taking flight into art, love, and life (the blog)

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Introducing jewelry, totes, holiday, and new gift collections!

Demdaco and I are celebrating FIVE years of partnering this month. Seriously. It seems like just yesterday that we launched our first collection of wall art at the Atlanta market. I wasn't there for the launch. I'm not sure I even knew there was a launch, or a gift show, or that it would be a big deal at all - I barely knew what to expect and had little clue how it all worked. At the time, my book had just released and John and I had recently moved to Seattle where I was busy filling my etsy orders, selling my prints and originals, marketing my book, and generally working by tail off so I could make it as a full time artist. My taking the leap into licensing with Demdaco has been, hands down, the best off-the-cuff, let's just see what happens decision I've ever made.

I cannot thank you enough for supporting the line these last five years. I can't thank Demdaco enough. Retailers enough. Sales team enough. It's takes a major village. And I hope it continues for a long, long time. 

I've got big, big, BIG news about our latest launch at the upcoming gift markets. And yes, this time, I will be there. With a wide smile, and open heart. 



I'm so thrilled to finally share with you a few sneak peeks of my brand new jewelry and fashion collection with Demdaco. I am thrilled. In addition to jewelry and fashion, we're debuting a brand new holiday collection (holy smokes, it's gorgeous), and lots of new and exciting gift and wall art products as well.

Retailers, there are about 75 new skus that make up the jewelry and fashion collections alone, plus the new holiday line and new gift products - lots of exciting products. If you're heading to one of the upcoming gift markets, please stop by the Demdaco showroom to see it all! Or, if you prefer, you can now see and order the items directly from Demdaco's new retailer website. Yes! (Please note: If you order online, you'll need to click the following categories under the Demdaco Studio brand: "The Kelly Rae Roberts Collection" and "Kelly Rae Roberts Fashion" to see all the new jewelry, fashion, and gift products. For the holiday line, you'll need to click the Sylivestri brand and then "Peace On Earth Collection by Kelly Rae Roberts")

International Retailers: Demdaco is now distributing the Kelly Rae Roberts Collections worldwide. This is huge news! Please contact contact Cash Claridge (cash.claridge[at]demdaco.com) and Jenifer Regnier (Jenifer.Regnier[at]demdaco.com) at Demdaco and they will help you get started. Woohoo!

US + international customers, if you'd like to know when the new collections are online and ready for purchase, please be sure to sign up for the newsletter. 

Okay, friends, here's a small sneak peek at what's being introduced this month at the gift markets. I'm crazy excited...jewelry, fashion, holiday, gifts, and more! 

TOTES:

A little sneak peek at my new tote collection!!!! This is one of several. Excited!

Tote bags! Messenger bags! Weekenders! Wristlets! Several different designs of each style. All amazing. My favorite, though? The structured large totes like the one above. There are several designs, all gorgeous.

(a couple of the messenger bags)

(a couple of the wristlets)

The tote collection was a long, long time in the making, and I'm really happy with how it all turned out. I can't wait for these to make their way into stores nationwide! Above is just a small peek into what's being introduced. I'll share the full collection in the coming weeks!

JEWELRY:
We're introducing an extensive jewelry collection. We started with the super popular cuff bracelets last summer and these new collections are a wonderful addition to the cuffs.

We're introducing three different jewelry collections: signature, vintage, and fashion. Here's a sneak peek into each one:

The fashion collection features pieces that are soft and layered, and most definitely feminine. Above are a couple of my favorites from this collection. This collection also features a large, GORGEOUS selection of really simple necklaces that can be used for layering with other necklaces. I don't have a good photo yet of these, but think simple phrasing (love, hope, faith, etc) stamped into beautiful pendants with chains that are laced with gorgeously dyed velvet. Amazing.



The signature collection includes many pieces (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and keychains, too) that feature my artwork as the focal point. The most affordable and largest of all the jewelry collections, these pieces shine, shine, shine. Love them all. Can't wait to show more of them to you, but wanted to give a sneak peek first. 


Last but not least, we're introducing a small, vintage inspired collection which includes necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. All gorgeous, and so well made. My heart can hardly believe it. Love. 

Again, these are just sneak peeks, but I'll share more of the collections in the coming weeks. 

Retailers, please get your orders in fast as we're expecting these to sell quickly once the January gift markets begin! Super exciting...

HOLIDAY:
Holiday!!! I'm super thrilled to announce my new partnership with Sylvestri (a brand under the Demdaco umbrella). We've created a lovely holiday line that we're calling the Peace On Earth Collection. It's soft, ethereal, and tranquil - and I couldn't be happier. The first time I saw it in person, I almost cried. It's magic.



There are about 50 products in the holiday collection, including a gorgeous music box, plates, wine glasses, wall art, figures, a variety of gorgeous ornaments (including mini angel figurines), bells, and so much more. 

Definitely a new approach to holiday that could stay out all year long, not just during Christmas. Love, love, love.

GIFT:
Our theme for this launch was celebrate. We wanted to create products that could be used while gathering with family and/or friends around the dinner table, or any gathering really - any opportunity to celebrate the everyday moments with loved ones. 

Here is a sneak peek at our latest gift collection release!


Trays! Table top magnet/menu boards! Tea towels! Aprons! Metal gift tags that can used for anything, including wine bottle ornaments. Candles! Tiered table top pieces! Banners! And so much more.


Totally in love with this tiered metal piece. I think it will live in the center of our kitchen island :)


We've also got new wall canvases, new angels, figurines, magnets, crosses, photo frames, and more. I love this new release so, so much.


And these metal tags. I will be gifting these to everyone I know this year. They are the bomb.

RECAP:
I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek of all all the new collections launching this month with Demdaco and Sylvestri! I'll share more photos of more products in the coming months.

Retailers, if you're heading to one of the upcoming gift markets, please stop by the Demdaco showroom to see it all! Or, if you prefer, you can now see and order the items directly from Demdaco's new retailer website. Yes! (Please note: If you order online, you'll need to click the following categories under the Demdaco Studio brand: "The Kelly Rae Roberts Collection" and "Kelly Rae Roberts Fashion" to see all the new jewelry, fashion, and gift products. For the holiday line, you'll need to click the Sylivestri brand and then "Peace On Earth Collection by Kelly Rae Roberts")

International Retailers: Demdaco is now distributing the Kelly Rae Roberts Collections worldwide. This is huge news! Please contact contact Cash Claridge (cash.claridge[at]demdaco.com) and Jenifer Regnier (Jenifer.Regnier[at]demdaco.com) at Demdaco and they will help you get started. Woohoo!

US + international customers, if you'd like to know when the new collections are online and ready for purchase, please be sure to sign up for the newsletter

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
My heart is full.
XO
Kelly Rae

39 comments:

cupcake studio said...

Wonderful! Breathtaking! Can't wait to find your new totes! It's refreshing to see your lovely art in new ways. Congratulations!

Hannah Endresen said...

Yayyy! So very excited for you, Kelly Rae! You deserve all of this! You're just fantastic! I look forward to your blogs as part of my coffee-drinking morning routine & this one was awesome. God Bless YOU! I can't wait for that tote! Your work is inspiring (and a little addicting!)

Sending love!

Shannon said...

Wonderful new products! They just seem to get cozier and happier as you go. :) Love love love~

Sheilagh said...

OMG these are just Gorgeously Fabulously Wonderful!!!

Kathleen said...

Oh my goodness how absolutely stunning this collection of functional art is. I just love the bags. Seeing this must be so rewarding and to hear how your customers feel must feel even better. Congratulations on all your success.

Wooda said...

I NEED A TOTE! You are awesome!

Johanne said...

I just absolutely love your art. I was so giddy that I was able to place an order before the holidays and I just picked it up today. The items are truly beautiful. But I was truly dissapointed with the "made in China" stickers on it :(

gemma maggs said...

Truly breath taking x

Daisy Girl's Art Studio said...

Love it all!!! <3

magicinthewoods said...

Congratulations! What a thrill this must be for you.

pat said...

I don't know which collection I love the most! Simply beautiful and inspiring.

Julie Maloney said...

Love your work. Just signed up for newsletter. Thank you! xxoo

Jeanie martin said...

Got to have some of this...maybe a lot of this and I know just where to start my search. Love your style. Keep up the awesome work. My credit card is vibrating, I swear!

Coral said...

Aah - the banners and tags..... so divine. So beautiful how you had no idea where it could lead and that it was a 'lets see what happens' moment 5 years ago. Doesn't that just make it extra special? So excited for you - big hugs.

Amy said...

So beautiful! All of it!!
Congratulations :)!

sweetwild said...

truly amazing!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS MAMA!!

OXOX
K

MelissaMCadle said...

I LOVE this new stuff... especially the jewelry! I can't wait to find it at a place near me or online! You are awesome!

janet said...

I purchased your line from Demdaco the first year that it came out. We, Bolick and Traditions Pottery, love selling your product, and are always excited to see what's new. I hope to meet you in Atlanta next week. Blessing to you!
Janet Calhoun
potter, and store owner

Tracee said...

I live in a one horse town. At our "mall" someone opened a seasonal store (Lang). I walked in and asked if they had any of your items...,and they knew exactly who you were and where all your items were in the store! I think you, Kelly Rae Roberts...HAVE ARRIVED!!! Well done!

SIMPLESEW said...

I adore it, it makes me happy and the blended colors.. I am going to learn more about paints this year, I play alittle every yr. MY mom bought me a Wish canvas for Christmas, I love her. I love your work. I will have this tote......

Aurora said...

Tu trabajo es realmente maravilloso.. y tus ganas y tu entusiasmo que transmites es muy motivador.. e inspirador.. Eres una creadora de vida !!!... Felicito tu grandeza..! ♥

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on that "True North" messenger bag. I just LOVE that and HAVE to have it. It suits me so perfectly.

Kathleen Alexander said...

Oh Oh Oh my! When and where can we buy the new stuff!!! Love it!!! ALL!!!

Anonymous said...

This is too much teasing. I want it all now. When will it be available. I am a bag lady and can't wait 2 get 1. My house will and does have your signature on it.

Ariana said...

Just discovered your art for the first time today, in a small town in east San Diego County, Julian, CA. I was very drawn to it, and I love the messages as well. Glad to have found your blog too. I will be looking forward to finding more pieces! Thanks for sharing a part of yourself in the work that you do.

Les Chérubins said...

gorgeous!!!!! love Dominika

Netty said...

oooh you have been working hard but oh so worth it, everything is gorgeous, especially love the Peace on Earth pieces, magical. x

Valerie Weller said...

oh my Kelly... you have some full circle with your lovely art and product line. It brings so much happiness to us all~ can't decide what I want first.... a tote or peace on earth angel... ahhhhh! the magic of you! LOVE it!!

Tina Tierson said...

These are just wonderful, Kelly!! I wish I could get one of each! I especially love the peace angel with the map - she speaks to my soul! Not only are these products amazing (I need a tote too, I think!) but you are too. You really share your heart with your art. xoxo

Laly Blue said...

Oh my! This is heaven! I can't wait to see your gorgeous products in France, congratulations!!!

Karrlin Bain said...

Everything is just truly super lovely!!!!!!

Siggadisart said...

Congratulation Kelly, Im just in love with your tote bags and Im not going to stop until I get one.. and most of all I would love the metal tag as well... Your products looks amazing. I like Laly Blue would love to see your products in Iceland. Maybe I should open a stor...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for causing a mass drooling out here among the Flying Sisters, Kelly! I can't wait to come upon ANY of these items! Wow! I am working on introducing ONE new handmade item in my little creative world so I would say, "I can DO IT", after seeing what you have come up with. Always love when you share the 'journey in words' with us-what a gift! Becky

http://www.beckyredbarn.com

dls said...

Awesome....love your art!

Sharon Wisely said...

Loving those metal tags!

Lisa Marie said...

Love it all and can't wait to start adding some of these to my collection!��

aiyanadreamweaver said...

OMG!!! They look awesome! I really need one of those bags for Uni, and one of the bracelets too. **dies and goes to heaven** So so beautiful, and so inspiring. Thank you so much for all that you do and the inspiration that you are. Much love to you. <3

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh how I wish I had hundreds of dollars...I would buy everything!! Love the jewelry and those bags!!!!
You are so talented and I am inspired everytime I see something of yours:)

Leslie

Anonymous said...

I purchased a cross love necklace yesterday for my Samaritan's purse shoe box. It says it all. Thank You.





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