Eilisain aka Lisette in Gaelic

Welcome to my blog, where I document my process in making jewelry, muse on the influence of art and the joy of making beautiful objects.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ondine Collection Trunk Show at Schroko's Hair Studio

I love having my studio in Uptown Greenville especially because I've made several life long friends with other business owners, such as the ladies at Schroko's Hair Studio - Sarah Schroko and Candace Joyner.  Two fabulous ladies that LOVE doing hair.

I met them about three years ago, right around the time I moved into Art Avenue and I'm very excited that I'll be hosting my next trunk show at their hair studio!  If you recall back about 3 years ago, Schroko's Hair Studio worked with myself and Paula Chrismon for our Auerlian Nights Fashion Show - the hair they did was SO baller.

Ondine rings, in bronze, sterling silver and oxidized silver. Photo by Tara Locklear.

Of course Candace Joyner at Schroko's does my hair and it's the best whenever I go to their salon.  I get the four star treatment! I mean, she made my hair purple!!! I want to go back again so bad but alas...it's too much maintenance. 

So if you live in Greenville, I hope you will come out to the trunk show and purchase new and old pieces from Eilisain Jewelry

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Monday, April 4, 2016

I am the master of my domain

Ha, I really am! And let me tell you it is not easy being a master....it's hair raising and frustrating as hell!!

I'm in the current state of migrating my old website to a new more sleek version, in addition I'm closing several other sites and outlets.  So get prepared my friends and online family - I will no longer have an Etsy store or this blog!   Yes that's right I'm finally going to have all my jewelzzz on one site. 

My estimated timeline for getting all of this done......dun, dun, DUN: this Friday, April 8th.  Also the date of release for the Ondine Collection.  

Yes, you may ask yourself - why did she have two separate sites for her jewelry.  Well it's a complicated answer that honestly served my customers more than my business.  My current website won't allow me to use coupon codes for sales and events yet etsy does.  And I've had this blog since 2009 and I've loved this place for journaling my growth, but really one place makes it easier for both myself and you, the customer.

But now, I will have my blog, sales and new inventory on ONE website and I'm very excited about this however that means I have to 'rewrite' a new site.  This will be a task that is worth every minute of frustration, I'm sure of it.

On to more fun and exciting things like new images and pieces that have been in the works for awhile.  Enjoy!
Up close detail shot of the 18kt gold plated silver double owl talon torc.  Photo by Tara Locklear.

The Hunted II Double owl talon torc, 18k gold plating finish on sterling silver. Photo by Tara Locklear

A new iteration on the crow claw ring, with a double terminated lapis lazuli.  Photo by Tara Locklear

And new image of the bronze double owl talon earrings. Photo by Tara Locklear.
As always thank you for reading and stay tuned!
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Friday, April 1, 2016

It's almost here....a bit of a teaser

I just got the product photos from Tara Locklear, and I'm super excited.  Ya'll know by now that I get happy when I'm about to release a new collection.  I can't help it, one of my friends compared it to sharing a baby with the world.  Granted....pregnancy is much more intense but that's about how I feel when I've put my heart and hands to work on new jewelry.

So here is a bit of a teaser and notification of the Ondine Collection and special trunk show I'll be hosting at my favorite hair salon, Schroko's Hair Studio in Uptown Greenville on Thursday, April 14th.

The Ondine Collection takes inspiration from the ocean, specifically the texture and colors that come from the cuttlefish bone and the beautiful iridescence of labradorite, azurite and lapis lazuli - think blues, purples and deep greens.  And you may ask, what does Ondine mean? Well, as you know I have penchant for strange words and names, it is taken from the French folktale story of a nymph that falls in love with a human.  Dreamy right?

Khristi Thomas looking deadly beautiful in our pieces.
Photo by Aileen Devlin, makeup by Meagan Wilson.

I love how this piece looks like some sort of octopus or third eye. Photo by Tara Locklear.
I had to push the release date back a bit, however the entire new collection will be posted for sale on Friday, April 8th! 

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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