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Entries in GlamTribale gifts (10)

Saturday
Nov092013

Anne's New Decoupage Collage Placemats Hit An Artistic High Note

I’m on a creativity blast, rushing to get ready for our upcoming New Jersey shows this week: Temple Beth Sholom Holiday Marketplace in Cherry Hill on Wednesday November 13, and the Holiday Arts & Crafts Show At Wall Fire House in Manasquanon on Saturday November 16. We have a growing list of holiday shows, and you can always catch us at any of our permanent locations too.

My entire life I’ve wanted to do large collages. Having made countless design boards in my life, I know this is my artistic communications medium. It seemed like a natural to move to decoupage, collage placemats this week, along with other items for my expanding GlamTribale home collection.

The placemats will be focused on three best-selling themes: elephants, bright flowers and the Italian Riviera. They are one-of-a-kind 12”x18” mats that are decoupaged front and back using images from our coasters and art tiles. When I say “one of a kind” I mean that the exact combination of images and papers will always be changed in the next variation.

I’ve used three top coat layers of decoupage and two layers of eco-friendly varnish on the top of the mat, leaving it quite smooth and very tight. For clients who request it, we have a layer of film that can go over the mats, making them easy to wipe. My personal preference is to leave them looking more natural and no less easy to care for. The place mats will accept temperatures to 175-degrees F.

These charming elephants also want to hang on the wall as an art piece. How about installing four together in a frame with the goal of making it easy to remove the mats when desired. Is this functional art? Hmmm. The wheels are churning in my mind.

After printing out the collage on the vellum paper used to make the GlamTribale decoupage beads, it seemed like a natural to put it on a holiday tree ornament. The result was superb — yes, yes elephants on a glass ornament!! Today I must add some bead and charm decorations, and we are good to go.

The placemats will be $40 ea, 4/$125. I hope that you love them every bit as much as I do. By next year I expect to be making large wall collages that connect all the dots of my story and values, along with those of women worldwide.  ~ Anne

To make shopping for our Elephant Bazaar products easier, I’ve added a link for elephants on the GlamTribale website.

 

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Monday
Oct282013

GlamTribale Holiday Coasters $8 ea, 4/$25 Are The Truly Perfect Gift

GlamTribale Holiday Ornaments Coasters 4/$25

We had a star performer in our first release of holiday coasters this weekend. It’s my favorite, too. Can you spot it?

We just packed up these coasters $8ea; 4/$25 and sent them off to Building Character in Lancaster. This holiday cheer will arrive in time for Building Character’s Nov. 1 First Friday. Next week 6” art tiles and more holiday coaster choices will arrive at Building Character and our growing lineup of holiday shows.

These GlamTribale Holiday coaster sets are also available online.

Currently, we scheduled to be:

Wednesday November 13
Temple Beth Sholom Holiday Marketplace
9am-6pm
Cherry Hill, NJ See website

Saturday & Sunday November 16 & 17
2012 Holiday Celebration of the Finest Arts and Crafts
New Jersey Artisans Guild
Ocean City, NJ 10am-5pm  See website

Saturday November 16
Holiday Arts & Crafts Show At Wall Fire House
9am-3pm
Manasquan, NJ 08736 See website

November 29-30
Holiday Marketplace at Monmouth Racetrack
Oceanport, NJ  See website

December 5-15
Holiday Fine Craft Sale
Philadelphia Main Line Art Center Galleries See website
Monday-Friday, 10am-7:30 pm, Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

December 6,7 & 8
Philadelphia Ballet 2013 Nutcracker Market see website
Kimmel Center
Friday night opening reception 6-8pm
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
Event is open to the general public, not only ballet goers.

December 7 & 8
Hoboken NJ Holiday Crafts Fair
City Hall, Hoboken NJ
11am-5pm See website

December 14
Christmas Village
South Street Headhouse District
Shambles at 2nd & Pine
Saturday 11am-9pm

December 14 & 15
Pop up Holiday Extravaganza
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
Manayunk, Pa (near Philadelphia) See website

Holiday Old Fashioned 4 Ceramic Coasters 4/$25 By GlamTribale

 

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Thursday
Sep122013

Elephant Bazaar Lands At Building Character September 20 In Lancaster, PA

Hold tight elephant lovers. GlamTribale is launching a new concept just for you with our Elephant Bazaar by GlamTribale shop at Building Character in Lancaster, PA. We’ll be hammering away on September 19, so that elephant lovers can enjoy visions of these mighty, majestic — very endangered creatures — on September 20.

I’m working on a lot of new products, with just a smattering shown here: new coasters $8 ea/4/$25 and our new big hit 6” art tile/trivet $10, made of the same travertine stone from Turkey as our gorgeous coasters.

EVERYONE says our coasters are the most beautiful ever and at such a great price. Our new art tile/trivet handles temperatures to 175-degrees and is protected by the same enviro-friendly varnish we use on our coasters.

We don’t print on stencils or cheap paper. Rather, our gorgeous coaster and related products images are printed on heavy canvas that costs $1 a sheet. Our GlamTribale and Elephant Bazaar by GlamTribale friends deserve only the best, and we give it to them joyfully — handcrafted with fair trade wage workers in Philadelphia! And then a few of us don’t get paid at all. That would be me!

This is my first vase in 4” decoupage box, decorated with elephants and handmade paper. It will be priced $25-30. I’m still running the math. A 5” decoupage box for wine bottles is in the works.

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Sunday
Mar312013

Coaster Gift Sets, Gift Card Earrings at Building Character, Lancaster Pa

I’m so very delighted to share the first photos of our ‘little GlamTribale shop’ at Building Character in Lancaster, PA. It’s located directly at the entrance into Building C and is one aisle away from our larger space that houses the majority of our GlamTribale jewelry. 

Most of our 4/$25 coaster sets, individual coasters for $8, some planters at $95, gift cards with earring $25-$35 and $15 earrings are in this high traffic spot.

I share two more pictures and also the wonderful news that FINALLY, we’ve loaded our first 4/$25 coaster sets and gift cards with earrings $25-$35 onto the GlamTribale website. These are superb gifts that arrive priority mail in our eco-friendly, Carversville-inspired burlap bag for $4.95 shipping and handling. 

If I do say so myself — the touches of turquoise are smile-worthy. We have places to sit in both shops so that our Building Character friends can explore to their hearts delight. Our retail customers wanting to make a gift of 2 coasters can purchase a smaller burlap bag for $1. Our larger burlap bag with GlamTribale label is available for jewelry purchases for $2. 

Building Character is located at 342 N. Queen Street and is open daily with easy parking on Queen Street or in the back plaza. I’ll be there this week for First Friday festivities. ~ Anne

 

Friday
Feb152013

Building Character Lancaster, Pa Is New Home for GlamTribale Jewelry & Gifts

As of March 1, 2013 GlamTribale has a new home in Lancaster, one much better suited to our friends, clients and my personality. Lancaster’s Building Character artisan market at 342 N. Queen Street is open daily with easy parking on Queen Street or in the back plaza. 

I will personally be there on First Fridays and perhaps also on Girls Night Out, which is the third Friday each month. As we do at Giant Steps Gallery in Philadelphia, we will be changing out both locations — yes, we have two spots at Building character — with new inventory each month. We will not carry the same collections in both locations at the same time. And we will create special products unique to each shop.  Read more details about GlamTribale’s new Lancaster home at Building Character. Visit Building Character on Facebook. 

Below are some of our new blank inside gift cards with earrings — priced $25-$35 available at all GlamTribale locations and soon online. The cards are made of 100% bamboo or hemp paper and make a truly stunning gift.  ~ Anne

 

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Friday
Feb012013

Carversville Coasters, 4/$25 Are The Perfect Country Gift

I never thought that when I wrote Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air, that I would be be looking at my own photography on GlamTribale’s first set of country coasters.

Carversville and Anne’s Life Journey

Life is so full of surprises. Indeed, the journey from Carversville and Manhattan to Philadelphia — and the world, really — was one not at all on my mind the day I wrote this first Anne of Carversville journal entry on this patio. Mine was a personal statement about virtues and civic values, along with my own role (or lack of it) in using my talents for others while supporting myself. 

I made many changes after June 2007 including giving up my beloved country house and leaving New York for Philadelphia. True, the economic meltdown hardly did wonders for my consulting career. But other changes were bubbling inside me as well — you could label it a call to action. 

Carversville Coasters, 4/$25

This set of four 4x4” Carversville coasters is decoupaged with my own photographs of the Carversville Inn and Carversville Country Store. The other two are scenes from Stover’s Mill Road and Fleecydale, running out of Carversville down to River Road. Fleecydale always reminds me of Chipping Campden in the Cotswold. (Read Chipping Campden, Carversville and an American Cry for Help)

These Carversville coasters are just one design in about 10 sets that we will be loading into the GlamTribale website this weekend. They arrive carefully packaged for shipping and also in our recycled tissue with eco-friendly burlap bad. Only the label fails the ‘green’ test and I’m working on that. 

I’ve personally shipped these decoupage coasters on a round robin, multi-state tour. They returned to me in tip top condition. The stone coasters are imported from Turkey, have felt protectors, and are triple-sealed for moisture. Don’t put them in the dishwasher and just wipe clean. 

This is a perfect country hostess gift, Bucks Country wedding present or self purchase. I will shortly share a second set of my photograph coasters shot in Bucks County but a reflection of country beauty everywhere in the world. 

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Tuesday
Jan222013

GlamTribale Gifts Adds Planters & Ceramic Coasters 4/$25

I had such a wonderful feeling yesterday, seeing a new use for my Carversville and Bucks County photographs. Our coasters have been so successful that I’m working on an expanded gift selection of planters and perhaps a tray.

Bucks County Coasters 4/$25

These items will also allow us to enter juried home and garden shows, starting with a wonderful spring show in Chestnut Hill. 

Our coasters are $8 each and a set of 4/$25. The $25 set will be sold on the GlamTribale website and is delivered in our khaki burlap bag w/gold GlamTribale seal. What a perfect hostess gift or way to share beautiful, natural inspiration with a friend. 

Trivets are a bit more complex because our current process of sealing the tiles doesn’t take the highest of temperatures above 200-degrees. A pot can come off the stove with a bottom that is this temperature and higher, leaving yours truly looking for a solution. 

The planter came together smoothly, looking great for a first try. We bought 6” tiles that match our lightest color coasters. Using my high resolution images of the gorgeous Bucks County countryside, I created a set of coasters pictured above and then matched the visuals on four sides of the proposed planter. Burlap and bamboo, with a strong adhesive, hold the tiles together.  The planter isn’t priced yet.

I may be the rare person who shoots a cuff bracelet next to a flower pot. This ‘Gaia’ cuff bracelet ($250) is best suited for a large-boned woman like myself. It looks as if a flower garden is growing on my arm. Because ‘Gaia’ is the goddess of all of nature and our entire ecosystem, it seems fitting that her influence should touch a wide range of products at GlamTribale. 

These new gifts join my ‘Gaia 1’ collage portfolio now on sale for $300 at Giant Steps Gallery in Philadelphia. 

Our Freja Collection is on display until Valentine’s Day. Themis will be joined by Lilith in the near future. Giant Steps is located at 229 S 20th St; hours are 11-5, Tues-Sat. The jewelry is selling very well at Giant Steps and we’re brainstorming new collaborations for the future. Getting my first check was such a pleasure!!! ~ Anne