Friday, August 5, 2016

New Designer!

Hi Everybody!
     I'm excited to announce my new collaboration with a Colombian designer specializing in Pre-Columbian iconography! Her designs are based on artifacts from the Pre-Columbian cultures inhabiting the geographic area of the modern day nation-state of Colombia, and while she typically works in gold, she has designed an entire line in sterling silver just for Design Imports. All of the icons are based on molds she has taken from actual artifacts in the collection at the Zenu Gold Museum in Cartegena, Colombia - she's the only artist to have been allowed that privilege! - and casts each silver piece individually using a lost wax process. Check out her work on the page titled Pre-Columbian Designs!

Hoping you're as excited as I am,

An Exciting Show and on to the Next One!

Hi Everybody!
     Just finished up at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show this past weekend, and we're already preparing to head down to Costa Mesa for the Bead and Design Show there! I was very happy to see everyone that came to the show, and I hope to see you all again over August 12th through 14th at the Costa Mesa Hilton for another great, exciting show. Below is a flyer my grandson designed for me with all the information, but email me if you have any questions and for a VIP pass to enter the show.

Hope to see you all soon,

Monday, June 29, 2015

Palos Verdes Art Center Home Tour and Boutique April 2015

  • I returned to Palos Verdes for my annual Boutique.This was my first showing of  the new silver collection and Wow what a show! This was my best show ever in PV. Necklaces flew.All my hard work paid off and I am very excited about the new direction of  Design Imports. Thank you to all my faithful clients who I see year after year.

March 2015 Taxco shopping trip

So I made the 12 hour (door to door) trip for a week of search, search and buy!! I stayed in a 17th C Monastery very close to the middle of town and I hit the streets.I was sure to visit all my favorite vendors but the real reason to go is to find the new designers and the new trends. Every afternoon I would ship home my day's booty and in the end it was about 150 lbs of sterling silver jewelry. I bought 500 pair of earring, several hundred rings and fabulous, unique necklaces. I am anxious to see the response to the new merchandise. Jane

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

California Gift Show

Design Imports Newsletter

Dear Friends, 
     2014 has recently left us, and soon, we will already be a month into 2015! Please join me for the: 

California Gift Show at the
Los Angeles Convention Center in
Kentia Hall, Jewelry Cash-and-Carry, at
              Booth 330 on
Friday, January 23
rd, through Monday, January 26thfrom
9 AM to 6 PM

As I have in the past, I will be showing handmade, sterling silver jewelry from Taxco, Mexico, including pieces from a line I have designed myself. I always enjoy seeing you at the show, and I hope to see you this year as well! 

Sincerely yours, 
     Jane Bird
     Design Imports
     Pasadena, California
     cell: (626) 864-7724