Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mimi-Toria's Designs at GetFresh Vintage

I have been honored to be a part of Sue Whitney's created artisan team since 2009.  Through the many events she's created and wonderful visionary that she is, my confidence, style offerings of designs and business has continued to grow.  Sue has once again changed things up and late last Summer opened a brick n mortar shop in Lanesboro, which is a showcase for some cutting edge Junk repurposers.  I am fortunate to still be apart of this venue, which is called, 'Getfresh Vintage JUNKMARKETS Little Sister'.

As this photo shows, and the previous blog posts photos I've shared will showcase is the beauty of the exterior of this vintage built shop, the shop Sue has built within it, as well as the shopping area along side of it with the glorious gardens and repurposed and newly created garden elements.
My friend, Carolyn (far right) enjoyed our time in Lanesboro a few weeks back.  As we were finally leaving town, I spotted another new friend/customer from Wisconsin.  Sally, in the black, and her friend had come for the day, so we used the beautiful gardens to capture this memory photo of our meeting up on the streets of Lanesboro.
Here is my Mimi-Toria's Designs jewelry display area.  It isn't a big space in square footage, but makes a nice statement for my collection to be represented. 
There are other jewelry designers also show cases in the shop with a larger offering, so suffice to say, jewelry is nicely represented at GetFresh Vintage.  

These genuine faceted rubies with Sterling Silver lever backs and links are accented with these wonderful Jesus and child vintage medals.  (Available at GetFresh)

One of the ways you can tell a Mimi-Toria's Designs creation apart from others is in the details used.  Primarily Sterling Silver, Antiqued Sterling Silver or 14 kt Gold Filled Earwires/findings are used.  Another detail is the wire wrapping techniques often found in my jewelry will provide you with an heirloom quality piece of jewelry.

I also have custom designed I.d. tags that I designed and had created to add value with a signed piece of jewelry identifying and guaranteeing my customers that they are buying one of my one of a kind designs and not a copied piece.   With 17 years invested in my career, I want to keep my reputation and integrity intact.

After 4 1/2 years of hand stamped pieces, they continue to be a popular and meaningful line of jewelry that speaks to my customers.
I also have a reputation for creating feminine more detailed pieces like the two represented on the cornel.  These are redesigned from many forlorn and forgotten elements to be recreated into a wearable art they my customers find beckoning them.
Currently, there are like 20+ pairs of one if a kind earrings available within this shop.  Many are 'bride' worthy for that vintage feel on a Brides Wedding Day.

I have purposely from the beginning of my jewelry design business geared my kinds if jewelry to be many and vast, do that I can meet the interests and needs of many customers rather than just one certain look or style type.  I believe this has benefited my longevity in the business when it is so common now, as well as garnered me some of my dearest customers and friends.

5 comments:

  1. Gretchen
    What a beauty!!! Your pieces are exquisite! So wonderful to see your talent and your workmanship.

    Have a blessed day!
    hugs
    Kate

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    1. Thank you Sweet Kate for your recent visit to my blog. I so appreciate you taking te out of your busy day to view my little world and leave behind such wonderful and kind words of encouragement.
      Be blessed my friend!
      Hugs back-
      Gretchen

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