Sunday, October 23, 2011

Buy Local for the Holidays and Support an artist....

Hello all,

It has been some time since I have posted and alot has been happening in my world, Work, Market, helping out with various things and lastly moving, <--- this one sucked big time.

As we move in to the Holidays us artists generally ramp up and look to see what we can do to make our selves unique and special for branding, with these times holding Occupy messages all the more help for us as they are pushing the Buy Local message.

2 years ago this month a great friend opened a store to give herself income and get out of the corporate world allowing many of us local artists to OCCUPY her lovely space with our wares all lovingly handmade, I have since made it my goal to purchase my Holiday goodies for friends and family from this location making lovely gift baskets out of candles, Handblown glass ornaments, soaps, carmel corn, Local coffee, Handmade Coffee Cups from a lovely local potter jewelry and more.

I would invite you to do so as well, for 1) its unique, 2) handmade, and 3) Local, Nuff said here is the place to shop in PDX, PS, You can find my Lovely (Shell's Jewel's) there as well.

Our 2 year anniversary is November 11th!

watch for an update on our holiday party and anniversary with gifts with purchase as well.

On Facebook:

Local Discoveries
1627 NE Alberta Street
Portland Oregon 97211

Daily 11-7pm

Thanks Shelley And Thanks to Julie for making it all possible...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Better Living Show PDX March 25th -the 27th.

Proud to announce Shell's Jewel's will be teamed with Semper Fashion for several amazing Eco Chic shows, including Designers in sustainable fashion, Hair and beauty products, shoes and accessories!

The Better Living Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show is the largest sustainable event in the Pacific Northwest. No matter where you are on the spectrum of green living we have expert resources and new products for you.

Energy efficient products, solar, wind power, renewable energy, green home and garden products, sustainable fashion, good organic food, vegan choices, electric cars, recycling GREEN, ECO LIVING SUSTAINABLE,, REUSEABLE, RENEWABLE, earth friendly, kid friendly.

Fun Family and children's events onsite as well as a Saturday childrens ECO Fashion show!

Free Portland Oregon show

MARCH 25-27, 2011
Admission FREE!

Eco Chic Fashion show times:
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 4pm and 8pm
Sunday at 2 pm

Thanks from Shell's Jewel's

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Open House

Local Discoveries and Studio 1627

Holiday Shopping and supporting Local artists!

Help us Celebrate Our one year anniversary at Local Discoveries too!

Please Join us for a Holiday Open House at Studio 1627 and celebrating our one year anniversary at Local Discoveries! Hours for the event are 1-9pm Address: 1627 NE Alberta Street, Portland Oregon 97211,

Featuring Local Artists on site and Music:

Allie Bentley, Brett Hostetler, Courtney Erskine, Devi Morris, Julie Benois-sage, Kathleen Baker, Judith Slevin, Kristen Larson, Mami Yamada, Nicole Bereczki, Renee Shearer, Sarah Dunn, Shelley Loring, Stan Griffith, Todd Oretega & Laura Burke, Tokiko Anderson and more!

Come out and enjoy!
From Shelley at Shell's jewel's

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Local Discoveries featured Boutique on Fashion Fair PDX

Local Discoveries featerued Boutique on Fashion Fain PDX

Boutique Spotlight: Local Discoveries
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Tucked away off of NE Alberta is a place to satisfy the senses, discover local temptations that smell nice, look nice, and make you feel good about it! At LOCAL DISCOVERIES, creative entrepreneurs Julie Sage-Benois and Shelley Loring are soon celebrating their anniversary marking the storefront’s first year. Local Discoveries entices local fanatics, as well as out-of-town tourists alike seeking to indulge some of the finest soaps, candles, and jewelry that Portland has to offer, and that is just the beginning!

“We tend to create soap addicts” says Julie, who boasts the selection of 65-85 scents of soap available at a great deal of $5 each, 3 for $10, or 6 for $18. Another sought-after item are the 100% Eco Soy Lotion Candles, personally hand-poured in 1/2 pint Kerr Mason Jars that burn for 40 hours for only $6 each. Be sure to ask about the soap and candle “punch cards” on your next visit.

Now that we’ve got your sense of scent covered, let us delve into the sight of the great selection of hand-crafted jewelry. Among the 4 or 5 different artists who showcase and sell their designs at Local Discoveries, such as Shell’s Jewels and Tangle, Julie herself offers her own line called Sagework Designs. “We honor our commitment to quality and are very willing to work with people to create that special something,” says Julie, “and each of the jewelry artists do a great job and offer that same quality. We are dedicated to understanding their quality and craftsmanship, and dedicated to the success of each artisan.”

Among the other local products to be discovered include ceramics and pottery, glasswork, greeting card, wall art, iron works, and a growing section for children. Indeed there is more to tempt your sense of taste. Here you can find the perfect gift for anyone among the selection of gourmet jams, caramel corn, garlic pretzels, honey, and wild-harvested edible mushrooms!

Local Discoveries originally opened their doors on November 11th of 2009. Owner Julie looks forward to continuing to expand at Local Discoveries as they head straight into their second year with fresh ideas and positive energy. “We are all striving for the same thing. We want people to love our art like we do, and of course we want people to buy local whenever possible,” explains Julie, “and we want quality and craftsmanship to stay alive and to remain affordable for everyone to enjoy.”

Although she says they are hard pressed for space at the storefront, they certainly find a way to make things happen to involve the local community more. Shelley Loring’s jewelry line has been included in several fashion shows around town, and after it has been down the runway, the items return back to Local Discoveries for a special post-runway showcase event.

Earlier this year, Local Discoveries was picked as #1 on Keeping up with Local Discoveries is easy through either Facebook or directly to their website at Julie remarks, “I love most everything in here… and yes, we have a few very interesting and unique things, but in reality we are keeping it real just like Portland likes it.”

Written By: Bethany Moore

Fashion Fair PDX Article on Shell's Jewel's and the Devonation Fashion show.

Shell’s Jewels featured at ‘Devonation’

When Shelley Loring designer of Shell’s Jewels heard about Devon Yan Berrong’s show ‘Devonation’ she took it upon herself to ask if he had a jewelry designer for the show, when he said no she jumped on the opportunity to make one of a kind pieces to accent his collection. With 7 years of experience and a love for all things jeweled, Loring began to design the perfect accessories in black and white for Saturday’s show at Candy.

Sexy Back Necklace (here) Wrapped Twice to Hang in Front

Loring had two main pieces for the show that she wanted to stand out as the ‘Devonation’ line walked the runway. First she designed a sexy back necklace adorned with crystals on a black chain that cascades down the back of the model. A first for Loring, highlighting someone’s back instead of front, but this necklace says sex and style as it hangs down the neckline. The back necklace is also reversible and can be worn in the front as a double chain if you, for instance, have a design on the back of your outfit.

Array Chain Necklace

The second main piece Loring designed for Yan Berrong’s collection is a waterfall necklace. An array of descending metal chain that starts smaller at the ends and grows longer in the middle. The necklace highlights a woman’s cleavage perfectly. Made with silver, gray and black chain this necklace will sure be a favorite of the night.

For ‘Devonation’ Loring mixed feminine and hard to create wonderful jewelry for the show. Her use of chain, metals, crystals and beads in colors of black, white and cream will accentuate the clothes perfectly. She has made beautiful bracelets with Brazilian banded agate and beautiful ‘S’ curved swan like metal, crystal and black earrings, just to highlight a few pieces. She will be showcasing her jewelry at the end of the show for viewers to look at and to be purchased.

Loring also makes custom jewelry for her customers and has done amazing rebuild work with jewelry once owned by the late Jimi Hendrix. She works with all types of beads, stones and metals and is not afraid of a challenge. Loring also makes men’s jewelry and has worked with leather and wood. You can find her work at Local Discoveries on Alberta or check it out at the ‘Devonation’ show at Candy on Saturday.

Written by: Ashley McLaughlin
Portlands Largest Gargage sale!

Here are the links hope to see you there this weekend

Monday, September 20, 2010

Devonation Fashion Show - including Shell's Jewel's jewelry

Saturday, September 25 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

LocationCandy Portland
corner of NW 9th and Couch
Portland, OR

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Ric will be at Candy on Wednesday, September 21 from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm if you want to come in and buy your tickets for the DEVONATION fashion show. Tickets are ONLY available through me, not from CANDY or on the day of the exclusive show (09-25). THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET TICKETS!!!

SAISAR unlimited proudly presents ... ... ...

...'DEVONATION' is the very first fashion line from internationally acclaimed artist Devon Yan Berrong. Many already know Devon's talents as a watercolorist, now is your chance to be there the night that he introduces his men's and women's casual clothing line.

Devon Yan Berrong has been chosen as a finalist for this year's Catapult Emerging Designer Competition for Portland Fashion Week in October. He'll only be able to show about 8 pieces of his designs at this event, but if you come to CANDY on Saturday, September 25 you'll be the first to see his entire DEVONATION collection of over 45 pieces of mens and womens ready to wear clothing.

Please join us on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 6:00pm as Devon Yan Berrong introduces his very first fashion collection at CANDY Portland.

In recent years, Devon has been celebrated, internationally, for his artistic watercolor paintings, but he has always been inspired by fashion. Today, Devon brings together his love for art and fashion with his ready to wear DEVONATION collection.

Tickets for the event are $10.00 per person (non-refundable),
Ric Berrong
8962 southwest Barnes road
Portland Oregon 97225

... ... ... before September 21, 2010 to ensure your place at this exciting event. Raffle tickets will be available for a drawing during the event to win a Devon Yan Berrong print.

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