Sunday, February 08, 2015

Save the Date - #EtsyFest15

Etsy Little Rock is hosting the 5th Annual Indie Arts & Music Festival on Kavanaugh Blvd. (from Spruce to Walnut streets) in Hillcrest on Saturday, April 25th from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Etsy Little Rock has over 500 central Arkansas members selling on, the world's handmade marketplace.

#EtsyFest15 will have over 70 vendors selling handmade products, live music, good food (& beverages!) and something to do for the whole family.

Visit Novel Approach's Etsy store here (spring collections will be available by mid February so be sure to check back then too!).

Friday, January 09, 2015

Is it Too Early to Talk About Spring?

It's freezing outside but I'm dreaming of spring. One of my favorite annual collections, "Clear," rolls out each spring and I have already started designing. This collection uses vintage clear Lucite, clear crystal quartz, or (when you want something special) translucent white topaz. Sometimes the clear materials stand alone and sometimes they are dressed up with lots of metal.

Why clear? It really is one of my favorite "colors" to design with. Jewelry is meant to enhance the wearer's appearance. Clear lets your skin show through; it just adds a layer of sparkle or shine.
Vintage Lucite Teardrops with Natural Brass
Vintage Lucite Teardrops and Rounds; 14K Gold Filled Ear Wires
Vintage Lucite Teardrops & Brass Caps

Friday, January 02, 2015

What a Year!

It was quite an exciting year for Novel Approach! In 2013 I was chosen as one of Belk's Southern Designer Showcase winners. There were 13 of us - independent clothing, jewelry and handbag designers. In early 2014, I shipped over 100 personally designed and handmade pieces to Belk that they sold in five locations and on

Read more about the competition and the winners on here:

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Little Rock Fashion Week 2011 - THANK YOU!

Dawn wearing a hand woven 14K goldfilled and Brazilian amethyst necklace and earrings.
Tanesia is wearing vintage brass and Swarovski (circa 1950's) earrings and necklaces. Also featured is a garnet and vintage Swarovski cuff.
Janie is wearing layers of Swarovski and sterling silver. 

Thank you to the Novel Approach Models... Brianna, JaRaye, Alexis, Dawn, Rae, Crystal, Tanesia, and Janie! I could not have had a better set of girls. Special thanks to Carol, Mandy & Susan who helped sew dresses, sweat in the heat at rehearsals, listen to idea after idea, and helping me backstage. Thank you to Brandon Campbell and his LRFW team for the experience - . Thank you to The Compassion Fashion Project - see their blog here: and to Love for Fashion - see their blog here: for some very nice interviews and reviews of the show. :)

Novel Approach jewelry can be purchased through Style Outside the Box -

Or read more about Novel Approach by visiting -

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Little Rock Fashion Week 2011...

Novel Approach has its own spot on the runway!

We are one of many exciting labels showing Saturday night in the Posh Expressions show. Visit to get more information about the shows and the full week of entertainment. 

You can get your tickets to the Posh Expressions show online by visiting - click on "SCENE" and "SCHEDULE" to purchase yours.