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Autumn Equinox Shop Update

Autumn Equinox Shop Update

Autumn Equinox Shop Update

September 22, 2022
12:00 pm ET

                                                 
An abundant new collection of one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry is coming to my website today at noon, inspired by the rich colors of autumn. 

I tried on all of the new jewelry on Instagram Live earlier this week and if you would like to get a full preview of the collection be sure to watch the video !

Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders through Sunday 9/25. 

 
Happy Fall,
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Autumn Equinox Collection Coming September 22, 2022

Autumn Equinox Collection Coming September 22, 2022

I have had so much fun creating this collection... it all started with a a stack of photographs taken on my adventures and then serendipitously finding an incredible stone that somehow incapsulated the entire color story in one gem. It is evocative of clear lake waters, fallen leaves, lichen, sunsets and the rich and warm colors of fall. 

It is such a gift to create work that feels so tethered to the joys in my life and to be reminded daily how much I love the changing of the seasons (especially this one). This new collection is full of limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces, there are so many beautiful stones; Opal, Garnet, Citrine, Carnelian, Agate, Andesine, Chrysoprase and Sapphire. 

I hope you'll take the time to check out all of these new pieces next week when they go live on the website, I'd love to hear what you think!

                                                                                                                                           

Live Preview- September 20 at 12:00pm ET
Website Update and Collection Launch- September 22 at 12:00pm ET

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Open Studio

Open Studio

December 21 | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm ET
This is the perfect opportunity to snag a last minute present before I close down my shop for the holidays. 

 

Parking: 

Plenty of street parking is available directly in front of my house and across the street. Walk down the driveway (it is steep) to access my studio. 

For people with limited mobility, I invite you to pull down the driveway (I suggest you back in) and park in front of the small travel trailer. You will be just a few steps from the studio door.

Questions:

Just send me an email at ericasbailey@gmail.com

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Working Knowledge #53 Mark Gardner

Working Knowledge #53 Mark Gardner

I recently interviewed Mark Gardner for Working Knowledge. He is an amazing woodworker based in Saluda, NC and makes functional bowls and vases on a wood lathe, as well as mirrors, wall shelves and sculptures. In fact, if you’ve ever watched my live videos before, you’ve probably seen his work behind me!

*Side note/bummer disclaimer- The internet was not on my side the day that I interviewed Mark and much to my chagrin the interview was lost. This is truly sad on a multitude of levels only one of which is losing he kindness, insight and thoughtfulness with which Mark talked about being a creative professional. 

Mark chose "Sugarfoot" by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Quote:

"I'd made up a stupid rule and was mindlessly following it." 

Where to Find Mark:
Instagram: @markgardnerstudio
Website: markgardnerstudio.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:

Mentors- John Jordan and Stoney Lamar

Heartwood Gallery

Isamu Noguchi

 

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Working Knowledge #52 Jason Janow

Working Knowledge #52 Jason Janow

Watch Working Knowledge #52 Jason Janow

On top of being a great friend, Jason is a very talented metalsmith (using nature as his muse) and the president of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Jason chose "The Perilous Night" by Drive by Truckers for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Quote:

"Luck is when hard work and preparation meet" 

 

Where to Find Jason:
Instagram: @jasonjanowjewelry
Website: jasonjanowjewelry.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Miya Gallery
Haywood Community College
Southern Highlands Craft Guild

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Working Knowledge #51 Audrey Laine Sawyer and Jesse Sawyer

Working Knowledge #51 Audrey Laine Sawyer and Jesse Sawyer

Watch Working Knowledge #51 Audrey Laine Sawyer and Jesse Sawyer

Join us as we chat about being “legitimate, professional makers”, Haywood Professional Crafts program, always wanting to be an artist, creative careers, travel, being self-critical, #artinautumn , having control, collaborating, travel and birds.

Audrey and Jesse chose two songs ( obviously) "Dirty Work" by Steely Dan and "Fantasma Vaga" by Helado Negro for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Quote/s

"I always wanted to be an artist" - Jesse

" Feeling like I had control of something" -Audrey

"Whatcha doin there big boy" - Squekaroo

Where to Find Audrey:
Instagram: @audreylainecollection
Website: audreylaine.com
Email: audreylailnecollection@gmail.com

Where to Find Jesse:
Instagram: @sawyerwoodwork
Website: sawyerwoodwork.com
Email: jsawyerwoodwork@gmail.com

Where to Find Audrey:
Instagram: @sh_sawyerhome
Email: shsawyerhome@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:

Indie Craft Parade Travelers Rest, SC
Haywood Professional Crafts Program
Atomic Furnishing

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Working Knowledge #50 with Annie Grimes Williams of Coppertide Contemporary Enamel Jewelry

Working Knowledge #50 with Annie Grimes Williams of Coppertide Contemporary Enamel Jewelry

Watch Working Knowledge #50 Annie Grimes Williams

Join us as Annie and I reflect on this past year since our first interview. We talk about juxtaposition, “pazow”, shows, galleries, The Metal Mavens , collaboration, torch fired enamels, copper oxides, building community, teaching, transdimensional portals, huge projects, being cautiously optimistic and so much more.

Quote- "We definitely dumped that shit in the pool"

"Pazow"- Pizazz+Wow

Annie chose the song “Can't Knock the Hustle” by Weezer for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Annie:
Instagram: @coppertide
Facebook: @coppertide
Website: coppertide.net
Email: coppertide@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Ardmore Art Walk
Piedmont Craftsmen
Lara Gastinger- Metal Mavens' Happy Hour special guest 7/23

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Working Knowledge #49 Brian Brace, Furniture Maker

Working Knowledge #49 Brian Brace, Furniture Maker

Watch Working Knowledge #49 with Brian Brace Fine Furniture

Join us as Brian and I chat about furniture making, apprenticeships, first studios, 10,000 hours, arts and crafts designs, buying your first major piece of equipment, during lumber, tenacity, filling the pot and creative communities.

Brian chose the song “Georgia Warhorse” by JJ Grey and Mofro for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Brian:
Instagram: @brianbracefinefurniture
Facebook: @Brian.Brace.Fine.Furniture.Maker
Website: brianbracefinefurniture.com
Email: info@brianbracefinefurniture.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Roycroft Artisans
JJ Grey and Mofro at the Salvage Station, Sept. 4, 2021
Vermont Apprenticeship Program

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Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

Watch Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

 

Millie , Jason and I talk about craft guilds, virtual craft fairs, marketing, herding cats, benefits of being a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, online shops, educating about crafts , virtual events moving forward, documenting your process, guest artists, the challenges of wearing all the hats as a working artist, and using your resources.

Where to Find Millie, Jason and SHCG:

Instagram: @craftguild @jasonjanowjewelry
Facebook: @shcraftguild @jasonjanowjewelry
Website: craftguild.org  jasonjanowjewelry.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Virtual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, July 15-18
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, October 14-17
Apply to the Guild

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