Should I mix metals?

Yes, please! There are absolutely no rules when it comes to mixing, matching and layering jewelry. Gold, silver, bronze, copper...put it all together. Try to layer rose gold and silver bangles together. You could also mix up an oxidized silver piece with a shiny one. Here at VIELÄ Jewelry, we are all about mixing textures, shapes and colors. Shown here is our cutest Mandalee Bronze Necklace paired with Felicity Necklace. Whatever feels right...go with it!

Special Thanks to MSA Members

Pittsburgh from the Gateway Clipper

Pittsburgh from the Gateway Clipper

I want to extend my sincere appreciation to all of the staff, volunteers, board members, speakers, vendor members and museum members that worked so hard to make the Museum Store Association Conference a success. I am honored to have met so many new friends and I know we all thoroughly enjoyed our time in Pittsburgh. See you next year in DC!

On This Snowy Day...

...working in my studio, the sleet is pelting the windows making sounds like small pops of firecrackers.  It's the perfect day to think about spring, growth, warmth and sunshine. Over the years, I have found that the cool grey tones of sterling silver subtly reflect and capture the textures of my botanicals.  For this spring season, I have moved in a new direction, adding warmth and variety into the collections. I am excited to debut my new designs in both the Walking Trail and Endless Ocean Collections, crafted of golden bronze and accented with sterling silver. For a small sampling of the new work, please take a look at Sunburst Earrings, Woodlands EarringsTangled Hearts Earrings. All of these new pieces seamlessly work together so you can mix and match with your own jewelry or layer with other VIELÄ collections.

Woodlands Earrings - Bronze

Woodlands Earrings - Bronze

Museum Store Holiday Shopping

Many of you are in the midst of your holiday shopping...spending hours searching the internet for the perfect gift or braving the crowds at your local mall or favorite local boutique.  As you are making your purchases this season, I hope that you will consider shopping at a museum store. I visit museum stores across the country and can assure you that the buyers place great care in the selection of the items in their store. These shops are FULL of interesting and unique items that will add interest and quality to your gift giving. In addition to procuring some terrific merchandise, your purchase directly supports a museum's operations, educational and cultural programming. In our turbulent world, it is vital to support the institutions that preserve the history, arts, science and culture of our society. Happy shopping!

Politics Aside Please

Gloria Steinam recently wrote in a New York Times T Magazine article that Michelle Obama "has always been a woman who knows the difference between fashion (what outside forces tell you to wear) and style (the way you express a unique self)". Let's put our political differences aside and take a look at some stunning fashion, style and on-point accessories from our distinguished First Lady in this Huffington Post article.  

P.S. I'm still drooling over the Roberto Coin earrings...

 

Summer's Blanket

Driving along the roads of Pennsylvania, there are fields of Queen Anne's Lace crowding the landscape, blanketing the green with dots of white. This common flower is often overlooked as a simple roadside wildflower.  However, I have known it quite differently. It has served as inspiration for many designs and has been sampled in many variations.  Delight Earrings capture the center radiance of the flower. Fanfare Earrings and Necklace celebrate the sway of the flowers and Abundance Earrings captures the symmetrical shoots of the stems.  Look out your window...the least cultivated gardens are sometimes the most beautiful.

VIELÄ Jewelry Receives Small Business Achievement Award from SCORE

VIELÄ Jewelry is proud to announce its selection for the Small Business Achievement Award from SCORE of Chester and Delaware Counties. Federal, state and local government officials, community leaders and members of SCORE gathered on June 2, 2016 at the sixth annual Small Business Achievement Awards Luncheon to honor five area businesses for their contributions to the local small business community.  VIELÄ Jewelry, Action Potential Specialized Physical Rehabilitation, Gemelli Artisanal Gelato and Dessert Café, Heartline Press, and Pro-Active Muscle Therapy were each selected as the winners for this year.

Angela Colasanti, President and Designer for VIELÄ Jewelry comments that, “SCORE has been instrumental in guiding me through the process of growing my jewelry business. They have offered mentoring services covering a wide range of topics including developing a wholesale pricing structure, devising strategic marketing initiatives, creating a cohesive business plan and refining my manufacturing processes. Their services and guidance are woven into the fabric of success for the small business community here in Pennsylvania.”

 

Join us this weekend at Dancing Tree Creations

Please join Angela Colasanti of VIELÄ Jewelry at a trunk show this weekend from Thursday through Sunday.  Dancing Tree will host a "Meet the Artist" event on Saturday, June 18th from 11am-4pm.  We hope to see you! Please visit www.dancingtreecreations.com for more information.

Dancing Tree is located at 220 S. Reading Avenue in Boyertown, PA.