It’s May! does that mean winter is over?

red roses in vases hanging from branches

Yeah, you may think “Amy, isn’t it a bit late to be talking about winter?” Nope, we had a snowstorm warning just last week. I tell you, this winter almost broke me… but being the hardy Minnesotan that I am (ha!) I just wiped away my tears of despair, picked up my shovel and trudged on. And then I made more jewelry.

Enough about winter – it’s one of the excuses reasons that I’m going to use for why I have been blog silent for so long. I may have been silent, but I was not dormant. Here’s what’s happening for/with/at Amy Cousin Jewelry.

ACJ at Artist’s Market

Amy Cousin Jewelry has been selected to participate in the Springboard for the Arts artist pop-up at SpringBox on Sunday, May 5th from 10 am to 5 pm.
This is the first live event I’ve done in a looooong time, and I’d love to see you there, if you’re in the Twin Cities area.

It also means that all items in my website shop will be closed from May 5th to May 6th.


HipSilver logo

HipSilver features Amy Cousin Jewelry!

 

Upcycled Motherboard pendant with Moss Agates

I am proud to announce that ACJ’s Upcycled collection has been picked up by HipSilver and that my Motherboard pieces are featured in the Mother’s Day Collection. HipSilver, based in New York, is curated by Gail Bruce for men and women of the silver generation, connecting them to products, ideas, and inspiration.

 

Happenings this weekend and beyond

The snow is finally melting! Yes, I know it’s mid-April. Such has been life in Minnesota. So much snow for far too long. Even though I’ve been snowbound for what’s seemed like forever, I also started contributing and collaborating with some awesome platforms (ok, Neil deGrasse Tyson says awesome should be reserved for science, but maybe he should check out these events too).

I’ll probably create an Events calendar, but until then, here are some upcoming happenings that I hope you can take advantage of.


 

Ageless Beauty Summit promo

I’m super excited to be one of the sponsors for the Ageless Beauty: Secrets From The Masters Summit.

The Summit begins April 21st – if you haven’t signed up do so now.
You won’t want to miss this event.  You will learn tips and techniques on self-care, mindfulness, health and wellness topics such as beating fatigue, hormonal imbalances, managing stress, osteoporosis, food allergies and digestive issues.

Building A Community To Support YOU!

This event is to create a community to support, educate and empower women in the 2nd prime of their life. Life may be different – but it’s not over!

Gifts Valued At Over $1500!

By signing up you will receive over $1500 in gifts delivered to your inbox! These gifts include music, meditations, videos, herbal remedies, detox/weight-loss program, digital books and much more!

Sign Up TODAY!


 

ECRAC IMAGE Art show logo East Central Regional Arts Council logo

If you’re local and have also finally emerged from the snow, I invite you to the 31st annual IMAGE Art Show at the East Central Regional Arts Council.

I am one of the artists participating in this juried exhibit. The opening celebration is on Saturday, April 21st from 5 to 8 pm. The show will be open until April 27th.


 

This is more of an extension of an event, but it holds a special place in my heart:
SpendIndie logo

SpendIndie was the official producer of this year’s first Wellness Expo at SXSW. I was hoping to share the news that I was one of the of event speakers, but I only made it to the standby list. I’m not mad – who would even be a no-show at such an amazing event! Amy Cousin Jewelry was also invited to have a booth at the Wellness Expo, but I couldn’t make it happen, this year. Ohhh but I am so there for 2019!!

In the meantime, I’m pleased to announce that  Amy Cousin Jewelry has joined SpendIndie’s online market. I have a few items posted and will be adding more. When you visit the site, will you share and rate my pieces? That will help me keep the SXSW Wellness Expo booth offer on the table for ACJ.

I appreciate your support. Have a beautiful weekend!

Amy

image of Amy Cousin from Amy Cousin Jewelry

 

I almost forgot – It’s ACJ’s Anniversary!

And it’s my birthday too. So you know what that means … Celebration Sale!! acj anniversary bday

How could I have forgotten? I’m one of those people who seriously considered a January do-over. Crossing into the new year did not automatically reset the weirdness that was 2017. To be honest, last year had just as many highs as it had lows, so I finally decided to appreciate the good stuff. I’ll be sharing the good stuff as it rolls out – soon.

So this is how it’s come to be the end of February without me noticing so much. I launched Amy Cousin Jewelry at the same time we were closing down our bricks & mortar shop. While I miss the shop and slathering fragrance oil blends on anyone who would let me, I am so thankful that I have been able to grow ACJ from wrapping tumbled stones for customers to creating a jewelry sideline for the shop to launching as ACJ and fully stepping into my purpose as a gemstone intuitive. I couldn’t have done it without your support and interest, and even telling your friends about ACJ. That’s why the best part of celebrating is sharing with you!

christmas-xmas-gifts-presents.jpgThis year’s ACJ Anniversary Sale
starts now and runs until February 28th.
Oh, and everything in stock is 50% off.

 

You don’t need any special code – the discount will happen at checkout. Just use the PayPal processing option.

 

ACJ in person

twin cities social justice arts festival 2016

I’ve been busy in my studio creating some new pieces, but I wanted to peek my head out to let you know that Amy Cousin Jewelry is going to be a vendor at the Twin Cities Social Justice Arts Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 10am to 4pm.

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I’m super excited to participate in this event for a number of reasons:

  • It’s a fantastic event – family friendly and lots of fun – with a wonderful focus. The artists and vendors address social justice issues through poetry, food, song, art, soap, jewelry, etc. And admission is free.
  • This will be my first in-person event since we closed the shop (over four years ago), so I am really looking forward to connecting with you face to face!
  • I’m launching a new line of jewelry from my Upcycled Collection at the Twin Cities Social Arts Festival. This is a collection I’ve had in my head for a long time, and I can’t think of a better setting to share it with you. Here’s a hint:
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  • I will also be selling my other gemstone collections and some Sirius Mind and Body fragrances oils !

If you’re in Minneapolis I really hope you attend. And if you are planning to attend and want me to bring a specific ACJ item (or even a specific SMB oil), please send me an email and let me know. I will tuck it away for you. That’ll save you shipping costs if you pick it up in person.

Okay, it’s back to the studio for me.
Have a great day, and I hope to see you on November 5th!

Big Hugs,

Amy amy-cousin-1