the freshie & zero wire

We Welcome Refugees October 01 2015, 0 Comments

image by Little Things Studio I have been so heartbroken by the images of the Syrian refugee crisis. I feel helpless, but I know there are small ways in which I can help. Coincidentally, my friend and fellow Nashvillian Kate Whitley of Little Things Studiodesigned the above graphic and reached out to her network of makers like myself to encourage us to donate a portion of our sales to one of the...

Summer Jewelry Care Tips April 01 2014, 0 Comments

With the temperatures rising and the urge to be out in the gorgeous sunshine in full effect, it’s important to keep in mind that sun, sweat, exercise and traveling can take a toll on your jewelry.  This summer, beat the effects of the heat by checking out these simple Jewelry Care Tips from Freshie & Zero to ensure that your pieces stay sparkling all summer long! Q: When should I avoid wearing my...

Instagram February 08 2012, 0 Comments

I got an iPhone for Christmas, so I can now officially call myself an iHole. But luckily, I don't say things like "You're just kidding yourself that Android is better than iPhone" (I'm looking at you, Beth Howard!) because really, they're just different. I loved my Android but there just wasn't a great new Android phone on Sprint that suited what I was looking for. So my hubs got me one for...

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...

Kind Words August 07 2011, 0 Comments

print by Please Be Still Every so often, I get a little hard on myself, overworked, overwhelmed, and I start to doubt what I'm doing and what I'm making. Sometimes it's because I haven't been feeling very creative lately. Sometimes it's because I simply need more sleep (or more coffee). It can also easily happen if a customer goes all crazy on me - maybe they're having a bad day and they decide...

away April 20 2011, 0 Comments

Radnor Lake Yep, I've been away from the blog. I've written one post all year. Blogging takes time, and I am seriously in short supply of that so far in 2011. I've been busy. Two wholesale shows in January resulted in more sales than ever before (take that, economy!) and 90% of them were to ship asap - yikes! So I've been cranking it out and decided that maybe it was time to get some help. Maybe it...

Quick Jewelry Care Tip March 10 2010, 0 Comments

Here's a fun little tip for keeping your jewelry looking fresh and new! You know those little silica gel packs that come with your shoes or electronics that say "DO NOT EAT"? Instead of tossing them in the trash, toss them in your jewelry box! They absorb moisture in the air which is a common culprit of jewelry tarnishing. Just don't eat them. :)

My desk revolts July 23 2009, 0 Comments

My desk has officially thrown up its contents everywhere. I usually have the right side somewhat clear but at the moment, I've given up. There's just so much.... stuff. And it's all important. I just need a better way to file...

Zero, wet from the pool July 15 2009, 0 Comments

Zero, wet from the pool, originally uploaded by Chewieez. Zero is all smiles in my mom's backyard, after taking a dip in the pool. I'm trying to train him to not be petrified of the swimming pool. He's a great swimmer, but he...

Crema Coffee - Nashville TN June 25 2009, 0 Comments

Crema, originally uploaded by Karen Alisa. Have you been to Crema yet?It's kind of made me think of Starbucks as sub-par. It's kind of made every other coffee shop I've ever been to seem sub-par.Crema serves finer coffee...