Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Goodbye 2010!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas! I spent Wigilia, Christmas Eve, with my family. We had a lovely evening with great food and great spirit.

My nephew took this photo and it shows the first course which is traditionally red borsch soup with 'uszka'. The other dishes on the table are all fish. According to Polish tradition, no meat is to be eaten on Christmas Eve. We hosted Wigilia in my home as we usually do and it was so nice to spend time with my family. My daughter and nephew both decided to be Santa Claus and passed out presents to everyone. I can't believe Christmas is over or that 2010 is coming to an end. What a fast year it's been for me and Flint Jewelry!

 All the best for the New Year, a prosperous and healthy 2011!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Holidays are offically here!

It's a cold and rainy day at home, so I'm busy getting ready for Christmas. The stockings are hung, the tree is lit and the presents rest under it's foliage. My eldest daughter gets home from England tomorrow and I cannot wait to see her and enjoy the holidays with my family. 

A Holiday postcard I had made and wanted to share...

If you haven't finished your holiday shopping, get it done today at my etsy shop. I'll be updating new pieces all day and hope you enjoy them.

But most importantly:
Happy Holidays to all my readers and friends!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jewelry Photography Kit

It's here! I ordered a jewelry photography kit a while ago and I've finally got a chance to use it.

The whole system is very cool. A spring loaded white fabric box that pops open, lights, covers, and backdrops - everything I need to get my esty store looking sharp.
Here's a stock photo of all the equipment
So that's my plan for this grey weekend - hunched over a tripod trying to take the perfect pictures. I'll post some good ones once they're edited!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

You're Invited! Jewelry Trunk Show in Berkeley!

There's a really great jewelry trunk show happening this month in Berkeley. My jewelry line, Flint, as well as a few others, will be featured at Rue Atelier on College Ave.

Come see hand-made jewelry by Bay Area artists on Friday and Saturday, December 17th and 18th from 2:00 - 6:00 pm!

Located at 2981 College Ave in Berkeley. 

Bring your friends! This is the christmas shopping opportunity you've been waiting for!

A York Update

On my month long trip to Europe, I had a chance to visit my daughter, who is doing a semester abroad in Manchester. My husband met my daughter and I in Manchester and then we ventured to York.

York was beautiful.  All the buildings were so old, and each seemed to emit an ancient history. It was a small town but had so much to offer. Monuments that accented the streets were a muse for the form and body of the collection I'm working on now. 

Of course I stopped by the souvenir shops and the typical English pubs, we even went on one of those tour buses around the city. It gave me a great opportunity to see the all the little nooks of the city, but what really caught me was the architechture and history of this little town... 
Family photo in York

York City Double Decker Tourist Bus - So fun!


This river runs through the city

I love the earth and stone tones

The landscape is so green and vibrant

Tour boats travel the river

Just beautiful!

Well, like I said, we stayed in Manchester while visiting my eldest daughter. Manchester University has to be one of the most stunning college campuses I've seen. Again, the architecture is amazing, and there is such a mix of old and modern that work harmoniously - I want to incorporate this aspect into my jewelry.

What I really enjoyed in Manchester though was seeing my daughter! We had such a great time, and I'm so happy her opportunity for study abroad brought me to visit England. Here's a few pictures to close out my post.... enjoy!