This past August I did a trunk show at Maker's Making, a wonderfully curated shop in Cape May, NJ. They gave me a corner as well as a tiny beautiful blue table to set up my jewels. I was so into the color of the blue table that I HAD to have one of my own! Below you can see the image of the tiny table and then the table I made and used this past weekend at the Clothesline Festival in Rochester.
I love finding new music to listen to in the studio. I discovered Big Thief through NPR's Tiny Desk series and have been playing them on repeat ever since. There is nothing better than being in the zone at the bench with your favorite tunes blasting. Check them out!
Do you like something you see but wish the piece was in a different form or a little less big? We've got you covered!! StudioSophiaSophia loves working personally with customers to customize their dream piece of jewelry. In the image down below, you will see the original design of the "hot tamale" ring. A lady was very interested in the attraction she had to the colors in the ring but wanted a small set of simple earrings. Please voice ANY questions or concerns in regards to something specific you are looking for- there will be a way to create it!
firecrackers or earrings??
a girl can dream, right?
Throwback to this Pom Pom neckpiece I made at RISD. No matter what material, shape or form, I've always been obsessed with color. It is an inherent part of my life which naturally translates into my work!
I'm so happy I somehow stumbled across Kindah Khalidy's work on Instagram a while back. I've been inspired by her work ever since! Paintings are one of the main sources of inspiration for my jewelry. Her use of color is pretty amazing!
There's so much that goes into getting ready for a tradeshow that you wouldn't even think about! I made a whole new display for a fresher and cleaner look. I designed what I wanted and had a friend laser cut all the shapes out of MDF. My husband/handy man put the back shapes together and I painted everything. It took way longer than expected! I thought the white wouldn't interfere with the colors of the jewelry...Although, I wanted to tie in color in some way that wasn't overpowering, therefore giving the sides of the shapes a little life! After painting display I had to figure out the arrangement of everything and make brass T'shapes and rods for the work to hang from the back. In the end, I think it was worth it! On top of finishing the work itself and display, I had to make new linesheets (and bartend 4 days a week)...It was a crazy crazy sleep deprived January and February!
I met a lot of great people and saw a lot of inspiring work- Now it's time to follow up with some connections and see what the future holds! So glad I have my first tradeshow in the bag...now until the next one ;)
Stocking up on some best sellin' squiggle earrings for the RISD alum HOLIDAY sale this weekend!
It's finally getting cold. Just dreaming of being in this bathing suit by Mara Hoffman...SO inspired by her prints and colors!
Thank you to the Walker Art Center for inviting me to participate in the artist Jewelry Mart! Minneapolis has some really cool people, great food and an inspiring museum...until next time!
COCOROSIE I LOVE U