Traveling Florida

As our life becomes too busy, I think of the simpler life of lazy rivers and springs throughout Florida. Dede pushed Ann and I to stop and enjoy this pleasure, and now I remember how I once made a resolution to seek out Rivers and Springs of Florida myself. Not only did we swim with Manatees and experienced the generous nature of Captain Greg, but also dined at the "Freezer Tiki Bar," which is not to be missed.

Homosassa River - Looking for Manatees

Homosassa River - Looking for Manatees

May, the month of excitement.

What shall we do in May? Or, there's so much to do in May, how do we plan our calendar?

A sensational event that I will be involved with is the, Oyster and Pearls Dinner at Kitchenable on Saturday, May 13th, see the link below. The seating is limited to 20 people, so order your tickets today. This is a fundraiser to help Human Trafficking Survivors recover from their difficult situations. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2921592

Next, I'm helping Jessica at KitchenAble, cater the Hospice Spring Fling Fundraiser at Tallahassee Nursery on Thursday, May 18th. We hope to see you there.  It's always a exciting assemblage of people, food, and wine.  
https://www.bigbendhospice.org/donate/spring-fling-details
http://www.kitchenable.net

Best of all, now that I finished the amazing "Chain Of Parks show," I can begin to lift my head and peer out into May. May is going to be wild and wonderful, and I'm ready to ride that May pony.  First of all, our son, Henry Gwynn is graduating from FSU with a degree in Biology. We're so proud of Henry that words just can't describe our joy. Yay, Henry. I've been experimenting with different recipes for upcoming parties, and I found this scrumptious pistachio cake on Smitten Kitchen's blog page.
https://smittenkitchen.com/2017/04/pistachio-cake/

Another food blog post that I love is https://www.gritsandpinecones.com I just tried the black eyed pea hummus and it's perfect for a new take on hummus for upcoming parties.
https://www.gritsandpinecones.com/black-eyed-pea-hummus/
That's it for right now as I hear the rumblings of our upcoming storm.  I'm off to fertilize my roses.  
As always,
Quincie
 

As always, I'll have my quintessential "Beads Around the World" jewelry at the park, but, so much more.

We just had Passover, and yes, It's Easter weekend, and now "The Chain of Parks."  Whew, we're busy, and so it goes.  The "Chain"  always falls on the third weekend in April, so we're sharing this week with several religious and cultural traditions. One thing that we're not sharing this weekend with is rain. Yeah, not sitting up my tent in a downpour is something that I'm looking forward to.  Also, spending time with artists, Chain of Park volunteers, patrons, and all manner of community activities will round up an exciting weekend. I'm ready to have so fun with all of you.  My booth number is #127, which faces Park Ave., right behind the VIP booth, or should I say, my same booth placement.  I know that if you're in town, you'll be by to say hello and buy that special piece of art to satisfy your soul.  Here's a link to the Chain's web site, so you can plan your strategy and view the artists.
http://chainofparks.org
As always, Quincie
 

Road trip, yay!

Billy and I are driving to Atlanta today, to visit with friends and then to attend a wedding in Athens, Ga.  After such a busy month, I long for the distraction.  The move was a tough one, the opening party was a huge success, and I even made it through Valentines Day with aplomb. Courtney and I are so thrilled to be in our new shop, so all the work was well worth it.  The great thing about getting out of town, is that the new inspirations are all around and my eyes are keen to see.  Below is a snapshot of things to come.  Seriously, I've got to keep you involved in the creative process, too.    My new quote is "being original is not easy, but it's oh, so fun."

As always,

Quincie

Post opening party reviews by Moi.

I can't begin to voice all my appreciation for such wonderful turn out at the new shop.  My oh my, you are a lovely bunch, aren't you?  It couldn't have been so much fun without Jessica @ Kitchenable plating and creating such delicious food, as well as Ruth who tended the bar with my signature drink of a fizzy water/Pinot Grigio, Grande Marnier, and skewered kumquat straight from the garden that morning.  I was especially moved by how many people bought the pearl necklaces to support "Thrive and Survive," an organization that helps human trafficking survivors.  Kudos to you all for that.  Our new location has been such a fantastic move that I'll have to spend more time in the studio, but for today, I'm heading out to the greenhouse to get my Spring garden seeds started.  Monday is usually my gardening day, but since it's Valentines Day on Tuesday, I'll be in the shop to see if I can help spread the love.  

Quincie

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With the help of the flying monkeys, we've moved!

 

We're still fluffing, buffing and settling in to our new digs, but we do look amazing.  All we need is few chandeliers and for you to drop by.  We're located between Tallahassee Decorative Fabrics and Royal Nails, 2030 Thomasville Road.  Our sign is ordered, but not installed, but we're there.  Ours hours are 10-6, Monday-Friday, and Saturday 11-5.  

As always,
Quincie
850-567-8690

Cyber Monday sale with Quincie's handmade jewelry

Did I say free shipping? ** It's Cyber Monday and I'm starting NOW!

All on-line jewelry is marked 20% off and anything over $100.00 is shipped for free!

Our mailing address is:

Quincie Hamby's Art Jewelry 1950 Thomasville Rd. As You Wish Boutique Tallahassee, Florida 32303 

Holiday Hours:  Monday - Friday; 11-6:00, Saturday 11-5:00 and Sunday 11:00-3:00 pm.

Happy Holidays. 

Quincie Hamby Art Jewelry

We're moving in January 2017 - come by to get the story.  

Happy Thanksgiving.

I'm so thankful for my ability to love and be loved in return, but mostly I'm thankful for our beautiful planet. We are so fortunate to live on this Earth and experience all her glory. Much love to you all. Quincie

Side note...The shop will be open on Saturday, 11-6, and on Sunday, 11-3. And we will be open continuously until Christmas...whoa again.

a great stocking stuffer...oyster shell earrings. http://www.quinciehamby.com/shop-collections/oyster-shell-earrings?

Our mailing address is: Quincie Hamby's Art Jewelry 1950 Thomasville Rd. As You Wish Boutique Tallahassee, Florida 32303 

Here's the new winners!  Thanks.

"But wait a bit," the Oysters cried, "Before we have our chat; Lewis Carroll

It's the fourth week of my contest and we did well.

Thanks for all the reviews, your time, energy, and perseverance. Wow, I'm overwhelmed by all the kindness. I still have another "oyster" to pull out of my hat, so stay tuned for the final contest blog post. Keep those reviews coming. Below are the new "Art Jewelry" give aways. If you've posted a review and live out of town, or can't come by to pick up your earrings, email your address, and I'll send them out. Just click the mail button below. As always, Quincie

Beads Around the World single strand won by Susan Hancock

Beads Around the World bracelet won by Susan Campbell

Abalone and agate earring won by Courtney Starling

 

Okay, it the second week's winners!!!!!

and the second week winners are...

** I'm still with you in the contest,

but I just got a little behind on the notifications. Hurricane Hermine and the full moon in Virgo and life threw me behind and so, I'm a little late.

** We have one more week to go,

and I'll be adding three more jewelry prizes this week. I'll post those on Saturday. Thanks for everyone's reviews. You all have been so kind in posting, even those who decided to post on FB, your names are in the hat, too. Please pick up your oyster shell earrings at the shop, or let me know if you need them mailed, and email me your address, see links below. Also, I have a surprise for the fourth week, so keep reading. More to come. As always, Quincie.

Botanical Chatelaine goes to Brandy Luce

African beaded bracelet goes to Karen Liebert

green pearl earrings goes to Anne Knox

Quincie Hamby's Art Jewelry . 1950 Thomasville Rd. . As You Wish Boutique . Tallahassee, Florida 32303 . USA

Free "Art Jewelry," second week's selections

kindness, it's free. Sprinkle that everywhere.

 

** It's the second week of my contest, and here's my new selection of jewelry.

Go to the red google button below and it will link you directly into my google page, go to the right to leave a review. I've listed the steps to do a google review on my website, on my blog page. My son, Henry said the trick is to tap on the stars first and then you're ask for a description of your experience, and that's the review, and then post. Please come by the shop anytime to pick up your oyster shell earrings which you will receive for your review, and if you won other jewelry, pick that up, too. I'll mail to the out-of-state winners soon. Thanks for the review.

 

Google review winners for the first week - ta-da!

and the winners are...

When Quincie's Art Jewelry has a contest everybody wins! Rosanne Dunkleberger won the Zimbabwe Chatelaine, Molly Coyne won the Zimbabwe bracelet , and Amanda Erath won the Zimbabwe earrings. But, best of all, everyone who gives me a review, will receive a pair of beautiful oyster shell earrings. Our friend, Keller has started her own oyster business and has been working tirelessly for years, creating her oyster beds, a processing plant, and now finally a retail shop. You can find her and like her on Facebook - OysterMom.

This week I'll have another jewelry giveaway, so keep those google reviews coming. I'll post the new jewelry pictures soon, as well as keep making beautiful oyster shell earrings. I've placed the list of instructions for a google review on my website in my blog page. Please keep trying, or bring your laptop to the shop and I'll help.

As always, Quincie

 

 

Quincie Hamby Art Jewelry

you call it procrastion...I call it thinking. 

** Yes, I said, "free art jewelry,"

but for a favor. I now have 20 fabulous reviews on google. Thank to all that have participated. Above is a Zimbabwe necklace that I will select for the Saturday drawing for those who have already given me a review and those who will give me a review before Saturday. Also, I have a gift for everyone who gives me a review and that will be revealed on Saturday, too.

So here is a direct link to my business, and the steps to give me a google review.

1. google Quincie Hamby Jewelry

2. look to the right of the page under my picture for a blue circle with an arrow in it pointing down.  Click on that arrow. 

3. Now look for the five gray stars, click on those, and a box will come up asking you for a description of your experience with me.

4. Write a great review with all the stars and then click on post your review.

That's it! I'm hoping that this will make my website noticeable on google, etc. Thanks for you help. I'll post again this weekend revealing the first weeks winner. For I will be giving away a necklace every week of the month. As always, Quincie.

 

Our mailing address is:

1950 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, Florida 32303 850-567-8690 ** www.quinciehamby.com 

Free Art Jewelry for a favor?

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll 

** Yes, I said, "free art jewelry,"

but for a favor. It's come to my attention that you can create all the beautiful jewelry in the world, build an organized website, create shopping cart live...and then what? You're still sitting out in cyber space, like an orbiting satellite where occasionally someone notices you floating by. So, I've been thinking of ways to make me more prominent on the internet. I finally found a way, and that would be through lots of google reviews. Now, that said, I'm thinking of my population, and what I'm asking of them, and so I have to make it easy (thanks for that suggestion Courtney.) So below is a direct link to my business. And here are the steps to give me a google review.

1. Click on the link above, 2. click Write a review, 3. sign into your google account (if you aren't already signed in), 4. Write a great review with all the bells and whistles, and especially stars and then click on post your review. That's it! Now, here's where the free comes in, everyone that gives me a google review will have their name dropped into a hat and then throughout the month of September, I will select a name and that name will receive a free piece of jewelry. Mind you it won't just be one, but several pieces of jewelry. So, tell you friends about the contest. I'm hoping that this will make my website noticeable on google, etc. Thanks for you help. Thanks especially for reading. I'll keep you posted on the FREE ART JEWELRY. As always, Quincie.

Our mailing address is: Quincie Hamby's Art Jewelry 1950 Thomasville Rd. As You Wish Boutique Tallahassee, Florida 32303 USA

 

For the love of fresh fruit!  That's why we love the heat of the summer.

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell

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** It's time to travel to the mountains,

but not before I eat all the fresh fruit Tallahassee has to offer, especially the berries, melons, and peaches! Did you hear me scream peaches? Well, I did. It's the simple things in the summer that gives so much joy. I've found a new song that I listen to during mediation, and I'd like to share it with you. Here's the link on youtube, skip the ad and enjoy. Just your face, just your voice, just your necklace, just your fruit....

http://quinciehamby.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8e8e930a988e11c56e02deef4&id=d815effbee&e=90966f68e5 Finally I've opened a shopping cart on my web site after over 20 years of doing business. With technology the way it is now a days, everything is easier. But the downside is that I'm listing things myself, and sometimes my talking to people at the shop is a deterent from my productiveness. Here's the link that will take you directly to my shopping cart. I'll be posting another "Found Object" charm bracelet today. Thanks for looking. http://quinciehamby.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8e8e930a988e11c56e02deef4&id=2e10db1e2a&e=90966f68e5

Here's a picture of the "Found Object" charm bracelet, the Pink Elephant series.

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