Chimneyville Arts Festival held every December in Jackson, Mississippi is one of my favorite shows for a lot of reasons but one big reason is that I get to reconnect with friends and customers who I don't get to see very often!
These two ladies are both artists and also both fans of Laura Teague Jewelry! On the left is weaver, Lynn Langhoff, of Lafayette, Louisiana, and glass artist Debbie Delashmet, of Jackson, Mississippi.
Both ladies are wearing their own Laura Teague bracelets in sterling silver purchased at Chimneyville several years ago. You can check out Lynn's bracelet in my online store by clicking here. Debbie's bracelet is not on the website but you can email me if you want details about that one!
Oh, the hours we all spent playing "jacks" when we were kids!!! I love to think about those carefree, (mostly) happy times. With this silver jewelry, I am reminded of those times everytime I wear one of these pieces! So much fun!! Do you remember?? Go here to check out this fun silver jewelry collection!!
I was at an art festival in Jackson, Mississippi (Chimneyville Arts Festival) and this cool coffee shop had a booth so I gave it a try. I was SO glad I did! I like my coffee black and it's not always easy to find a smooth black coffee. Well, this coffee was perfect and, full disclosure, I drink coffee pretty much all day long so I needed something I could enjoy in the morning as well as later in the day. WIN!! Thanks, Cups Espresso Cafe!
That cool little thumb ring is available in my online store - you can click here to check it out!
I have been having a lot of fun lately making mixed metal jewelry. When I first started making jewelry, I sometimes made silver and copper jewelry but lately I have stopped using much copper, except for special orders. Now, I mostly use a combination of gold and silver or, very recently, rose gold and silver, which is a LOT of fun.
Someone at a recent show mentioned to me that rose gold jewelry (sometimes called pink gold) is kind of old fashioned - it was first used in Russia in the Faberge eggs. It became really popular in the 1920's here in the U.S. in all sorts of jewelry but was especially used in engagement rings.
I'm having a good time using this metal now and I'll be using more of it, especially in some larger statement jewelry pieces.
The chain bracelet above is currently available on my website and you can click here to check it out.
If you want to be the first to know when the larger, "pink gold" jewelry hits the online store, go here to sign up for my email list!
Do you recognize this design? You might because it's a really old design (the chain has been called "Roman Chain" because it's been around since ancient times). Simple and classic! I like to call the design "fortune cookie" because that's what it reminds me of!
Although these pieces are not yet in my online store, you can click here to shop the small earrings or here to shop the larger statement sterling silver earrings or click here to shop tiny silver "fortune cookie" earrings accented with freshwater pearls!
This is my personal most favorite bracelet. All my silver chain bracelets are comfortable due to the fact that they are so flexible. This silver bracelet is particularly so people at shows definitely agree with that. I'm not sure if it's the fact that the entire bracelet (each handmade component) is compeletely doubled or if it's that the bracelet is made of two different sized silver rings.
Whatever the reason, it is my clear favorite and you can go here to shop this bracelet on my website!
Loving my new bags! Not cheap but I love putting a nice piece of jewelry in one of these bags to send it out as a gift - it makes such a statement!!
That double rope chain comes in two sizes and it such a classic. Go here to shop the medium sized bracelet and here to shop the dainty silver rope bracelet!
One of my very favorite art shows is the Chimnevyille Arts Festival in Jackson, Mississippi the first weekend in December every year. It's a beautiful show and the people from Jackson and the surrounding areas come out to start or finish their Christmas shopping!
I think my favorite thing about the show is seeing people shopping and buying gifts for each other. Mothers and daughters as well as husbands and wives come to the show and just have such a good time spending time together. It really kind of gets me in the spirit of the holiday!
That silver thumb ring is available in my online store. The large silver chain bracelet is not yet in the store but you can click here to sign up for my email so that you don't miss out when new jewelry hits the website!
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!