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Where did the spring/Summer go?!

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Sometimes as a company of ONE it's hard to stay on top of all the stuff and things. I'm clearly not much of a juggler... I definitely dropped the ball on posting here!

There have been several more Inspiring Women Project winners announced since my last post. Congrats to Lila Ghising, Jane Deer, and Sara So! These ladies are fantastic examples of inspiration. You can read more about them here. I took the summer off but will be announcing a September winner soon. Feel free to nominate an inspiring woman in your life!

In addition to honoring impressive people, I've been remodeling/reorganizing my studio to better suit the way I currently work. I'll be posting more on that transformation soon.

Lastly, I've been out exploring the pacific northwest, building up inspiration for art to come. I've climbed some mountains that culminated in a backpacking trip around the circumference and up to the summit of Mt St Helens. This time last week I was at the top peering into the crater of a volcano! More to come on that soon...

First Inspiring Women Project Winner!

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Congratulations to Wendy Woldenberg!!!

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Each month one amazing inspiring woman will be chosen from a pool of nominated women to receive this jewelry award. The Inspiring Women Project is a celebration of the GOOD, the COMPASSIONATE, the COURAGEOUS, the INSPIRING.

Wendy is the March Inspiring Woman!
I'm kicking off this award with a personal choice. I nominated Wendy for many reasons, but most notably for her generosity towards others. A teacher for 22 years, she has spent countless hours (and her own money!) to ensure her students gain amazing experiences they would otherwise never have known. Outside the classroom she is dedicated to ensuring the jewelry industry works toward a greater good through her role in Ethical Metalsmiths and her own jewelry work. Wendy is a champion and patron of emerging (and established) artists, creating opportunities such as Art Under $100 and many other events through South Park Arts. She is a dedicated and generous friend who goes above and beyond and has taught me a new definition for brave. Thank you Wendy!

Do you know someone inspiring like Wendy? Nominate her here. The April winner will be chosen the second week of the month.

Florida Trunk Show

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Who's in Southwest Florida this week?! CG Jewelry and Bitty Bowls are headed to the sunshine state! Come to the open house...

Wednesday, March 21st
11am-4pm

Join us for a glass of bubbly, enjoy a snack, and peruse handmade, one-of-a-kind, limited edition jewelry and enameled copper bowls/spoons. I only bring work to Florida every other year or so - don't miss it!

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Stop by anytime between 11am - 4pm
781 Pelican Court, Marco Island 34145

Questions? Contact c@catherinegrisez.com

Inspiring Women Project

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It's finally here! This idea came to me last year around this time. I wanted a way to acknowledge and show my appreciation for all the amazing women out there doing great things for her friends/family/community.  Recognizing inspiring women with jewelry seemed like the natural (obviously I'm a jeweler!) solution.

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I hope you'll all join me in the effort to thank women you know who lift others up. Nominate the woman in your life who's doing great things, no matter how big or small the efforts.

The first winner will be announced on International Women's Day
March 8th, 2018

A new winner will be chosen each month and featured on the Inspiring Women page. She will also receive the necklace award along with a hand written note touting your personalized appreciation.

Let's celebrate the Good. the Courageous. the Compassionate. the Inspiring.

Nominate her here

Facebook Live Sale

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In honor of International Women's Day I'm having a jewelry sale and give away! You can join in the fun from anywhere... the sale will be on Facebook Live. Two lucky ladies will win pieces of jewelry during the event.

SALE EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY, March 11th at 5pm (PST)

Live event: Thursday, March 8th, 5-7:30pm (pacific time)

Join the private group for access here

Jewelry will be 20-75% off

How to participate:

  • JOIN our facebook group anytime before 4pm (pst) March 8th.
  • LOG ON to the group on March 8th at 5pm (pst) and be ready to pounce on some deals!
  • There will be a $10 flat shipping rate for all pieces. (if you buy more than one item it'll be the same one time flat rate)
  • Stay for the whole time or pop in anytime during the sale.
  • Be the first to claim an item and then you will be billed after. Claim by writing "SOLD" and providing email address in comments under desired item.
  • Items will be shipped after payment is received. (Payments must be received within 12 hours of invoice date)
  • Jewelry will be shipped on the following Monday or Tuesday via USPS priority mail. If you need your piece(s) sooner let me know.
  • All orders over $150 include a free polishing cloth!

This exclusive event is going to be super fun with special guests, jewelry tips, give aways, and one-time-only perks. I look forward to seeing you!

Happy 2018!!

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Hope you've all had an explosively fun start to the new year! Thank you to everyone who helped me finish off 2017 with a bang at all the holiday shows. Your support and encouragement is such a huge gift. I look forward to interacting with you, inspiring each other, and sharing more tales from the studio this year. Here's to a very happy and productive 2018!

I was lucky to bring in the new year with my wonderful boyfriend who had the foresight to plant us at a bar with this great view of the space needle. I've never seen the New Year's fireworks up close so it was a fun treat. Hope 2018 is off to a great start for all of you!

I was lucky to bring in the new year with my wonderful boyfriend who had the foresight to plant us at a bar with this great view of the space needle. I've never seen the New Year's fireworks up close so it was a fun treat. Hope 2018 is off to a great start for all of you!

South Park Arts - Art Under $100

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THIS SATURDAY!!

Saturday, December 16th, 2-8pm
Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Free entry and parking

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If you want to beat the crowds, there's a few VIP tickets left for the $20 1-2pm hour. Get your tickets here.

I'll have extra special bitty bowls and jewelry...

BITTY BOWLS and SPOONS! I'll have some larger variations (for bigger appetites and/or hands) and one of a kind hand drawn bowls. And I only have a handful of the one of kind raw brass and copper bowls left so you'll want to get there early for those. And of course I'll also have the precious little spoons and colorful bowls I've been showing.

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JEWELRY SAMPLE SALE! I'll have a special selection of highly discounted samples, one of a kind experiments, and last chance lost treasures from the archives.

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You can find more info and a list of participating artists here.

I hope to see you at the show!

Equinox Very Open House -12/9/17

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I'm thrilled to once again be showing my jewelry and bitty bowls at Equinox's annual art party in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. There are many studios open - I'll be at She-Metal alongside several talented metal artists.

She-Metal Studio - 502 S River St, Seattle, WA 98108
This Saturday, December 9th  -  6-10pm

You don't want to miss this crazy fun art party - forging demonstrations, performance art, food trucks, sparkling blue light filled streets, art shenanigans and too many talented artists to count.

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I'll be in amazing company at She-Metal - Erica Gordon of Steel Toe Studios, Patrick Maher of Blu Skillet Ironware, Maria Cristalli, Leah Gerard, and Dylan Anderson. These artists are so freaking talented!

I made a special little selection of one of a kind copper and brass ring bowls. I'll have these along with a selection of my enameled copper bowls and spoons and sterling silver, gold, and gemstone jewelry collections.

I made a special little selection of one of a kind copper and brass ring bowls. I'll have these along with a selection of my enameled copper bowls and spoons and sterling silver, gold, and gemstone jewelry collections.

Be sure to enter your name in my necklace give away raffle. Everyone who comes to visit me at Equinox will have a shot at winning this super sweet, everyday wearable sterling silver necklace.

Be sure to enter your name in my necklace give away raffle. Everyone who comes to visit me at Equinox will have a shot at winning this super sweet, everyday wearable sterling silver necklace.

Of course, I don't want those who can't make it to Equinox to miss out. So  I'm raffling off this pair of earrings to one lucky winner who comments below.  Mention someone or something you're thankful for this holiday season in the comments by midnight (pacific time) this Sunday (12/10/17). One lucky person will be chosen at random. Luck and gratitude for the win!   HOW TO ENTER:   1. Be grateful! Tell us about who/what you are grateful for in the comments  2. Enter your name and email (so I know who to contact if you win)  3. Submit as guest (some people have had trouble when they try the log in method)  4. Cross your fingers.

Of course, I don't want those who can't make it to Equinox to miss out. So I'm raffling off this pair of earrings to one lucky winner who comments below. Mention someone or something you're thankful for this holiday season in the comments by midnight (pacific time) this Sunday (12/10/17). One lucky person will be chosen at random. Luck and gratitude for the win!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Be grateful! Tell us about who/what you are grateful for in the comments

2. Enter your name and email (so I know who to contact if you win)

3. Submit as guest (some people have had trouble when they try the log in method)

4. Cross your fingers.

Phinney Winter Festival

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I'm pleased to announce that I'll be at the Phinney Neighborhood Center's annual Winter Festival with a selection of Bitty Bowls, Spoons, and of course limited edition and one of a kind jewelry.

37th Annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair

Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3
10am - 5pm

Location: Phinney Center - 6532 Phinney Ave N. Seattle, WA
I'll be in the Brick Building, Community Hall Room, Space 114

Entry: $2 PNA Members / $4 public (cash/check) - it’s for a great cause!
Children under 12 are free.
+ A suggested can of food for the FamilyWorks Food Resource Center (not required).

I'm currently finishing up these one of a kind beauties for this weekend. Come pick your favorite! The smokey quartz in the earrings and necklace in the foreground are especially stunning in person.

I'm currently finishing up these one of a kind beauties for this weekend. Come pick your favorite! The smokey quartz in the earrings and necklace in the foreground are especially stunning in person.

My favorite way to add color to your kitchen! Bitty Bowls are perfect for the foodie in your life who loves handmade and quality design. These are great for salt, pepper, or spice it up with unusual table spices like cumin or paprika.

My favorite way to add color to your kitchen! Bitty Bowls are perfect for the foodie in your life who loves handmade and quality design. These are great for salt, pepper, or spice it up with unusual table spices like cumin or paprika.

Find more info about the event and my fellow vendors here.

Your radishes, made better with butter

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Have you ever had radishes with butter and salt? Neither had I, until working with two powerhouse ladies on a photoshoot using my Bitty Bowls in the kitchen. Carol Clifford from Orange House Press (also a fantastic chef) and Sarah Flotard, an incredible food photographer turned me on to this interesting and tasty treat.

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This dish is most commonly found in France, though I also read stories of people from other countries who had it as kids so I'm not sure of it's exact origin. From what I can tell in reading through lots of recipes for it, you must trust your own palate - pick a salt and butter that you really love and have it on fresh crisp radishes. 

I think Gabrielle Hamilton, chef and author, sums it up best in her article in the New York Times about this delicious dish - "The peppery, fiery radishes are tamed by the swipe through the cool, creamy butter, and then the flavors of both are brought out by the salt. The radishes are so cold and crunchy and spicy, and they have a mildly sulfuric note. The butter is unexpectedly sweet in contrast. It’s addictive."

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this dish! Comment below if you have a fond memory with this food or you're trying it for the first time and let me know what you think. And if you want unique dishes for your butter and salt to make the presentation extra special, check out my Bitty Bowls. Who's adding this to their Thanksgiving table?!

Pizza and Pearls for Peace

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Thursday September 21st is International Peace Day. To celebrate, I'm teaming up with World Pizza, Kobo, and API Chaya to bring you a fun excuse to do good. And possibly win free pearl earrings and slices of pizza in the process!

At a time when it seems the world is coming to an end with insane storms, wildfires, and earthquakes, it's important we remember people who've been suffering beyond the affects of natural disasters - victims of violence. Everyone deserves a peaceful life.

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To participate, simply go shopping!
A percentage of sales will go to API Chaya.
API Chaya supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

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As an added bonus, 5 of you lucky pizza eaters will find a giant Sugarfina chocolate pearl atop your pizza. Ding ding ding! This means you've won a pair of sterling silver and pearl earrings pictured above. Go to Kobo to redeem your prize by September 30th.

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Up to 10 of you luckies with newly purchased jewels (some of which are pictured below) will win a free slice of pizza. You'll be able to redeem your slice at World Pizza anytime until the end of the year.

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During this event 10% of whole pie* purchases and 20% of all CG Sculpture and Jewelry sales at Kobo will be donated to API Chaya. For those of you not in Seattle, I will also donate 20% from online jewelry sales to the cause.

*valid for dine in pizza orders only - winners will be chosen at random - prizes must be picked up by September 30th

There you have it... it's a win win. You get some delicious pizza and/or fun new jewelry for your fall wardrobe and we raise money to help survivors of horrific violent situations into a more peaceful happy life.

If you are not in Seattle and unable to attend - I'm extending this offer to my website as well. 20% of all online jewelry sales between September 21-23 will also go to API Chaya.

Thank you for participating and helping a great cause!