I began a journey last year by taking a branding workshop, and photo streaming clients wearing my jewelry on my website was one suggestion. Well, that was a year ago, the photo shoots began in February, and I'm just beginning to place them on-line. Thanks for your patience, and thank you Michael Scholl for your talent and the fortitude you showed during these photo shoots.
Everyone's traveling, and I'm traveling in my mind these days. I'm thinking of tidal pools, don't ask me why? So, I've come up with this new collection, and have mixed it with the "Summer" White and the oysters. Below is a glimpse of the collection, but I show more on my website. Enjoy, your summer.
As always, Quincie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That's it for right now as I hear the rumblings of our upcoming storm. I'm off to fertilize my roses.
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.
As always, Quincie
I've finally listed the Gold Noir on my website, and listed several pieces on my shopping cart. If you get a chance, please make some comments. Thanks, Quincie
I'm doing a show in Charleston, in March, so save the date! Thursday, March 16th, 4-8 pm.
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."
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.
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.
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.
We're moving in January 2017 - come by to get the story.
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
“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
‘I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Was I traveling the Lucky Jones Rd.,or the Rd. to Nowhere?
Who cares because it was all delightful. I got it in a zen moment, when I noticed this sign right outside of Danielsvillle, GA.. I just finished my annual show in Cashiers, NC., and heading back down the mountain towards Athens, Ga. I promised myself that I would spend more time in Athens. Since I knew I would be tired, I chose Danielsville, just north of Athens as my Airbnb landing site for the night. It was perfect evening, we even had a big storm that rolled through. Bring food, for the area is a food desert, but the hosts and setting was worth every missing restaurant. There's also the Boutier Vineyard right next door, just saying.
I was traveling with my friend, Sherrie who is a huge and unrelenting collector of, oh well, you name it? We found vintage tupperware to a fantastic turn of the century English sewing machine. That was the Lucky Jones part of the equation. The Nowhere part of the equation was that we finally made a name of my navigation blips, "that only cost us 5 minutes," but I must say that we only drove country roads. It only took us 13 hours to drive to Cashiers! Several days and miles and antique stores later, I'm back.
I'm also here to tell you that I'm taking a stay-cation. "As You Wish" and Q. will be closed August 8th - 15th, and we'll reopen Tuesday, August 16th. I'll be in the garden and yard, weather permitting, and have a long list of items to check off. I'm going to work on several new jewelry projects and hope you can stop by after the 16th to see what's new and creative.
As for now, I'll be eating those GA. peaches and pecans in my vintage Tupperware and reminiscing of all those GA. farming roads. Oh, wait...we did Eufaula, AL., too.
As always, Quincie
please call or email for any jewelry emergency.
mailing address is: 1950 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, Fl 32303 850-567-8690