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Just one more show!

This past Saturday we set up at Rideau High in Ottawa for their Crafts for Christmas fair!

Here we are again! Ready and excited for another show!
Here we are again! Ready and excited for another show!

There was a great variety of vendors and it was a wonderful fundraiser for the Rideau High Band!

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A beautifully ringed thumbs up for the band!

Now, we thought this would be our last show of the season. But SURPRISE! We have one more Ottawa show left in us!

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No snow? No problem! Just accessorize and be the flurries you want to see!

On Saturday, December 19th we will be at the Bizarre Bazaar pop up at Zaphod Beeblebrox, 27 York street in the Ottawa Market. We’re running 12pm to 5pm and the bar is open. There will be items and vendors you won’t find at anywhere else! Come do some last minute shopping without the craziness of the mall. It just might be the most relaxing 6-days-before-Christmas purchase you ever make!

And bring a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank, there will be a collection at the door.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Made just for YOU!

What do you think when I say “custom”? If you’re thinking of having something custom made, you may be thinking that it will cost a small fortune. That might be true when talking about mass produced items, but here at Drakestail Jewellery, we do things a little differently.

This is a baby shower gift - one of our beautiful Vintage bracelets - sized down for a newborn.
Baby shower gift – one of our beautiful Vintage by Drakestail Jewellery bracelets – sized down for a newborn. Lucky girl!

We do custom work. We LOVE custom work! There’s a great feeling knowing exactly where your hard work is going, and that it’s going to be PERFECT!

Customized leaves on a Tree of Life - peridot, malachite, and turquoise.
Customized leaves on a Tree of Life – peridot, malachite, and turquoise. A simple change can create perfection!

You probably know by now that everything we create is lovingly hand made. Very few pieces AREN’T one of a kind. So what’s the difference between what we’re selling and that perfect design floating around inside your head? Not much, really.

Opal and snowflake obsidian. This was to celebrate the end of chemo treatments. The instructions were "I think these stones look neat together"
Opal and snowflake obsidian. This was to celebrate the end of chemo treatments. The instructions were “I think these stones look neat together”

So, the big question… how do we charge custom orders? Same way we charge everything else. If you found it in your head or in our booth, it’s the same. There’s no need for us to charge more because our basic process hasn’t changed.

 Swarovski crystals and sterling silver- something special for a Maid of Honour.
Swarovski crystals and sterling silver – something special for a Maid of Honour.

Do you have a particular design in mind? Or just a half decided feel of what you want? We’ll work one on one with you to discover your personal style, and your budget, to create a piece that will make you feel fabulous! There’s really no reason not to find the perfect fit for you.

On the left, a gift of aquamarine & smoky quartz, stamped with the receiver's name. On the right - Swarovski pearl hair elastics for a lucky wedding party
On the left, a gift of aquamarine & smoky quartz, with the recipient’s name stamping. On the right – pink Swarovski pearl hair elastics for a beautiful wedding party

Come find us at Rideau High’s Crafts for Christmas sale in Ottawa on Saturday December 12th. We’re there 10am-2pm. We can help you find the perfect piece for Christmas!

Can’t make it? We’ll come to you! There’s still time to book your very own Home Party before Christmas and New Year!

Updates and more

Trish and I had a great time at the Tudor Hall this past Sunday.  The show had a great turn-out, and we got to meet and chat with lots of great new people.  We shared our cozy table with Carolyn from Maidenstar, and it was great to have such a wide array of jewellery available.

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Our lovely display at Tudor Hall

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through our festive appearances already.  Next up is the First Avenue Holiday Craft Fair on November 28.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping and browse the 30+ local artists and vendors. Entry is free and there will be activities for the kids as well as door prizes and home made goodies. This event is organized by the First Avenue School Council and all proceeds raised go to this organization.  We would love to see you there!

Expanding our calendar: two more craft fairs coming up!

Never doubt that we here at Drakestail love to get out and meet all of you.  Not only are we available for in-home jewellery parties, we’re also adding two more Ottawa-based events to our calendar!

The first new addition to our holiday event calendar is the First Avenue Holiday Craft Fair on November 28.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping and browse the 30+ local artists and vendors. Entry is free and there will be activities for the kids as well as door prizes and home made goodies. This event is sponsored by First Avenue School Council and all proceeds raised go to this organization.

The second fabulous event we’ve added is the first annual Crafts for Christmas craft fair at Rideau High School on December 12. You’ll find lots of great locally made items perfect for everyone on your Christmas list. You might even find a little something for you to tuck in your own stocking, too! This event is a fundraiser for the Rideau High School Concert Band. Join us for a great cause and check off all the “nice” folks on your shopping list at the same time.

Of course, don’t miss a chance to see us, along with Maidenstar, at Tudor Hall this coming Sunday, November 22.

Until then, we’ll be lovingly creating some great new items just in time for the shows.  Want to see what we’ve got in store?  Then come on up and see us!

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A taste of what we’ll have on Sunday. So many sparkly reasons to come!

Are you ready to party? Drakestail now brings you home parties!

We’ve been working on something new, and now we’re ready to announce it!

Drakestail Jewellery is now offering home parties.  If you live in Ottawa or Winnipeg, contact us and we’ll be happy to bring the sparkle to you!

Picture this: a relaxing night in with close friends, your favourite music playing, a glass of wine and something to nibble on… and a jewellery boutique in your living room.  It’s a chance to shop unique, locally handmade jewellery with your closest friends in the comfort of your own home. 

Perfect for holidays, birthdays, bridal parties, or a fun girls’ night.  And who couldn’t use an excuse for a girls’ night?

Treat yourself and your friends to a private jewellery party with Drakestail Jewellery.  We’ve even got a little something extra for you for being such a fabulous host!  Send us an email and we’ll help you plan an unforgettably fabulous event.

We look forward to being part of your wonderful evening!

Drakestail Home Party

Craft shows squared

This past weekend was double the fun!  Drakestail Jewellery got accepted into two craft shows on the same date, so Trish and I (Robyn) each went to a different show.  Both were a great success.

Trish got to participate in the inaugural Something New Edinburgh show and had a great time.  The food was delicious, the vibe was great, and it was very well attended.  Definitely a show we want to be part of next year!

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Trish’s gorgeous display at Something New Edinburgh

I got to participate in the All Saints CHS Craft and Gift Sale. This show is an old favourite – this is my fourth year attending, and it was as fun as ever. I had some lovely neighbours, some returning and some new. The parking lot was full most of the day and folks were parking out on the street to come on in. I even had a lovely student volunteer, Matt, watch my booth while I got a bit of my own Christmas shopping done. And a cheesecake, I also got a delicious cheesecake. 🙂

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Some views at All Saints. Oh my, what’s that on the Drakestail table? Stay tuned…

A big thanks to the organizers for both the shows!

We’ve got one more event coming up, and Trish and I will be teaming up with Carolyn of Maidenstar Jewellery at Tudor Hall on Sunday, November 22nd. We’ll see you there!

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