In August we wrote about Marty’s childhood in the Mojave desert of Southern California, and how the critters she encountered there have inspired her jewelry. Scorpions were common in the desert by her family’s adobe cottage, and their strange, angular beauty is the inspiration behind this “striking” pendant.
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Hail, fair lads and ladies! How now? Marty and Art have just returned from a weekend full of fun and frolic at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. There were oh-so-many corsets, knights in shining (and tarnished) armor and considerable pageantry and … Continue reading
Introducing my new Scorpion Pendant, pictured here in green wax, and soon to be added to my Arachnid collection. Made in sterling silver, these scorpion pendants will be available just in time for those born under the the Scorpio sign of the zodiac (October 24 – November 22). This extremely lifelike and three dimensional pendant is 2 1/4 long, it’s tail curving upward and forward, realistically.
New Scorpion Pendant by Marty
Marty has been designing ear cuffs and ear wraps for 30+ years. Her ear cuff and ear wrap line has come to represent the “signature style” of Marty Magic. Though there is much talk about this trend on jewelry blog sites today, Marty considers herself and her friend Tabra Tunoa to be pioneers of the current resurgence of ear cuffs and ear wraps that began back in the early 1980s. Continue reading
Between answering phone calls and emails, packing orders to ship, and making lunch for the Marty Magic crew (her most important job, they contend), it’s a wonder that Marty ever finds time to sleep. Somehow, though, she still manages to come up with new jewelry designs!
Marty usually creates her new jewelry designs before her show season begins but in spite of the chaos of show planning, she has managed to create a few new designs.
Ninja Stars Stacking Ear Cuffs – separated…
Ninja Stars Stacking Ear Cuffs combined!
Good Morrow to ye! The Maryland Renaissance Fair approaches!
Marty and her Maryland Crew are busily preparing for the opening of the Maryland Renaissance Festival. A favorite gathering place of refined lords, ladies, and rogues alike, amazingly, Marty has held the same booth there for the last 35 years!
There is still much to do before opening, however. Jewelry to be made, the crew gathered and prepared, and the booth must be readied for the 9 week long festival.
Opening weekend is August 23-24, and the festival runs 9 consecutive weekends through October 18-19. Marty will be in attendance the weekend of September 20-21.
Below are a few photos from previous years of Merriment!
Put your best foot forward, Maryland Renasssance Festival
Marty’s son John is currently off on another great adventure — this time in the Azores Islands! John’s girlfriend Steph has family there, and the pair went to visit and explore the islands. Marty’s been getting periodic updates through her phone when the internet connection is good, and we thought that it was time to share some of the fun photos that John has sent back.
Alisha, Alison, and Laura hard at work!
Marty Magic Jewelry is a cottage industry, and one that has grown steadily over the past 36 years. Many shops and galleries have carried Marty’s work, and we manage a number of medium sized wholesale accounts. We recently fulfilled one our largest orders yet, and the process was quite challenging. With that in mind, we thought we’d share our story of some of the “growing pains” we’ve experienced as we take our designs into the corporate marketplace. Continue reading
It’s a beautiful Monday morning here at Marty Magic: the sun is shining, the coffee’s on, and Marty & crew are recounting the events of the weekend at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival. Set in swanky downtown Los Altos, the event features artisan vendors, live music, and a variety of activities from wine tasting to a kids’ play area. It’s been several years since Marty and Alisha participated in this festival and they report that they were lucky to have perfect weather and a great turn out. They got to see a few old friends and visit with some of their favorite regular customers!
Marty and Alisha at Los Altos Art and Wine Festival
Marty Magic Booth – Los Altos Art and Wine Festival
Between filling a few large orders and participating in the Pirate Festival, the last few weeks have been a bit of a rush here at Marty Magic. To rejuvenate, Marty and Art took the family to one of their favorite places on the Central Coast: Big Sur. For those not familiar with the area, Big Sur is a gorgeous stretch of land in southern Monterey County that encompasses the Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Lucia mountains. It’s a rugged coastline famous for its stunning views, pristine beach coves, and redwood forests.