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Retail in the time of Coronavirus July 10 2020, 0 Comments

My Studio Shop has been closed since the beginning of March and it is now July. Even though my shop just opened in September 2019, business was regularly increasing and I was having the best time running a retail store. But alas, our doors have been closed for over 100 days now. So what next? People are asking - When are you going to re-open? Are you open yet? Are you opening soon? Are you open NOW?

Gold Filled vs. Gold Plated May 08 2019, 0 Comments

We get asked a lot about what "gold filled" means and if it's anything like "gold plated"? Here's a breakdown of the differences between the gold filled wire that we use and gold plated wire!

Freshie & Zero's Mother's Day Gift Guide April 29 2019, 0 Comments

It's the day about mommas and we've pulled together some of our all-time favorite and popular pieces for the moms in your life! 

Happy Birthday, Freshie & Zero! April 17 2019, 0 Comments

Freshie & Zero is officially a teenager! The last 13 years have been such an incredible journey! To celebrate the teenage years of F&Z, we're giving you 13% off of every purchase from Friday, April 19 to April 28!

Highlights from Atlanta Gift January 2015 February 25 2015, 0 Comments

I can hardly believe we participated in our thirteenth (!) Atlanta Gift Show in January. This was our first time, however, in a showroom - the very established and fabulous Simblist Group. It's kind of a crazy life-comes-full-circle kind of thing. Would you believe that the very first showroom I ever stepped foot in, way back in 2001 working as a gift market temp, would be the very sameshowroom...

Stockists page updated! September 20 2013, 0 Comments

I have just updated the Stockists page on our website to include all of the lovely new retailers who have picked up our line over the summer! I try to keep it updated with people who have ordered within the past few months so that if you go to their store, you will find a good selection of Freshie & Zero jewelry! We shipped orders this week to: Carmel Flower Shop in Carmel, NY; O.Liv Body Bar in...

The First Show January 31 2013, 0 Comments

It's 2013, which means its been 7 years since I registered Freshie & Zero as a business and started dragging my then boyfriend (now husband) to craft shows to sell my jewelry. I would like to share a little story about how it all began...I remember my first craft show well. I was so excited! My glorious tent was so shiny & new. I had practiced setting up my clean, non-scratched display tables in...

Refocusing August 28 2012, 0 Comments

Works in progress. Recently I've been trying to get a custom finding made for my jewelry. It's really a simple piece, but I'm having a very hard time finding someone who will make it for me. Cue the frustration.In my many google searches for a manufacturer, I stumbled upon a company that will hand make your jewelry designs for you. They specialize in helping you keep your designs handmade in the...

Trunk Show at Bella Vita February 22 2012, 0 Comments

I recently participated in a trunk show in Collierville, TN (it's right next to Memphis) at one of my favorite retailers, Bella Vita! The owner, Stephanie, is so creative and crafty, plus she really has an eye for interesting products and then works wonders displaying them all together! She and her lovely sales associates were so sweet and fun to spend a Saturday with. You can also tell their...

Pinterest January 31 2012, 0 Comments

Are you hooked on Pinterest yet? I go in and out of phases, mostly when I have a project I'm working on to distract me from actual work.  Last spring when I was looking for a studio, I was pinning anything and everything to help me decorate this imaginary amazing place:  Of course, then I moved into a boring office space with grey carpet, fluorescent lighting, and a drop ceiling. I moved in...