After taking the shop off line all through November & December, I finally got it up & going this week again. It was my first New Years Resolution! Happy 2015 to all & pop by the “shop” to see what’s been going on here at the studio. We’re still up to our eyeballs in winter. There are a few very cozy styles all fuzzy and warm available to get you through the rest of these chilly days. The photo above links to the store or try the this: byelke.bigcartel.com
There will be many opportunities this fall to come by & say hello. Each event will have a different assortment of unique goods which is keeping us very busy. I’m looking forward to being able to do these events with fantastic people & in the most amazing stores. It’s my first time showing in San Francisco so if you’re in that part of the world or have friends there, feel free to pass on the trunk show information at Bulo Shoes. They really have the best assortment of beautiful shoes all under one roof. I’m also happy to be able to show in the fabulous shop Cedar & Hyde Mercantile here in Boulder. We had such a good time last year we decided to do it again. I’m thrilled to have Winter Session & Jorgensen Stoneware round out the assortment. Something for everyone, indeed!
For the first time I’ll be participating in Anita Gronstedt’s Holiday Boutique which is a private shopping event in Louisville. I’ll be one of a handful of curated vendors selling all sorts of fabulous wares. If you are in that area please come by & enjoy some Swedish treats in this intimate setting.
This Holiday Season, Kim Clary Designs & by elke have decided to have not one, but two holiday Open Studio events. This is in leu of participating in Firefly Handmade Market which unfortunately just didn’t work with the schedule this year.
We are working at full speed in the studio from now until the last event on December 11th so that we have plenty of ever changing inventory for each show. Hope one of these dates works for you & you can stop by! Check out the dates & details below-
Let the games begin!
So honored to be part of the Martha Stewart American Made finalists! It was definitely a surprise & I’m just so happy to be included with all these fabulous & creative makers. Check out all the info HERE.
I was recently invited to join an amazing bunch of local Colorado makers to be part of Soulcrafting. It’s a website that brings makers & people together who’d like to learn a certain functional craft or just fulfill the need to learn more & get your hands dirty making something yourself. Some examples are: ceramics, make your own surf board, build a dog house, cooking, home brewing, furniture building…. and the list goes on. I’m part of the leather working option. I hosted my first class a couple of days ago with 2 people who wanted to make leather clutches to give as gifts. What an amazing, thoughtful idea- I was so inspired. Thats what it’s all about. Use your hands, learn something new & then share it. I see so many things that I’d love to experience through this website & I’ll let you know what I decide to take. I’m thinking Jam….. (*Red Camper makes the best jam on this planet if you didn’t know this already)
I was so delighted to have Casie Zalud over to my studio this week. She is a great local photographer that specializes in outdoor farm weddings & events but during the winter she is available for other projects. It was a great opportunity to take part in a “swap”- A custom bag for a small photo shoot. Win-win! So, welcome to my studio!
It took a little time, but I finally was able to get the shop back up on line. I think this is the most challenging part of owning a (very) small business. When I decide to go on line, I have to stop “making” & just concentrate on doing the things that don’t come naturally & just do my best. It forces me to sit at the computer for hours on end to input all the information. This is definitely a girl that prefers to stand all day at a work table with a hammer in her hand. I’m working on trying to make the photographs better but I really should probably just go take some night classes. So, Please take a look but be aware that this was just put together by me. Not a professional web designer or copy writer. For better or worse, it is live & now I can go back to work! Take a peek.