Spring has finally arrived! The sun is out, scarves and gloves packed away, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the studio looks like a supply bomb exploded. We have a busy two months ahead with 9 shows over 7 consecutive weeks spanning 6 different cities and 3 states. Whoa! The madness starts this weekend as we participate in one of our favorite local shows, the Rock & Shop Market. Rock & Shop is always the perfect combination of amazingly talented artisans, local bands and tasty food trucks. This year should be even better than ever thanks to the spacious new venue, The Durham Armory. Hours are 11-7 on Saturday and it is running concurrently with The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. It should be a great weekend for Indie in Durham, NC.
Hand cut animal silhouette rings making their debut. I'm really loving these guys!
Spring show season is just around the corner and so far it is shaping up to be a busy one. I just updated the show schedule and it is packed! I'm so excited to get back on the road and to have added some new locations and shows to this years schedule. We've been busy in the studio working on new designs and can't wait to share them with you. First up, is the Rock & Shop at the Durham Armory on April 6th. If you can't wait until then, most of the new pieces are available on Etsy and as always at the studio.
Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC
Its been a crazy late spring/ early summer. Lots of shows, from Maryland to Georgia, inside warehouses, churches, old market buildings, outside during insane thunderstorms, flood watches as well as lovely sunny and unseasonably cool days. I've had the opportunity to participate in several new shows this year and got to do a bit of traveling, Atlanta, Baltimore (twice! once by train, once by car with a mini detour to Washington DC) and to Asheville, NC where we stayed in a lovely mountain cabin (complete with an outdoor hot tub!). You can find photos from my adventures below and more on Tumblr.
New display & background
In addition to all the shows, Metamorphosis underwent some structural changes when my husband, Jackey, officially came on board back in May. He has been handling packing and shipping since January, but is now a full time part of the company. He's been experimenting with some new techniques (etching & leather work) and we have been brainstorming on some men's designs that we hope to debut in the fall. We also updated our booth display and gave the outside of the studio a facelift with a fresh coat of paint, chalkboard wall and display cases.
You can now find Metamorposis on the west coast at the lovely Doe Bay Resort in Washington state and at our newest locations in the Triangle, Zola Craft Gallery in Durham and Blue Sky Pilates in Cary. New pieces recently arrived in several other retailers, Stitch and Design Box in Raleigh and Foundry in Asheville.
i snapped this photo of a community art project after Riverfest in Wilmington a couple of weeks ago.
This past weekend was SparkCon in Raleigh, which is always a favorite event of mine. Its four day festival which celebrates creative fields of all kinds through its various sparks. They have everything from art installations, to a fashion show, to circus performers. I participated in the BazaarSpark which is basically a craft show featuring various local designers. The weather didn't cooperate the for the first half of the festival, so we spent Saturday sitting outside in a cold, soggy mess but the sun decided to make an appearance on Sunday and it was perfect, not hot, not cold, no drizzly drops of water. All in all, it was a great show and the perfect start to fall show season. I have a brief break for my sister's wedding this weekend then its back to back shows for the next three weeks. Be sure to find me on 10.2 in Chapel Hill for FestiFall.
I've been so busy making pieces for bazaarSpark this weekend that I somehow missed when my studio exploded! Somewhere in all this mess is my half round ring file. Yikes!!! I swear it started out clean and organized on Monday.
It's First Friday time again in downtown Raleigh and I'll be at the studio with brand new designs. Stop by and mention this post for 20% off your purchase.
14 Glenwood Ave
Studio # 24
If you can't make it out use code FF20OFF in my Etsy store. Good through 10:30 pm tonight.
This past weekend we traveled to Asheville for The Big Crafty. It was a quick trip, but I managed to find a few spare minutes to snap some photos on the Blue Ridge Parkway and around town.
I spent the weekend at Bridgeton Riverfest, just across the river from my old home town of New Bern. The show was a bit slow and very hot, but a lot of fun and I forgot how much I missed the water. I had a helper so I was able to sneak away from the booth and snap a few pictures.