Artist of the Month: Karen Bonsignore!

  • We are SO excited to share with you our Artist of the Month, Karen Bonsignore! She takes our silk ribbons and makes masterpieces. Get to know her, and her pieces below!

A long and winding road has led to my passion projects on Etsy.

I spent 32 years working at CNN and was Executive Producer of Entertainment News until I retired from TV in 2013.

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I grew up in an expressive, New York Italian family where we celebrated life with laughter, fresh food and gatherings of close friends and family. These warm memories inspired Food for Thought’s kitchen products, my flour sack towels and canvas totes, which will bring the beauty of farm-to-market produce and flowers into your home.

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My newly released eco-friendly products such as silk and wood bracelets, malas and hand painted key chains demonstrate my commitment to our environment. I use cork rather than leather and the beads I use are sourced from sustainable woods.

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A lover of photography, I’ve expanded into digital arts. Unless otherwise stated, the images shown on this website have been produced using my personal photographs or have been designed by me.

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As a cancer survivor, I hold breast and ovarian cancer research and awareness close to my heart. To that end, I’ve produced some bracelets and key chains in shades of pink, teal or turquoise. In addition, 10% of my revenue on Etsy is donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance or to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which helps fund breast cancer research.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and my M.S. in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University.

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I am also a certified Organizational & Leadership Coach.

Last, you can read about my coaching business (Coaching Through Creative Expression) at karenbonsignore.com.
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Thank you Karen! Your work continues to inspire us and our viewers, and we look forward to seeing new pieces arrive in your shop!

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Keep posting on social media! We love seeing what you do with Class Act Designs hand dyed silks, and we make sure to re-post on all of our social media pages! If you can’t find us, here are our links below!

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Happy Holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We have been busy placing orders, and in a way, playing Santa this December. Making sure all of our hand dyed silks are wrapped and placed underneath your tree just in time for Christmas Day. There are so many things you can do with out silks! Especially during the holiday season, wearing our eye catching silks is just one of the many things you can do.

Have you ever thought instead of using those wire hooks that are a hassle and not so pretty to look at, using your silk ribbons to hold your ornaments instead? We were seeing several of our customers doing this and were delighted! Talk about taking your tree from a 9 to 10 for sure!
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Making your home perfect for the holidays can be STRESSFUL! Family comes into town, hosting cocktail parties, the list goes on and on. You think you’re done decorating but something doesn’t seem finished, or needs a touch of something. That is exactly where our hand dyed silks come into play! Add a ribbon here,or there, or everywhere and it’s just what you were looking for! Holiday magic!
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“May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.” -Anonymous Hanukkah – the Festival of Lights – is the most widely celebrated and enjoyed Jewish holiday. We have several different silks to help show celebrate as well! Pair any of our blue silks with charms, or leave them bare, and you will have the perfect accessory this holiday!
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Chokers are IN right now! Choose from any color, and it’s sure to be a hit this holiday. These girls were sure thrilled to get their silk ribbons, and they’re pretty dang cute as well!
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If you have any questions or concerns, please give us an email at classactdesigns1@gmail.com

We are to help you and make your holiday season easy, and bright! Keep posting on social media! We love seeing what you do with Class Act Designs hand dyed silks, and we make sure to re-post on all of our social media pages! If you can’t find us, here are our links below!
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/classactdesign/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Class-Act-Designs-Inc-Hand-Dyed-Silk-Ribbons-218251000820/

Instagram: Search for us on Instagram by using our Username: classactdesignsinc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/classactdesigns

From all of us here at Class Act Designs, we wish you a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. Make memories, enjoy the moment, and hug the ones closest to your hearts. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year!

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Gettin’ Spooky With It

BOO! We spooked you didn’t we? 🙂 How is it that October is here and it’s time to get our candy bowls out for all of the sweet kiddies ringing our bells?! We LOVE Halloween here at Class Act Designs! Our hand dyed silks give you unlimited options to finish your last touches on your costumes. Or, they can make the perfect costume as well! Add that charm or pendant to your necklace or wrist wrap, and you will be sure to stand out at your neighbors party this year!

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June Gloom: https://classactdesigns.com/retail/june-gloom.html With the blends of white, grey, and black, you can add this to any Halloween attire!

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Chocolate Moss: https://classactdesigns.com/retail/chocolate-moss-green.html Chocolate Moss reminds us of those green and brown pumpkin leaves or  even your scary witches nose!

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Sunshine Orange: https://classactdesigns.com/retail/sunshine-orange.html Black and Orange…the traditional Holiday colors! You just can’t go wrong. Adding the sparkly snake adds a little wicked glam!

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Jet Black w Gold Metallic Edges: https://classactdesigns.com/retail/jet-black-gold-met.html Thinking of being a Pumpkin this year? Add our jet black silk with those pretty gold edges and you are all set!

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Shop with us on our website at:     www.classactdesigns.com

Have a SPOOK-TACULAR  Halloween, and please remember to be safe! From all of us here at Class Act Designs, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Fall into Class Act Designs!

It’s that time of year…again! The leaves are falling and changing color, the cold bite in the air,  and finally being able to turn down that A.C! Football games, back to school, warm sweaters, and the smell of FALL everywhere around you. We love Autumn here at Class Act Designs. What makes it even better is our hand dyed silks. Our colors for Fall are endless, and most importantly- timeless. We have colors for each and every one of you. They are amazing gifts as well.
Our silk ribbons we chose for you today really remind us of what Fall is all about. They bring in the fall colors, and you can dress them up or down as much as you like. Let us help you usher in the new season! Happy Fall!

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-Autumn Leaves
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-Emerald Green
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-A-Maize-ing Grace
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-Chocolate Garnet
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Chocolate Garnet                                                      Pairing our silks with your own bangles, watch, or bracelets, gives the hand dyed silk an extra pop!

Mix and match these fall fashion ideas to create a unique look this autumn. For more information about Class Act Designs’ products, check out our online selection or call us today at 888-799-0311 – and don’t forget to share these ideas with a fellow designer, friend or your favorite bead shop or boutique!
Tag us on your social media posts, and you’ll be featured on all of our pages as well!

See more of what we have to offer at www.classactdesigns.com

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Artist of the Month: Leslie Brown

Wearable Art is the best way to describe Designs by Leslie jewelry. Leslie has been making unique, one of a kind jewelry and gift items since 2003. She combines a unique style of glass fusing & lamp work with sterling silver wire wrapping in her main line of pendants and earrings.

Leslie’s brother was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. She was devastated and lost, but a year later, almost to the date she found herself in a glass class at Maryland Hall for Creative Arts. She does not remember signing up for the class, but it truly was a blessing. Leslie worked thru her grief by creating with glass, taking classes across the country and refining her technique. She soon left a a career in finance to focus on her glass and young family.

Leslie’s business theme is “beauty and possibilities.” She sees this in all of her art, and believes that each of her pieces has a special energy that comes from her experiences. The connection to her brother which caused her to want to live out loud, her love of the ocean and her desire to inspire others is found in every item she makes.

She combines her own poetry and favorite quotes with her work whenever possible. Her own words are written beautifully and printed on card stock with her Acceptance Stars and Snowflakes. Her Story Pendants and Bracelets are wearable inspiration. And her Serenity Bracelets are designed to be a wearable worry stone to soothe an anxious heart. She has found a way to share inspiration and humor through a technique that allows her to fuse words into glass, making a lasting impression on her night lights, plates and jewelry.

Her work also includes an eco-friendly line of wine bottle jewelry, belt buckles and candles.

All of Leslie’s work is handmade in her Severna Park, MD studio that she shares with 2 dogs and a cat and frequent visits from her husband, sons and mother, all of whom influence her work on a daily basis.

You can shop Leslie’s products on her Etsy and home website! Click the links below.

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DrinkingforArt?ref=profile_shopname
Website: http://www.designsbyleslie.net/

Please visit Class Act Designs, Inc. web site at:www.classactdesigns.com  and check out all of our Original Silk Ribbon colors, our Super Silk Ribbons and soon our newest product – Silk Ribbon Tassels!

 

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Artist of the Month: Jennifer Swett

Jennifer Swett is the owner of Sixpence Jewelry located in New York, New York. Learn more about Jennifer and what she has in store below!

“I create handcrafted glass pendants for cathedral and museum gift shops using photos of stained glass windows, as well as various antique images. While creating a line of Frida Kahlo pendants, I began reading about her unique dress style. This inspired me to seek out silk ribbon to match the colors Frida wore, and discovered Class Act Designs! Since then, I’ve begun integrating them into the rest of my line. They are so lovely that my customers frequently ask if they can purchase  the ribbon…without the pendant!” -Jennifer Swett

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Sixpence Jewelry has specialized in creating custom glass pendants for museum collections, historic institutions and cultural sites since 2006.

Concentrating on the specific highlights and iconic motifs within a collection, they develop product lines which capture the artistic detail, design and integrity of the original subject while adapting it to uniquely innovative pieces.

 Each glass pendant is meticulously handcrafted from conception to completion in Jennifer’s studio located in downtown Manhattan.

To visit Jennifer’s store click on this direct link :  http://www.sixpencejewelry.com/

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Sweet Summer Time!

Summer has finally arrived. It’s warm, the pools are open, the lakes are buzzing with boats, and all the kiddies have Popsicle stained mouths and fingers! Memories are made in these wonderful months. We wanted to share with you what our customers have done with our hand-dyed silks, and how they are wearing them this sunny summer of 2016. The links are directly below the pictures so you can check their personal websites out. If you have any pictures of you or a friend wearing our silks, email it to us please. We love seeing the new creative ways you are wearing Class Act Designs products and you can be featured in our social media pages! Have the BEST summer filled with your friends and family and remember the sun block!

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