Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is (and always has been) my favorite holiday. I love all things spooky and scary, but so far just haven't been able to bring myself to make any Halloween jewelry. When I tried to think of ideas, I couldn't get the image of those cheesy store-bought pumpkin pins out of my head. Maybe next year.

In the meantime, I wanted to share some photos of where I live. These were taken a few days ago in Southern Maine. This spooky old graveyard is in the center of York Village and one of my favorite places to visit around Halloween. Tombstones here date back to the 1600s!

Limited edition autumn leaf necklaces inspired by New England fall foliage are available here and here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mark Your Calendars - York Harvestfest

Visit Lofted Designs at York Beach!
October 17th & 18th, 2009, 10am - 4pm

York Harvestfest is a longstanding tradition in Southern Maine, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! This event is HUGE and takes place throughout York — they offer free parking and a free shuttle all weekend. There will be fun stuff for the kiddos, lots of great craft vendors, live entertainment and heaps of yummy food. BONUS: Saturday night fireworks at the beach!

I'll be at the Old Fashioned Marketplace at the York Beach ballpark (close to Short Sands) on Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Hope to see you there!

You can find a complete schedule of events and more information here. Click these links for directions and parking info.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I Love Custom Orders! (Part Two)

As I've stated before, custom orders are my absolute faves! There's something a little extra special about personalizing a piece with a stamped name or using a unique gemstone that carries its own story.

One of my favorite customers came to me with a special piece of turquoise her mother had given her and asked if I could make it into a ring. We were both thrilled with the results. To tell the truth, I kind of wanted to keep it for myself.

My other favorite orders are personalized birthstone necklaces. I know each one carries special meaning and will be worn with pride for many years to come.

Order your very own now in my online shop, or email me to discuss ideas for your very own custom order.