Thursday, December 2, 2010

Throwing Stars Jewelry Featured on the Indie-Pendent Wish List

I'm so excited, Beth from the Indie-Pendent wanted to feature my new rings on her Holiday Wish List, today.  And today happens to my my daughter's 1 year birthday!!  The stars were aligned on this one!!  Soon, sometime after the new year, we'll be able to see the new retail space.  Can't wait until it's opento the publie!  Check it out below...

2010 holiday wish list…throwing stars jewelry

i wish i had…
image of throwing stars ribbon jewelry
The handmade Ribbon Rings, made from brass, are a gift already wrapped in its own ribbon. The rings are slightly adjustable, however, please provide your preferred ring size. Available in sizes 5-10. Each ring is handmade, therefore, slight design changes may occur. Each ring comes handcrafted with your own personal inscription of up to 15 letters. Or choose words or phrases such as: love, peace, you are loved, always, sing, dance, dream, & breathe.
The handmade Rose Rings, made from copper (and/or silver), are similar to the Ribbon Rings. Like the Ribbon Rings, the rings are slightly adjustable, however, please provide your preferred ring size. Available in sizes 5-10. Each ring is handmade, so slight design changes may occur. Each ring comes handcrafted with your own personal inscription of up to 15 letters. Or choose words or phrases such as: love, peace, you are loved, always, sing, dance, dream, & breathe.
The copper and brass rings are $78.  The silver Rose Ring is $150.  Bracelets range from $75 to $250.
You can find these wonderful rings on Throwing Stars Jewelry’s website.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

First Thursday Art Walk, November 4th and 6th

I have this awesome opportunity to be a part of an art show this week in the Tula Art Center.  It's the First Thursday Gallery Walk on Bennet Street.  And that's exactly what it is!  This first Thursday of November, join us and walk the galleries on Bennet Street... meet artists, schmooze, drink, eat, be merry!  What could be better this time of year, right?  It's something I've never done before, and I hope it becomes the first of many.

I didn't know that something like Bennet Street existed in Atlanta.  It's an artist community in the heart of Buckhead, hidden just behind Houston's on Peachtree Street.  Bennet Street is this hidden gem of a community!  There's galleries upon galleries, antique shops, vintage shops, and much more.  I haven't had the opportunity to visit for a good length of time yet.  Good news is that the "First Thursday Gallery Walk" is supposed to educate people like me.  I'll be there showcasing my newest designs for this Fall and Winter in Judie Jacob's studio, K-1 at the Tula Art Center.  She does oil painting, encaustics, and ceramic art.  My goal for this year is to save up for a custom encaustic from Judie.  They are just so cool and would look so good in my living room, hmmmm.  Quilter, Stacie Manis and jewelry by Peru to You will be there too. 

Here's the specifics:
Address: 75 Bennett Street, 30309
Tula Art Center
Located in Judie Jacob's studio, K-1
Time and Date: Thursday, November 4th from 6-9pm and Saturday, November 6th from 6-9p

Monday, October 25, 2010

Marist School Holiday Traditions, This Saturday Oct. 30th

Marist Holiday Traditions 2010

This is my first year doing the Marist Holiday Traditions.  I've heard it's a show that shouldn't be missed!  If the weather holds out, it might be perfect!  If you go to the show, remember you can't bring strollers.

Visit Throwing Stars Jewelry outside, booth number 57, Arcade Area C.  Below is the information I grabbed from the Marist School Website.  And if you're not familiar with directions, I also put that information at the very bottom of this posting.  Cheers!

October 30, 2010
9 am - 4 pm
Admission: $3 

Holiday Traditions, sponsored by the Marist School Parents Club, is held each year on the campus of Marist School and is one of the largest juried arts and crafts shows in the Southeast. Produced through the hard work of over 400 volunteers, it is well known for its quality and warm hospitality. All show proceeds go directly to support Marist School programs.

Show Highlights:

*Over 240 quality artisans and crafters
from Georgia and around the Southeast.
*Visit the Cooked Goose Café serving lunch featuring our famous homemade Corn Chowder and Poppy Seed Cake.
*Play the popular Holiday Traditions Instant Raffle to win wonderful items donated by all participating show artists and crafters.
*Shop their Bake Sale for homemade cakes and treats.

Parking: Free parking is available the day of the show on the Marist School campus (if you arrive early!) or at the Ashford Green Office Park located just inside I-285 on Ashford Dunwoody Road. Free shuttle service is available throughout the day.

Marist is located on the north side of Atlanta, Georgia at:
3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road

From I-285 East OR West, take exit # 29 onto Ashford Dunwoody Road. Head South towards Atlanta, away from Perimeter Mall. Marist is located approximately 1.0 mile inside I-285 on the right hand side.

From I-85 take I-285 West to exit # 29. Turn left onto Ashford-Dunwoody Road, away from Perimeter Mall. Marist is located approximately 1.0 mile inside I-285 on the right hand side.

From I-75 take I-285 East to exit # 29. Turn right onto Ashford-Dunwoody Road, away from Perimeter Mall. Marist is located approximately 1.0 mile inside I-285 on the right hand side.

From Buckhead take Peachtree Road North. Turn left onto Ashford-Dunwoody Road, go approximately 0.9 miles. Bear left at 1st light, right at 2nd light, stay on Ashford Dunwoody Road, go approximately 0.8 miles. The entrance to Marist School will be on the left at the stop light.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rag Ribbon Rainbow This Weekend

It's just the beginning of the holiday season, and it starts with RAG RIBBON RAINBOW!  I don't want to say it starts with a "bang", but it sure is a feast for the eyes!!  I went to drop off a few repairs this morning, thinking I could turn off the "shopping bug", but I couldn't resist!  I walked out with 3 paintings...  And I know exactly were they're new home will be, in my dining room of course!  It was 10am, and there were cars up and down the street already.  Ladies shopping and catching up since last years show.  This year a portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity. 

In case you can't read the address, this year will take place at the same home as last year!  It's a wonderful home and a very convenient location for you local Atlantans, in Buckhead, close to 400.

696 Mountain Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Beehive Atlanta and Groupon This Wednesday, September 22nd

Groupon Website

Ever since I became a part of the Beehive, I've come to realize how much I enjoy hanging with "my peeps".  We're a bunch of designers of all crafts, shapes, and sizes.  I always seem to walk in and start shopping, I can't help myself!  I'll see some adorable clothes for my girls, then some more clothes for me!  Then there's some yummy sweets to taste, tea I need to sip, bags I need to fill, soaps I need to smell, it's just endless!  Preeti, one of our awesome owners and designer of Spunge Designs, laughs at me when I come to update my space.  She says that I'm such a shopper.  True, but I'm in shopping heaven at the Beehive!

Here's the scoop, The Beehive is the featured Groupon tomorrow!  I know, last minute info.  But if you haven't become a fan of The Beehive and Groupon, well tomorrow is your chance! 

Saturday, July 31, 2010


We have a saying in the Throwing Stars Jewelry studio, "go big or go home".  With the new Copper Cuff, don't you just want to say "Shabammy" too?
Large Brass Cuff.  Or we could just name it, "Brass Shabammy"!  Don't be surprised if you see the new cuffs with Shabammy as the name! If I'm feeling spunky, you never know...  You can find this one at Beth Ann Boutique in Buckhead, GA.
Hope sporting the Ribbon Brass Rings, the Heather Adjustable Necklace, and the Ribbon Brass Bracelet, and the Small Leaf Hoops. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So Many Ideas and So Little Time!

My friend, assistant, the person who "keeps me on track" in the studio, Hope, always tells me that I do my best creations when I'm procrastinating. My 3 1/2 year old daughter has unfortunately picked up that same quality from me. Maybe she'll be a great procrastinator/creator some day? In fact, I should be in my studio right now, but I'm "creating" here on my blog...

I had to share some fun, new designs that I haven't been able to add to my website and the 2010/2011 Fall/Winter line sheet yet. Here's a sneak peek!

I've been feeling a little Grecian inspiration lately. Maybe it's my few pairs of gladiator sandals I wear on a daily basis! I have a pair in chocolate brown, tan, gold, and I just ordered a pair in black. So maybe it's like 4 pairs, but who's really counting anyways?

Here are my new Ribbon Designs in Brass and Copper inspired by the Mediterranean!

The Brass Ribbon Wrap Cuff, $78 retail

The Copper Flower Ribbon Ring, $78 retail

The Brass Bow Ring, $78 retail

The Brass Ribbon Ring, $78 retail

Like all my designs, the Ribbon series is available in Sterling Silver and 14Kt Gold-Filled. You can always email if you'd like pricing information on Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled. Cheers!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The "New" Beehive in Atlanta and New Throwing Stars Website

Lot's of new things on the horizon! Maybe I'm inspired by the Azaleas blooming in my front yard or it's the white Dogwood blossoms, or maybe because Spring has finally arrived to Atlanta. Either way, it's spring time and I'm giddy!

The Beehive here in Atlanta has moved into this fantastic new location in Edgewood! If you're not familiar with Edgewood shopping district, head South on Moreland, just past Little 5 Points, and you'll come upon a new brick development. You'll see there's a Lowes, Best Buy, Target, Caribou Coffee, Willy's etc. We're located between the Wachovia Bank and Willy's. Just look for The Beehive!

I freaking love it! I love the new store, the white walls, the sunlight beaming in through 2 sides, and (drum roll please) my booth! Take a look.

And by the way, we're celebrating our grand opening this weekend, April 16th - April 18th. If you want to enjoy some refreshments, come on down Friday evening from 6-10pm. However, I may not be there until later, with 2 kiddos at home it's bedtime hour...

If you're out and about this weekend, enjoying this awesome weather we're finally experiencing, and you need to cool off in the air conditioning, come visit The "new" Beehive. I know the Dogwood Festival is at Piedmont, so swing by on your way!

Also, if you get a chance to look at my updated website, it's new and refreshing!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

From Winter to Summer

Where did Spring go? We went from "rain rain go away, come again another day"... to 90 degree weather in the matter of a day! I guess it's Summer now. Craziness...

In honor of Spring, and Denise's special order in Marietta, I made a Dove charm to add to my Peace/Heart Bracelet. I thought that it fits perfectly with Spring and Summer. And now that Spring/Summer is in full bloom, we've been inspired to add Leaf Necklaces to the line; check them out in silver and 14Kt gold-filled.

Also, Throwing Stars Jewelry is in a new store in Buckhead, Beth Ann Boutique. Below is a photo of Tiffany at Beth Ann wearing the new 14Kt Rose Gold-Filled Flower Necklace. Yay! And next to her on the black bust is the James Necklace.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Beginnings!

I just found out this morning that is featuring this little blog of mine in their "blog awards". Yay! Take a look!

As for the latest additions to the Throwing Stars Family, I'm really excited to say that we had a beautiful and healthy baby girl in December. She's almost 12 weeks old and growing like a weed. Soon her big sister will show her all the wonders of making her own jewelry! So keeping up to date with my blog has been, well, a little challenging. I've been choosing to use "Amy time" in the studio and it's working out wonderfully! We just started adding 14Kt Rose Gold-Filled to the line, and it looks absolutely beautiful!

Also, I've been staying busy with the "Family" and "Name" Pendants. Take a look!

As for upcoming events, the Trinity Art Show is going through this Saturday, February 20th. I'll be there tonight for "Cocktails and Canvas" from 6-9pm. I went last year, very fun and lots of vino! And if you can't make it, you can always contact me directly and I'd be happy to show you some newer Throwing Stars Jewelry creations in person.