Bid on a pair of my handcrafted earrings and other works of art to support a great cause this weekend!
I’m so excited to share about my contribution to the Art and Handmade Auction for Myasthenia Gravis. The benefit auction is live now and it runs through the weekend!
I’m part of a group of artists and makers from across the country who have contributed original works to an annual benefit auction to raise funds and awareness for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. The auction’s organizer, Kait Masters, is one of the amazing friends I’ve made through my role as a Tuesdays Together leader in The Rising Tide Society. She is a fellow artist who lives with MG, a chronic neuromuscular disease that requires constant treatment and management. You may recognize the disease as the one that Lucious Lyon has on Empire. I’m proud to have an opportunity to use my handcrafted jewelry to help people like Kait work toward a more full and healthy life.
I contributed a pair of gold & turquoise handcrafted earrings to the MG fundraiser. In addition, there are many other works of original art & craft up for bid at this benefit auction.
To help peak your interest, here’s a look at some of my favorite items you can bid on at this weekend’s auction:
4×4 acrylic on canvas – Art by Megan
Decorative Earthenware Pitcher – Judy Stockwell
Painted Pendant – Larkspur + Laurel
Painted coasters – Elysian Market
Check out the benefit auction on Facebook HERE!
Learn more about Myesthenia Gravis and Kait’s story HERE.
Last week was a pretty big deal at the J’Adorn Designs studio!
I finally unveiled my new collection of jewelry and bridal accessories on Friday – which also happened to be my 30th birthday! I celebrated the big day by sending out a special gift to my email BFFs in the morning and throwing a virtual party on my Instagram page all day long. It was a great day of celebration that included three of my favorite things: cake, champagne, and beautiful jewelry!
In case you missed the announcement, here are some highlights of the new collection you’ll want to check out!
Our first BRIDAL BELT (which you can also wear as a headpiece!)
I’ll be sharing a bit about each piece from the new collection here on the blog in the coming weeks. Today I invite you to check out the full collection over in my online shop (and let me know if you have a favorite!)
All photos by Madison Short
In my last blog post where I wrapped up 2016 by sharing my Best 9 from Instagram, I alluded to some upcoming exciting news involving J’Adorn Designs and the Rising Tide Society. Well, today the wait is over and I am proud to finally announce:
I am leading Tuesdays Together Catonsville, a new local chapter of The Rising Tide Society!
Photo by Natalie Franke
A few questions you may have:
1. What is the Rising Tide Society?
The Rising Tide Society is an international movement for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners dedicated to educating and empowering creatives to thrive in the spirit of “Community Over Competition.” A movement dedicated to the people it serves, Rising Tide Society focuses on building community locally and transforming not only the creative industry, but also the world.
2. What is Tuesdays Together?
TuesdaysTogether is a meeting that occurs on the second Tuesday of every month for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners to meet in the spirit of community over competition and discuss industry-relevant topics. These meetings were created out of a need to connect with other people, share successes and struggles, and create long-lasting relationships with fellow creative entrepreneurs.
3. What is the purpose of Tuesdays Together Catonsville?
The main purpose of the Catonsville TuesdaysTogether group is to be a regular meeting place where local creative business owners can gather to support, encourage and collaborate with one another. Each month’s meeting will be geared toward a different industry-related topic.
Our TuesdaysTogether group will begin meeting in February 2017 with dates and locations shared in our Facebook group each month.
4. Who is TuesdaysTogether Catonsville for?
We are a society of creative entrepreneurs, men & women, from hobbyist to seasoned professional, usually gathering the second Tuesday of every month in the spirit of Community over Competition. Our meetings are open to everyone in the Catonsville area who fits this description!
Photo by Natalie Franke
5. What can I expect to happen when I come to a Tuesdays Together Catonsville meeting?
- Open discussions about topics relevant to small business owners (social media, websites, client care & more)
- The opportunity to meet and connect with others in your area who understand the hustle involved in running a small business
- A welcoming environment where you can share, learn, and make new friends in your industry
- You’ll likely also get a big hug from me along with a cup of coffee or glass of champagne, depending on the time of day we’re meeting!
6. How can I get involved?
Joining is easy! Just head over to Facebook and request to join the Tuesdays Together Catonsville group. After you’ve been added, you’ll be able to participate in our online discussions. You’ll also be able to see where & when we meet each month!
Photo by Madison Short
So whether the tools of your trade are jewelry pliers, paintbrushes, a camera, a keyboard & mouse, a pair of scissors, or your bare hands, I hope you will join me in “raising the tide” for creative entrepreneurs in the Catonsville community!
Join us over on Facebook to stay up to date on group events and discussions!