November 25, 2016

Gratitude. Thankfulness. Appreciation.


 . . .all of these words define how I feel about the blessings in my life.  I am grateful that I have been given a gift of creativity and that I can share it with the world.  I am grateful that I am a messenger of God's love.

When a customer asks me to make a personalized piece of jewelry for them, we talk about their likes and dislikes, who the recipient will be and so on.  My customer leaves the workshop with a necklace or bracelet that has meaning for them.  But, I also get a gift . . . I get to peek into their hearts.  I get to see their thoughtfulness.  I get to create something that they cherish.  I get an opportunity to listen.  Listen to their story . . . like many of the stories in the Bible. . . stories with a message.  I've referred to myself as a messenger . . . but is the message for them, or is it for me?

I am very thankful for all the blessings in my life.  My family and friends, my colleagues and acquaintances and even the name-less strangers that pass through my life.  I am blessed more than I can express and I praise God for all of it.  But I must also be grateful for the dark days, the struggles, the challenges that build my character, and the experiences that teach me the lessons of the Spirit.

This Thanksgiving I have gratitude . . . for all of it.

November 15, 2016

Small Business Saturday is November 26th

Join us on Small Business Saturday.
Saturday, November 26,  8am to 3pm
at the 2nd Street Market in
downtown Dayton, Ohio.

Enjoy gift card specials, free gift packaging and
Small Business Saturday swag for our early shoppers.  

Shop Hedy Riegle Studio online and use coupon code SHOPSMALL2016 to receive FREE SHIPPING.

October 13, 2016

You asked . . . now it's here! Gift Cards are now available at Hedy Riegle Studio.

Having trouble deciding on a gift for your mom, sister, friend, cousin, teacher, babysitter, best man?  No worries . . . Hedy Riegle Studio now offers gift cards in any denomination, packaged perfectly for your gift-on-the-go.

Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a free hand-stamped brass tag with your custom message.* ($8.50 value)

Pick one up while shopping at 2nd Street Market or order through my online shop.

*Offer available for a limited time only.

September 14, 2016

Support Team Caleigh

Hi Folks, today I ask for prayers and support for a special friend, Caleigh Hildebrandt. 

My gift is not one of writing and composing, so I will leave that to Tom Archdeacon, columnist at My Dayton Daily News, in this linked article about Caleigh, her journey... and her marathon.

I would like to offer a special contribution to Caleigh's marathon by donating the proceeds from the sales of the hand stamped brass tags with the message of 
Psalms 37:23.

“The steps of the righteous man are ordered by the Lord.” 

Come by the shop or order online at
Use promo code TeamCaleigh for free shipping.

Please pray for Caleigh and her family for strength and faith.

January 11, 2016

Farewell 2015 and Hello 2016!

Welcome to 2016! I hope your holiday season was full of joy and peace and that the new year brings you happiness beyond your dreams.

And with the new year brings the one year anniversary of my shop at the 2nd Street Market in downtown Dayton, Ohio.

As I look back on 2015, I can honestly say that it was a good year.  Although, I had my dark days, the life lessons and spiritual growth has taught me to be happy and trust in God.

I haven't always put my trust in God.  I haven't always listened, but I am listening now and I am learning to be patient and trust and for that, I am grateful.

I am also thankful for all the wonderful people in my life and the new friends and acquaintances I've met this year. Some folks have only been passing through the area but made a connection with me, and others I am enjoying their company and growing a friendship.

I am thankful for all the blessings in my life, personally and professionally.  I finally feel that I am where I am suppose to be on this journey.  My shop has been so fulfilling for me on so many levels.  I honestly believe that it is my calling and I am so grateful for that.

Did you make any resolutions for the New Year?  I don't typically set resolutions, but this year I am going to "try to be better".  Just try a little harder.  Think a little more.  Drink a little more water.  Leave a little more time for myself. Say "no" a little more often and listen a little more.  I hope I learn to know when to keep quiet and how to share more of myself. I just want to try to be a little better momma, sister, daughter, wife, aunt, cousin and friend.

I also want to be a better designer and shopkeeper. I am listening to my clients and making changes that I hope meet their needs, and mine.  I have some grand ideas for the shop this year and I am looking forward to the process and how it will unfold.

I invite you to check back soon for more information about my new online shop that includes a pre-order option for local pick-up.  I also have some new ideas for my jewelry and accessory designs for 2016, and I am thinking about vending at some fairs and festivals this year.

Follow me through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about my celebration and learn how you can join in, too.

Thank you for supporting my dream and many blessings to all this coming year.

My best,