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Thursday, March 18, 2010

2010 Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival!

The 58th Fairhope Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held this weekend, March 19, 20 and 21 in downtown Fairhope. The 2009 festival was a huge success.  It just gets better every year!  This internationally acclaimed event has been recently ranked in the top 10 festivals in the country. 
There is no admission charge and the hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. 

Live entertainment will be continuous throughout the three-day event and unique cuisine will be served up in the food court, all on the streets of beautiful downtown Fairhope, one of America's most unique communities. 

BRATS (Baldwin County Area Transportation System) will offer a shuttle service from several shopping centers out on main Highway 98. The parking is free and the shuttle ride costs only $1. 

The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival is definitely a "don't miss" event for the whole family.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Beautiful Day on the Gulf Coast

It has been such a gorgeous week here on the gulf coast! Today is no exception! Come on down to lovely Fairhope and shop the wonderful Boutiques, Windmill Market, Restaurants and more.  You won't be disappointed! Many of the stores are having huge sales in preparation for Arts and Crafts and the weather is perfect for strolling the flower lined streets! We hope to see you this weekend!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New shipments arriving daily!

Hey folks! We are getting new shipments daily in preparation for Arts and Crafts! Thousands of new beads, findings, leather and more! Stop by and get first pick on some fantastic new items!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Shipment!

It's a beautiful sunny day on the Gulf Coast! Take a stroll through Fairhope today and see what all the great stores have to offer. The flowers are beautiful, the weather is perfect and the sales are abundant! We just got in a huge shipment of beads, all at $8.00 a strand! They normally retail from $22.00 to $40.00 a strand! We have all the new spring colors and trends and a huge inventory of newly made jewelry! Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Artist of the week! KAREN CAZEL

We are excited to announce a new feature! Artist of the week. This week we will be featuring Karen Cazel.

Abalone and Enameled Sterling $60.00
Agate and Sterling $98.00
Amber, Ametrine, Pearl and Sterling $135.00
Agate and Sterling $150.00

Beach Stone, Petroglyph and Sterling $130.00
Agate and Sterling $180.00
Sterling and Agate $160.00

Here is her Bio:
Karen Cazel - Jewelry Artist
For me, wearable art crosses boundries between sculpture and jewelry. Inspiration derives from fascination with simple shapes, textures, and surfaces that may appear in the everyday landscape. I love beautiful objects. The things that excite me most usually involve the color of silver, especially as it ages and obtains many different shades and textures.

I make a selection of handmade jewelry, mostly one-of-a-kind pieces that are hand-crafted at the bench, giving each piece individuality using a variety of materials including silver, oxidized silver and copper, also incorporating any found materials that might function with the jewelry pieces.

I keep a sketchbook of ideas, and work from it, but many times I work directly with the metal, assembling a piece into a pleasing combination of shapes and textures. These pieces form an alliance with the body, but I like to think of many of them as objects, small sculptures to wear. The jewelry has to be wearable but should be a reflection of the creator and the wearer.

I like to think of my jewelry pieces as precious, not the materials from which they're made necessarily, but the combined feeling they purvey, that of treasure or talisman, that contain sophisticated yet primitive design. This, of course, is what I feel about the things I make. The hope is that the purchaser/wearer will get the same enjoyment and or enchantment that I do.