Stefanie Says... / Edgartown Board of Trade
I have a special place in my heart for my local customers, as it takes a hardy bunch of islanders here on Martha's Vineyard to keep our little island alive during the long, gray winter. If you live here year round, you know what I'm talking about. And if you live here, I'm celebrating YOU this month during my LOVE for the LOCALS Sale. Absolutely everything in store and online is 20% off. Come in for a visit!
NOT LOCAL? I love you too. If you can't travel to the Vineyard during the lovely winter months, enjoy up to 20% off your online order. The discount code for online purchases is LOVE, simply enter it at checkout. Sale runs through Sunday, December 10th (both in studio and online).
- Entire studio selection is at least 20% off. Some items are more!
- Save 20% off your web order when you spend $200 or more online > just enter LOVE20 promo code at checkout.
- Save 10% off your web order when you spend $100 or more online > just enter LOVE10 promo code at checkout.
- Sale ends at midnight Sunday, December 13, 2015.
We're getting in the holiday spirit!
The stockings are hung by the fire with care.
We've got a new stash of colorful travel cases, perfect for gift giving. They are hand made in Istanbul, Turkey and the fabrics are inspired by Persian rugs. We even have a jewelry roll to help you pack up and travel with your Stefanie Wolf Designs jewelry!
This summer I've been hosting regular full moon parties and for the blue moon in July I've got something extra special in store! Randi Sylvia from KENWORTHY, local designer of clothing and leather accessories will bring her goods for a trunk show. We will have light refreshments including chocolate by local artisanal chocolatier, Not Your Sugar Mamas, and Madame Falgoux will be on hand offering tarot card readings. There will be a few once-in-a-blue-moon special offers only for those in attendance.
Please join us Friday, July 31 from 6-9 PM, upstairs at 12 North Water St. in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Follow the full moon to the jewelry studio and shop for a special event. Enjoy tarot card readings by Madame Falgoux, moon pies, chocolate by Not Your Sugar Mamas, howling and a special offer with purchase (spend $50 that evening and get $10 off on your next visit). Join us for some full moon fun!
Over the past few months I've worked with Matt Regan, "my sign guy" as I've called him, to conceptualize, design and create a few new interior and exterior signs for my Edgartown jewelry studio. I have been fortunate to have Matt's help on these important projects.
I first met Matt at a local business class and soon discovered that he is truly a sign dork. And I this with love and appreciation for him and the work that he does. He is truly passionate about signs, he even attends sign conventions- seriously! Matt is excited by traditional hand painted wooden signs (like he made for me) yet he is also totally hip and up to date on the latest in online marketing, branding and social media. An experienced marketing and branding professional, he's got decades of experience at real big-city marketing firms, with an understanding of Vineyard businesses and how to work with local companies. He even helped me navigate the town of Edgartown's sign rules and regulations so I didn't have to read that novel myself.
In fact, if you are in need of signage, brochures, banners, flyers or any marketing assistance, I highly encourage you to get in touch with him. He's recently launched his own company, Signworks, please check it out. Thanks for all of your work, Matt!
My Former Sign:
My New Sign:
The wooden sign has been cut, and the design and lettering outlined:
Bevelling the edges:
Applying the gold leaf:
Ready to hang:
Videos of my new jewelry space before, during, and after our move into the new location at 12 North Water Street in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA.
Watch the transformation! Jeez, I get tired just watching it...
BEFORE (December, 2013)
DURING (March, 2014)
AFTER (May, 2014)
Updated photos (from October 2014)
I can't wait for you to see my gorgeous new space in Edgartown (sneak peek of set up in progress below)! Please join me for my opening weekend this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 9th, 10th and 11th from 10AM to 5PM daily as we celebrate! Edgartown is also hosting it's annual Pink & Green Weekend with plenty of festivities to entertain and amuse. Find me on the 2nd floor at 12 North Water Street.
Here's what I have in store for you this weekend...
- Light refreshments all weekend including Not Your Sugar Mamas chocolate for all moms who visit the studio
- A Mother's Day gift basket giveaway! This basket is the perfect mix of chocolate, jewelry and flowers for mom. Just stop in and enter to win. I've teamed up with local business owners Ky & Bennett from Not Your Sugar Mamas chocolate and Emily from Morrice Florist to create this bountiful basket that we will give away on Sunday. Find all of the details here.
- All of the colorful, fondle-worthy jewelry you have come to love in a spacious and bright setting
- The perfect place to find the necklace your mother covets
- Good times and cheer
After this opening weekend, the studio will be open just about daily 10-4, with lengthening hours on weekends and then we will be open daily beginning Memorial Day weekend. Our new studio land line is (774) 549-9526.
Living on an island on the east coast of the US, off the coast of Cape Cod, I really can't get too much more East. But this winter, we packed up the studio and headed about seven miles southeast, relocating our entire studio, office and retail store front from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown. Things had been starting to get a little cramped in our former location. Confined to one room, set way back from the street, we found ourselves tripping over one another to get work done and help customers, and we were told that we were impossible to find! After a long, dramatic and emotional search some divine intervention occurred and I discovered and pounced on THE BEST STUDIO SPACE EVER. Can you tell I'm pleased? Couldn't be happier.
The new space is located right in the center of downtown Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard's historical whaling port town. Rich with history, good ol' New England architecture, yachts, and fabulous dining and shopping, Edgartown is a great spot for any aspiring young jewelry designer to set up shop. At 12 North Water Street, I'm one of five commercial tenants in my 'new' building. Built in 1703, and known as the John Coffin House, our building is the oldest commercial structure on the street, and it's an old street. Originally built as the home of a wealthy mariner, over the years it has been used as a tavern and an inn. Saved from near demolition (to build a parking lot) in 1946, it is now owned and operated by the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust, a not-for-profit organization focused on acquiring, restoring, preserving and managing our island's endangered landmarks. Thank God! That makes these fabulous guys my landlords.
So this past winter I set about re-imagining our physical space, choosing paint colors, finding furniture deals and drumming up friends and relatives to help with some of the heavy lifting. The space already had a pretty nice paint job, but it was a cool gray-blue with a steely gray-blue floor, so the first task was to choose some warmer neutral colors.
Above are the paint colors before. Below are the paint colors after (for any paint color freaks out there the walls are Benjamin Moore Abalone 2108-60 and the floors are Ferret Brown (eeew!) 2108-10).
That's me in the space. I am pretty tall anyway, but my low 1700s-style ceilings make just about anyone look like a giant!
There is an abundance of natural light coming from all directions here, it's so lovely.
Once all the new paint was up, we set about the great task of moving all of the beads, desks, shelving, drawers, and what not over to Edgartown. Luckily, I had lots of help! Below are some photos of the packing in Oak Bluffs: the mess in the showroom, Jamie, our production manager packs a box of supplies and samples ever so neatly, a silly example of some of our notation around the studio, spooky empty showroom shelves, Suzy, friend and volunteer, carefully secures stacked trays of beads.
Moving all of our beads and findings was a monumental task. Each of the black trays below houses a type of gemstone or bead, and we taped them in stacks for transportation. They all made it safely! Thanks to my husband and our friend Chris for doing all the heavy lifting.
Things were dreamy once we got everything into the new space. It is about three times the size of my old space so even after moving everything over, it still felt roomy! Here are a few shots of those first few days in the new studio.