Pops + Swirls of Colour

By Cheryl Currie
on April 21, 2014

The coming of spring always ignites my imagination. Winter is full of monotones, especially out here in the country. Grey trees + roads, white fields, grey skies. Here are some gorgeous and inspirational items I've found in my travels on the www that reminds me of spring. Also included is a new necklace design featuring minty green amazonite, clear quartz, fluorite, cherry + rose quartz.

Photo credits/links:

1. Swash Shopper Bag

2. Supernova Silk Sweater

3. Soap Rocks

4. Long Gemstone Necklace by Cloud+Lolly

5. Johnér RM

Cute little springy outfit!

By Cheryl Currie
on March 24, 2014

Hurry up and melt, snow! I love finding and putting together cute outfits that Cloud&Lolly jewelry would look great on. Here I've found a flirty pink/peachy pleated dress, light grey cardigan and a darling clutch with wedge slip ons that both have a touch of pretty lace. Our necklace (from the Pretty Little Things Collection) is all silver and highlighted with a pop of turquoise.

Make It! The Handmade Revolution is coming up fast as well. Mark your calendars for April 11th - 13th. More info as well as an entry coupon can be found here. Hope to see some of you there! Like what you see here at Cloud&Lolly? Then why not sign up for our newsletter! Contests, free updates and much more straight to your inbox.

Spring at last & brand new designs!

By Cheryl Currie
on March 13, 2014

Could it be? Spring is near. These warmer temperatures definitely get me eager to spend more time outside. I'm fortunate to have a little studio building nestled in the trees, plugging away at new designs.

Speaking of new designs, my new medium of copper clay is proving to be challenging and fun. The name I chose for the collection is; Copper Reverie. I felt it very suiting, as I am a person who daydreams quite often!

I'm rolling out lots of new designs in the form of bracelets, earrings (dangly & studs) rings and necklaces. Here is a link directly to the collection online.

Are you on Instagram? Then head on over and follow @cloudandlolly that's where I post the most. Also visit the Markets & Craft Shows page for where I'll be in the coming weeks.

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Over & out!

~Cheryl

A new year brings new designs.

By Cheryl Currie
on January 20, 2014

January is such a busy and chaotic month here at Cloud&Lolly! Taking time to recoup from Christmas markets and too much turkey, my head is swimming with ideas galore. Copper, raw brass, antiqued brass, lockets, glass cameos, old keys, vintage chain, found objects, gemstones, beads...so much on the horizon, it can get overwhelming.

Things are pretty quiet in the craftshow/markets scene currently and I've been busy listing tons of new goodies in the shop.

Coming up next month is the Boyle Street Maker's Faire (put on by On the Spot Pop Up gang) in a beautiful building that's not getting much use. We're going to fill it up with workshops, vendors, activities for young and old. Click here for more info!

Time to get back to work! Find us on Instagram @CloudandLolly and Twitter #CloudandLolly

 

Another successful year!

By Cheryl Currie
on December 10, 2013

As 2013 starts to wind down (our last market is this weekend at the Mercer Collective) I'm looking forward to a recharge for a few weeks on the Emerald Isle (also known as; Ireland) to visit with family and just take a break! (it's been a while)

While there, I'm itching to visit the Christmas Fayre in Belfast and other local handmade markets.

In the new year I will be launching a very unique collection and will be using an exciting new medium as well! Stay tuned.

The Markets/Craft Shows page will of course remain updated with all markets I'm attending in 2014.

Have a wonderful holiday season, and thank you SO MUCH for your continued support!

 

xx

Cheryl

{Cloud&Lolly}

 

It's Our 4th Birthday!

By Cheryl Currie
on October 07, 2013

That's right! Cloud+Lolly turns 4 this month, and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to offer an amazing discount on everything in the online shop.

I'm so lucky to be doing something I love and bringing smiles to my customer's faces. Use code: happybirthday for the entire month of October for 25% off your order.

Also, I've rebranded! I felt it was time and couldn't have done it without the help of local graphic designer, Gordon Montgomery. Even though my background IS in graphic design, I found it difficult to find the time to redesign my brand and designing for oneself is THE most difficult thing in the world ("...not sure I like how this looks, maybe I can tweak this and that... and this again..") The creation of my original logo took me literally months of humming & hawing.

It's modern and beautifully stylized (the swoopy Os) and I'm extremely pleased with it! I thought I'd also incorporate various patterns that will change from time to time - mostly to reflect how my jewelry designs & accessories change. Nothing sits stagnant, new ideas are always flowing!

I'm busy in the studio getting ready for some big fall shows, that can be found on the 'Markets & Craft Shows' page. I'm a little sad that the outdoor City Market on 104th Street is coming to a close, and I don't move indoors (to City Hall) It's been such a great season, my Saturdays won't be the same (until May long weekend next year, that is!)

Mark your calendars for all that is taking place in Edmonton & area coming up to Christmas - handmade gifts are THE best gifts :)

Happy Monday to all! I hope everyone has a productive week.

~Cheryl

Fall shows, new designs, busy like a bee!

By Cheryl Currie
on September 11, 2013

Next month marks year 4 of Cloud+Lolly being a full time endeavour for me! (already?) I'm working like mad for a busy four months ahead. I love September, in much ways it feels like spring and a good time for a fresh start. Our fantastic summer weather, just won't stop either!

My business has morphed so much over the years (many don't know I started selling my designs in 2005) From designing & sewing handbags, watercolour painting, drawing, pattern & textile designing too. I've found a niche that truly has so much to explore - jewelry design. Along with my modern nostalgic themed pieces, I'll be introducing more raw brass pieces as well as raw mineral stones, I'm also working on new hand-forged metal pieces in the form of rings, bracelets & necklaces.

Visit my Markets/Craft Shows page for a full list of where you can find me in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for the launch of my new designs and I think I might be able to squeeze in a rebrand... stay tuned!!

~Cheryl

Summer Update

By Cheryl Currie
on July 29, 2013

What a great year for outdoor markets so far! This past Thursday marked my last of the 124 Street Grand Market, and it's such a fantastic and cozy one just off 124th Street on 108th Ave. It had a mix of food and crafters, and I definitely hope to be back next year.

The City Market on 104th is going strong and I'm prepping for the 10 days of selling at Edmonton's annual Fringe Theatre Festival that runs from August 15th to 25th.

Amid my busy season, I'm still finding the time to make new goodies. The 'lucky penny' necklace and cufflinks are one of them and soon to be listed in my online shop.

 



Showtime!

By Cheryl Currie
on April 29, 2013

I'm going to enjoy my last Saturday off, until they become booked up straight through until December! Be sure to check my markets+craft shows page for the most up-to-date list of where you can find Cloud+Lolly.

A little something new in the online shop are t-shirt designs! Be sure to check them out, they're printed on the popular American Apparel as well as Guildan tees and a variety of colours + sizes. Stay tuned for 't-shirt Tuesday' for special offers. Be our friend on Facebook for the latest updates and coupon codes for our fans.

Have a wonderful week!

A bit chaotic.

By Cheryl Currie
on March 27, 2013

I'm moving! Yes, everything is in storage until April 13th. I have no problem living out of a suitcase, but having all of my supplies and product packed and out of sight drives me nuts. BUT it will all be worth it. Once we're in the new place (1.4 acres at Lake Wabamun) I get an entire building that's roughly 500 square feet to call my own. Cloud+Lolly headquarters to do with as I wish. It needs new floors, the ceiling tiles torn down and weird wall paneling as well. It's a fresh canvas and I can't wait!

I'm gearing up for the spring Make It: Alberta's Art & Craft Fair this coming April 12th - 14th (I get out of moving to work the show, yay!) and another Mercer Collective on May 11th and after that the City Market on 104th Street gets going on May 18th straight through until October 12th. It's going to be a great year and fingers crossed great weather.

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