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November Holiday Shows & Inspiration

by Kristin Cooper November 03, 2019

November Holiday Shows & Inspiration

Happy Fall!

We're excited to return to favorite holiday events and venture to a couple of brand new venues -- we hope you'll join us! Chris and I added to our collection at the KC Gem & Mineral Show yesterday, and we're super inspired to design new work around these gemstones! Read on to see new gems sparking our creativity, plus details of where you can find us and our new pieces in person this month. 

Sterling Silver and Chrysoprase Hoop Earrings

 We're bringing a great selection of gift options to our shows -- pieces that will last a lifetime. You can't go wrong with our lightweight earrings! I just finished these double hoop earrings (above) this morning. Brand new oval green chrysoprase beauties inspired the design (and got me working early!). Chris is busy hand-stamping new patterns in our sterling silver stacking rings, post earrings, and bracelet designs as I write this. There's a whole lot of hammering going on here!

Turquoise Aquamarine, and Kyanite Gemstones

Hunting for gemstones at gem shows with Chris is one of my all-time favorite things in life. We both get into the flow while searching for high quality, gemmy, natural stones, and we always leave super inspired, filled with new ideas. Above see some of the gorgeous turquoise, aquamarine, and kyanite gems inspiring our work this season. 

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE ... Mark your calendars and invite your friends, our events are coming up fast:  

Gift Gallery


Saturday, November 9th, from 9 am to 3 pm
Cure of Ars Catholic School, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206
Tickets - $5 (ticket sales and a percentage of all vendors' sales go to local KC children's charities).

Come. Shop. Give. A wonderful event and a great place to find holiday gifts of all kinds ... fashion, toys, treats, paintings, pottery, home goods + jewelry, of course! 


 Lake Quivira Holiday Bazaar


Friday, November 22 -- 1 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, November 23 -- 9 am to 4 pm

‘Tis the season to shop. Visit Lake Quivira for a Holiday Bazaar full of over 50 local vendors, drinks, raffles, and more!

  • 50 local vendors featuring boutique home decor, jewelry, gifts, pet items, clothing, accessories, & more.
  • Monster community bake sale, raffle, and wine pull
  • Holiday entertainment Friday evening
  • Bar open during shopping hours; dining available
  • All in our festively decorated 1930 stone clubhouse overlooking Lake Quivira

*Located: Lake Quivira is located 1 mile East of I-435 on Holliday Drive (Exit 8A). The Clubhouse is located at 1000 Crescent Blvd.


 Breathe Yoga Holiday Pop-Up Shop


Saturday, November 23 -- 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Breathe Yoga Studio
22909 W 83rd Street, Lenexa, KS 66227

Bring a friend, avoid the crowds, enjoy some cookies, and find a bit of holiday ZEN. We'll be showing our silver, copper & yoga jewelry collections at the wonderful studio where I teach. This event includes artisan products for bath, beauty, home & baby; handmade scarves & accessories; paintings & home goods; handmade candles; CBD oils, essential oils, yoga gift certificates & more.


Holiday Swing


Saturday, November 30 -- 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, December 1 -- 10 am to 5 pm
Union Station -- 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

We love this show! Join us and our talented maker friends at the Midwest's top indie craft fair as we pop-up in Union Station for The 9th Annual Holiday Swing! KC's handmade holiday destination, with over 150 of The Midwest's greatest makers/crafters/artisans and a whole lot of Holiday FUN! Unique and handmade holiday gifts for everyone, all under one roof. You don't want to miss this! It's Etsy Made Local in Kansas City!


Turquoise Beads

Wowza, we're in for a busy month! We're looking forward to seeing you! If you can't make it to our shows, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our new designs in progress. These days, pieces often sell off our social media sites before they make it to our shows, so if you see something you want, please send us a personal message or contact us and we can ship it to you.

THANK YOU so much for your support of the work we create, we couldn't continue this adventure in metalsmithing without you all! We're wishing you health and happiness this holiday season & beyond.

It's time for me to publish this blog, send our newsletter, and dive into the box of turquoise above -- YAY! See you soon!

Kristin & Chris


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