Happy, happy birthday to this amazing woman! Jess, our lead soldering artisan at AWD, is pure talent and all heart. She oozes creativity and wisdom and to say that I’m honored she’s apart of this crazy adventure would be a huge understatement. She is a GIGANTIC component to this process and she’s one of my greatest gifts in life. Jess, may you be surrounded by everything good and wonderful today and this coming year! I love you!!! xo
Please join us for our Holiday Jewelry Bazaar!
Thursday, November 19th, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come celebrate the start of the holiday season with us! We’ve grown so much this year! Our studio and staff has blossomed and evolved into something quite special and wonderful… and we want to show you!
We’ll have snacks, drinks AND music! Not to mention 20% off everything in the boutique… including sale items! WHAT?! Yes, it’s true.
290 Airpark Blvd at the Chico Airport entrance. Just park in the lot behind the Danmar Building and follow the twinkly lights inside!
We can’t wait to see you!
Happy birthday to our very own songbird and radiant beam of glowing light, KAROLINE!!! She’s fairly new to the tribe here at AWD, but she immediately fit right in like the cutest, sexiest little puzzle piece you ever did see! She’s been a fantastic model, a hard working creative force, and a radiantly happy face around the studio consistently… and don’t even get me started on how lovely it is to hear her beautiful voice singing out almost every day. We LOVELOVELOVE you, Karoline! Have a wonderful day and thank you for being part of this team!
Recently we said farewell to our sweet Sara before her adventure to Italy. We gathered at Jocelyn’s house and shared some great food, wine and champagne, smiles, laughter, splashing, lots of hugs and maybe a few happy tears.
We enjoyed Italian food prepared to perfection by Jocelyn…
And who could resist these yummy cupcakes brought by Amy…
Eventually Jocelyn donned her best Italian look and took Sara for a “gondola” ride from
one side of the pool America to the other side of the pool Italy.
It was such a wonderful day playing in the sun with good friends…
A little goodbye-for-now gift from the AWD team, our custom copper bangle with “ciao bella” engraved on the outside…
Good times!!! Love this crew!
We’re sad, too, Sara! But we’ll see you again very soon 🙂 Ciao, bella!
CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
Why not?! It’s hot, hot, hot here but we’re dreaming of cozy weather & we want to handcraft some jewelry for you! Now’s the time to stock up for Christmas! Prices SLASHED on everything from July 6 – July 12. Huge savings. Fabulous, all hand-forged, personalized pieces. Meaningful jewelry. Wearable LOVE. xo
Sara is almost too adorable for words. Full to the brim with positive energy, almost always smiling, ALWAYS wearing something beyond stylish and she’s also a dynamo when it comes to making jewelry. She’s been the brilliantly creative mind behind some incredible pieces in our spring/summer 2015 line…
When asked what inspires her, Sara said “I like to look at what’s trending, what’s in style now but I hate going with the norms. I love taking a classic style and putting an edge on it. I like more organic shapes and concepts instead of structured pieces that don’t look handmade. I really like the process here and everything has it’s quirks, which is what our whole business is about. It’s all about character here.”
“I’ve always been an artist. My mom paints, sews, welds, and so I just fell into it. The only thing I really like to do is work with my hands. I’ve always loved art, it was the only thing I could really focus on. Doing intricate work is what I love. It narrows my focus and I can block out everything else.”
“I’m from Merced, central valley California and when I was growing up, there was not a lot of creativity there. So coming to Chico, being in the art department and around creative people opened up my eyes to the world, what’s out there and what people are doing. It’s nice to have a challenge and being around people who are really good at what they do and inspire me and put a fire under my ass to make cool things.”
That’s not even where this story ends… We’re so excited for Sara, who is soon moving to ITALY to do an internship with a photographer there!!! We’re sad to say goodbye (for now) but beyond thrilled for her new adventures to come! I do have to say that Sara was and will always be a HUGE component of AWD. Her designs, her heart and her incredible talent are woven into the tapestry of this company and though we will miss her terribly, I am more happy for her than I am sad for us. She will always have a place here. In a second I would welcome her back into our family. Please join me in wishing her an incredible adventure with lots of laughter, growth, awakening and peace. We love you, Sara!!!
There’s something special about Jocelyn, aka Joey. While in her presence, one immediately feels the sense of calm she exudes so gracefully. But her quick wit, humor and downright COOL sense of style will leave you enchanted.
“Jocelyn is a river queen, a sex machine, uses a kleen kanteen, and loves the color green.” – Caitlin Schwerin, artist & friend
She’s also CRAZY talented! Not only a skilled jewelry designer who has created some of our most popular pieces, including this amazingness below…
…but she’s ALSO an incredibly gifted seamstress who designs and creates our gorgeous and divine leather purses!
Apart from being our production manager and chief modista, she’s also a traveller, adventurer, mother, sister, dancer, and a friend to all of us here at AWD.
We’re so fortunate to have her hardworking energy in our lives! We love you, Joey!