Saturday, March 6, 2010

Join Me for a Jewelry Layering Party

  
Jewelry shown in my photo is from my personal collection and is not for sale.

Notice the above photo of me and how it demonstrates the use of layering my jewelry.  I've been told the t-shirt should of been black to accent the jewelry, but this is t-shirt is a favorite of mine and I wasn't thinking of just accenting my jewelry when these photos were taken.  They are going to be used for an upcoming artisian event I'm partaking in and my dear husband took them.  I wasn't about to make him redo them all, plus carry these heavy door backdrops back into our livingroom, just because my t-shirt doesn't show off my jewels.  lol 
 Jewelry Layering Mini Seminar 

Who: Gretchen Schaumann, Vintage Jewelry Redesigner
Where:  French Flea, downtown Anoka, MN
When:  March 11th; Thursday night
Time:  5-8 p.m.
Event:  "Girls Night Out"

Featuring: Jewelry Layering Party with Gretchen
Wine Tasting w/Cheese & Crackers
sponsored by Pumpkin Liquors of Anoka and the French Fleabags

Come on out and join me as I teach my customers how to get the layered look and feel confident wearing the layered jewelry look that is currently so fashionable.

Example 1:
Enameled Floral Mimi-Toria's Necklace
(available at the French Flea upcoming sale)
Detail photo of a new design for the French Flea sale is shown above all alone.
Full view shot on small mannequin with just this Mimi-Toria's Design necklace.
Here I've brought in some different necklaces into the mix with the original Mimi-Toria necklace.  The choker style necklace is a vintage leaf necklace (available at the French Flea), as well as a more simple Mimi-Toria necklace of the Eiffel Tower (available for $14.00 at the French Flea).
This is the final example with 3 different necklaces layered for this look.

Example 2:
Patinaed Paris Mimi-Toria's Necklace
(available at the French Flea upcoming sale)
Detail photo of a new design for the French Flea sale is shown above all alone.
 
Full view shot on small mannequin with just this Mimi-Toria's Design necklace.
 
In this photo I've added one vintage multi-layered silvertone necklace to the Patinaed Paris Mimi-Toria necklace and it gives it a totally new look.  It still passes for a casual look with this additional piece layered to it.
 
In this photo I've added one more vintage necklace that is a double strand of faux glass pearls as well as the vintage multi-layered silvertone necklace.  The addition of the pearls to the Patinaed Paris Mimi-Toria necklace now gives it a more dressy vibe or can still be worn casual with jeans and a t-shirt.
Again, I'm going to through one more necklace into the mix, which is a simple ball chain Eiffel Tower necklace sold at the French Flea for $14.00.  This now mimics the tiny Eiffel Tower in the focal element of the Mimi-Toria's necklace.
Here is another mix of two vintage necklaces a person may have at home, added into the mix of a hand created Mimi-Toria's one-of-a-kind design.

Example 3:
Parisian Style Mixed Metal Filigree Necklace
(available at the French Flea)
Detail photo of a new design for the French Flea sale is shown above all alone.
Full view shot on small mannequin with just this Mimi-Toria's Design necklace.
Once again I grabbed the vintage multi-layered silvertone choker necklace to layer with this Parisian Style Mixed Metal Filigree Necklace to give it an altogether different look.

This simple photo tutorial is just to entice you to join us at the French Flea on Thursday night, March 10th from 5-8 p.m. to learn more about how to layer your jewelry for new and fun looks. 

1.  Your goal should to have fun, be fashionable and trendy without looking gaudy. 
2.  Be sure to pair vintage jewelry with modern pieces for a funky unique look like I've shown in the three examples above.
3.  Now is the time to break old-fashioned rules.  Mix silver with gold, metals with gemstones, and fun with it.
  I hope to see you at the party...
Gretchen

Jewlery shown in the above photos with mannequin are available next week at the French Flea Monthly Occasional sale only.  If they are not sold after the four day event, I will then list them on my blog to be purchased by blogging customers.
Sorry for the inconvience, but I have to have inventory for this monthly sale.

I will post a  follow-up and in depth tutorial  on my blog after the French Flea event is held, so that all of my friends in blogland that live out of state can share in what we do next week at the French Flea event.  I will also try to have someone take photos of the party and post them as well.

6 comments:

  1. Wish I could be there - sounds so fun!

    I'm trying to take pics for our week #3 theme of the contest we are in. Hopefully the other girls will think these pictures are ok - ugh! Hey, we made it to Round #2! So did Amy!

    Happy weekend,
    Talk soon,
    Andrea

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  2. Just fabulous... I wish I wore more jewlery :( I buy it on occassion and then never seem to wear it. I think I dress to casual and feel so fancy when I do??? I am kinda kooky :) you are very talented and have a great eye for jewlery making. I hope your weekend is fabulous.

    smiles,
    sheila

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  3. I have never thought about this idea but I luv it! I'm going to give it a try...wish I could be there on Thursday...hope you have a great time!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Thanks for the photos and the layering ideas. Have a great time at your event on Thursday.
    Jane

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  5. Beautiful jewelry, Gretchen! I love the one with all the fleur de lis charms. I know when you made that you were thinking 'Paris', but you know what I am thinking . . .New Orleans Saints jewelry!! Ha! At my daughter's state basketball tournament, we played a school from Louisiana(they are in our MS Independent School Assoc), and boy did I see a lot of Saints jewelry that week. I wish you the best at the French Flea tomorrow night. Most of all, have fun and everything else will fall into place.

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  6. Gretchen,
    Where is your shop in Anoka? I want to come in with my girls and see your designs.
    Hope your birthday was fabulous.
    love,
    Bridget

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