Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

This Saturday! I will be here with some new work. Come by and check it out I promise you’ll have a great time!

You can find more info here:

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

See you all there!

Xoxo

-Xappa

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Still figuring it out

During the last few weeks I’ve learned quite a bit about how involved and conscious you have to be when pushing your work. Lots of little bits of information keep floating my way and I’m searching for more.  Next month will be busy busy busy! I’ll be showcasing my work at a RAW showcase in Scottsdale, AZ on the 9th. If you’re local please show your support and buy a ticket! It’s only $10 and I guarantee you’ll have a good time!

If you’re interested click on the radiate banner and click buy tickets when you get to the page. At the top there’s a drop down menu. Choose Xappa from the very bottom.

There’s going to be a runway show, live art, music, and lots of amazing talent. I’ll be there with a booth set up and lots of new jewelry for sale. I really hope to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones!

In September I’ll be participating in another show…

I’m really excited about painting for this one. Lots of creepiness involved which, is right up my alley! I’m planning on doing 5 pieces for this one. Which is quite ambitious for me since I haven’t painted in quite some time. The time is right and I’m ready to open that part of my life again. Super excited! If you’re local (and even if you aren’t), you should get your butt out here and see this show! I’ll keep you updated with pics of my progress for both this show and the RAW showcase. Did I mention that I’m excited?

I also came up with a new design this week.

It’s called the Enid clutch. It’s made from a pretty caramel colored leather that I got in a stack of samples thrown out from a design company. The things people throw out! Crazy! The inside fabric is a beautiful printed cotton imported from Thailand. I’ve listed it in my shop.

I’ve never been good with zippers but I have to admit that I’m pretty damn proud of myself for how beautifully this one came out!

This week I also figured out a great solution for my record earrings. I went to a local water jet cutting company and had them do some samples and got a price quote. They’re awesome and I was so relieved! It’s going to be a huge shift for me not to do so much work when it comes to the earrings.

The Love Song earrings I speak of

I’m going to have to bump my price up a bit to compensate for the services but I kind of need to do that anyway. The prices haven’t really changed that much for 3 years. This was another thing that I learned this week. In fact I’m a bit embarrassed about my way of thinking when it comes to pricing my work. If this is what I’m planning on doing as my job I really have to treat it that way.

Tomorrow I’m meeting up with a friend to exchange some knowledge for some promotion! Such a beautiful thing, let me tell you. The world feels magical right now. Slowly but, surely everything is clicking into place.

Until next time,

xoxo

Xappa