Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I can't believe it has been so long since my last post. I am sorry that I didn't get around to writing some posts last week like posting photos from the Hick Party. However, I have been super busy with studio work, filling orders, and preparing for my powerpoint presentation at the Tacoma Art Museum. I guess I just needed a little break from blogging, but I am back.

I had a nice surprise last week, when I logged into etsy and saw that my Words (Si/No)- Earrings were on the frontpage of Etsy. The collection had been put together by an someone from Etsy adminstration the theme of the collection was: found browsing through Etsy's categories.

About a week and a half ago, we also had the urban glam photo shoot which included my 80's revisited series. It was so neat to see everything coming together so well. I had a chance to help out at the photo shoot and it was a complete blast. We shot basically all day. Anyhow, I will tell you more about it in Thursday's post with pictures and all! Here is a little behind the scenes preview:

While tomorrow's post will finally include all the wonderful images from the Hick Party that were taken by Julie Watts, Stepheni Mason, and Christy Pelland.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

four new treasuries...

You can imagine how surprised I was to find out that some of my pieces made it into four new treasuries today! How cool! Thank you everyone for including me in these wonderful treasuries.

I really do get excited when I find out one of my pieces make it into a treasury--it is like a present. You know it is gift, but you don't know what it is until you open it (at least that is how I feel about treasuries). I will be posting each of the treasuries here along with a brief shop description of the curators and a picture of my favorite item from each shop. I enjoy learning about the people behind the work and etsy shops!

Here is yet another great treasury put together by budpnq. My Petit Heart-Necklace made it into budpnq's treasury titled: nobody puts baby in a corner

Thanks budpnq!
Link to treasury: nobody puts baby in a corner

I have mentioned a bit about budpnq before here on my blog. She always comes up with such lovely treasuries and am truly happy when my work gets included in them. Her work is colorful and refreshing!

My Baltic Amber- Mix n' Match Set of THREE- Rings made it into this themed treasury titled: The Heartless Queen

Thank you Ureshii!
Link to treasury: The Heartless Queen

Ursheii is a fun clothing shop on etsy! These two west coast girls (Emily and Amanda) have a personalized and practical approach to style.

My World Textile (Awayo/Bolivia)- Earrings made it into this treasury that included a few of veroque's favorite items: To Be Different!

Thanks veroque!

Vered is the name of the lady behind veroque. She lives in Israel with her two adorable children and is a wife to a wonderful friend. After her daughter's birth in 2003, she began to create art and soon after "discovered the world of beads"....

While last, but definitely not least my Words (Tak/Nie)- Earrings made it into: I promote you, you'll promote me

Thanks TheCushion!

The designer behind TheCushion lives in Israel and loves to work with Damascus. Her profile states: "Craft is my Oxygen- sewing, embroidering and knitting... since I remember myself."

In tomorrow's blog I will write a bit about some of the new items that will be SOON available in my shop as well as a special "weekend deal" that will be happening! Stay tuned.

Monday, August 17, 2009


My Malinka (red or pink)- Necklace made it into a treasury today. Kristina Sabaite of Krize put together this bold treasury titled: Energy in Red.

Thanks Krize!
Link to treasury: Energy in Red.

Kristina Sabaite of Krize is a children's book illustrator that is originally from Lithuania, but is now living in Spain. Both her etsy shops are full of all kinds of wonderful little characters that are so colorful and lively. Take a look at some of the items that can be found in her two different shops:

Etsy Project Embrace.

What a nice surprise! My Malinka (red or pink)-Necklace made it into a lovely treasury put together by budpnq and the treasury made it to the front page of Etsy on Sunday! The treasury was titled "gumdrop it likes it's hot" which included a few of budpnq's favorite items.

Thanks again to budpnq!

I think what was so great about the treasury is that budpnq is spreading the word about "etsyprojectembrace". You are probably wondering what is Etsy Project Embrace (etsyprojectembrace or epe).

Well, etsyprojectembrace is a project that was started by Kim and other etsy sellers because their friend, Laura was diagnosed with cancer. In creating this community wide collaboration they wanted to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society for cancer research. I think it is wonderful to see Etsians supporting each other. Here is a link to some of the Etsy sellers that are taking part in: Etsy Project Embrace. Perhaps you will find something you like and at the same time help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Speaking of the American Cancer Society, later this week I will be posting some more photos from the Hick Party: American Cancer Society Benefit, which were taken by Julie Watts, Stepheni Mason, and Christy Pelland. You won't want to miss it!

Friday, August 14, 2009

PONCHO Invitational Fine Arts Exhibition.

Wednesday evening was the Preview Party for the PONCHO Invitational Fine Arts Exhibition. I was really excited about getting to see the nearly 300 pieces of art that was donated this year. Works that ranged all media-- from paintings, prints, sculpture, jewelry and glass.

The PONCHO auction committee put together the PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Exhibition so that all the art could be on display for public viewing in a salon-style showing before the PONCHO auction. The PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Exhibition will be up from Aug 13-15 and Aug 20-22. Open to the public Noon - 6:00pm at Western Bridge (3412 4th Ave South/ Seattle, WA 98104).

I really liked the outside architecture of the Western Bridge as well as the space inside. Industrial and simple.

Here is my USSR Bloc brooch hung along with: (above) Clouds necklace by Susanne Lechler Osborn, (left) Untitled brooch by Jennifer Howard Kicinski, (middle) USSR Bloc brooch by Ada Rosman (me), (right) Untitled earrings by Trudee Hill.

Close-up of all four pieces:

There were so many great pieces of work. I ended up taking quite a few pictures, but I narrowed the selection down to just a few for the blog.

Kinu Watanabe
Afterimage- Stacked Books

Julia Therese Hensheid

Michael Kenna
Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 5

a shelf full of all kinds of wonderful pieces:

Micki Lippe
Two Bugle Flowers

Midori Saito

Chris McMullen

Laura Ward

Eugenia Pardue
Stillness at Dawn

Evert Sodergren
Sculptured Chair & Sculptured Ottoman

Some of my friends/classmates also had donated a piece so it was really nice to meet up with them there and spend some time together. I love how we all are looking somewhere else and have interesting facial expressions.

The 8th Annual Invitational Fine Art Auction will be on Saturday, October 3, 2009, 5:00pm at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel (1400 Sixth Avenue/ Seattle, WA 98101).

If you would like more information about the auction and ticket/pricing levels head on over to the PONCHO website: PONCHO.org

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

30-Minute Necklaces.

I found out today that my eco wear necklace/pendant proposal was accepted for 30-Minute Necklaces, an upcoming Lark Books publication.

Here is a brief description from the Lark Books submission page about the book:

"Are you a skilled and imaginative jewelry designer who is up for a challenge? Great! Your mission is to design a necklace or pendant that can be made…start to finish…in 30 minutes flat.

30-Minute Necklaces will showcase more than 50 incredibly stylish step-by-step projects that can be created without investing too much of a valuable commodity—time! The selected designs will be modern and sophisticated and encompass many different styles and techniques. The common denominator will be fast projects that look terrific!"

I am really excited that my eco wear necklace/pendant made it in! This evening, I am off to the Preview Party at the PONCHO Invitational Fine Arts Exhibition. Tomorrow I'll post more on the PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hick Party:: Part II

Hick Party continued....

One of my shot belts in action!

This year the Hick Party included a live band, Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs. Check out the stage they played on....

...a flatbed trailer! I really enjoyed the band. Head on over to the band's website for more info: staranna.com

Christy Pelland's husband, Shaun, put together this awesome lighting the morning of.

Everyone dancing.

The beer pit (beer shack) looked absolutely great. It was really neat to see everything come together and that 100% of the all the donations went to the American Cancer Society.

Thanks again to the Pellands for putting on such an amazing event for such a great cause. Everyone truly had a wonderful time. I sure know I had a blast!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hick Party:: Part I

Hope everyone had a great weekend! This Saturday, was the Hick Party blowout benefit for the American Cancer Society hosted by the Pellands. Luckily the weather held out and it was just overcast all day. I had dropped by the Pellands earlier in the afternoon on Saturday to drop off the "best dressed" crowns, shot belts, and some "hickalicious" jewelry for the best dressed lady before the party started.

Here are some images from the Hick Party:

Take a look at these tables full of food from quite an interesting red velvet cake in the shape of an armadillo to various homemade salads and much more.

The Hick Party included a silent auction where people could bid for themed chairs (similiar to themed baskets). These chairs were pretty awesome!

Take a look at this beautiful rocking chair that had been handpainted and included a tailgate party hosted by the Shot Girls as well as 4 amazing seats in the 100 level section to see the Seahawks!

Here is the Little Girl's Chair that included the foam crown and wand I had made!

Take a look at the Cooking Chair put together by Rebecca Stewart, which included some of Chris Johnson's (Rebecca's fiancé) beautiful pottery!

These lovely trophies were given away for the best dressed gal and guy, as well as trophies for the wheelbarrow race and one for party animal of the party.

This was the first year that the Hick Party was a big blowout benefit were 100% of all the donations went towards the American Cancer Society....the Hick Party raised $5,222. Head on over to Christy Pelland's blog to see more details about the fundraiser: www.christypelland.blogspot.com

Tomorrow's post will include some more images from the Hick Party!

Friday, August 7, 2009

eco wear collection.

Some of the pieces from my eco wear collection are NOW available in my etsy shop. Link to my esty shop: www.adarosman.etsy.com.

Eco wear is a new collection of mine that will be made from various items that perhaps might otherwise be tossed out, but now will become a new reconstructed, repurposed, and up-cycled wearable piece of art. No two pieces will be alike: each piece will be one of a kind and truly unique!

Eco plastic necklaces are made from up-cycled plastic bags that have been fused together. You will definitely make a statement wearing these pieces-- they are bold, fun and eco friendly. Reminder: no two pieces are the same.

More eco wear pieces next week!

two new locations!

Sorry, for the the lack of postings this week. I just have been super busy. I have been working on orders for two new boutiques that will be carrying my jewelry. I am super excited and thrilled about them both. I mentioned last week, that I would tell you where these locations are. Here goes:

who: Habit
website: www.habitchicago.com
where: 1951 w. division street/ Chicago, IL. 60622

who: Circle & Square
website: www.circleandsquaresf.com
where: 344 Presidio Avenue/ San Francisco, CA. 94115

The orders will be off to: Habit and Circle & Square next week!

I have also been working on some Hick Party items like the "best dressed" crowns and what I would like to call "hickalicious" jewelry. I can't believe the benefit is tomorrow and unfortunately the weather does not look too promising. For what seems like a few weeks now of zero rain--- it looks like we have a chance of it tomorrow. But perhaps things will change.

Last week, I met up with Rebecca Stewart (a wonderful graphic designer) in Tacoma to discuss her custom wedding pieces. We talked over all the ideas and decided on all the details of her pieces. More on Rebecca's custom pieces in future posts.