Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2014

I will be taking a break over the holidays to spend time with my main squeezes!

I will also be dreaming up a plan for 2015. I am tentatively planning on doing a round of pre-orders for OWLS (shortly after the holidays)! If you haven't already, sign up for my newsletter, as I will be emailing out information, including glaze color charts. Newsletter sign-up is to the right------>

Thanks for reading. I cherish your support. I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful December.
Happy Holidays :)






Shop Update FAQ

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I've had a lot of questions regarding my shop updates...I will try to answer some of them here. If I forgot something, send me a note and I will add it!

SHOP UPDATES:
Shop updates, which happen every other month or so, are a scheduled day/time that I add new work to my shop. Previews of new work and notice of when new collections launch happen on FB, via newsletter (check your spam folder) and (previews) on Instagram. I try to vary the time of day, to be fair, but am limited to early mornings/ evenings when my husband is home to help with mr. Juniper.

Shop updates of late are bonkers- meaning, if you want something, you have to show up on time and be fast with the keys. I've garnered some criticism that this atmosphere is kind of stressful...which is pretty accurate (for me too), but that isn't my intention. Scheduled shop updates are a reflection of my new limited working hours (I spend all day chasing after a toddler and do most of my work when I probably should be sleeping). Scheduled shop updates save me time (photographing, shipping, promoting, etc.) and less time spent on those things = more time spent dreaming up new designs and bringing them to life!

SHOPPING:
When shopping on my site, placing things in your cart does not guarantee them. Completing the transaction (paying) is the only way to ensure your items. I have no control over this feature.

I would recommend scoping out what you want before hand and go for those things first and check-out. If you decide to continue shopping and need to place another/ multiple orders, I always combine and refund shipping overcharges.

RESERVES:
I typically don't take reserves on new designs.

PRE-ORDERS:
This is a fairly new concept for me. I offered pre-orders on bears before my last shop update. I was/am waiting to see how this goes before I decide whether or not to offer it again. My hope is that it allows everyone that wants a popular item (that is hard to snag otherwise), the chance to get one. If I can figure out a way to do this efficiently and not get bogged down with time on the computer (correspondence, hunting people down, changing orders last minute, etc...)- I think it could be a good thing. Last time I used the "honor system" and basically took a list of what people wanted. Honestly, I was very nervous about making so many of one item, without having advance payment. Yet, taking payment and then making folks wait a month+ for their goods doesn't sit well with me either. I am definitely open to suggestions here. Really! Your feedback helps a lot.

If you are reading this, you've probably shopped with me before (or might some day), and I really am grateful for your support. It really does impact my life (and my family's life) in a big and very real way. I am thankful to spend my days with Juni and still get to pay the bills doing something I love. Thank you.
(my little "helper"...what the inside of my house (and head) usually always looks like...)

Woodland Winter Collection

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bears and birch. Lumberjack inspired sets with cozy flannel and rustic lanterns. Forests of tall pines, pinecones and evergreen boughs. A winter wonderland of earthy, seasonal beads. 
These will be added to my shop Tuesday, December 2 @ 7:00pm CST.













Autumn Collection

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Leaves in harvest hues, flocks of migrating birds, crusty keyholes and crows- for a hint of seasonal spookiness...
INSPIRED BY AUTUMN
The new collection launches:
Monday, October 13 @
7pm CST
kylieparrystudios.com
More previews can be seen on my Facebook page










inspired by...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Inspired by adventure. The open road. Camping under tall pines. Hikes to mountain lakes- the air smelling of wildflowers and freedom. Traveling disrupts the daily grind, resets the spirit and allows you to just BE. I love that. 


Tribal patterns, mountain motifs and colors of the landscape. Free-spirited designs for wanderlusting souls.

















 and YES! we saw three bears on our trip (1 black and 2 grizzlies)...not including the one on mr. juni's rump.


All photos taken on our summer road trip- more here. Beads can be purchased on my website

On vacation...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

See you when I return! 
Follow our adventure on Instagram @kylieparry

July update...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Some happenings in my studio this month...

Holiday show applications! While I don't appreciate having to think about the holidays in July, many holiday show applications are due around the start of August. My goal this holiday season is to simplify. I am hopinghopinghoping *fingers crossed* that I make it into a couple larger shows. Instead of offering my usual large selection, I will only be selling bird necklaces- my all time best seller at shows. IF I get accepted, I am making this new super-cool free-standing walk-around tree display from which the birds will hang. I'm hoping this unique touch will help win over the show jurors. 

 I have a pair of earrings and a necklace in this latest issue- woo hoo!
I've been gathering inspiration for my next bead collection: ADVENTURE inspired beads! Visit my Facebook page for in progress sneak peeks of this new collection! Please no reserves on the newbies. Shop update is still TBA- will be several weeks from now.



I will be taking off next week for a road trip camping adventure with my family. Yellowstone/ Tetons bound...but we will see where we end up! Follow along on my instagram @kylieparry.