Washington, NC (PRWEB) December 1, 2006
Pat Everett, President of 1 of a Kind Jewelry Mall, has announced that vendor response to the mall's grand re-opening in April has been overwhelming. "We're becoming the premier place to buy and sell handcrafted jewelry on the internet," said Everett. "In the last two months, we have seen a steady increase in jewelry designers who have joined our ranks here at the mall," she continued, "in fact, we've been involved in at least one new store opening each week." Everett is a store owner herself.
This growth has allowed Everett to coordinate the group's first-ever mall-wide promotion, giving vendors and customers the chance to experience a sense of "communitiy" in this unique venue. Store owners have posted their own tried and true traditions and holiday hints, which customers can review while participating in a chance to win a $100 shopping spree.
The "1 of a Kind" Jewelry Mall" was established in 2005 by Everett to offer jewelry lovers one-stop shopping, and to offer jewelry artisans from across the nation an environment in which to showcase their works.
Unlike a listing or auction service, 1 of a Kind Jewelry Mall offers its vendors not just a page to list products, but a fully functional store, with full administrative authority to build their own webstore to achieve their individual business goals. The mall charges a small rental fee, and provides tech, marketing, and moral support for its vendors. While the content of each store is similar -- hand-crafted jewelry -- the stores in the mall are as diverse as books in a library.
In the last two months, the following stores have joined the mall:
The following is just a sample of the new designers that have joined 1 of a kind jewelry mall in the past two months:
- Inner Child Creations by Patty Everett, offers pieces handcrafted and signed by designer Pat Everett.
- Studio A La Mode by Janet Brown offers an eclectic collection of links and beads, hand-hammered silver, unique wire-work, chain and charms, or a mixture of styles.
- Raggy Daggy Do-Dads by Sandi Warner, is named in honor of Warner's dad and the pet name he called Warner, "Raggy Daggy Do," until his final day,. Her pieces are a tribute to him his artistic talent, and inspiration Warner received from him.
- DKS Designs by Doreen Sanborn features one-of-a-kind desugbs and limited edition series "that begin start with the gemstone, and not the jewelry design," explained Sanborn.
- Nan Lewis Jewelry by Nan Lewis. Lewis views every piece of jewelry as a meaningful heirloom. "I believe that when a person wears and loves a piece of jewelry, a little part of their spirit goes into it," said Lewis.
- The Gilded Cage by Suzanne "Benji" Benjamin, who describes her store as ''a shop where you can find custom handcrafted artisan jewelry that is carefully crafted and professionally finished.
- Reverie Embellishments by Donna Larsen, who has been beading and designing beaded pieces for over fifteen years. Donna describes her designs as "exotic, dazzling and bold with a lot of style!"
- HandThoughtS by Jana Haasz, who loves designing with organic materials like semi-precious stones, art glass, ceramic, pearls, shell, and bone. She also loves to create original designs in off-loom weaving work.
- Cow Creek Jewelry and Beads by Lyla Wickstrum. Lyla, who is totally disabled, has been making jewelry for many years, but it was at the encouragement of her friends, that she opened her own online store.
- Delia's Delight Jewelry by Monica Sargeant. "I love to use Swarovski crystals, semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, Czech glass beads and artisan glass beads in my designs," explained Sargeant, who also teaches classes on wire designs and techniques.
- Blue Lace by Sarah Mahley features sterling silver, gemstones, pearls, Swarovski Austrian crystals and a multitude of other quality design elements.
- SRJ Designs by Stephanie Jordan features necklaces, bracelets, earrings and hair ornaments created with time tested techniques of the American Indian and the Zulu people of Africa..
- Jewelry Treasures 4 You by Diana Dawson. Dawson's store, the mall's newest addition, is celebrating its grand openng this month with some "free with purchase" incentives.
- Vicki Joyce Designs by Vicki Heyer, a true bead artist, offers strung pieces and bead weaving.
- Dixie Dazzle Jewelry by Carla Laster is offering unique, handcrafted jewelry featuring replica Victorian style cameos, semi-precious gemstones, and vintage materials.
Every 1 of a Kind Jewelry Mall Store is pre-screened and must meet specific quality standards before opening for business. This means a more secure and pleasant shopping experience, and helps ensure all items for sale are genuine, and accurately represented.
The Holiday Hints Stocking Stuffer promotion at http://www.1ofakindjewelrymall.com runs through January 2nd. Please visit the mall for complete details.