Excited to announce I'm teaming up with Perennial to offer new jewelry classes that focus on reusing, recycling and re imagining old materials! It's not often that You find an organization who's values align so closely with your own. Perennial's mission is to "Build a creative culture of sustainability in which discarded items are transformed into valued and cherished resources." I am looking forward to being apart of that mission by offering (initially) two classes which are listed in the link below!
November 19 &20 Parkway South 18th Annual Craft Fair
December 3 Wilmore Kentucky Holiday Craft Show at Asbury Seminary
December 10th Midtown Farmer's Market Holiday Sale
Delmar Loop 9-1pm
December 11 Maya Cafe 3rd Annual Indie Holiday Market
September 17th and 18th Riverfront Marketplace
Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm
Enjoy the riverfront and view of the arch as you shop new jewelry and other unique items. Food trucks and beverages, and bier garden with Urban Chestnut.
September 25th Swap Meet on Cherokee
Explore the eclectic mix of handmade and vintage vendors on the classic Cherokee street.
The St. Louis Swap Meet is hosting the 2nd Riverfront Marketplace at the Arch grounds this Saturday and Sunday from 10am -3pm. Come by to check out the new copper arm bands and sterling silver pendants and much more! You can RSVP and find more details on the Facebook event page.
Midtown Farmer's Market from 8:30am-1:30pm.
In the Delmar Loop behind the Market Pub House.
to RSVP and get more details go HERE
Two shows in one weekend! Saturday June 25th Jewelry de Terre will be at the Midtown Farmer's Market in the Delmar Loop
(yes it's still open even with all of the construction).
The market runs from 8:30am -1:30pm rain or shine!
You can RSVP on Facebook
Sunday June 26th come find me at the St. Louis Swap Meet!
On Cherokee at the corner of Missouri.
For more info checkout THIS
This is a great article I found at http://blog.uncommongoods.com/2014/7-didnt-handmade-jewelry/
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Handmade Jewelry
1. No Mass Production Machinery Involved: By definition, handmade jewelry is literally just that, made by the “hands” of the artisan or maker. The pieces are soldered, sawed, carved and shaped without the use of mass produced manufacturing machinery. A machine can crank out hundreds of units per hour while an individual can only make a finite quantity or fraction of the number of pieces in the same amount of time.
2. The Value of Time: As previously mentioned, since there are no machines involved, handmade jewelry takes an incredible amount of time to produce just a single piece. As a designer myself, I know I often spend hours designing a single piece of jewelry for a client. The time to make the piece often can take weeks.
3. The Maker’s Process: The maker has a very intimate relationship with each piece or design they create. The design process is key to the value that is inherent in each piece. Emilie Shapiro talks about her process and says, “While creating jewelry, there is a very intimate relationship with my work. I know every curve and line (is) put there with intention. As a maker your energy goes into the piece.”
4. Materials: In almost every case, the value of the materials involved in a handmade piece are of stellar quality. It’s difficult to regulate or even know exactly what alloys are used in mass produced factories where dirty metals are blended together to create costume pieces. Handmade materials are generally sourced from highly reputable suppliers.
5. Sustainability: Jewelry Makers are often dedicated to sustainability and ethically sourced materials. By nature, being ethical can be much more costly than taking the easy route and purchasing from the refiner or dealer with low prices and shady sourcing. Once again, Emilie Shapiro always uses the highest quality materials sourced from suppliers who share her ethos about sustainability whenever possible. Smaller scale production is almost always higher quality.
6. Quality: Smaller scale production is almost always higher quality because the ability to track and control the process from start to finish is inherent in the making process. Makers and artisans are extremely proud of the work they produce. They aren’t going to let something of inferior quality leave their studio with their name on it.
7. Locally Made with Love: There is a lot of buzz with “buying local” these days. Reducing your carbon footprint and supporting local artisans is good for the environment and good for everyone. Artisans and makers infuse love and energy into each piece of work. There is HUGE value in supporting local from a sustainability and energetic standpoint. Along with the extra value inherent in handmade jewelry you are also buying a truly one-of-a-kind product. Even if the handmade piece is part of an edition – no maker creates two pieces that areexactly identical. You are the only person with that specific piece of jewelry which says a lot.
The next time you consider purchasing a handmade piece of jewelry, remember that even though the piece may be an investment, you are supporting something even bigger. You should feel really good about your purchase knowing that you have a special piece of the artist in your jewelry collection.
Keep an eye out for this blue hand icon while shopping at UncommonGoods for handmade products!
December 12th, Holiday Market and Bazaar - Midtown Farmers Market
December 13th Indie Holiday Market
December 4th & 5th Brentwood Shopping Bazaar-
Brentwood Community Center, 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd
November 14th Art Uncorked St. Charles (tickets required)
November 20-22nd St. Charles Treasure Chest Holiday Expo (free to attend)
Midtown Farmers Market 29th 8am-12:30
Experience Ivey March 's handcrafted jewelry in person, and see unique pieces not available online. Explore the rest of the market with fresh produce and other local wares. Live music, and even Yoga!
For details see: https://www.facebook.com/events/505039702977850/
Strange Folk Festival, Saturday 26th 10am-8pm and Sunday the 27th 10am-5pm
"200 talented makers, 10+ live bands, and a whole lot of whimsy throughout the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of Union Station’s shopping mall. Nearly every un-leased retail store, along with restaurant seating/serving areas will be creatively merchandised, and a portion of the parking shed will be dedicated to food, drinks, and outdoor installations. Bands will be perched up at the old Hooters, playing to audiences both inside and out. It will all be just a few steps away from the Metrolink and accessible from surrounding dedicated parking lots."
For more information see: http://www.strangefolkfestival.com/
Wentzville Craft Show
Ivey L. March is the designer, jeweler and owner of Jewelry de Terre.