Boutique Announcement - iram-inal designs at Charm Boutique

June 24, 2008

iram-inal designs is so ecstatic to announce that we will be one of the featured jewelry designers in Charm Boutique. Located in downtown the St. Louis Washington Ave. district, the boutique is a part of the up-and-coming, new cultural epicenter of downtown St. Louis.

Teeming with hip restaurants, apparel and shoe boutiques, Charm stands out from the crowd as being the only jewelry boutique in the Washington Avenue area.

iram-inal is proud to be in the company of other national esteemed designers, such as
Rebekah Brooks, Jamie Cassavoy, Zoe Chicco, Amy Draper, to name a few, as well as the great local talent of Sara Patino Jewelry, Scarlett Garnet, and the lovely handbags of Paula P. Designs.

To learn more about the designers currently featured at Charm, and its upcoming trunk shows, visit its website at

friends of iram-inal - Talking to Amy Leff of Throwing Stars Jewelry

June 22, 2008

Today I met a wonderful fellow designer with a brilliant line of jewelry called Throwing Stars Jewelry.

I loved her jewelry creations so much that I decided to share some photos of her work with all of you. The beautiful designs are hand-hammered and soldered by Amy, are made from sterling silver and gold-filled wire, and are often enhanced by faceted gemstones.

Earrings from Amy's current line of designs
Amy's model wearing a current collection necklace
Model wearing earrings and lariat from the current collection
You can find her wonderful line in several trendy boutiques around Atlanta, Georgia, including the Beehive Co-op., and on her website.

Gallery Announcement - iram-inal designs at the ArtDimensions 3rd Floor Gallery

June 15, 2008

iram-inal is so happy to be jewelry artists at ArtDimension's 3rd Floor Gallery Gift Shop on Washington Street in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sharing the 3rd floor space is ArtDimensions' newest juried exhibit, Think Pink, and So St. Louis, which features art portraying the awareness of women, and breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month, through art, and tells the story of the artist's interpretation of St. Louis through visual works, respectively.

The visual art in the Think Pink exhibit was juried work by gallery director, Angelia Young, and was submitted by St. Louis area female artists. The So St. Louis exhibit was directed by ArtD member, Billy Williams.

The opening reception received a great turnout on June 13th, and featured musicians, performing artists, spoken word artists and culinary delights.

Photo of the Gallery space

As of January 2008, ArtDimensions moved into the already established gallery space located on the 3rd floor above the longstanding, contemporary furniture store, Mossa, right in the middle of all of the new downtown development. The 5000+ sf loft space provides a spectacular setting for the art and is conveniently located near many new restaurants, galleries and shops. ArtDimensions (a 501(c)-3 nonprofit arts organization) has been working hard for the past 7 years to unite St. Louis artists and art appreciators at events like this one.

Photo of the Gallery Space

A piece featured during the "Rusty Springs" Exhibit at the 3rd Floor Gallery.

ArtDimensions, of which we are proud members, has it's 3rd floor gallery located at 1214 Washington Ave.

You may find information about ArtDimensions, it's gallery locations, past and future exhibits, artists, Taste Magazine and upcoming events at

Grand Opening of Genuine Artikle Boutique & Gallery - A Rousing Success!

June 14, 2008

Genuine Artikle boutique and gallery opened at its new location at Lake Ronkonokoma in Long Island, NY to an eager shopping crowd on June 13th. iram-inal designs was proud to be part of the extraordinarily talented, trend-setting group of artists and designers.

From graphic print tees and girly dresses, to beaded and metalsmithed jewels, paintings, sketches and sculptures, the variety of products for sale proved to provide something for all.

Some of the featured apparel and jewelry designers include Heaven Sent Threads, RockinBones, Jinxedaposed, Shalottlilly, and artists, including Anna Todaro, Kimmie, Chris M. Clark, Kari Marboe, among others.

Genuine Artikle Customers on the night of the opening

More happy G.A. customers at the opening

An opening night customer looking at tees. See the iram-inal necklace on display on the nearby bust!

Success with a packed house on opening night.

You can find these, and the work of many other designers and artists at the Genuine Artikle gallery and boutique at 527A Hawkins Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.

Boutique Announcement - iram-inal designs at DEKKA in July 2008

iram-inal designs is so pleased to announce that we will be feature artists at one of Washington D.C.'s best new boutiques and showrooms, DEKKA (phonetic spelling for DCA - "D.C. Area").

Located in the hot and happening U-Street Corridor, this boutique is the concept of husband and wife owners, Josh and Luciana Tiktin, a designer and artist, whose own apparel line and music are featured in the store. iram-inal will premiere our line at the showroom in July 2008.

Dekka is more than your regular boutique: It is D.C.'s first and only co-op featuring music, fashion and art. It has been described as the perfect haven for the trendy person in search of unique fashions, creative art, and local music, all in close proximity.

Dekka is also a showroom for its 10-15 designers it houses within its walls. While always open to retail purchases, wholesale orders may also be made directly from the designers at the retail location.

Dekka had a glorious grand opening last April, and have had such great success that they're expanding to include more designers by opening up another floor in their boutique.

You may find more information about DEKKA at their website -, and may visit their retail location at 1338 U Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C.

Gallery Announcement - iram-inal designs at the Arts Clayton Gallery

June 10, 2008

We are very pleased to announce that the Arts Clayton Gallery, located in historic downtown Jonesboro, Georgia, will be carrying iram-inal designs in its general gallery area and gallery store, starting in late June.

Outside the gallery

I visited this gallery space today, and was completely blown away. Not only is the gallery space and staff top-notch, the work displayed by talented artists (mainly from Georgia), was beautiful and original, as well.

You can tell that the people here really love the arts, and are working to educate the community about the arts. We are proud to be affiliated with such an esteemed gallery, which operates as a non-profit to enrich the arts in the state of Georgia, and specifically in Clayton County.

The main gallery space

The gallery prides itself on diversifying each of its running exhibits, including a mixture of folk arts, contemporary abstracts, impressionistic landscapes, and photography. It's opening reception for each exhibit is held the first Thursday of every month.

Artist, Shannon Lake's work, for the Art Clayton Gallery's Mural Project

You may find out more information about the Arts Clayton Gallery, current exhibits, artist calls, and current artists at their website -

Cold as I.C.E. - On a 90+ Degree Day

June 9, 2008

The Indie Craft Experience's "Lucky #7" Festival was this past weekend, and iram-inal designs was a proud participating vendor. Although the weather would just not quit (never creeping below 90 degrees), those who love all things handmade came out in full force.

Our setup for this fair. Normally, we are enclosed, with a boutique-type feel... however, the heat prevented any of the vendors from keeping their tent walls down.

Customers looking at the variety of vendors.

A lovely iram-inal customer wearing amethyst and ruby quartz cluster earrings. She was sweet to let me take her photo for our blog!

Set in beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, folks munched on frozen lemonades and purchased all of the handmade goodies offered by a wide variety of artists, from jewelry makers, to handmade handbags, to specialty stamps. Surely, there was an item for all.

As my sister and I both had festivals on this weekend (me in Atlanta, and Mari in St. Louis), I found it was particularly difficult doing the fair without her. My neighbors, however, were wonderful about watching my booth when I had to step away, and bringing cold (and much welcomed) drinks throughout the day.

Katherine Smith of KSmith Jewelry out of Atlanta. Beautiful, elegant pieces made with semiprecious stone and silver.

Sarah Neuburger and friend of The Small Object. She makes a wonderful variety of items, from paper goods, to custom stamps. You may see her items at

The crazy, wonderful girls of The Mod Dog, out of Atlanta. They create unique, custom designed collars, leashes and pet accessories for your dogs and cats. You may see their collection at

Also, a big thank you to the I.C.E. organizers and all of their helpers for pulling off another wonderful event. iram-inal looks forward to participating next year!

Blazin' Hot at the CWE Taste & Art Fair!

June 9, 2008

See that subject line? Literally and figuratively, my friends! What started out as a soggy event, ended up being one of our most successful, thus far! Leave it to St. Louis to be hot, humid, and windy all on the same day, right?

Friday - Afternoon set up and shopping

Got to love the resilience of STL folks! 30 minutes earlier, not only was there a torential downpour, we'd also had a second tornado warning!

Take a gander at our boutique style festival set up located in the Juried Fine Artists section of the event.

Saturday Morning - the complete set up.

Our friend, and "Model du Jour," Court, wearing an iram-inal ring
Thank you to all who shopped, shopped with us again (you know who you are!), looked, and commented on our boutique, style, and jewelry! We had such a great time - see you next year in the same spot!

A lovely iram-inal customer wearing a green agate double woven necklace.
Oh, one last note - a HUGE kudos goes out to the 2008 CWE Event Staff! They were taking care of business, zipping up and down the thoroughfare in their nifty little golf carts. Way to go for pulling off such a fabulous event! It's nice to be a part of an Event where we vendors are taken seriously!