Create custom jewelry with designer Blake Van Roekel. Invite four of your best friends, sisters or bridesmaids and spend an evening at Magma Studio. You’ll design and construct a necklace, bracelet, earrings, anklet or more for just $35! Select your handcrafted glass beads and start creating your masterpiece. Stringing materials, munchies and libations are provided.
For best bead selection, choose your party date early! $35 per person, maximum 5 people per 1.5 hour session. Pre-registration and payment required. Major credit cards accepted through Paypal. No refunds on cancellations.
1720 NW Lovejoy, Studio #3
Portland, OR 97209
Design parties at Magma Studio March 18, 2008
Photos from the Perfectly Pearl modern bridal event March 6, 2008
We thought you might enjoy a few photos from the event.
Jewelry from Magma Studio
Cupcakes by Cupcake Jones
One of the fabulous vignettes by Jamie Crosier Event Management
Fabulous food from Wilf’s Restaurant and Bar
A peek in the exhibition center
The gals from Oregon Bride Magazine
One of our beautiful models. Gown by Divine Designs. Hair by Bouffant Salon
Magma Studio Wedding Collection February 8, 2008
If you’re longing for distinctive wedding day jewelry, you’ll fall in love with Magma Studio’s wedding collection. If you want a classic look with a twist, consider wearing “Play on Pearls” a beautiful light aqua choker made of individually hand-blown hollow glass beads.
To mix it up a bit, try the necklace in a combination of aqua, lime and clear individually hand-blown hollow glass beads.
MAGMA. MADE IN PORTLAND. INSPIRED BY LIFE. WORN EVERYWHERE.
Magma is a distinctive line of lamp-worked glass jewelry. Each one-of-a-kind piece is individually hand-crafted by Blake Van Roekel in her Portland, Oregon studio through gentle manipulation of molten glass and metal with fire. Blake endeavors to infuse her colorful beads with the intangible qualities of beauty, vitality, and passion in the hope of igniting these qualities in the wearer.
1720 NW Lovejoy
Portland, Oregon 97209
PHOTOS: Michael Schmitt
New Sponsor & Participants February 6, 2008
As we get closer to March 1, we’ll unveil new participants every week, so check back often. We’re working on some exciting new additions…
Managing your “I Do” List with Russell + Hazel February 4, 2008
Planning a wedding is a real exercise in organization. It’s the biggest single event of your life and you want it to be perfect. Even if you have a wedding planner—and yes, we suggest that you do—your life will be a whirlwind of decisions, meetings and information.
Say “I do” to the Russell + Hazel organization system and start your planning with a K.I.S.S…. keep it simple, sister!
Here’s a good idea from Russell + Hazel on how to organize your “I Do” list:
Errands, thank yous, call-backs, chores, reservations, gifts—thank goodness for to-do lists. How would we get anything done without them? But even this simplest of organizing tools has room for improvement. The result of years of to-do trial and error, we bring you advice for drafting lists that do more.
1. Keep it together: Tasks scribbled on scraps or Post-it Notes are fine—until you want to check back and verify that something got done. With a dedicated notebook or spiral pad for to-dos, you can always consult old lists and even track the date it happened. When the inevitable loose list comes along, staple it in.
2. Prioritize your items: Long to-do lists can make your workload seem insurmountable, but arranging by due date help relieve the heat. By prioritizing your to-dos by date and/or time, you can knock off the most urgent items and hold off on less pressing ones until your schedule cools.
3. List tomorrow’s to-do’s today: At the end of the work day, take 10 minutes before leaving your desk to create a list of tomorrow’s must-dos while they’re still fresh in your mind. You’ll remember more of the important details and be set to hit the ground running the next day.
4. Break it down: Don’t combine lots of complex steps into a single to-do item. Instead, start with several more easily accomplished chores. With an item like “Plan Party,” where do you begin? But separated into “send invites,” “create menu,” “clean living room,” “grocery run,” and so on, you can make steady progress toward your larger goal.
5. Add fun to-dos, too: It’s your life, after all, so take care to list things you really want to do, not just tasks you have to do. Add a book, movie or play you’ve been meaning to catch. Plan a weekend trip or a personal day away from work. That way, your to-do list feels less “demanding boss” and more “personal assistant.”
Here’s a list of items that will help you accomplish all of your Do’s on the way to “I Do”:
See the entire collection of Russell + Hazel products at Ecru Modern Stationer.
Ecru Modern Stationer
1215 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Rosendahl Bone China at Relish January 27, 2008
Simplicity is the best friend of the modern table. White dinnerware is a modern classic with limitless possibilities. It can be dressed up for formal dining or dressed down for a casual dinner with girlfriends. Best of, this Rosendahl Grand Cru place setting is not only beautiful, it’s durable. It is microwave and dishwasher safe. Can you believe it?
See the entire collection of Rosendahl products at Relish.
because design matters
433 NW 10th Avenue
Do Yourself a Favor January 10, 2008
If you’ve got an abundance of un-bridal-ed enthusiasm, do yourself a favor and visit New & Blue in Portland’s Pearl District. The blue walls, crystal chandeliers, fresh flowers and shabby chic decor set the perfect backdrop and is sure to make a bride feel… well, like a bride! New and Blue offers an extensive array of bridal necessities: creative wedding favors, gifts for bridesmaids or groomsmen, wedding decor and even bachelorette party goods!
New and Blue also has a large library of invitations that will fit every budget. There is a comfy lounge area where you can relax and look through the wide range of wedding stationery.
New and Blue
1321 NW Hoyt St.
Portland, OR 97209