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 :)