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It’s 2018! What’s Coming Up?

Hey! I hope you had a great holiday season! We had a wonderful break, visiting family and taking time to rest up and recoup from the whirlwind of holiday events we did. By the way, thank you for supporting us and helping us have another year of doing what we love for a living. We really do appreciate each and every one of you. We’re not huge, and we don’t pretend to be, so we see each share on social media. Every sale, like, share and encouraging word helps us keep doing this, and I can’t thank you enough. And if you’ve not done any of this, don’t feel bad! Seriously, you’re here, right now, reading this post, and that’s helping this site rank higher in searches, so Thank You! I don’t have an Etsy shop because I kept getting ripped off, so this site and social media are the only places I sell things on-line. Thanks for getting me up in the rankings! ^_^

So, what’s coming up for us? Well, in addition to some upcoming shows, I’m going to set up a Patreon very soon (as in, later today). Once I get it looking good and I’ve got things more or less sussed out, I’ll post a link and scream it from the hilltops. Show-wise, I have one confirmed SCA event happening in March – Gulf Wars! I don’t have any hard details like what spot I’ll be in, but we’ll be there. I also have applications going in for a few local craft shows in February, and I’ll let you know once they’re confirmed. January is the slow month for us, so I’ll mostly be concentrating on getting all of the chainmaille from the Renaissance Faire and the new items I made over the holidays up on the site. Right now, I have things set up so that a new item appears every morning, so check back every few days to see what there is!

Speaking of new, Here’s the latest piece of silver that I’ve put up. Isn’t is gorgeous? I love labradorite so much, and this piece just glows, it has such a strong fire in it. Click on any of the pictures if you want to snag it before I decide to keep it for myself.

Labradorite and sterling silver pendant by Sinclair JewelryLabradorite and sterling silver pendant by Sinclair JewelryLabradorite and sterling silver pendant by Sinclair Jewelry

Well, that’s all for now. If you have any ideas of what I can offer my patrons, please comment and tell me your idea! If it’s feasible, I’ll probably use it.

Talk to you alter, and thanks again. ^_^

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Procrastinator’s Ball and Sale

As you can see, the 12th Night Sale is going strong! I just want to remind you that it ends soon and most of the items are One of a Kind. When they’re gone, they’re gone. We have a few days left, so you can still share them with your friends and family as a “subtle” hint.

I’d also like to remind you that the Procrastinator’s Ball is in two days, and the 12th Night Sale prices will apply. We’re going to be in the Ballroom at Spirit, in Lawrenceville, and there’s some amazing music lined up, along with a host of wonderful local artists. Just look for our “castle walls” – We shouldn’t be hard to spot!

See You Soon!
Bran

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Coming Up: The Procrastinator’s Ball

Fellow Yinzers, there’s no need to panic! You can do all your last-minute Christmas shopping next weekend at the Procrastinator’s Ball. It’ll be at Spirit in Lawrenceville, from noon to 6.
Here’s the link to their website, and here’s The Procrastinator’s Ball on Facebook, so you can invite your friends! There will be music, food trucks, and drinks to top off the revelry, so come on out and Join Us!

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12th Night Sale!

12th Night Celebrations. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Starting today, I’m having a special sale where I discount a different piece of jewelry every evening for 12 nights!

I will post the discounted items on the home page and in my Featured Items on the storefront here. I will also put posts on Instagram, which will automatically go to Facebook and Twitter, so however you like to follow me, keep your eyes peeled! Oh, and they will STAY discounted throughout the sale, so you’ll have plenty of time for the first item, but not so much the last.

“But Brandy,” you ask, “why am you calling it a 12th Night Sale? Isn’t it the 12 Days of Christmas? And why are you starting on the 8th?”

Well, here’s some history for you. In Medieval times,12th night was a special celebration for Epiphany, which falls 12 days after Christmas. In some places it was celebrated right on or before the holiday, but the Coucil of Tours in the 6th century officially extended it to include all 12 days after Christmas. That’s where we get the song we can’t remember the last half of. Here in America, we have our “Days of Christmas” before Christmas, but the old tradition still stands in parts of Europe today.

“Oh, that explains it,” you say, “But why start on the 8th and not the 12th?”

That one’s simple: Shipping. I know items ordered on the last days won’t make it to California or Alaska from here in Pittsburgh in time for the holiday, but if you live on the East Coast there’s a good chance they will. I also wanted to offer some items left from the Sweetwater Holiday mART (Thank you very much, by the way!) and I get them back tomorrow.

I also have a show in Lawrenceville coming up on the 19th, whcih you’ll hear more about later in the week. So, please share the sale pieces with your friends, and make me the busiest elf in Aethelmearc!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’d just like to say “Thanks” to you.
Yes, you, who’s taking time out of your busy day to visit me here on the Internet. You could be getting your Black Friday pre game on, or double checking that stuffing recipe, but you’re here, reading this.

And I really appreciate you checking in on me today, and all other days.

Thank you, my friend.

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Goodbye, October

It’s that time again. Now that the pumpkins and cobwebs are being put away, the tinsel and snowflakes will start appearing.

With that in mind, we have a simple but important question for you. What do you need from us? Do you want to dazzle them at court? Look sharp during the Twelfth Night dance? Surprise a special someone with the perfect piece to complete their garb?

We can help! There’s not much time left, but we do have a few commission slots open before the celebrations begin. Space is very limited, so hop on over to the Contact page to secure your spot! If you can already see the perfect piece in our shop, join our newsletter. Not only will you save on your orders, you’ll learn about our upcoming holiday sales before everyone else. The next one goes out on Friday, so type your name in down below before you miss it!

And don’t forget to Browse the Shop – We’ve been adding new items almost daily so you can get the jump on your shopping.

Don’t be shy – Tell us what you need in the comments!

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Sweetwater Holiday mART 2015

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Hard to believe it’s almost the end of October, right? And you know what’s next. I mean, how can you miss it? There are decorations already going up in stores!

But I’m gonna say it, because it’s already on my mind – Christmas.

Yep. Before you know it, there will be snowflakes and red ribbons and wreaths allll over the place. As artists, we have to think months ahead. We’ve been busy looking for holiday shows and checking out gift guides. One of the shows we’re doing again this year is the Sweetwater Center for the Arts Holiday mART in Sewickley, PA. The show runs from November 29th through December 6th.

This is especially good because you have time to browse the works of dozens of local artists in a beautiful indoor space. No weekend craft show rush! Also, they have special events going on during Holiday mART times, some of which include wine.

If you live in Pittsburgh and love shopping in-person, that’s great! But if you’re outside of Pittsburgh or would rather do your shopping with your computer, what this means for you is that some of our work is going to be leaving the on-line shop before then. So, if you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter with the Subscribe box below and get yourself some discount codes so you can snag your favorite pieces before they go to Sweetwater (where the on-line codes won’t work).

I’ll also be photographing and posting new items several times a week until then, so keep your eyes peeled!

Anything specific you want to see? Bracelets? Cufflinks? Pins? Let me know in the comments!

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Steel City Con & Holiday RAWk Wrap Up

This week we had not one, but TWO events here in Pittsburgh. The first was Steel City Con, where we met some other great local artists and writers. We were there to sell Brian’s new book instead of my jewelry. It was his first time selling his book at a comic convention. We’ve not been back in an Artist’s Alley in years, and it was a nice change from the Dealer’s Room. Lemony got to meet other Thors (she was Thor for a day, of course) and an amazing Groot cosplayer. We sold some books, bought some art, and overall had an awesome time. Click Here to go to Brian’s FB fan page and see the Steel City Con album in full. It’s mostly Lemony being adorable with cosplayers, but daaang there was some good cosplay! We couldn’t get a video of the T1000 walking, but I’m sure you can find it if you check on YouTube.

And yes, that’s me with Sherlock. No smiling, of course.

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Last night I wrapped up my 2014 show season with a showing at RAWartist’s Holiday RAWk show in the Strip. I’ve done several RAW shows this year, and I love them! They’re unlike any other art shows I’ve ever done. It’s nice to be able to actually mingle with people rather than just stand behind a table and smile. There was some very impassioned piano and singing, and the bellydancers were both exciting and mysterious. I liked the Solstice theme of their performance. There were also gongs being played while live painting happened on stage. The Grinch even made an appearance!

As for next year, I have Plans. PLANS! If you’d like to be kept up to speed on them in a more real-time format, you can follow me on Instagram @sinclairjewelry. I usually post pictures from my workbench and events, but sometimes the critters and the Little One make an appearance.

Do you have any big plans for 2015? Let me know!

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Still Gift Shopping, Pittsburgh? I Can Help.

I’ve got a bunch of places to find unique, locally-made goods! From your nerdy friends to party animals and arty types, I’ve got you covered.

Going on RIGHT NOW is the Sweetwater Center for the Arts holiday mART. It’s got loads of local art, including pottery, scarves, jewelry, paintings, wood crafts – Everything. This would be the place to go for your artsy friend who has everything. I would describe the wares there as more high-end, and the shopping experience is top notch. There’s wine after five on the weekdays, dinner on Friday, and a Sunday brunch to wrap everything up! I have some of my jewelry there – Just look for the purple ribbon on the tags. Click here for dates and details.

For my fellow geeks, I have to recommend the Steel City Con. You’re probably already going, but this is a great place to snap up merch from a favorite series, or get some sweet fanart. You could even give an early gift of a celebrity photo op! We’ll be there with Brian’s new book, “The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle” in the Artist Alley. If you liked Dr. Horrible, Mystery Men, or The Red Panda, this is a book you should read. Click here for convention info, and here for book info.

Coming next week on the 10th, your party-minded friends can celebrate with you by kicking off the holiday festivities with RAWartists Holiday RAWk show! You can enjoy local dance and musical acts while browsing gorgeous local art, have drinks from the cash bar, and food from Brassero Grill. Click here to buy tickets. Tickets are $15 presale, but go up to $20 at the door!

And even though I won’t be there (I was the first Saturday) you should check out the Shop Small in Shadyside put on by the amazing I Made It! Market. There’s a few Saturdays left, and it’s great for the craft-lover on your list. Click here and support your local yinzers!

So, where am I going to see you? Let me know!