Friday, September 10, 2010

Great News and Another Give Away!

Do you remember a post from over a month ago, when I was contacted by a new gallery asking to buy my work wholesale? After much soul searching I finally figured out what to sell them and how to do it and, when contacted, they said they "had enough jewelry"? "Maybe later." I was a little miffed. (Well, more than a little...) Well...
In my email this afternoon was a purchase order. A very big purchase order!
And now that it's a done deal, I can reveal that the gallery is the Rivercross Market in Valle Crucis, N.C. And it's part of the Mast General Store empire. Their original store (built in 1882) is next door to the gallery and they also have stores in Boone, Asheville, Waynesville and Hendersonville in NC, and also Knoxville, TN and Greenville, SC. They also have a thriving online business. Click here to read their history. Its really rather interesting. I like the part about the Post Office changing locations between the Mast Store (Democrats) and the Farthing Store (Republicans), depending on who won the election.
Original Mast General Store, Valle Crucis, NC

But Wait! There's More!

I thought that the class I teach, Jewelry Making with Metal Clay, would be cancelled for the second time in a row due to low enrollment. It's scheduled to start next Monday. I had already told the administrator that it wasn't worth my time to teach the class for only two students. She forgot to close the registration...And...


So, now it's back on and she's leaving registration open over the weekend, so maybe I'll have even more students.

So, I guess the stars are moving back into alignment and things are starting to move forward again. You just can't imagine how grateful and excited I am! To show my gratitude, I'm repeating the give away of another knotted necklace similar to this one:

All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post. You'll have three decisions to make if you win: 1) bead color: purple, red, light green, steel, amber, blue, black or aqua  2) thread color: black or white and 3)length" 16, 18 or 20 inches. The one in the photo above is the blue on white.  Be sure your name appears on your comment. The winner will be chosen next Tuesday, September 14, so comment away! Thank you for all your positive support and good luck! I'm off to fill a large order...


Carol said...

Great news on the wholesale order. . .Your necklace for the give away is cool. . .I think I'd like mine done in aqua on black. . .;)

fredracey said...

Way to go, Zoe!!! I'm very happy for you as you deserve a good break. Hope they sell like water at a Death Valley oasis!

Mitzi Miles-Kubota, Painting and Writing for REAL said...

Yes! Forward momentum! It's sort of been that way around here, too, lately. "Cautious optimism" may be called for.

Saw Kim's necklace. So beautiful and dainty. Dang, girl, you're GOOD!! And GOOD things happen to GOOD PEOPLE!!

Go get'em!

Michelle said...

I think they've come to their senses and asked you back just in time for the Xmas shopping !!!
Your jewellery is beautiful, I'm glad you have another chance, everything helps these days.
The necklace is beautifully delicate Zoe !

Andy said...

I'm glad your keeping busy and even happier that your class is running. The necklace is beautiful as are all the pieces I have seen of yours. Maybe one day Jenn and I will make it back up to the mountains and get to see your shop in person.

Cherylyn Bredemann said...

a giveaway - how fun. I just had to cancel my intro to PMC class for this weekend. I was bummed. Glad yours is going!! And your whole sale order- so cool. I'll have to talk to you more about that. Good thoughts and vibes sent your way.