Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 Upcoming Events and New Items

Events for 2018 are pretty much set, most of the shows taking part in the second half of the year. 

You can visit me in Bethlehem PA, Montauk NY, Columbia MD, Chester NJ, Dulles VA and Gatlinburg TN to name a few. Visit the full schedule at It's a great opportunity to see the country and the network of fellow crafters always give me lots of laughs and when things get tough, shoulders to lean on.

Sunrise in The Tennessee Smokies, overlooking Gatlinburg
Sunrise in The Smokies overlooking Gatlinburg, TN

When you find a good show, you want to go back, and so I want to ensure I have a new and yet still unique selection of creations; so I'm branching out beyond ear cuffs.  This will be a slow evolving process to give myself time to enhance new skills while I keep my ear cuff designs available.

Below is an example from the copper pendant design collection. The octopus was sculpted with polymer clay, then electroformed in copper (layers of copper build over the design using copper, a special solution and electrical current) and finished with a turquoise patina to complete the design.

My unique designs are not generally available online, so check out my Upcoming Events page or email me at if you're interested in more details.

Copper Octopus with turquoise patina
Copper Octopus on a copper twist

The design below are the same process as the octopus, but this is electroformed lace with little Swarovski crystals.

Shiny Copper and Silver Glamorous Ear Cuffs
Copper Ear Cuffs with Sterling Silver Wire

Copper Ear Cuffs with Copper on Lace drops
A protective coating keeps the shine and rose gold look to these ear cuffs

My designs have been in a number of weddings and also worn by wedding guests. Custom requests are always welcomed. Contact me at to discuss.

I hope to see you at one of my events soon. If you know of a successful event that is multiple days long, share the details with me. I'm especially interested to learn about good shows in Florida in the first 4 months of the year.

Thanks for supporting my business and if you want to learn more about my designs, visit or watch my video on how to wear ear cuffs at

Fiona Thompson, Owner and Designer of
See you at the next show

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Shopping Opportunities to buy handcrafted Ear Cuffs at Events in 2017

I'm currently enjoying beautiful August weather at the Bethlehem, PA Musikfest in the Handwerkplatz.  Here's a pic of a beautiful young lady who purchased a pair of my rainbow ear cuffs with 14K gold filled wire, sterling silver beads and Swarovski crystals.

This design is available here.

Thereafter I will be in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Tennessee before the close of 2017. You can read the details of my upcoming events on my website.

Ear cuffs are a great gift to give as they're easy to mail and all my designs come in a gift box made from 100% recycled materials here in the USA. The drop ear cuffs are in bigger boxes and are wrapped with ribbon as a finishing touch.

If you can't make it to one of my local shows, consider visiting my online shop at Don't see what you are looking for? Reach out to me at and let me know your ideas, including any pics of your dress if you're looking for a specific color combination or shade.

If you're in the Southeastern PA region, consider a Home Show There is no demonstration, so your guests can drop in and shop immediately. Read more about hosting a show and my Host Program so you can receive Free and Discounted ear cuff designs.

Questions? Reach out to me at

Monday, January 30, 2017

Breathe New Life into your Jewelry with a Re-Design

Some years ago I purchased a necklace from a local artisan that was made of pale green agate stones interspersed with emerald green round crystals. I liked the pale stones but couldn't quite make it work with anything I wore. Last year I decided to disassemble the necklace and re-design it into a set of coordinating necklace and ear cuffs. I set aside the emerald green crystals for another time and focused on the agate stones, accenting them with sterling silver balls, Czech crystal beads and tiny Japanese Miyuki beads. For the ear cuffs I used the smaller agate stones and the same combination of accenting beads. I liked the contrast of the cool green and the warm browns and gold tones of the smaller beads. What do you think?

We all have necklaces that were bought for a particular event, have become outdated or just need a refresh in their design. Perhaps you have a special event in your future and want to wear a vintage or family piece of jewelry that needs a tweak to make it work with your style. Let's discuss how we can re-design the necklace and possibly also add ear cuffs or earrings to coordinate.

There is a consultation fee as we will take time to discuss your thoughts on colors and design. Contact me at

To learn about upcoming regional events where I will feature an extensive collection of ear cuff designs visit my Upcoming Events page. To shop online, visit my Etsy shop.

Sign up for my newsletter, sent approximately every other month, for news on local events, new ear cuff designs and special offers here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Elegant EarCuffs by Fiona is at Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA, Nov-Dec 2016

Christkindlmarkt is one of the Top 5 Christmas festivals in the nation. I am thrilled to be a part of this event which, in addition to retailers and artisans like myself, also features ice sculpting, Christmas entertainment, festive delights to eat and drink, carol singers and of course, Santa Claus. Most of the event is held inside huge tents/canopies, so don't worry about the weather.

There is a different layout this year. In the past retailers were in one tent and artisans and the stage with entertainment were in the other. This year there are 3 tents. As you enter, the first has buy/sell vendors. The second and third tents have hand crafted items from folks like myself. You can visit the Artsquest website for details on directions, artisans, pricing (great discount on seasonal pass) and more.

I'm in Booth 112 in the 2nd tent, along with Santa Claus.  (I wonder if Mrs Claus would like some ear cuffs ??)


Below is a layout of the 3 tents and the location of Elegant EarCuffs by Fiona:

I'm having a lot of fun showing ladies how to wear ear cuffs. They are comfortable, secure, and the perfect gift for anyone who can't wear pierced earrings because of allergies, or torn or split ear hole piercings. 

Here are some pics of some happy customers:

This pair have many colors, so a very versatile design. The look fabulous with her hairstyle.

Sterling Silver, 14K Gold and Swarovski Pearls are featured here. She pulled her hair back, and WOW!

This lady was already wearing hoop earrings. The ear cuffs work well with the hoops and complete her look.

Here are the dates and times for Christkindlmarkt:

Steelstacks, Bethlehem, PA
November 25-27, 2016
December 1-4, 8-11 & 15-18, 2016
Thursdays & Sundays 11 am - 6 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 11 am - 8 pm

I hope to see you there. 

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday Season.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Oktoberfest and Ear Cuffs

I'm excited to be a part of the Oktoberfest in Bethlehem, PA which starts this coming weekend, Friday, Sept 30th - Sun October 2nd and Friday Oct 7th - Sun October 9th.

You'll find my display in the Kunstler Market.

Read THIS GREAT ARTICLE on all the activities, food and of course the beer.

I've been working on some new designs, especially to promote the Autumn colors, and am getting ready for the Holiday buying season.  Here are a few of my new designs:

Drop ear cuffs in sterling silver and 14K gold filled beads
Drop design in sterling silver and 14K gold filled beads

Autumn Drop Ear Cuffs
Made with Freshwater Pearls and Czech crystals and leaves on sterling silver wire

A touch of Autumn Colors

Of course, no pierced ears are needed. They're comfortable to wear and a protective coating prevents the sterling silver and polished copper from tarnishing, and there's no skin sensitivity.

You can always buy from my shop at, but I do have many more designs available to you at local events.

To be updated on festivals in the PA - NJ - MD area, join my mailing list. I only send out a handful of emails a year and offer special promotions as well. Click here to sign up.

If you see a design but would like to tweak it a little, just let me know at The design below is one I offer on my website with a touch of holiday red and greens about it. A customer of mine liked the idea but wanted it in shades of blue, green and teal.
Sterling Silver ear cuff featuring red and green crystals
View this design in my shop

Mission accomplished!

Thanks for reading. Follow me @elegantearcuffs on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Etsy Wholesale Invites Retailers To Order From Elegant EarCuffs by Fiona


Elegant EarCuffs by Fiona was recently accepted into Etsy Wholesale, a marketplace where independent retailers can discover unique products from vetted artists and designers. Retailers can select from an expansive pool of items ad connect directly with sellers, view site web-based line sheets, and submit purchase orders. Proof of a business establishment is required as wholesale pricing is offered and orders must meet volume dollar requirements.

I am very excited about this move forward in my business. There are many ladies who choose not to or cannot wear traditional ear jewelry, and these are a comfortable and elegant alternative. Retailers in the Philadelphia region can contact me for a personal introduction to my designs and the possibility of local promotions.

Read the Press Release on my wholesale business here.

You can view my Line Sheets and the current wholesale designs available made of some of my most popular designs here. Here's a screen shot below.

Page from Elegant EarCuffs by Fiona Line Sheets
Some Designs from my current Wholesale Offering

If you are a retailer and are interested in learning more, contact me directly at and I can send you a Guest Pass into my Etsy Wholesale Shop.

I can also take orders over the phone, by email, and through the Etsy Wholesale website.

Retailers can be updated on new designs and promotions by joining my Mailing List (your contact information is not shared with anyone): 

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Elegant EarCuffs February 2016 Newsletter featuring Upcoming events and Promotional Sale

Here's a Copy of the Elegant EarCuffs by Fiona Newsletter. You can sign-up at the bottom of the screen.
Spring is around the corner and my events calendar for this year is shaping up nicely. See below for details and also for a discount to promote the end of the cold weather.


I'm excited to announce the following shops are now selling some of my ear cuff designs.  It's always fun to try before you buy, especially when you're shopping with a friend and can get their feedback.

Patsy's Potpourri of Gifts,
30 East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA
Read about Patsy's collections in her lovely gift shop.
Phone 610.367.2955 

For all the customers I met at the Belsnickel Craft Fair last November, this is an especially convenient location for you.

The Keeping Room
7 Spinnaker Circle, Marshfield, MA
Phone 781.536.8384

Ryan's Country Charm
305 E.17th Street, Hazle Twp, PA 18202
Phone 570.578.8735 

2016 Events

My calendar for this year is shaping up nicely. The application process can take several months, so this list is not complete.

Saturday - Sunday March 5-6, 2016
Owen J. Roberts Friends Of The Arts Craft Fair
The event features more than 80 juried artisans displaying an excellent array of unique, contemporary and traditional crafts.
Event includes a craft raffle and live musical entertainment. Read more here.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downingtown East High School (DEHS) Craft Fair
Learn more from their Facebook page.

Friday April 22 - Sunday 24, 2016
Great Philadelphia ComicCon, Oaks, PA
This is a fun family event for all manner of cosplayers (I've never seen so many Ghostbusters as I did at this event last year). Free parking is a bonus.
Learn more from their website.

Friday April 29 - Sunday May 1, 2016
Spoutwood Faerie Festival
Glen Rock, PA
This is the 25th Anniversary of this event. A beautiful location with everyone dressed up in magical costume, including myself!  To see it is to believe it! View the beautiful event poster and details here.

May 27 - 30, 2016
Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Allentown, PA
There's something for everyone at this event, including differently themed music every day, a fine  arts venue and high quality crafters, like myself. I'm inside, so come visit rain or shine.
Learn more at from their website.

June 2 - 5, 2016
Wizard World ComicCon
Philadelphia Convention Center, downtown Philly
Another opportunity to get your geek on. Special guests include Michael J Fox and other characters from the Back To The Future Movies.
Learn more from the website.

June 11 - 12
Maryland Faerie Festival
2564 Silver Rd., Darlington, MD 21034
You can camp or stay in a cabin or just visit for the day and participate in this magical event. Read more here.

Sat - Sun September 10 - 11, 2016
Brandywine Festival Of The Arts
1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
This is a Delaware tradition spanning over half a century. Read more here.

I also post upcoming events a day or two before at


Can't wait to see those leaves budding and smell the blossom in the air. We're not quite there yet here in SE Pennsylvania, but it's good to be ready with ear cuff designs featuring leaves, flowers and of course the rainbow.  Visit my ON SALE section to get 25% discount on a selection of designs.

The recent wholesale trade fair I participated was a great success and below is an image of the designs I am currently offering at wholesale.  I have a generous 'Finder's Fee' if you introduce me to a shop who orders some designs for their shop.  Contact me at or phone me at 610.935.2112.

Designs sold recently at a convention or craft fair event.

Thanks for reading my newsletter and feel free to reach out to me with enquiries about local events and custom requests at

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