I was first introduced to MorninGloria's beaded flower jewelry when we were both vendors at a craft fair in SF. I was immediately struck by all of the color in her display - vibrant blues, rich reds, warm amber - just a gorgeous array of hues that catch the eye. Upon closer inspection, I saw that each piece was intricately beaded, hundreds of tiny glass beads strung and wired together to create MorninGloria's hair accessories, wine glass charms, earrings and necklaces.
Gloria E. Rubio-Verduzco, owner and designer of MorninGloria's, first started making her beaded artwork in 2005. "I've been excited by beads and jewelry making since I was a little girl, but when I discovered French beaded flowers, I was immediately in love!" Gloria said. " I always loved wearing flowers in my hair, so I began creating beaded flowers to wear to dance classes and special events. Immediately, I began receiving requests from friends and family to make items for them...and so began MorninGloria's."
The technique Gloria uses to create her beaded flowers and leaves was first developed in the 1500s, and remained a popular folk art form through the Victorian era. Examples of beaded flower bouquets, called Immortelles, as well as decorative brooches, earrings and pendants can be seen in private and museum collections all over the world.
We are excited to have MorninGloria's present her exquisite line of beaded accessories at our first ever Sonoma County Pop Up, at Viansa Winery, 25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA Sunday July 29 noon - 5pm.
Did you know that SF Etsy covers more than just San Francisco? We embrace makers from all over the Bay Area, including the North Bay and Wine Country. This Sun July 29th we'll be popping up at the beautiful Viansa Winery in Sonoma, California!
Come out and experience the best that wine country and SF Etsy has to offer. Welcome to your new favorite Sunday experience!
Over 20 local Etsy sellers will be showcasing wonderful art, skin care, jewelry, gifts and more in an idyllic setting. Viansa is the home to delicious wine, beautiful Instagram backdrops, a picnic area, pizza oven and on July 29th - a fun shopping experience featuring the SF Etsy Team.
The SF Etsy shopping will be located inside the winery event's AIR CONDITIONED space - grab a glass and shop local!
Join us! 12pm - 5pm - just a quick drive from SF and other Bay Area spots. Find more information at our Facebook page
Featured vendors* include:
*vendors subject to change
Lone Pine Art
Love A Bee LLC
Sparkle & Wine Studio
Two Rabbits Art
S for Sparkle
Waffles & Honey Jewelry
Light of Day Jewelry
Fleurette Sevin Recycled Glass
Jewel Box Terrariums
Beth Gabow Pottery
Petit Papillon Art
MAC Cutting Boards
The Weekend Store
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