Monday, October 26, 2009

Por Vida! Preview

This coming weekend is an awesome event at Junctionview Studios called Por Vida! It's a celebration of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) with art, music, food, drinks, and more, organized by the fabulous and talented Kat Moya.

The photo to the left is is a teeny snippet of the artwork I created for the show. Want to see the whole thing? You'll just have to come on Saturday Night!

Por Vida! A Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, October 31 from 10 pm - 2 am
$7 at the door, ages 21 +
Junctionview Studios: 889 Williams Ave. in Grandview Heights

Attendees are encouraged to come in authentic DOD costumes; check out the Por Vida blog for photos from last year's event if you need costume ideas. Last year I dressed up as Frida Kahlo!

Me as Frida Kahlo!
(Photo by Nick Fancher)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tiny Canary is Coming Soon!

I am so excited to have been accepted as a vendor for Tiny Canary *Indie Design Market* for the third year! The event is on November 14 & 15, and just like in years past, I will be selling my work on Sunday, November 15 only. On Saturday, you'll be able to find Jen Adrion's colorful statistical graphics and prints.

Naturally, I will be very busy over the next few weeks making new items to sell. At Tiny Canary, I'll have some new sterling silver collage & resin pendants, more items from my Hard Candy Collection, and of course, the Tiny Treats that everyone loves!

The holidays are approaching and people are starting to think about what they're going to get their friends, family, and co-workers. The economy is struggling and the forecast shows that people are planning to spend less money on holiday gifts this year. Why not purchase something fabulous and handmade for the people you care about? You'll feel good about supporting a small business and the recipient of your gift will have a unique item made with care, love, and attention to detail.

One gift that's definitely unforgettable is a custom item from Sweet Stella Designs! Cake earrings for your co-worker who loves that cheesecake; a sushi pendant for your girlfriend who can't get enough California rolls; or a resin pendant with a photo of your mother's garden. Each item shows that special person on your life that you care about him or her. And with pieces in the $15 - $50 range, you won't have to worry about spending a fortune.

If you'd like to purchase a custom item from Sweet Stella Designs, please get your order in as early as possible! That way, I'll be sure to have enough time to create your custom piece.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Recent Custom Orders

Lately, I've been working on tons of custom orders! It took me a while, but I'm finally caught up on everything. Woohoo!
Here are a few images of what I've been working on:

Anatomical Heart Pendant Necklace
(It's not a dessert treat, but it's still pretty sweet!!)

Cha-Cha Fruit Necklace

Burger & Fries Cufflinks

Eggs 'N' Toast Necklace

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Oh, Dear...

Wow, it's been almost 2 months since my last post. I must admit that ever since I participated as an emerging artist in the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, I've been on somewhat of a crafting hiatus. Between starting both my full-time job (as a K-12 art teacher) and my part-time job (teaching Hebrew school) in September, I really needed a break.

Sadly, my Etsy shop and my website haven't been updated in ages. But I DID add a Sweet Stella Designs BigCartel shop in to the mix, which enables shoppers to purchase items without signing up for a special account! Right now I am featuring 3 items in my test run, and I hope to have the Bigcartel shop as a link on my website soon.
So make sure to check out my site in the next few weeks! It will be getting a lovely face-lift and redesign, as will my online shops and hopefully my poor ugly Flickr page, too.