This past weekend, the Two Birds had the best experience at #Ziontific Summer Solstice Music Festival in Stockbridge, VT on the beautiful grounds of Tweed River Tubing. It was our first time vending ever, and so glad it was there surrounded with so much positivity. The coordinators of this event put a massive amount of love and energy into it and it shows. Amazing music line-up, great family-friendly experience with an emphasis on art and wellness, and a huge honor to be a part of it all! We’re already counting down the days til #Z6 !
We are beyond excited to share that our first East Coast event is at Ziontific 5 in Stockbridge, VT June 19th-21st! Looking forward to a great weekend of camping, family, music, art & wellness!
Only 2 weeks away, but there is still time to get a deal on tickets…this is one you don’t want to miss!
Keep up to date on the adventures of Two Birds Jewelers! Lots on new things on the horizon for us! We have an always growing collection of original designs, and are busy planning our New England tour taking place this summer and fall!
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We flew the coop…
As some of you may know, we’ve decided to close our shop in Taos for a number of reasons. Last summer we had opened a shop in beautiful Northern New Mexico in search of health, freedom, and adventure. But after nearly 1 year open, it became apparent that this was not the path for us. Our health was dwindling (mostly mental health), we felt anything but free (more like caged birds), and there wasn’t much room for but a handful of exploration while having a brick and mortar store.
After meeting lots of folks in the jewelry and handcraft world and considering their success, we’ve taken the que to focus on sharing our work at shows and fairs as well as our online platform. This summer our focus will be traveling throughout New England and the East Coast. It was a hard and scary decision to make after investing all we had into opening the store in Taos, but ultimately, this lines up with our values and goals, and we’re super excited to be heading out on the road, (and being true to ourselves!)
Our decision has been met with a lot of questions, concerns, and doubt, as most bold decisions are. (Nothing new there!) On the other hand, we’ve received tons of encouragement and support from some of the kindest, most successful people we’re blessed to have in our lives. Thank you to the folks who have cheered us on and keep us inspired! We’re grateful to the doubters too, as it’s an important lesson in character, and cherishing our true selves. Life is too short to live how other people think you should live.
On that note, we’re wishing our readers strength, health, and happiness as you head out on your adventures!
Well, I’ve been procrastinating for long enough, its time to write our first post! I’ve really been overthinking the whole thing, trying to decide what our “grand entrance” should look like, and finally it all boils down to one thing:
For the first Two Birds post, we would just like to say ‘thank you’ to our amazing family and friends, both old and new. To our families, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for your encouragement and support. Its been in all shapes and sizes, and appreciated greatly. From the moment we first mentioned that we *might* want to move over 2,000 miles from everything and everyone we know, you all encouraged us to follow our hearts (even though it was breaking some of yours). Words can’t describe how much we miss you, we are working hard so that we can come home to visit soon, and so that we can create a place for you to come visit and explore this inspiring part of the country.
To our friends…your encouragement is loud and clear, even thousands of miles away…thank you for supporting us in all of your unique ways. Many of you have chosen to have us create special pieces for you, from pendants to engagement rings, and its always an honor. We never take for granted the opportunity to be part of something so personal. Thank you for keeping in touch, and all the love and encouragement.
And to our new friends: Taos, you are truly a special place. We are grateful everyday for our new neighbors and friends who have helped adjust to this new life and adventure…thank you for welcoming us with open arms into your homes, studios, and galleries. You inspire us daily!
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this. If you’ve come across this post, you are certainly included in the above list!
Aimee and Joe