Monday, April 19, 2010

Join us for a Senorita Soiree!

Join us Friday April 23rd from 5-8pm at the Pendleton Home Store for their Spring trunk show...Senorita Soiree!
Meet the artists view the collections and enjoy refreshments!
Featuring clothing and accessories by Gossamer Designs,
Maya Moon handbags and jewelry by Coreen Cordova.

Pendleton Home Store
210 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Designs!

Just a few new Hardwear chokers we made for the Pendleton Spring Fashion Event. We also have some super cool leather cuffs we will share with you soon!
Here are a few in our current collection...

And finally a few of our favorites that have sold. we miss you....

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009: A Look Back

Since we are new to this Blogging business we thought we would share a few highlights from 2009 that some of you may not have heard about.

January: Moved out of our studio. We loved our space, but it was time to move on. We should be in our new space within the next couple months! We will keep you posted!

Old Studio..."The Sweat Shop"

Our Inspiration Board

The Showroom

February: Gossamer Designs featured in Where Women Create national magazine. Our tagline "Cowgirl High Style Meets Bohemian Chic" makes the cover! Thank you to editor Jo Packam for being so gracious welcoming us into the WWC family! It was an honor to be among the other talented and amazingly creative women! Also a HUGE thank you to Denise Sharp for reccommending us and our studio to Jo! You are not only a talented artist, but a gem of a gal!

The first two pages of a ten page spread!

March: Flutter welcomes Gossamer Designs! Cindy was so gracious and welcomed our designs into her shop to mingle among the delightful "clutter". Some of our first consignments were our Hardwear chokers, crowns and belt buckles.

May: The band Vagabond Opera wears our Courage Crown in photo shoot for new album! It can be seen featured on their website home page

June: Gossamer Designs heads to Spokane for the Farm Chicks Show! This was our second year attending. Made a lot of new friends and fun memories.

August: Carnival photo shoot. Serendipitously Lara Blair had contacted us about photographing our designs after seeing us in WWC. We had been wanting to do a photo shoot for sometime and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. We really wanted to go over the top with this one and just let our imagination bubble over! With the blessing of Cindy and Kalaisha we were able to use Flutter for the shoot and Lara captured some amazing shots (Our main photo, and our favorite, is also from the shoot!). I wish we had room to show them all!  Lara...we can't wait to work with you again...hopefully soon! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


September: Gossamer Designs Hardwear choker featured in "Grey Gardens" spread of the fall/winter edition of Oregon Bride magazine.

The last few months of 2009 were spent finishing our wedding dresses, making crowns for Vintage Hen House and preparing new designs for our December trunk show at Flutter. It was year filled wonderful opportunities and personal challenges and we are excited to see what 2010 brings! Thank to everyone who has supported our dream!

"And now let us welcome the new year,
full of things that have never been"
-Rainer Maria Rilka

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Urban Bohemia Collection™

Tonight is the debut of our new collection of accessories called Urban Bohemia! We are so excited about these new designs and hope that you will like them as much as we do! The beauties pictured above are called Mixx Disk Pendant Necklaces and were so much fun to make! We love collage and this was a wonderful way to incorporate it into a small accessory piece.
And of course, in true Gossamer fashion, no two are alike!

Another part of our Urban Bohemia Collection are these beautiful crystal drop necklaces. They were made using chandelier crystals, crystal beads and rosary elements. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!

We would love for you to stop by Flutter tonight and see them in person!

Gossamer Trunk show
Wednesday December16
Flutter Boutique
3948 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
phone: 503.288.1649

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Giving Thanks

We just wanted to take a moment this holiday weekend to send out our heart felt thanks and gratitude to all our friends who have supported us in pursuing our passion these past 3 1/2 years. Dear friends...without your support, kudos, generosity and love we could not have continued this crazy wonderful venture! Thank you for believing in us!

All our Love,
Vicki and Beth
aka: "Gossamer Gals"

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Join us at Flutter for our Holiday Celebrations and Trunk Shows.

Throughout the month of December, four of our amazing Flutter designers will each host a trunk show! This is a fabulous opportunity for our customers to meet the designer and view/purchase from their extended collection. As always a little pink champagne will be available for your sipping pleasure! For more information on each of our designers, please visit our designer page on the Flutter website.

Friday, December 4th Jesseca McCloskey of Paper Treasure
Saturday, December 5th Brehan Todd of Brehan Todd
Thursday, December 10th Sonia Kasparian of Urchin
Wednesday, December 16th Vicki Wooten and Beth Olson of Gossamer

When you stop by Flutter the evening of the 16th you can enter to win a chance at adding a little sparkle to your holiday! Beth and Vicki are giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to use toward your purchase of Gossamer Merchandise. We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

Peace, Love and Happy Trails!
Vicki and Beth


Monday, October 19, 2009

Crowning Glory

The squeals of delight were heard all the way from Lafayette California to Portland Oregon! Today Elizabeth (owner of the fabulous boutique Vintage Hen House) recieved her order of Gossamer Crowns and left a wonderful voicemail gushing about how much she loved every one of them!

This mini crown "Little Ruby" was inlcuded in her order
 and it just so happens that Elizabeth's birthstone is Ruby!

Another mini crown "...a girls best friend".

This little cutie is called "Love Birds".

We love making the mini crowns because they are just so cute and it is much easier to find cohesive elements that work well together. The large crowns can be very challenging and sometimes take months to finish because there is so much involved in making them.

"Gypsy Rose"

The above crowns and several others can now be found for sale at
The Vintage Hen House
 Lafayette California
Thank you Elizabeth for your support and loving our creations!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

All A Flutter!

We're getting ready for the Fall Soiree at Flutter by bringing in some new Hardwear chokers and fun leather wristlets! Come celebrate the season and check out the fab new fall merchandise Thurday October 15th 5-9pm.

Flutter Boutique...3948 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR

This is just a will have to come to Flutter to see them all!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

On A Clear Day...

How did we get so lucky to have such a beautiful clear sky day at the end of September?! Well lady luck was on our side along with a beautiful girl and a fabulous photographer! With only 2 hours to shoot 3 dresses (not just any old dresses with layers and layers and...) this was one crazy whirlwind adventure! But we pulled it off and Lara got some beautiful pictures.

These dresses and accessories were truly a joy to design and create. We hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you.

Thank you so much Lara for the beautiful pictures! We can't wait to see the rest of the photos!