Etsy CT Street Team Jewelry Spectacular

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I bought this ring at the jewelry show from Luana of Below 14th Studio.
This vintage map of Los Angeles is the most popular piece in The Lola Collection.
The Etsy CT Street Team presents the Jewelry Spectacular in North Haven, CT.
This coin from 1941 makes this piece from Goose On The Loose Jewelry a great piece of history.
I bought this ring at the jewelry show from Luana of Below 14th Studio.

I bought this ring at the jewelry show from Luana of Below 14th Studio.

Photo: Courtesy of below 14th street studio

The sweltering 95 degree heat might have kept the masses away from this small North Haven, CT show, but I was not disappointed by the crafters and jewelry found at the Jewelry Spectacular. The show was a small affair with about 20 tables in a conference room at the Holiday Inn, North Haven. Each of the first 200 people to arrive could choose a free jewelry item from the Etsy sponsored table. I chose a black and white beaded bracelet from Kelly Rothen’s Colorscape Designs, which I am sure I will wear often.

Beyond the great things to buy, and there were many great things to buy, I got to meet some great people. Joining this fantastic community of crafters has been the best part of working on CraftStylish. It was great meeting Jillian Lyons, the CT Etsy Street Team Leader, who headed up the event. Her passion for crafts is obvious and it seemed everyone appreciated her hard work in planning the event.

My great find of the weekend was the glass jewelry designed by Luana at Below 14th Studio. I bought a beautiful red poppy ring that I haven't wanted to take off, and am currently working with her to create a custom heart pendant. After the show, I returned home to check out Luana's blog and found some descriptive tutorials of her jewelry making technique and stories of how she quit her job to open her own glass jewelry studio. When you visit her website, pay special note to the photography, her work is shown in beautiful detail.

Lola Ochman’s designs for The Lola Collection of glass and decoupage paper have a vintage feel, while Jen Grant, of Goose on the Loose, works with more traditional stones and metals inspired by nature. There was also a nautical theme with The Starry Eyed Pirate’s fun totes and jewelry.

I had a great time at this event and can’t wait until my next adventure when we go to the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn on June 14th and 15th. Stop by the CraftStylish booth to say hi if you can make it to the fair!

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Comments (4)

gooseontheloose writes: As a proud member of the Ct. Etsy Team I'm so thrilled to read this wonderful write up! Thanks, Vicky! I love my page by the way!
Jen Goose On The Loose :)
Posted: 4:13 pm on June 13th
walkinthewoodsllc writes: What a pleasure to read some a wonderful write up about this great Etsy team! I only wish I could have been there.
Posted: 10:54 pm on June 9th
Laurel_Tuohy writes: Hi Jillian & Vicky,
I'm not sure if my absence can be blamed on a lapse of reason due to the heat or my own regular goofiness! Though I wrote a post previewing this event, I got it stuck in my head that it lasted until 7 p.m. Around 5:30, I burst into a very quiet retirement dinner that was scheduled in the room after the Spectacular had ended. Oh well...I hear the CT Etsy Team may be planning a "green" themed event. I'll totally be at that!
Posted: 3:06 pm on June 9th
MichaelaMurphy writes: mskittyfantastico writes: Wow! What a great article on this show! Yes, unfortunately the heat did keep a lot of the expected turn out away. But it was still a great show with some beautiful work on display! Thanks Vicky, for stopping down and making it a little more bearable! Your enthusiasm for the show was very much so appreciated! Thanks so much Vicky! You rock!
Ms. Kitty Fantastico
CT Etsy Team

Posted: 1:12 am on June 9th
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