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November full of Joy

This month has kicked off right! Last night we attended the Raw Natural Born Artists Semi finalists awards in West Hollywood, as a nominee and had an extraordinary time meeting other fellow accessory designers including the winner, incredibly talented, Joolz Hayworth!

In prep for the show we had one of the best photo shoots ever with new designs made specially for the event. As you know by now in addition to designing and creating the jewelry I also shoot all the photos with my lovely model friends! It always ends up being lots of fun. Just hanging with friends shooting new work, music playing, laughter and beauty abound! Here are some photos from our past shoot with my model/friend Laura. Also don’t forget to check out the new pieces on the website:

 

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RAW show = fantastic time!

A couple of weeks ago my handmade jewelry company, Golden Plume Jewelry was part of the RAW Natural Born Artists that showcased around 40 up and coming artists from the Los Angeles area. Prepping for the show consisted of a few very packed weeks filled with lots of display creation and loads of fun jewelry making in my studio in Marina del Rey. This was our first show as a company and it was more fun than we even could have dreamed.  Met a bunch of wonderful art loving new customers, other talented peers and got to watch some kick ass performances in both fashion and music. We were even nominated for the RAW Semi-Finalist show at the Key Club (7PM Sunday Nov.11). If we have enough votes we will be nominated to the nation wide finalist round and get featured in LA papers as well as meet a Fred Segal buyer. So yes, we are excited! Audience members who come to the show will make up 50% of the vote! We are asking all our local LA fans to stop by and vote! Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. We are handing out a small trinket to the first 15 visitors from this blog and our Facebook fans! We hope to see you all at this sweet, art filled show.  http://www.rawartists.org/losangeles/rawards2012

In the meantime here are some photos from the last RAW event:

Here I am at my booth! All pieces available at http://www.goldenplumejewelry.com

Introducing myself and Golden Plume at the show~

Final set up of our booth!

Follow us on facebook and twitter for more on our handmade business journey! To browse and shop visit our website: www.goldenplumejewelry.com

Raw Artists in Lala Land!

Its been quite a busy month my apologies for not writing! We have been gearing up to be a featured artist in the RAW NATURAL BORN ARTIST: LA show “Provocations” on October 11th at the Mayan in downtown LA. Around 40 amazing artists from all genres of creativity (film, painting, fashion, hair, makeup, etc.) are going to be displaying themselves to quite a large audience. Golden Plume (my handmade jewelry company) was chosen to be included with three other jewelry designers in the fashion accessories category. It’s such an honor! The prep for the show has been on our minds since we got the invite. From salvaging old shipping crates to create unique displays for our jewelry to creating bold loud pieces that will stand out in the magical dark and mystical venue The Mayan it has been a lot of fun!

Last Friday we got a walk through of the The Mayan and were instantly transported back to our days of clubbing on the NYC scene. It was a large venue with loads of secret passages and ancient decor abound. As we sorted out among the artists who would set up where and what fashion designers wanted to work with which hair artists for the runway shows I took a deep breath in and decided this was going to be a big deal come the show date! Excitement!

If you happen to be in the LA area on October 11th make sure to grab a ticket.  Tickets are $15 and support Golden Plume and the RAW Artists organization. To purchase your Provocations ticket follow the information below*

Hope to see you there!

Getting our sign ready for the show Spray painting it all gold!

All done! Now to mount them on a board with our gold feather!

One of the bold pieces we designed to stand out at the RAW Show!

Another piece designed for the RAW show! Quartz fused with agate. www.goldenplumejewelry.com

An old shipping crate we are turning into funky jewelry display. BEFORE Picture!

With some TLC and chalk paint we gave four of these panels new life! Will be hanging jewelry from them at the show!

Staking out the Mayan Venue with the other talented artists for our show October 11th!

My assistant in front of the fully stocked bar at the Mayan that will be open the night of the show! PS our booth is right next to it!

Come join us in all the fun! Purchase your tickets by clicking the icon and following the simple directions below:

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased through our profile on the RAW ARTISTS website. The show is October 11th from 7-11 at the Mayan 1038 South Hill Street, Downtown Los Angeles. Cocktail attire. 21 + to enter. The show includes cocktails, fashion show, tons of handmade artists selling and displaying their work, film presentations, hair and makeup demos and more! Over 40 artists will be presenting. Including me and my company Golden Plume Handcrafted Jewelry!  Come out, looks to be a good time filled with lots of incredible people!

To purchase your tickets follow these instructions:

Click the Provocations image above or visit Golden Plume’s profile page: http://www.rawartists.org/goldenplumejewelry

Towards the middle of the screen above my product photos and in between the I AM RAW and Provocations images is a link that says ” Featured Artist 10/11/12 buy a ticket for this artist” simply click on this, make sure Golden Plume Handcrafted Jewelry is selected in the drop down window of artist you are supporting and follow the instructions to pay the $15 ticket fee via paypal (that accepts all types of credit cards without logging in). You will receive a confirmation email and your name will be at the door when you arrive!

Thanks for supporting handmade and come visit our booth at the show right across from the main bar, you can’t miss us!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RAW ARTISTS CLICK THIS IMAGE to be redirected to http://www.rawartists.org/

Malibu Arts Festival

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Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic arts festival in Malibu, California right next to the Pacific Ocean. The location was not the only inspiring beauty situated at the Malibu Civic Center that day. Artists from near and far were gathered around displaying their work with pride and excitement! I was so giddy to walk through each stall and meet the artists who created such amazing and heartfelt creations. Every artist had a deep passion and love of their life and what they were doing and it made me that much more inspired to create my own work.

From suitcase installations to pollock like explosions on canvas each artist was a pleasure to meet and so very passionate about their creations and being in Malibu on that day!

I even made a wonderful purchase of this handmade GOURD purse! A purse crafted from a small gourd the size of a canteen. The husband/wife duo who created this and other purses made from gourd were a happy pair who shared that they work out of their garage in their PJS and enjoy every second of it! The husband does all the cutting and tough work and the wife paints the outside and lines the inside with silk! They were ecstatic to sell this purse to me and you could just tell they were proud of every creation in their stall!

This chess set was another one of my favorite creations of the day. The artist who handcrafts this epic African jungle themed set was a wonderful older man who had a stall filled with iron and metal polished chess sets and figurines! We only wish we could drop the $15,000 for this set! Maybe after a few more sales of our own jewelry will we get this eye-catching creation!

All in all, it was a fantastic day filled with friends, great art and the Malibu nature that is so very iconic and inspiring in itself!  Cant wait for next year!

 

 

 

Crazy about Turquoise

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This last month has been quite exciting! Between our fab.com sale which we sold and created over 70 pieces of jewelry and our creating products for a McDonald’s commercial,celebrities Jenny McCarthy and Nia Peeples and new designs for you, we are putting down the pliers today and resting our little hands for a bit!

This mini timeout has led to some fun reflection and much-needed catch up. Cataloguing all our latest creations, upgrading our packaging design and creating new displays for our market and craft shows have been among this day’s fun tasks. The icing on the cake thou is getting to try on and play with all our TURQUOISE adornments created over the last few months! Turquoise rings, Turquoise necklaces, Turquoise earrings, can we say Turquoise mania! Living near the beach it’s so natural to want to wear such a gorgeous stone but now that it’s summer time I believe everyone could use some Turquoise incorporated into their sun soaked wardrobe! What do you think, to Turquoise or not to Turquoise, that is the question?

To shop our handmade Turquoise adornments click here

Earth Day, Art & Love = a good weekend

Earth day is such a wonderful time to remember the place we all live. Using natural and local materials in all my designs is how I try to give back to the earth, honoring her creations! There are so many local, eco, handmade goodies out there, in your neck of the woods. Do the economy and the environment a favor this weekend and buy from a local artisan in honor of all that is good on the earth= art & love!

Laura is wearing our GP Aspire Throwback Pendant and Earrings and Ring.

Featured on The Beatniq!

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Today Golden Plume and myself are featured on the super sweet boho chic/hipster/hippie fashion blog The Beatniq. It was super fun to be reviewed and get to tell my story to such a down right cool and on point blog spot. Check out the full article click here. While your there scoop her whole boho chic site, she makes amazing handmade jewelry, great times!