Sunday, April 26, 2009


About a year ago my bff girlfriends/neighbors and I got together to have a little local art show in the neighborhood. We decided to have 10% of the proceeds benefit a local organization -- The Old Blair Auditorium Project . We met every week, found local donations for food, etc. , and eventually set up in 2 yards and 2 homes on the day before Mother's Day 2008. We had wine tastings, a kid's craft table, and all of us displayed our work for sale to our neighbors. It was such a wonderful event ... I cannot encourage you enough to do it in your own neighborhood! All of us sold our work very well, and the neighborhood came out by the hundreds.

Our group did not die. In the summer of 2008 -- in conjunction with Pyramid Atlantic, we opened the Pyramid Atlantic Community Arts Store, at 924 Ellsworth Ave., Silver Spring MD. Our store represents local artists from the Silver Spring local area.

The pictures below are of our group making the "founder's table", which now resides in the store. Hoping to rename the store "Local Color" when we take it over formally, on July 1, 2009.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Meeting Etsy face to face

Selling on the internet is so anonymous. I've gotten used to that. I've also developed what I consider to be friendships with people that I've never met -- customers who I've sold to for years, vendors, etc.

Today I met one of my Etsy clients. It was so funny. She was visiting her son -- a metro police officer where I live -- and she noticed that I sell my work at the Pyramid Atlantic Community Arts Store in Silver Spring. She popped in! Such a simple thing you would think... but it was so fun and exciting to put a face with and Etsy client!

Thanks, and hope you love all the earrings!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Time for another Mosaic Workshop

These are too much fun!
This time we will be making little miorrors ...
When? April 23 and April 30 from 6 to 9. (Two consecutive Thursdays.)
Where? The Pyramid Atlantic Community Arts Store at 924 Ellsworth, Silver Spring, MD.
Cost? $120.
More info? Call Linda at 240-643-1194

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Website Update

My new website is not only up and running, but is now also packed with new Spring and Summer inventory -- like the gorgeous Pearl and Gemstone Cluster Earrings and fantastic Coral Necklace above.

Come check out A-Z Jewelry Design's new look and let me know what you think!