reticulated earrings

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Next Stop, One Green STREET!

Thanks to my dear friend from my old neighborhood, Rose, my work is now available at One Green STREET, on the SE corner of White Oak and Cortlandt, here in the Heights!
One Green STREET

This shop is so cool and I am so honored to be a part of it.  Sherry Eichberger started the shop from a vision of eco-friendly products in a neighborhood-friendly space.  Some of you might remember Margarete Sanchez’ Artful Corner—that’s the space, now a LEED certified building divided into quadrants, each devoted to a different part of the whole body.  They have a variety of organic and natural products to enhance life.  These rooms house home goods, makeup & beauty products, locally mixed and marketed tea from the Path of Tea, clothing, handbags, and of course, handmade jewelry.  And they are a community-minded bunch too, with a Friday afternoon (4-6pm) Front Porch “wind-down-from-the-week” party, a book group, a Friday food truck and several green-living related talks a month.

Everyone, let’s support this excellent concept and the good people who have brought it to our neighborhood!  Oh, and pick up some jewelry from Maggie’s Meltdown while you’re there!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Last Week's Harvest

Renewal earrings

Two weeks ago, I tortured myself, as I do every year.  I spent a whole day at a relentlessly tedious seminar to renew my certification for a job I hope I never have to do again.  For a day I pretended to listen to speakers who warned of various civic dangers, like failing to pick up dog poop (apparently, unpleasant odors!) and restaurants serving ill-gotten oysters (did you know oysters could be procured by shooting them with a 22?).  Anyway, it promised to be a wasted day, but, in the words of my practical dad, “you should always have something to fall back on, in case this foolishness does not work out.”  So I went.

Domino Effect earrings
Now you know what these things are like:  all-you-can-eat Sam’s Club banana nut muffins, the desperate run on giant percolators of god-awful coffee, the lunch buffet (oh joy…taquitos and a side of raw broccoli with ranch dressing), the butt numbness, the afternoon head-bobbing, the dreadful networking, and of course, hours of mindless doodling disguised as note-taking.

Fortunately, the hours of mindless doodling paid off.

The culmination of the week came Saturday night at a party when the realization that I goofed when I set up the Facebook page struck terror in me.  What was I thinking?  I set up my BUSINESS as a PERSON!  EVERYONE knows a BUSINESS is NOT a PERSON!!  Sheesh!!  Anyway, trying to correct such a mistake after the fact is not the breeze you might think.  A flurry of postings ensued asking people to forgive my  ineptness, to “LIKE” my new page, and send money to my new Super Pac. 

Diversion earrings

Today begins a new week in the Meltdown studio and I am anticipating a good one. 

Ecliptic II earrings
Ecliptic III earrings

   Thanks for staying tuned.