November isn’t too early to get caught up in the holiday spirit is it? We say NO. Especially when cocktails are involved. Artfully Elegant will be just one of many stops on the Downtown Bethlehem Association’s Cocktail Trail on Saturday, November 23rd. Purchase a passport on DBA’s website and sample over 20 New Year’s cocktails at participating Bethlehem shops, all decked out for for the most wonderful time of the year. Make the most of those four hours of fun, by arriving right at 1 pm for the opening. The tour will only last until 5pm, just in time to grab a meal at one the great eateries on Main Street.
We at Artfully Elegant are cooking up our own creative concoction called Red Nose Punch. One part bourbon, a twist of lime, a hint of cranberry and a big artful secret. You’ll have to try it to find out.
Don’t forget to stay awhile and maybe purchase a cocktail ring to set you apart as a connoisseur on the trail. Perhaps a wooden doily ring by Polli, or a glittering amethyst ring by Stephen Estelle?
Getting recognized in New York City’s fashion world is hard, but it seems like Julie Nolan was destined to make a name for herself with her jewelry. Maybe this kind of success was evident in her astrological charts, which she calls to mind in her Mazzaroth collection.
After working as a make up artist 10 years ago, Julie took up an interest in ‘charming’ that led to an intensive jewelry course and her future career. She made a name for herself at art markets, producing jewelry on a grand scale from within her Manhattan studio apartment. Through her handwork, and perhaps a litttle bit of fate, she was able to move to Western Massechusetts, into a house and much larger studio. This is where she crafts the items you will find in our store this fall.
We at Artfully Elegant are excited to carry Julie’s line of necklaces and charm and hinged bracelets, all featuring the constellations associated with the 12 zodiac signs.The simple and clean designs were patterned after a Swiss calendar from the 1900s. The largest holes represent the brightest stars in each constellation. Every piece is hand stamped with a three letter abbreviation of the corresponding constellation on the back as well.
They are the perfect pieces to represent your place in the cosmos. And they certainly make it easier to avoid the ultimate pick up line cliche
Is everyone always telling you you’re hard to shop for? Are you tired of not getting what you want? Are you over pretending to love your gifts, even when you don’t? Come by our shop on Main Street in Bethlehem and fill out one of our brand new wish lists. One of our lovely associates will help you get all of the pertinent information on the card: your personal info, who we should send the list to, and most importantly, all of your favorite items in the shop!
Whether it’s jewelry, artwork, or stuff for the kids, we’ll get all of the proper artist names, product names and codes, and prices noted on the card. There will be absolutely no confusion – we want you to get what you love! We’ll keep a card on file here at the shop, plus send a copy to whomever you designate. Plus if you tell your loved ones about the list, they can call or come into the store and we’ll be able to tell them exactly what’s on it. We are really excited about these new lists, so hurry into the store soon to fill yours out!
Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12 – only a little over 2 weeks away! And if you are anything like us here at Artfully Elegant, you have yet to get your very hardworking and deserving mother the perfect gift! Good thing we have a number of excellent gifts available instore.
The recycled sterling styles from Figs and Ginger are a perennial favorite with mothers – just pick the style with the number of baby birds that reflects your family! We also are carrying new wooden charms by this artist – perfect for someone searching for a personalized gift on a budget, since charms are only $6 each!
Baroni charm necklaces are another great way to customize a gift for mom! Add which ever charms you like – initials, birthstones or shape charms will be sure to touch any mother’s heart.
If it’s your lovely lady’s very first Mother’s Day, take a peek at the Dogeared New Mom necklace. The little safety pin is totally charming.
Don’t forget about grandma this Mother’s Day! Kathy Bransfield has the perfect necklace to honor your family’s matriarch.
Maybe you’d like to branch out and get Mom something a little different than jewelry this Mother’s Day. If so, we recommend one of the beautiful Beth Ann Ballek glass flowers, or one of the many handcrafted Cedar Mountain art blocks we have in store. Either gift is guaranteed to make the ladies in your life smile.
But most importantly, we at Artfully Elegant would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the influential mothers in our lives, whose care, guidance, and love has helped us grow into the people we are today. We love you, Moms.
Art has always had the unique ability to present a social commentary in a powerful, and often beautiful way; the Caliber Collection, one of the newest lines here at Artfully Elegant, proves jewelry can do so as well. Created out of the metal of two hundred and fifty guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department, these bronze and steel bracelets are equal parts symbol of renewal and stunning arm candy.
Originally inspired by Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s strong words about the insidious problem of gun violence, especially in his own city, founder and designer Jessica Mindich decided to utilize her sleek bangles as a unique fundraising opportunity. Proceeds from the sales of the Caliber Collection go back to the Newark buyback program. In fact, Mindich has already donated back more than $20,000 from Caliber sales.
Each bracelet is shaped in an oval, to represent the trigger cage of a gun, an area capable of so much violence, and now a symbol of redemption. Even the name, Caliber, was chosen for its double meaning: the caliber of a gun and how the caliber of a city is raised when illegal guns are taken off its streets. Each style is hammered by hand, not only showing the hard work it takes to fully create the design, but the hard work and determination it takes to clear the streets of gun violence.
Available in small, medium, and large (as well as an open, one-size-fits-most cuff), we have the perfect Caliber Collection bracelet for you!
Located in Boulder, Colorado, Christine Marguerite Designs is a custom design retail jewelry studio, led by owner/designer Linda Kozloff-Turner. With over 38 years of experience in jewelry design, Linda has created lines for the likes of Tommy Bahama and Canadian clothing designer Linda Lundstrom. The name Christine Marguerite has deep emotional ties to Linda; in fact, it was the name on her birth certificate before she was given up for adoption by her mother, a Blackfoot Indian.
Both spiritual and naturalistic, Linda holds the environment in high regard, and uses only non-mined precious metals, recycled to minimize the environmental impact of traditional mining practices, and all of her diamonds, like all the artists we carry at Artfully Elegant, are conflict-free.
Linda often creates custom wedding and engagement bands specific to that couple’s love story; one line, known as “The Meaningful,” showcases rings created out of the same piece of metal for both bride and groom!
We are fortunate to be carrying an exclusive line from Christine Marguerite Designs here at Artfully Elegant. Linda used the twelve common birthstones to inspire a pair of earrings and a necklace for each month of the year. My personal favorites are these stunning December earrings (pictured on left). The turquoise nuggets and hammered silver add an organic texture to the smooth Tahitian pearls. The November earrings (pictured on right), with their large hammered gold fill component, swiss blue topaz briolettes, and Tahitian pearls are also show-stoppers. Check out Christine Marguerite Design’s page on our website, or stop by in store to see even more of her fantastic birthstone inspired work.
Happy Valentine’s Day, America! Don’t worry if you’ve procrastinated this holiday and still haven’t found that perfect gift – we at Artfully Elegant are here to help! Whether your Valentine is very traditional, or likes to have a little more fun with his/her look, we have something sweet for any relationship.
Luckily for you this Valentine’s Day, not only can we help you find the perfect gift, but you can easily enter to win $50 Artftully Elegant Gift Card. The steps are easy:
Step 1: Take a picture of your happy honey with their stupendous Valentine’s Day gift from Artfully Elegant.
Step 2: Post the picture on one (or more!) social media sites, and let your friends admire your good taste, by tagging us in the photo:
Facebook – @ArtfullyElegant
Twitter – @ArtfullyElegant
Instagram – #artfullyelegant
Step 3: Encourage your friends to “like” or “favorite” your picture! The photograph with the most collective “likes” by February 16, 2013, will win a $50 gift card to Artfully Elegant!
There is no minimum price to participate, and items can be purchased in store or online, so there is nothing stopping to stop you from entering!
If you have any questions about our contest, feel free to call us toll-free at 855-278-3851 or email me email@example.com!
We are very excited to announce that we are now carrying the Citizen Watch line in our store and online. We have funky watches; we have artsy watches; now we have the classic Citizen Watch. Citizens are great because they are powered by light, meaning you’ll never have to worry about replacing the battery. Even better, they have a five year limited warranty, so most anything will be covered by Citizen.
What I really love about Citizen is how wide ranging their styles are. They have traditional, classic styles, like a two-toned men’s bracelet or they improve upon that, like the Stiletto. It’s a traditional style, but done in a nontraditional, black finish. It’s perfect for the guy who wants to step out of the box, but not too far. If he loves the bells and whistles, I’d recommend the Blue Angels watch pictured above at left. With more functions than I can name, this watch is not only great looking, but functional.
Of course, we didn’t forget about the women. Like the men, we carry everything from classic styles to trendier pieces. Right now, you can’t go wrong with a ceramic watch, like this one, accented with real white diamonds. Perhaps you’re not used to wearing a larger watch, so the D’Orsay pictured above right is a nice way to bridge that gap. Larger than Citizen’s other ladies styles, but not so big as a men’s style watch, the D’Orsay is a great round watch, again accented with white diamonds and blue hands.
As a special thank you to our blog readers, please use coupon code Citizen15 now through February 14th and receive 15% off your purchase of a Citizen Watch. We can’t wait to see what you think of them!
Searching for the perfect holiday gift? Artfully Elegant can help! This Saturday and Sunday, we will be hosting a Heather Moore Jewelry Mini-Trunk Show during our standard business hours. We’ve already gotten a peek at some of the pieces we have ready for sale – you won’t be disappointed with this selection of charms, harriet stones, and more. We even have charms featuring some of Heather Moore’s new design techniques, including embossing and colored enamel.
Don’t worry if none of the charms we have on display suite your fancy – this is also the LAST WEEKEND to order customized charms and receive them before Christmas, without a rush fee! We will be happy to help you design the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Don’t worry if you are not local – we can easily work with you through email or over the phone this weekend as well!
So be sure to stop by in-store or give us a call from 10am – 7pm this Saturday, December 1, or from 12pm – 5pm Sunday, December 2. And feel free to stop by the Heather Moore Page on our website for even more examples of what you can create when you “cherish who you are” with Heather Moore.
TONIGHT, from 6-9pm, is the Artist Reception for our current photography show, Fresh Eyes: A Modern Look at Landscapes. Featuring four exceptional young photographers, Alyssa Andrew, Calli Higgins, Jeffrey Bell, and Timothy Gangi, this show engages the viewer in multiple viewpoints of both urban and rural settings.
With prices starting at $75, this show has a range of sizes and prices, making it affordable for every budget! Whether you are looking for framed archival prints or a large canvas showstopper, we have the perfect piece to spice up your wall.
This show will be up until December 3, so if you cannot make the reception tonight, don’t fret! But if you’d like to see some great photography with some great company (and a few snacks) make sure you stop by tonight from 6 – 9 pm.
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