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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

KKPW Designs at Rominger West Winery

Come see us at Rominger West Winery in Davis, CA on December 20th from 12pm to 5pm. There will be vendors, wine tasting and hors de voures. Our designs will be perfect for holiday gift giving as well as affordable. Unique, one of a kind jewelry that will not disappoint. Not to mention the wine is really great!!! Rominger West Winery puts on a spectacular event....so join us and don't miss out on a once in a great while opportunity. See you there!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

KKPW Design

With the month of December upon us, there are dinners to plan, parties to attend, people to visit with and holiday cards to be sent. Friends to catch up with, family to talk to, and as always designs to be created. If you haven't visited us lately, www.kkpwdesigns.com, you should, we have some great new items for you to use as gifts. We are charm bracelets, significant pieces and simple quality, affordable gift items. We hoep to do one more show before the end of the 2008 year....and then start of 2009 with a bang by attending the Tucson Bead Show. This will be our 3rd year attending, and to be honest, it is something that I plan for the moment I am leaving the show. It is so exciting, so overwhelming and of course so inspiring. So what does this mean for you....new designs, new creations and new pieces for you to enjoy. We hope you visit us soon.....Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

KKPW Designs Thanksgiving

So I was thinking of all the things that we have to be thankful for this year. So many things and where to begin to list them is difficult. We are of course thankful for our family and friends. Although we may not be with all of them, we are very greatful!! This year we have met so many new and exciting people that have helped KKPW Designs, there is Dina of Stellarocco, who has managed to share so much business information with me that I am amazed, Tori of Little Fish Boutique and Misty of RAG, 2 boutiques who have welcomed us into San Francisco, Laine of Morgan Lain, Barbara of Serendipity, Razieh of Nat Boutique, Barby of Barby K Boutique, then there is Adrienne Bankert of KCRA 3 who has worn our designs on the news, the girls of www.twinsoup.com and Alyse of www.Sporkfashion.com and so many more. It really takes a group of people to make a small business work. There are so many others that we haven't mentioned but without them, well, thanksgiving just wouldn't be as thankful!! Thank you!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

KKPW Designs & Sporkfashion

Every so often we come across someone who wants to help out one of the causes that we feel so strongly about. Most recently Alyse of www.sporkfashion.com has done a feature on our "Rose is a Rose" pendant and how the design came about, but most importantly that it supports the work of the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center. We appreciate the time and energy she put into the feature. The work to end domestic violence and sexual assault comes from all of us....thanks Alyse for helping!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

KKPW Designs and San Francisco

Yes.....we have finally expanded and spread our wings to the out areas. We were recently picked up by two, yes two, fabulous little boutiques. One called Little Fish Boutique and the other RAG Co-Op both in San Francisco. Great stores that bring one of a kind, and unique items to everyone. If you are in the San Francisco area, be sure to drop in to both stores. You would be disappointed if you missed them!! Next on our list.....world domination!! :) Til next time!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

KKPW Designs on My 58

See KKPW Designs and SADVC on My 58 this coming Friday at 7:20am Sacramento, California. We will be talking about domestic violence awareness and KKPW Designs support to end domestic violence. Tune in!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

KKPW Designs in San Francisco for Capsule Festival

Hello out there....to all my new SF friends that I was fortunate to make today. Thanks to Scott and Harris for allowing me to join the Capsule Festival on such short notice. It was a lively event with food, music, art and lots of people. I met many wonderful individuals and learned so much about each one of them. Including the women who just got married on Friday, and the ladies who help me pick up my display after the wind knocked it over, as well as the nice "indecisive" shopper as she called herself, but then immediately went home and placed an order with me. It really was a good time. I must say working a show alone makes for quite an interesting day. If it weren't for the helpful eye of SF's finest, I would never have made it to the bathroom. Other than that though, we survived. All in all, it was a good day...SF was cold, as it always is, but it was still a lot of fun!! Next up....KKPW Designs and the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center will be on KRCA News 3 this coming Friday, October 24th around 7:30 am. Don't forget to check us out!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

KKPW Designs and Octoberfest

I love October, the fall of the leaves, the racking of the leaves, the playing in the leaves, the first rain, the smell of the first rain...so much fun!!! I have felt the need to clean things out and start fresh including my design space. Of course, I must admit, it was with urge from my wonderful husband......he is always trying to get me to tidy up. I don't blame him, when I start designing, I can't stop and one thing leads to the next and the next....and boom it looks like an explosion occurred. So with my new clean area, I hope to find more space in my designs. We are looking forward to an upcoming article in twinsoup.com and sporkfashion.com, as well as potentially finding a couple more stores to work with. Thanks to Dina of Stellarocco, I have learned so much more, and have more to work with. She is a dynamic, small business owner who does great things with her clothing line as well as by giving back to the community.

Well as always we hope you visit us at www.kkpwdesigns.com HAPPY FALL!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

KKPW Designs in September

September is here and with so much to figure out, the month is almost over. We are planning on going to the Golden Gate Accessory Show in January, if you are in San Mateo during that time, stop by our booth. We are looking at a Spring feature in a magazine, shortly we will be on twinsoup.com and Sporkfashion.com. There is so much to learn about the business of getting our designs out....who knew. We would love suggestions if you have any!! More to come as always!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

KKPW Design in LA

Yes we went to LA, my friend Brenda and I did, and because of Jennifer at ME Boutique we met up with Chris Meyers of Chris Meyers Showroom as well as a nice Sales Rep who was willing to talk with us about the process of being in a showroom. I learned so much, including that being in a showroom was not the route for me, at least not right now. We have decided to focus on doing an accessories show to look for boutique/store owners and we will continue to meet with store owners to increase being stored. It is an amazing process, and everyone we met was so nice and welcoming. Brenda taught me oh so much as well, she understands the wholesale world far more than I did going into LA. However, I have a much better understanding.
Next up we will look for more stores and hopefully you will see us in San Francisco or Golden Gate Accessory Show soon.
Life is a learning process!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

KKPW Designs & Poshmama.com

Thanks to Susan of Capitola Girl Jewelry Network we now have a great article on poshmama.com, a fun women's only website all about women and what is interesting to women. From children to fabulous jewelry....of course I include us in that. They also do weekly give aways, one of our designs is this weeks give away. If you haven't visited either of the above sites mentioned, be so to do so soon! They are hot!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

KKPW Designs at Rominger West Winery in Davis

Saturday we were at Rominger West Winery in Davis, CA as a vendor for just one of their Saturday open house wine tasting. We had a great time and met many wonderful people. Mark West one of the owners of Rominger West Winery was a great host and quite gracious. Our designs were a hit, which was an added bonus!!

If you are ever in the Davis, California area, make sure to drop by Rominger West Winery.

Friday, July 11, 2008

KKPW Designs

Happy July 11th!!

Just a quick update on what KKPW Designs is up to...come by and see us on July 26th from 12 to 5 at Rominger West Winery in Davis, CA. And visit Morgan Laine in Sacramento, CA to see more new designs, just recently added to the fabulous boutique. Owner, Laine Lakata, has done a fabulous job and bringing in original clothing designs and making her boutique a place you want to shop at. I am so happy that we are now a part of her place. To come.....we are looking to join Sunshine Creations boutique in Folsom, CA within the next month.

Don't forget to visit us at www.kkpwdesigns.com for new designs, updated information on where we are at, and to check out our charity design.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

KKPW Designs and the Big Bang

Happy 4th of July!!!

It is hard to believe that half of the year is already over, that it is time for bathsuits and swimming pool....I can't believe how quick it all goes!!!
If you haven't visited us at www.kkpwdesigns.com recently, you must do so......this month we are offering 15% coupon at time of checkout on all purchases.....just use coupon "4th of July" upon checkout.
On the 26th of July, visit us at Rominger West Winery in Davis, where we will by partaking in their open house festivities....should be fun....there is wine!!
And keep your eyes open for KKPW Designs in a few more boutiques....we are hoping to be housed in 2 more boutiques within the next month or so. Of course we will let you know.
If you haven't already read our article on www.seeprettythings.com ....it was fun and fabulous!! If you haven't seen our article on www.ultimatepinkonline.com ....do that when you get a chance.
Next up......who knows.....the world is our oyster!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

KKPW Designs Abroad

We are back....and oh did we have a wonderful time in Germany and Ireland. There aren't many words to explain just how breathtaking, lush, green and enormous the beauty is abroad. Germany has many rolling hills and vineyards, great food and yes, great wine, of course beer as well. And Ireland, the gardens are amazing, the castles unique and the architecture overwhelming. We had such a great time, and came back inspired. So look for new and upcoming designs soon......although we loved being abroad, we loved coming home!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

KKPW Design Abroad

Yes we are going....just for a little while to Germany and Ireland!! I can't wait....the city, the countryside, the castles, the beer....so fun and so much to see...I can only imagine what new ideas for designs and creations I will come back with. I know I will be inspired, how can you not. In the meantime, we believe we just got picked up by another store, we will announce when we return from...yes...Ireland and Germany. But things are always looking good.....as they should...stick with us, and when we return....yes, from Ireland and Germany....we will post how our trip was, and once I have some new creations those will go up...and of course the new store we are in will definitely be posted!!! Tata for now.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

KKPW Design

Here it is the end of May and so much to do.....we have officially entered 2 boutiques, we were in a magazine this month, as well as an online magazine, and will be in 2 online magazines beginning June, as well as a shopping guide beginning June. We are considering doing the San Francisco Gift Show, but that may have to wait till next year. We have several new designs online and I am so excited about each of them. We have some chunky designs, which are fun, and then of course our more organic designs, with leaf imprints and the perfect stones to compliment. You have to check out the crocheted designs, it is a new twist on a old skill. Well what is in store next we do not know....but I do know it will be great!! Til next time!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

KKPW Designs & Ultimatepinkonline.com

If you have never visited www.ultimatepinkonline.com you should!! It is this great website from out of southern California that focuses on women in business. They do wonders for up and coming designers, arts, business owners and so many more women. They work to give individuals a chance at an outlet as well as a place to be featured. Most importantly they have great tips and cover the whole spectrum!! If you haven't checked it out....your missing out!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

KKPW and Wire Jewelry Magazine

If you haven't seen the latest Wire Jewelry Magazine, pick one up next time you are at Borders and take a look at the gallery of designs and you will see one of our designs (under Shannon Culmo), tell me what you think. It was actually sold quite some time ago to a Rockette in New York City, she loved it.

If you haven't visited in a while, see below for some new designs, and don't forget to visit the site, SADVC benefit piece will be up shortly.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

KKPW Designs in May

Happy May!!KKPW Designs has lots of new designs and exciting news. This month you can catch us in Wire Jewelry Magazine, we have just been added to Barby K Boutique downtown on L Street, and we have an ad coming out in Ultimate Pink Magazine. If you have visited our site lately, www.kkpwdesigns.com, you should, you can see our blog and most recently you can learn about the nonprofit we are working with to provide proceeds to. With May comes Mother's Day, so Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!! As always we have attached photos of recent designs and would love for you to forward this to as many friends and family as you would like!!Sincerely,Shannon CulmoDesigner/Co-Ownerwww.kkpwdesigns.com
- Shannon

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

KKPW Design About Town

If you live in Sacramento or on your way, be sure to stop by M.E. Boutique on 33rd and Folsom, Jennifer has great clothing, and yes some of my designs. Next up with be Barby's place on K Street, this is a new venture for us, but we are so excited, so stop by her funky and fun place on K and 24th to see her clothing and yes, our designs. You can always have dessert afterwards at Rick's Dessert!!!

Be sure to check out Wire Jewelry Magazine this month to see our design, and also N.E.E.T Magazine for a current add. Next up is Ultimate Pink Magazine, a great add designed by Brittney and hopefully a nice article about KKPW Designs in the future.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

KKPW Designs & Sacramento Fashion Week

Friday night was the Sacramento Fashion Show.....we were a vendor there and it was great!! We made a great connection with Charlene of Ultimate Pink, it is an online magazine that supports female business owners. We also met Mark, the owner of a local Davis Winery and had a great conversation about hosting a wine and jewelry party at his winery. And last but not least, we met Adrienne Bankert of KCRA 3 and she loved our designs which we were so very excited about!!! So it was a blast, the designers did a great job on the clothing as well. So in the fall, come see us there, we will do it again!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

KKPW Display Setup

I got the pieces from Brenda to create the display for Friday night, and I love them. She gave me some modern vases, tall, slender, black and clear, with some rocks and other pieces to add as accents. I think it will go well!! I am going to work on putting it together tonight so that it is aesthetically pleasing.
Pictures to follow!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

KKPW Designs & Sacramento Fashion Week

So I believe I have come up with the perfect setup for Sacramento Fashion Show. My friend, Brenda, own's the Kraft Factory, and she has pulled some great vases together that can be vertical or horizontal, I can place rice or stones, or even beans in them and use them as the core of the table. I am going to place pieces within the vases and around them by color. The table cloth will be black and I have my normal black cases that I have filled with rice to use as displays as well.

I am looking forward to putting all the pieces together. Wish me luck!!


Friday, April 18, 2008

KKPW Display Setup

We have setup manytables, and some have been good and some have been iffy, and now my mission is to find the perfect table display for our designs, at least the one I think is perfect for this week. Is it out there? I have looked for ideas, suggestions, pictures, what others are doing, let me tell you, there isn't much to be found.

Any ideas? I would love to hear them!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

KKPW Designs Blog Award

Yeah.....we received a blog award, isn't that exciting....go to http://www.capitolagirl.com/2008/04/yay-blogging-award.html to read about our award. Now I just have to find 5 individuals to pass it on to. That will be a chore as I am still figuring out this whole blog network. I have met some pretty amazing jewelry design individuals and have made some great connections through blogging. So it will continue.

Well I am off to get ready for next weeks Sacramento Fashion Show....you will hear about it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday with KKPW Designs

So last night we did a boutique show at the local M.E. Boutique, it was fun and well attended by a very large group of friends. One of the woman's husbands bid on the evening at M.E. Boutique at an auction and it was catered with food and wine and the woman invited her friends and they were able to laugh, shop, eat and drink all together. It was quite a blast. I met quite a few people myself and learned quite a bit from one person in particular.

Today I am recooperating and creating......can't beat that!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

KKPW Designs & Sacramento Fashion Week

KKPW Designs is coming up on another event, the Sacramento Fashion Week will be hosting a fashion show on April 25th from 6 to 9. More information can be found online. If you are there, come by and visit us. See you soon.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

KKPW Designs in Search


And welcome to our designs companies search to the next level. We are trying all different avenues, we have created press kits, sent them out, contacted magazine, newspapers directly, we have joined networks, and we have done just about everything but show up on front doors. I know it is a process and things are going well on the day to day elements......if you haven't visited our site, you should, we have a nonprofit we will be selling a piece for shortly. The nonprofit is the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, in Yolo County. They provide services to abused women and children, and it is one of the best nonprofits around. I was a board member for many years, and believe strongly in what they do. So within the next month or so, you should be able to visit us at www.kkpwdesigns.com to see the design, and learn more about the nonprofit.

Monday, March 31, 2008

KKPW Designs Celebrates

Well we are celebrating KKPW Designs all the time, but most recently we are celebrating my birthday....yes it is a fun month for me, the month of April. I love that my friends and family allow me to make the month about me.....it may actually drive them crazy...but so be it.

In celebration of me..... we are offering 15% off of all our designs at www.kkpwdesings.com, yes 15% when you check out...so just type in "CELEBRATE" under the coupon box while you are checking out and you will receive 15%. Let your friends and family know, we don't do this often.

Happy Birthday to me and enjoy my present to you!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

KKPW Design

We are looking for different ways to advertise and it isn't easy. We get such good feedback from people who do visit our site, and we would love to take that to the next level. It can be overwhelming at times.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

KKPW Design Press

We have been fortunate to have 2 pieces chosen for Wire Jewelry Magazine, the next will be out in May 2008. In February we were featured by www.twinsoup.com and in the upcoming month we will be featured on www.fashionsac.com. Currently I have been chosen as one of 10 designers to feature on www.fashion-networks.com, which is really fun and a great way to connect.
We are always looking for ways to work with others and pursue advertising and marketing. We have done several open shows and those have also been a great success!!!

Designs below

Be sure to check out just some of our designs below.

KKPW Designs came from the love and desire to create unique, inspirational designs, that attract woman due to the affect that the pieces have on an individuals spirit as well as their attire. I love what we do, the inspiration of each piece is very different. Often I start with something in mind and when it is completed, it is something completely different. My designs most often include gemstones, precious and semi-precious: aquamarine, onyx, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, apetite, peridot, citrine, just to name a few. All of our designs are either created with sterling silver or gold filled metals, occassionally I use other precious metals as well. Each of our designs is meant to be affordable and unique, you won't find another one out there. We hope to have you visit us at our online boutique www.kkpwdesigns.com or become a friend on www.myspace.com/kkpwdesigns. I will try to post as often as possible, don't be afraid to comment on our designs as well. We also have recently done custom jewelry designs for brides and their bridesmaids.....visit us at www.kkpwdesigns.com under contact us for more information.