Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mini Olala for girls

Along with my *olala* design jewelry shop, I make jewelry for little girls - mostly necklaces and bracelets, but also some hair pins and a few brooches. As usual, my creations feature felt flowers and butterflies with fun colors or very girly pinks...

I have called this juvenile section of my shop, "Mini Olala for girls". While preparing for the Spring Fab Fair (it's next weekend... already!!!), I've decided that I needed some sort of logo for Mini Olala so I contacted Craftpudding on Etsy to ask if she could make a custom rubber stamp with a picture of a little girl and the name of my brand.... Well, look at what she came up with : isn't it sweet??? I absolutely LOVE my stamp! I can't wait to receive it to start stamping tags and labels : )

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Preparing for the Spring Fab Fair

I am pretty excited to announce that *Olala* design will be back at the Fab Fair for the Spring Show on June 6th and 7th in the Heritage Hall on Main Street in Vancouver.

I participated in the Winter Fab Fair last November and I really enjoyed the experience : the Fab Fair is a pretty hip and cool craft fair gathering local jewelry and fashion accessory designers... that's why it's also called "the Bags & Bling Show"!

Imagine, a room full of jewelry and accessory!!!! Mmmmmmm.....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rockin' at the Children's Festival

Vancouver is a really nice city for kids, there's always a place to discover, a show to see, a class to take... and every year, there's the Children's Festival! The Festival is a week of fun and activities in Vanier Park, in beautiful Kitsilano. There are lots of artists coming from different parts of the world to sing, play or dance in front of cheerful audiences aged 3 and up...

This year, we went on Thursday which was a Francophone Day (with francophone shows from France and Quebec). My little guy and his cousin had a blast making drums out of aluminium plates and cardboard, having their face painted and taking a lesson of African "flee dance" in the storytelling tent...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cherry blossoms

I couldn't help smiling as I was driving the other day seeing all the cherry blossom petals swirling on the road... These pink blossoms make the city look sooo pretty!

The combination of pink and grey inspired me to compose a new "Fleurs des bois " necklace (felt, freshwater pearls, ebony wood and Swarovski crystals) and a Treasury - that made it to the Front Page : )

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Olala Tea and Jewelry Party

Last Sunday, I hosted a Tea and Jewelry Party at my house in order to celebrate Spring and Mother's Day.

Quite a few ladies came - some came alone, some brought a friend, others came with their daughters and even their mom! They all seemed to have a blast trying on jewelry, giving their opinion to each other and, of course, having tea and chocolate brownies!

It's always a real pleasure for me to see a creation of mine worn by a woman : she gives warmth and personality to it and the piece of jewelry enhances her femininity and her personality. It's a perfect combination, a real union! For me, seeing these ladies leaving my house wearing their new necklaces with pride was the most sincere compliment they could pay me and my work...

They also left with a small bouquet of lily of the valley as it is a tradition in France to offer lily of the valley to one's friends on May 1st for good luck : )