Tuesday, May 1, 2012


So many seeds planted in the spring. . . so much work to be done! And sometimes the rain rain rain comes down down down, but of course we all know the song, and await the delicious blooms we know will soon come our way. And so it is here in the studio! Big (and I mean BIG) orders coming in, summer shows to get ready for. . . sometimes it is hard to remember to stop and smell the flowers. . . but that is what it's all about, isn't it?  Stopping and smelling. . . breathing. . . looking up to see the rainbows. . . 

My pretties on display at one of my newest locations - Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. The intriguing and REAL story behind the Mystery House has inspired a movie! Featured in a recent news story, the Winchestery Mystery House is sure to get only more visitors through its spooky grand halls! 

I am so excited to have my typewriter key jewelry and wine charms featured in their gift shop, as well as my crystal chandelier pendants and earrings, and coming soon, a full line of bullet (well it IS the Winchester House) accessories! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Coming in like a Lion!

They say March comes in like a lion, and that is certainly true here at Teresa DeLeen. It's very busy here in the studio! We have lots of new orders to fill thanks to a great presence at the San Francisco Gift Show. It's so exciting to look up these great new stores and peek in their windows online. I was thrilled to go to the show, and while I was there I visited some stores my prettties are already dangling in! 

Can you imagine getting through airport security with ten lines of almost entirely metal jewelry that included over 3,000 pins? But I didn't want to let any of it out of my sight so that's what I did! I can't imagine what TSA thought about the acrylic display pieces and 2x4's that were in my checked  luggage! But everything arrived safely in San Francisco. 

Once I had everything displayed even I was surprised how much I had managed  to haul down from Seattle. The newest line, Elementals, stood front and center, while my Vintage Typewriter Key line looked over. My Orchids of course, a centerpiece to an order that went all the way to a lovely shop deep in the ♥ of Texas last week! 

Of course it wasn't all work and no play! We enjoyed the weather (see us squinting at the unfamiliar golden orb in the sky?) and fantastic foodie options the city has to offer. No visit would be complete without a stop(s!) at my favorite refueling station, Blue Bottle Coffee

So, March came in like a LION. I have no worries of it going out like a lamb. . . Teresa DeLeen is growing, but I still make each and every piece of jewelry with my own two hands.