rose Gold necklaces. That might not sound like a big deal, but it has been impossible. It's like trying to find a good bra at Walmart (impossible). Gold filled is a much better quality product than plated, but so much more affordable than pure Gold. Rose Gold just isn't that popular yet among the wire wrapping genre so it would seem, but my goal is to bring it back, double rainbow style. Happy New Year!
November 25, 2011
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