Whether here for the day, month or 365 days a year, it’s always nice to collect mementos to remind you of special times on the Martha’s Vineyard. A fun way to do just that is to sign up for one of Stefanie Wolf Designs earring parties.
I am guessing that you have seen her handmade jewelry at any number of flea markets and shows around the Island. Her Picasso beaded jewelry can be seen on women in all six towns, all year long, a true favorite for so many.
Monthly, Stefanie and her artisan team at her studio in Edgartown, host an Earring Party. Here, you can create your own pair of earrings. Why is that exciting? Well, let me tell you. First, grab a friend and sign up. It’s only $20.
There is wine, other beverages, and snacks available for you to enjoy while you peruse the bead selection. There are so many for you to choose from. It takes a while to decide on what colors and design to create.
There were about 15 women and one man making earrings when I went to the event in July. It was really fun to see people placing beads together, trying to capture exactly what they wanted. I know I had three or four creations that I had to choose from. And really you don’t need to choose, you can purchase additional pairs you make if you like. The sky is the limit on this night.
Everyone’s earrings were so different, each reflecting the personality of the creator. There was a lot of laughter, a lot of shared advice, and a lot of creativity flowing.
Once you have decided on your design(s), the pros where there to help with wiring, and closures. They walked us through stringing the earring with the metal, and how to attach it to the desired closure.
It really was fun to feel like you were creating this wearable piece of art. Especially being surrounded by all the beautiful jewelry in Stefanie’s studio. You couldn’t help but feel inspired, and certainly proud of your creation. Since most of the beads are one of a kind and handmade, each pair we made is truly unique.
After several designs, I opted for a really light, simple, beachy pair of earrings that would really pop against my tan. However, I think I will need to go to another one in the Fall so I can create a pair for that season. It was such a fun way to spend an evening.
An added bonus was that we had a special discount we could use for attending the party, to use if we wanted to buy any of Stephanie’s jewelry, including the new Full Circle collection, or other accessories in the studio. You know us ladies love a good deal on beautiful things.
The Earring Party is about two hours long, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Perfect for after the beach, and before dinner out in Edgartown. I actually went to The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn’s Vintage Cocktail Hour beforehand, which happens from 4:00 p.m. t0 6:00 p.m. daily during the Summer.
This is a great time, whether it’s you and a group, you’re on your own, a bachlortette party, a birthday party, it’s just plain good creative Island fun
The next Stefanie Wolf Designs Earring Party is Thursday, August 10th. If you can’t make that one, be on the lookout for the one in September. She is also willing to host a private party if you want (how fun would that be)!
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