West Seattle Event Calendar

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Mar
17
Sat
2018
Susan Goodwin pop-up at CAPERS
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Susan Goodwin jewelry popup, Sat., March 17, 12–6 p.m. at CAPERS Home Seattle.

Meet this beloved Northwest jewelry artist in person, known for her one-of-a-kind pieces and passion for pearls.

“Susan definitely has a following,” said CAPERS owner Lisa Myers. “It’s really a treat to have her at a trunk show like this, as it’s rare that she does any in-persons.”

Born in Kirkland, Goodwin traveled the world before returning to her native Seattle area and settling here until 2010. Her journey took her to multiple states and many diverse careers — working on a horse ranch in Utah and making granola in Minneapolis among them — before becoming a tour de force in the world of pearl jewelry and precious stone showpieces.

It all began in the 1980s when a friend sparked her artistic spirit with some ancient glass trade beads. “I loved the history behind them but found their form a bit rugged,” said the artist.

According to Goodwin, the ‘80s were a time when styles were outrageous and she spent hours in her basement, blow torch in hand, trying to perfect crafting her own glass beads. As her skills grew, so did her own tastes, eventually leading her to swap glass beads for the inner fire and magical energy of precious stones.

Then in the 1990s, her business skyrocketed and she expanded her line, becoming widespread in high-end department stores, museum gift shops and boutiques in America, Asia, and Europe.

But success didn’t keep her from staying up on changing jewelry styles. Rather, she developed a look that is perhaps best defined as a blend of timeless classics with a nod to current fashion trends. Drawing inspiration from the glamour of the 1950s, she uses influences from the natural world such as pearls.

“There isn’t a woman alive who doesn’t shine brighter while wearing a strand of pearls,” said Goodwin. “Pearls frame a face like nothing else.” She noted pearls are often utilized as reward for life’s passages—which seems especially poetic when you consider pearls symbolize an irritant becoming something prized and beautiful. Each has its own character, shape, color and luster. “Once you’ve bonded with a pearl, there’s precious little that can take its place,” said the current Willamette Valley, Ore., resident.

Today, Goodwin pursues what she loves most, producing custom works or one-of- a-kind showpieces for her loyal clientele. Additionally, she designs a limited line of boutique and museum pieces and enjoys the fresh food and local wines found in the Willamette Valley.

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Alizah Olivas Trunk Show at Capers @ Capers Home
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Capers Home of West Seattle hosts local jeweler Alizah Olivas.

Alizah’s collection features semi-precious stones, mixed metals in a single piece, and chains embellished with semi-precious stones. For this trunk show, Alizah will have everything from rings to bracelets to necklaces available for purchase. She makes all her jewelry by hand, and each piece is uniquely different. Her jewelry is the perfect gift this holiday season.

CAPERS is the home entertaining and gift shop in the West Seattle Junction that features locally sourced, eco-friendly, and fairly-traded products to make your house a home. Owner Lisa Myers and staf, dedicate both time and resources to help those in the neighborhood who are less fortunate.

Dec
9
Sun
2018
Alizah Olivas Trunk Show at Capers @ Capers Home
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Capers Home of West Seattle hosts local jeweler Alizah Olivas.

Alizah’s collection features semi-precious stones, mixed metals in a single piece, and chains embellished with semi-precious stones. For this trunk show, Alizah will have everything from rings to bracelets to necklaces available for purchase. She makes all her jewelry by hand, and each piece is uniquely different. Her jewelry is the perfect gift this holiday season.

CAPERS is the home entertaining and gift shop in the West Seattle Junction that features locally sourced, eco-friendly, and fairly-traded products to make your house a home. Owner Lisa Myers and staf, dedicate both time and resources to help those in the neighborhood who are less fortunate.

May
15
Wed
2019
Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour @ Seattle Yarn
May 15 all-day

Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour at Seattle Yarn
May 15th through 19th
Hours: May 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th 10:00am-8:00pm; May 19th 10:00am-6:00pm
Special Guest Trunk Shows: Indigodragonfly (all the way from Canada!)
May 15th-19th; Bedhead Fiber May 18th & 19th

May
16
Thu
2019
Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour @ Seattle Yarn
May 16 all-day

Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour at Seattle Yarn
May 15th through 19th
Hours: May 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th 10:00am-8:00pm; May 19th 10:00am-6:00pm
Special Guest Trunk Shows: Indigodragonfly (all the way from Canada!)
May 15th-19th; Bedhead Fiber May 18th & 19th

May
17
Fri
2019
Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour @ Seattle Yarn
May 17 all-day

Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour at Seattle Yarn
May 15th through 19th
Hours: May 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th 10:00am-8:00pm; May 19th 10:00am-6:00pm
Special Guest Trunk Shows: Indigodragonfly (all the way from Canada!)
May 15th-19th; Bedhead Fiber May 18th & 19th

May
18
Sat
2019
Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour @ Seattle Yarn
May 18 all-day

Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour at Seattle Yarn
May 15th through 19th
Hours: May 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th 10:00am-8:00pm; May 19th 10:00am-6:00pm
Special Guest Trunk Shows: Indigodragonfly (all the way from Canada!)
May 15th-19th; Bedhead Fiber May 18th & 19th

May
19
Sun
2019
Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour @ Seattle Yarn
May 19 all-day

Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour at Seattle Yarn
May 15th through 19th
Hours: May 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th 10:00am-8:00pm; May 19th 10:00am-6:00pm
Special Guest Trunk Shows: Indigodragonfly (all the way from Canada!)
May 15th-19th; Bedhead Fiber May 18th & 19th

Jewelry Trunk Show @ (see listing)
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

One of a kind natural stone creations by Heart Song Design featuring Rose Quartz, Jasper, Blue Lace Agate and Yellow Turquoises with sterling silver, copper or antique brass finishes. Spectacular! Join us!

Sunday May 19, 2019
10 am–2 pm