the freshie & zero wire

Freshie & Zero Holiday Gift Guide November 13 2014, 0 Comments

Well hello there, November. You kind of snuck up on me this year. Usually I'm one of those annoying people who does Christmas shopping year-round; it's one of the perks of going to craft shows across the country and finding wonderful handmade gifts along the way. However, this year I have been off my game. I haven't even started shopping! I know we have 41 days as of this blog post, but trust me,...

Happy Valentine's Day! Treat Yo' Self! February 14 2014, 0 Comments

It's Valentine's Day! Cue the hearts, gold foil, hot pink, burning red, and general floral overload.Whether you are single, coupled up, married, divorced, or complicated; I'm pretty sure what you need to do is TREAT YO' SELF! Go out and buy yourself a red velvet cupcake and devour it before you get back to your car - it's your right on this heartiest of heart lovin' holidays! The red crumbson your...

The Uncommon Goods Holiday Catalog has landed! October 22 2013, 0 Comments

It's that time of year again when I excitedly check my mailbox, hoping to see the latest Uncommon Goods catalog waiting for me! I'm not only excited to see my name in print alongside my jewelry, but I also like to see what other wonderful items they have selected to be a part of their holiday gift guide and if any of my crafty friends make an appearance.Well lo and behold, who is on the coverbut...

New earring styles on the website! November 06 2011, 0 Comments

I just added some new earring styles mixing sterling silver and gold filled metals to the website! My personal favorite is the Gold Swirl Teardrop, but the Honey Halo is a close second.  I'll be adding lots of new items and images to the website over the next few weeks, so keep checking back!

Fall is here - finally!! September 26 2010, 0 Comments

It's getting very fall-like around my website! I changed the background to a brown pattern and took some photos outside today on my deck for a print ad. I liked them so much, they already made it onto the home page. They look a little too orange on the website, but whatev. It was heaven to be outside in pants and feel the cool breeze. Let's hope 90° weather is behind us!! Welcome fall!!!In other...

While I'm away... April 21 2010, 0 Comments

... you can still order from my in-stock-shop on etsy! Since I have such a hard time slowing down, I will be listing items that are made and ready to go as time permits in my etsy shop. Maybe it will help you indecisive ones make a decision since there's only a limited amount of choices? Check it out!

October October 31 2009, 0 Comments

This month has been a whirlwind, and just when I think I'm caught up, I get totally slammed again! I'm not complaining, especially since I just got to take a fabulous 4 day mini vacation with my husband to Treasure Island, Florida, which I highly recommend...I hit the studio hard when I got back and had to finish up the biggest wholesale order I've ever had! I started it before I left town, but...

ad for SF weekly July 02 2009, 0 Comments

Check it out, San Francisco! Look for my ad above in the next issue of SF Weekly. Part of the marketing machine that is Freshie & Zero. :) I thought it couldn't hurt to advertise on the West Coast for the upcoming Renegade Craft Show since I've never taken Freshie & Zero there! In the next issue, I'll be sharing an ad with the lovely Olaria studio. Of course, the timing isn't great since I had to...

New Jewelry! April 16 2009, 0 Comments

I've been hard at work making new items! I've stayed up really late the last couple of nights hammering away (my ears can tell - they are intermittently ringing - yikes!). It was all worth it, though. Check out the new earrings!These are the Bermuda and Little Bermuda styles. I am loving them! They aren't on the website yet, but if you're in Richmond, Virginia this weekend, you can snag them at

New jewelry! March 01 2009, 0 Comments

I've been extremely productive today, even though I've been in my pajamas all day. Showering can wait - I have new jewelry to show the world!I've been experimenting with sanding some of my pieces to achieve a matte finish which I think is very pretty, but I needed to make this finish available on very specific pieces that had their own look and style. So far, all of my disc and solid pieces come...