Tuesday, June 30, 2009

to whet your appetite

A transplanted Canadian, Shirley Price now resides in Orange County, near Los Angeles. Living on the Pacific Rim, her work has a distinctly Asian sensibility. We love the clean lines and simplicity of her pieces, not always an easy result to obtain. Constructed of fine and sterling silver, each piece incorporates a single pearl in its design.

Shirley has just sent us a wonderful new collection of pieces, including several pairs of earrings. Here is just a taste...to whet your appetite...

"Discovery" pendant of rhodocorsite/pyrite from Wyoming

"Simple Elegance" earrings

"Geisha's Secret - Solitude" pendant of Chinese writing stone (China)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

glory glory halleluia!!!

After months and months of work, I am delighted to announce that the JOOLZ online store is now open!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

happy father's day

Happy Father's Day to the guy who...

  • almost singlehandedly delivered his own first child

  • put together a huge wooden swing set...and it never fell down

  • coached Little League

  • took the kids out for dinner every Wednesday night, for over 10 years, while I worked at the ambulance corps

  • drove the ski boat around and around and around

  • doesn't complain about doing household chores...and still makes the bed every day

  • when asked what he wanted for his Father's Day dinner, said that he was planning to grill chicken kabobs and I could just "take care of the rest of the stuff"

  • loves, loves, loves country music - so his Father's Day present is a nice big iTunes gift certificate -- enjoy!! xoxox

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

keep our marines safe

JOOLZ artist Brittany Wende's husband, James, a Marine lieutenant stationed at Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan, was featured on today's episode of NPR's "All Things Considered." James and our nephew Ted are good friends and are serving together with the 2/8 in Afghanistan. A transcript of today's program, together with pictures of the men and Camp Leatherneck, is featured on the NPR website. Here's a picture of James as he passes time until his unit is sent into combat. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers as they work to complete a successful mission.

summer sparkles

Don't you just love the lighter, brighter summertime colors? Light blues, pinks, yellows, greens, lavenders...all worn with a smile. The skies are brighter (at least here in western NY), the temps are warmer and our clothing is delightfully lightweight.

Colorado artist Denise Bloch knows how to celebrate summer, using cane glass and Swarovski crystals. Here's one of our favorites - a pastel-colored necklace that goes with just about anything you might want to wear this summer:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

going...going...almost gone

California artist Anne Dick created very popular bronze jewelry for over 30 years. When we heard she was retiring and selling her business, we knew her new work would be in short supply, and it was one of our best sellers; we bought a ton of it and had more than 80 pieces in inventory at one point. Then we learned that the new owners of her business are not making jewelry using her designs. We don't know why, but Anne Dick pieces are no longer available for wholesale purchase.

"Pern" earrings

Now our supply has dwindled to a new low. Sadly, it will soon be all gone, with no way to get more. Sad for us and sad for our customers, who love that it is inexpensive, has an ageless design and is great travel jewelry - looks like gold but isn't.

"Leander" bracelet

If you love Anne Dick joolz, come in soon and snap up one of the last pieces.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

this resin necklace rocks!

Pennsylvania artist Abra Gorby creates wonderful resin nugget necklaces in a myriad of colors. We have several in stock, including a mint green graduated neck collar and this lightweight pink/lavender T-shirt necklace strung together with jeweler's wire. Abra's work is reasonably priced and perfect for summertime. Think warm breezes, a cool drink and a fashionable little sundress...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

wine walk this saturday

It's Wine Walk time in downtown Canandaigua - Saturday, June 6th from 4 - 6pm. JOOLZ will be one of the stops and will be featuring wine from Casa Larga in Fairport, one of the Canandaigua Wine Trail members.

Look for the purple balloons at participating stores and restaurants. Hope to see you then!