Thursday, November 27, 2008


In a Simply Willow first...We are having a Exclusive Black Friday Sale! All orders placed on Friday, November 28th through Monday, December 1st are eligible for the Buy One Get One 50% off sale. Just put "BLACK FRIDAY" in the notes to seller as you check out! We will refund the discount via paypal.

We are also offering FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world!

As an added bonus, the first 10 orders placed on Friday, November 28th will receive one of our gorgeous beaded keychains FREE!

Do your Black Friday Shopping from the comfort of your own home! Shop for gorgeous nature-inspired jewelry, unique victorian type pieces and aged brass earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets!

Friday, November 7, 2008

First Show of the Holiday Season

We are off to our first holiday show of the season tomorrow, at the local community college, KVCC. This is usually a very well attended show with hundreds of artists all with unique and very creative wares! I look forward to this show every year. I see many people I know from my work or play...and have a chance to start my own holiday shopping.

This year, naturally, brings some concerns about the economy, especially here in Michigan. With the highest unemployment rate in the country and increasingly high prices for food, goods and services, many here are barely making it. Is jewelry in their budget this year? Tomorrow will tell that tale.

In the meantime, I continue to work frantically in my studio (before and after work, that is!!!) so that we have a full booth, with many wonderful new designs to choose from. This year, we are also offering dove chocolates to shoppers who want to "Guess that Stone!!" I have a variety of stone nuggets available for people to guess the name of the semi-precious stone. Naturally, everyone will walk away with chocolate, but it creates an opening, a conversation piece. If you can get them to talk, you can get them to buy. At least, that's the hope.

Hope and a whole lot of hard work is what I take into this holiday season....

How about you?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Green is the colour of my true love's eyes....

Well, ok...maybe not. But I'm certainly in love with green lately!

Green rings....earrings...necklaces and bracelets! I've outdone myself! I really love some new components I recently ordered. Bead caps that look like little blossoms leaves, victorian style ring filigrees just waiting to be formed and adorned....earthy coloured beads in wonderful shapes and sizes.

Many people think of green and think of money, a specific holiday or a favorite item. Throughout time, however, green has been the colour of healing, of balance and harmony within ourselves and in the outside world. Green is the colour of nature and the earth, of growth and renewal. It can soothe and relax the soul.

I think green appeals to me just the natural world around me is shedding its green for another year. These beautiful pieces are a reminder that it is only temporary. Spring will come, the world will come alive once again...

in all its glorious shades of green...