Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ash Tree Mentioned in Parent's Newsletter!

Okay, I'm no Master of the Universe. (For those who don't know, my reference to Tufts students.) I know that. What I do know, is that I have something different to offer and am willing to work like hell to accomplish what I need to.

So, I was interviewed a few months back for this Tufts parent's newsletter - sure, it was but a simple paragraph at the end of the article, but still! It's great!

Look what they wrote!! Lookit!! Ahh!!

"For Ashley Osgood, also a Museum student minoring in ELS, her classes have taught her how to market her own jewelry and products made from recycled materials. 'I have also been able to more accurately break down my expenses and profits. The classes have provided me with a formula (if there really is any) of how to structure a successful business. You can never do enough research and there's no substitute for passion,' she says."

Eeek!! Happy.

You can also read the full article as a PDF here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Freshwater Pearl and Chain Bracelet

New listed item on etsy! Check out my Freshwater Pearl and Chain Bracelet.

It's been a while since I've designed a new bracelet, and I found some inspiration in VOGUE magazine and decided to try my hand at this look! I always like flipping through fashion mags to find inspiration: and consider it a creative challenge to recreate pieces so that the general concept can be interpreted in a more affordable medium.

The piece that I saw I think had glass beads in a chrome color, so I took black freshwater pearls and strung them together with silver-plate wire. Then I cut up silver-plated chain and suspended it beneath each pearl. The resulting piece is gorgeous, and reminiscent of a chandelier. It's gorgeous when dangling, and I have to admit to wearing it like all the time :)

I have it as a lobster claw now, because I was out of toggles: but I think toggles will work. The lobster's perfect, though, because I can just slip it on and off and I know it won't go anywhere. (I'm famous for gesticulating!)

I've just purchased a bunch of different round beads that I want to try with this look. So check back! And don't forget - you can buy this and all other jewelry pieces at my sidewalk sale this weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 7th and 8th.

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