Colors for Summer Jewelry
As a designer we have to think about the upcoming seasons, usually 2 or 3 ahead of time. But even though we have to think ahead, we so enjoy relishing in the seasonal colors at hand. Right now my mind is distracted with the colors of summer and how they vary depending on where you are in the world. As someone who lives on the coast, my favorite summer colors are blues, light greens and a variety...
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Jewelry Designer Pamela Huizenga Opens E-Boutique...
South Florida Jewelry Designer, Pamela Huizenga, announces the opening of her E-Boutique showcasing her One-Of-A-Kind jewelry designs. Pamela Huizenga Jewelry is hopeful that the online E-Boutique will help increase awareness of the brand, create retail sales as well as support her retailers by providing contact information on the site to drive interested customers to her retailers’ websites or...
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Trunk Show in Wichita
Location: The Plaid Giraffe 302 North Rock Road Wichita, Kansas 67206 316-683-1364 800-490-5581 Designer: Jewelry Designs by Pamela Huizenga One of a kind Semi Precious Stone Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets More Info: I will be having my second...
How To Pick The Right Port-A-John Line →
npr: nprfreshair: 40,000 people will be coming here to Chicago to run the marathon this weekend. Lots of well-hydrated people means long Port-A-John lines, so if you’re running, here’s some strategy: Your first instinct will be to choose the shortest line, but this can be wrong. Choose the line with the best female to male ratio, even if it’s not the shortest line. Most men, if they’re...
Launching new online store ~ pamelahuizenga.com
Launching a new online store is much like opening a physical store … the anxiety of getting everything right, the wording, spelling, lighting, photos, decor, advertising and spreading the word … very much the same. And then there is the waiting for people to come in the front door, browse around. However, it seems to me that the online store is much more difficult. Customer service,...
Anonymous asked: To: Pamela Huizenga, We would like to commission you to make a Global Humanitarian Environmental Wellness Jewelry Series for an international wellness ecology event we are hosting in Washington DC and we will give back 100% of our share of the profits to Children's Hospitals Nationwide. We are expecting 2500 people at the global event. We love your creations. Please have someone from your...
Anonymous asked: Pamela, would it be possible to meet with you? I live in South Florida, love your Jewelry and I am a fellow artist, Fine Art Photographer. I too run a business, CAMERAS FOR KIDS FOUNDATION, a 501c3 providing underprivileged children with cameras and instruction on creating art with their camera. Because you are an artist, I'd love to hear your story and share it with my kids to inspire...
Designer stuck in business mode
Paperwork, bills, emails, phone calls, piles of papers … these are all nightmarish thoughts for a designer. Or at least it is for me. But what is even worse is getting stuck in that mode and not being able to sit in the studio and be creative. For the most part, paperwork isn’t creative. I don’t subscribe to “creative bookkeeping” so, that takes the creative out of...
Anonymous asked: Hi I am interested in the price of the turquoise and silver cuff bracelet that is shown on the blog page. Is it the same one that was featured in the Veranda magazine recently?
Fall and Winter colors
One of the jobs and challenges of designers is to guess, predict and sometimes dictate upcoming trends, styles and fashions. As a jewelry designer, I have to try to predict colors. I tend not to design trendy jewelry but rather to choose color combinations that accompany the current clothing trends. SO, what do you all think will be the big color trends this fall and winter? Crisp, clean...
Anonymous asked: I am trying to find someone to do lapidary work for me for a sapphire i have which is rough cut from the earth. I want to make a pendant from this big piece i have of uncut stone. How do i go about finding someone near the coast of North Carolina or someone in North CArolina who could cut and polish a stone for me? I just want a simple setting for it perhaps in sterling silver. but my stone is...
New Assistant Found!
I am thrilled to announce a new addition to my studio … Assistant Extraordinaire” Jackie”! She brings enthusiasm, organization and a very quick mind and is knee deep in work already. I am grateful and excited! Thank you www.indeed.com Welcome Jackie, it’s going to be a great journey …
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Welcoming Jackie P. to the Team!
I am very excited to welcome Jackie to the jewelry company team. We had a great first day today, lots going on and she jumped right in. We have trunk shows planned, trade shows and a couple retail shows. Its going to be a busy season and I can’t wait. Lots of new designs and plans for new pieces. Keep an eye on the website, we will be debuting the webstore soon.
Anonymous asked: Pam, when are you coming to Fort Lauderdale to show us your jewelry?
When you ask for the moon ...
Ok, I am going to get really dorky right now, but I can’t help but say this … “when you ask for the moon you sometimes get some stars”! Seriously! I’m not being overly dramatic or anything. I recently put out a job ad and asked for the moon; creative, organized, graphics, office management, photographer, computer wiz. It’s a lot to ask of one person. Well, I...
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For those of us who live in large or semi-large cities, we forget that creativity and art exists everywhere … even in little, out of the way towns. I was reminded of this fact while travelling through the mountains of western North Carolina. Every so often we would drive by a really cool sign, a unique business name or a stunning restored farmhouse. Hidden off the main roads are local galleries,...
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I have received a number of requests to make cufflinks .. So, I am thinking about it and am wondering what if anyone has suggestions? What would you like to see in Sterling Silver?
Knowing when to say "Help"!
I can be a control freak at times, I know I can. I like to be involved with all aspects of the company and know what’s going on. On occasion I get lucky and find someone I can trust to help take over something; Jessica and the photography and the shipping of parcels. Both of those tasks take skill and patience … things I am somewhat lacking in! Don’t get me wrong, I love taking...
I am thrilled to announce Three new Retailers! Hotham in Charlotte, NC Letran Joyeros in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Single Stone on Mission Street in San Marino, CA Welcome and we are honored to be a part of your beautiful stores!
Very often people will ask me what my favorite stone is. I have a hard time answering. It changes throughout the year, the month, the day! The appeal of a stone involves more than just the color. It is the shape and the characteristics of the stone. And rarely does it have to do with the value, although it can often include the rarity. So, today, right at this moment, my favorite stone is...
1000 like challenge
Pamela Huizenga jewelry designs 1000 LIKE goal! If we make it to 1000 likes by October 1, 2011, I will randomly select one of the “likers” and gift them one of my silver bracelets (not a virtual one!). I will randomly choose from the entire group, not new likes. So, share this on your walls, tell your friends, please help me reach my 1000 LIKE goal!!! Pamela Huizenga jewelry...
1000 FB likes goal!
Please go to Facebook and like my page… Pamela Huizenga Jewelry Designs. If we can get to 1000 likes by October 1, we will give away one of my sterling silver bracelets to one of my “likers”!!! Very Excited!
Gold Chain and Beads
As a designer and artist it is difficult to be on vacation and not be able to “create” things! Luckily I enjoy working with wire and chain and have been making some great necklaces! It’s fun, therapeutic and productive, a perfect late night activity while on vacation with my family. So far I have done 9 necklaces; chrysoprase, kunzite, lapis, natural tourmaline crystals,...
Anonymous asked: How do we find out prices?
It’s ironic that I posted a photo of one of my multi-colored tourmaline bracelets the other day. Because today I was lucky enough to view some amazing hot pink and deep pink tourmalines. Hopefully they will be mine soon; but only for the right price! But ohhhhhhhhh, they were luscious! If they become mine I’ll share some pics with you!