Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Effects of Efex™

Well, it's been a while, but we're happy to be back on the blogging track! Today we're officially introducing a product that has been on our shelves for a few months and has already had quite the response from our customers. 

Efex™ Decorative Latex Appliques are produced from original plaster moldings taken from pieces in England and France. Produced in New Zealand, they're the perfect way to add old world charm to furniture, walls, doors mirrors, frames, and more.  

Not only are they beautiful, Efex™ moldings are amazingly easy to work with. Most traditional appliques are inflexible, requiring a flat surface or filling gaps after they're applied. Efex™ flex to fit any surface they're applied to, which can include wood, plaster, metal, glass, and terracotta. All you need to apply them are scissors and contact cement. As soon as the cement adheres the latex to the piece, you're ready to go! 

Efex™ is the perfect partner for CHALK PAINT­® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and our other artist supplies, since the appliques can be painted, stained, or gilded. We love their versatility and the character they add to the pieces in the shop. If you haven't had a chance to check them out, be sure to stop by and take a look! We're sure you'll love them as much as we do.

Monday, February 10, 2014

February Favorites

Valentine's Day is upon us, so we're sharing several of our favorite little lovelies. They all make wonderful gifts any time of year, but would make the upcoming holiday an especially delightful day for anyone you love!

We've carried the TruBee line of honey for quite some time, but their newest product is too charming not to feature! Their premium raw honey is bottled in Italian glass wine bottles, topped with pure, unbleached beeswax. They're as versatile as they are pretty; these bottles of honey are fitting for loved ones and new acquaintances alike.

Every girl loves jewelry, especially on Valentine's Day, and these beaded wrap bracelets are no exception. The variety of color and material combinations is seemingly endless; each bracelet is unique, making it an ideal match for that special someone who likes to stand out from the crowd!

If you're a little more sentimental at heart, you'll admire Emily Little's latest work. She reminds us to appreciate the here and now, however long and difficult some days might seem. Just seeing this message helps us enjoy the time we have with those we love; the delicate, simple design only adds to the beauty of the message.

Amy Rankin's miniature pieces also make great meaningful gifts. Each of her paintings relate to her Christian faith or her favorite charities, to which she regularly donates a portion of the proceeds from her art. What could be more heartfelt than a gift that gives back to others?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Where Women Create Feature

It has been a couple of months since Where Women Create released their winter issue, but our excitement about Tawnya's feature has yet to wane! In fact, 2013 was a fantastic year, since Tawnya also became a licensed artist for Creative Co-Op!

Tawnya has had a life-long penchant for creating unique jewelry from collected treasures, but until recently her work could only be enjoyed by those lucky enough to own an original piece. The Embellish Collection by Creative Co-Op now produces jewelry based on her original designs, featuring broken rosaries, antique keys, and other hallmarks of Tawnya's distinct aesthetic. 

Her jewelry collection, as well as her role as a successful business owner, led the editors at Where Women Create to request to feature her in the issue that would be released in November. After many days staging, shooting, and editing photos and layouts, all we could do was wait. Finally, we were happy to see that Tawnya's feature did not disappoint!

Several pages of photos are accompanied by a detailed article, all of which depict the talent and skill that have made Tawnya the successful artist and business owner she is today. The winter 2014 (Nov/Dec/Jan 2014) issue of Where Women Create will be available through January, so make sure to pick one up and learn a little more about one of Nashville's very own entrepreneurs.