Monday, September 10, 2012

Big News of the Martha Stewart Variety!!

This is big!  Really big!!!  I was just notified that Zelma Rose is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Contest!  Ahhhhhhhhhh!  Yeah, it's safe to say I'm pretty excited! I was nominated by a friend, sent in my entry and crossed my fingers.  I'm still a far way off from winning, there are a bunch of other finalists, so I need your help!! I am nominated for an Audience Choice Award, which means that YOU get to decide who wins. You can cast one for every single day from now until September 24.  Please click on the button below to check out my entry:

I will be posting about my progress in the competition over on my Facebook page.  Follow along for the latest updates and vote counts :) Please spread the word!!

Happy Monday!



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Makeshift Society Knows How to Party

Last night was the Art of Fancy, the second Makeshift Society event, held at none other than the fun and fresh headquarters of my favorite San Francisco local paper The Bold Italic.  Makeshift teamed up with Skillshare to offer a night filled with food, fun, and demos from some local crafters, makers and all around rock stars.  With such a good time to be had, I forgot to take pictures!  Here are some shots of all the fun we had last night, courtesy of my Awfully Grand blogging partner Sarah of Portraits To The People.

Redheads Attack.  Molly of Rabbit Foot Fern

Love.  Karrie of Videokard and Wayne

I'll update with more photos as they come.

Happy Thursday!



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Videokard Shoot Recap

Karrie Myers Taylor knows her stuff!  I love seeing a friend in action!  Yesterday's shoot was impressive for sure.  A ton of fun, but the best part was seeing Karrie do her thing.  I had NO idea what goes into making a video.  It's pretty astounding.  My Awfully Grand partner in crime Sarah, from Portraits To The People was on hand taking some killer photos. You can follow Sarah on Instagram @sarahderagon. Also, me @zelmarose and Karrie @kmyerstaylor. Here's what you missed:

@sarahderagon @zelmarose @kmyerstaylor

@sarahderagon @zelmarose @kmyerstaylor

@sarahderagon @zelmarose @kmyerstaylor

@sarahderagon @zelmarose @kmyerstaylor

@sarahderagon @zelmarose @kmyerstaylor

I'll keep you updated on the video progress!  Look for it sometime early next week.  Until then, Happy Tuesday Lovelies!



Monday, August 13, 2012

And Action!

I'm so very excited for today!  My girls Karrie of Videokard and Sarah of Portraits To The People are coming by the studio for a video shoot!  If you don't know Videokard, Karrie creates beautiful and amazing video business cards.  Check out her work here.  You can even see Sarah's Videokard for Portraits To The People!

The idea started long ago.  Just kidding, try last week when a friend informed me that Martha Stewart was calling for entries for the American Made Awards.  You know of course I'm entering!  I've been wanting to get Karrie over to the studio to shoot a video for some time, and no time like the present. I like to think of it as my little video gift to Martha.  I was so happy when Karrie and Sarah were on board for the shoot!

I'll be writing more about it later on this week and you can check out live photos and tweets from the shoot today:   Twitter: @ZelmaRoseCurios and Instagram: zelmarose

Happy Monday!  I've got to go get camera ready.



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Today is the Day!

That's right!  Get on over to and stock up on your favorite Zelma Rose designs.  The sale starts today and runs through Sunday! Here's the link.

I thought I would post some photos of some of the Zelma Rose designs you can find over on this weekend.  Plus, it is always fun t play around with PicMonkey!

Happy Shopping!



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Zelma Rose is Fab!

Yes, I'm Fab!  Zelma Rose will be doing it's very first Fab sale beginning Thursday August 2nd!!

Haven't met Let me introduce you! is the members only design website featuring daily sales of the finest in design at up to 70% off retail.  With over 5 million members, and just over a year old, Fab is HUGE! Working with Fab has been a great way for independent designers like myself to get their work in front of over 5 million people, including retail store owners, magazine editors, and stylists.  If writes about you, yeah, you are a big deal. (Check out the Forbes piece here). In short, has every one's attention. 

Zelma Rose Neon Chevron Necklace

I am so excited about this sale!  You will find many of my most popular designs plus a few favorites you might want to try!  Now's the time to stock up and do some early holiday shopping.  With 5 million subscribers, the deals won't last long...I can't wait!!!  

Spread the word and don't forget to post over on the ZR Facebook page about what you picked up at the sale! Or tweet it #zelmaroseisfab.

Happy shopping!!



Friday, July 27, 2012

I am Makeshift

Meet the Makeshift Society!  Yeah, that's me, front and center! AND for the first time in print as a DESIGNER!  Such a thrill to be part of what promises to be THE spot for creatives in San Francisco.  The Makeshift Society is exactly what I have been waiting for.  Hurry up and grab your copy of San Francisco Magazine.  Check out the full story on page 60.  These photos courtesy of Portraits To The People.

I got such a kick out of what photographer Margo Mortiz said about shooting Sarah and I!  You rocked it too Margo!

And of course head on over to the Makeshift Society website to sign up for membership and check out the classes.  October 11 I will be teaching Boundaries for Better Business.  Get the inside scoop on creating strong and healthy boundaries to help your business run smoothly.  Sarah & I are also bringing Sucess Squad over to Makeshift.  We will be facilitating monthly meetings featuring member presenters interested in feedback about their work and or business concerns.  In short, this place is going to rock.

See you there Fall 2012!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Renegade Craft Fair Recap

Whoa.  I'm still recovering.  Renegade rocked!  It always does, and yet I'm totally surprised just how crazy and busy it is!  This year was my second summer show with Renegade and everything at Zelma Rose was different.  Display, designs, EVERYTHING.  I really made an effort this year to elevate my display and create a retail environment. I gave customers a sneak peek at my Fall 2012 necklaces and a special preview of my men's neck wear designs.  Sarah, from Portraits To The People, and my partner over at Awfully Grand, took some gorgeous shots of my booth.  Here we go!

Zelma Rose Booth

My new favorite for fall

I have love in my heart for you

Oh so square

New for Fall 2012!  Freestyle bow ties!

The ever popular Zodiac Constellations

Statement Necklaces

Thanks to everyone who came out to say hello!  I'll be posting dates soon for the Holiday shows, so stay tuned!!



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Renegade Craft Fair!!

Today's the day!  I've been prepping for the last two months.  Inventory, check!  Killer display, check!  Awesome booth mate, check!  I'm ready, are you? For those of you coming out here's the details, I'll be in booth 53.  See you soon :)

Happy Saturday!



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Uppercase Magazine

Whoa Momma!  Was I thrilled to find out that my Chevron Cross Stitch Necklace is featured in Uppercase Magazine issue 14.  I've been so busy, I had not even had a chance yet to scope out Issuu and give a read to  one of my favorite magazines yet.  My pal Giselle over at Rare Device was the first to tell me.  So sweet to hear it from her!  Here's the issue below.  My necklace can be found on page 95.  I included a photo of the sweet little thing below.

Chevron Cross Stitch Necklace



Monday, July 9, 2012

Wed & Roses Blossoms

Last week I had the pleasure of getting together with my good friend and fierce photographer Sarah Deragon of Portraits To The People.  Besides being one of the best photags around, Sarah is also my blogging partner over at Awfully Grand.  We started the day over at the Alameda Antiques Faire, more on that later in the week, and ended with a Wed & Roses photo shoot.

The aim of the shoot was to create some attention getting product shots for my new wedding cake toppers. Most cake toppers are photographed on a cake, usually sitting on a table against a plain background.  Sarah thought it would be interesting to shoot the cakes like a typical model shot.  Brilliant!  It meant however that I would have to take out the old wedding gown.  If I had been married last year this would not have been a worry.  Let's just say it's been a while.  As luck would have it not much has changed since my wedding day.  I slipped my dress on and we got to work.  I'm so happy with the way the photos turned out!  For more information and custom order options, please visit the link below each photo. Without further due, here is the new Wed & Roses Look Book:

Wed & Roses Custom Color Combo Bow Wedding Cake Topper
Wed & Roses Custom Color Combo Name Heart Wedding Cake Topper
Wed & Roses Custom Color Combo Circle Wedding Cake Topper

Wed & Roses Custom Burlap Love Wedding Cake Topper

Wed & Roses Custom Color Combo Heart Wedding Cake Topper

Wed & Roses Custom Color Heart and Initial Wedding Cake Topper
Wed & Roses Custom Circle and Initial Wedding Cake Topper

Wed & Roses Custom Color Chart
 Hope you like the new Goods!  Happy Monday!



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Designs

Happy Tuesday!  Yesterday was crazy busy.  I am in the midst of finishing up a bunch of custom wedding orders and was in the monogram zone yesterday, hand embroidering more monograms than I can count.  I just love hand sewing.  It's my jam.  With so much going on, I thought I would take a minute to introduce you all to one of my brand new designs and a fun about me video I have been working on!

Here's the video that my gal pal Karrie & I have been working on.  Karrie creates these great video business cards called VideoKards.  I have been wanting to work with her for a while.  Here's what we have so far.  This is an ongoing project, here's the beginning:

As requested, I have been expanding my Statement Necklace line and just couldn't resist this beautiful new fabric.  Not only is it just plain lovely, it's organic!  The chevrons and triangles are pretty irresistible and I find myself wearing one nearly everyday, both long and short (remember most of my chains are convertible).  I just posted the listing last week and it has already become one of my most popular pieces in the shop.  I created it in three color styles.  Pink, beige, and light blue.  The differences are subtle, but notable. Here are some of the product shots.

What do you think?



Monday, July 2, 2012

A Recap

Hi There!

Happy Monday!  My wish for this week is for there to be at least 10 more hours in a day!  A photo shoot and a video shoot last week, a photo shoot already this week, and a lot more to catch you all up on.  Let's start with bridal.

The I Do Bridal event last week was spectacular.  I had a great time meeting with bridal customers face to face and taking custom orders.  A few hot items?  My brand new Bow Cake Topper and of course the Custom Initial Necklaces.

Portraits To The People 2012

Here are some gorgeous photos from the event taken by friend Sarah Deragon of Portraits To The People.

Zelma Rose Pocket Squares & Boutonniere

Wed & Roses Wedding Cake Toppers

Rose La Mer Headpieces

Honey Cooler Handmade Knickers

Thanks to all of you who stopped by!  More great news to come this week.  

Happy Monday :)



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Put a Bow On It!

I'm so excited about my latest Wed & Roses Wedding Cake Topper!  When I showed it to friends earlier in the week, the table erupted in a round of ooooooooh's!  Say hello to the Bow Wedding Cake Topper...

Wed & Roses Bow Wedding Cake Topper
Wed & Roses Bow Wedding Cake Topper

Wed & Roses Bow Wedding Cake Topper

Made of high quality persimmon colored felt and lovingly hand-stitched with grey embroidery thread, this bow will add the perfect touch of handmade to your special day.  It's up for sale over at Wed & Roses.  Go take a look and let me know what you think.  More colors to come.  I'm working on a Navy Blue & Red combo to go with the killer dress I posted about Tuesday :)

Happy comes Friday!!



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Here Come the Brides

I haven't talked about Wed & Roses in a while!  Things have been going great with my wedding cake toppers!  I'm still getting the word out, but my little wedding cake topper business is growing slowly but surely.  As I mentioned last week, I will be showcasing Wed & Roses Wedding Cake Toppers, along with Zelma Rose Bridal designs on June 23 & 24.  Here's the info again:

I'm really looking forward to my first Bridal Show!  I'm so excited to meet my couples face-to-face! 

On Monday I met with Bay Area based Wedding Planner Rebecca Pfiffner of Be Hitched for a lovely ladies brunch.  If you are getting married and you don't know Rebecca, time to give her a call.  Two words, SHE'S AMAZING!  Check out her Pinterest boards for a peek at her style. I'm always re-pinning her pins to my wedding inspiration boards.  

I'm also excited to announce that Wed & Roses and Zelma Rose Handmade Goods are now part of the Pink Cloud 9 vendor resource guide!   Hooray!!  I have been crushing on Pink Cloud for some time now.  These ladies are on the forefront of all things DIY.  Their Pinterest boards are rockin'! I read their blog all the time and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Pink Cloud 9 magic!
Pink Cloud 9

If you haven't been over to check out my Pinterest boards, what are you waiting for?  I LOVE Pinterest!  Take a peek and let me know what kinds of things you are looking for.  What wedding themes do you want to see?  Color Palettes?  Accessories?  Flowers?  Lay it on me!

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!  Stay tuned, tomorrow I'm revealing my newest Wed & Roses design!!