Saturday, November 29, 2014

Celebrate the Holidays with Ioni's Creations!

Happy Holidays everybody!

If you are spending any time at all in New York this December, the come see us

Ioni's Creations is gearing up to meet you, and to show you what we've been working on for the holiday season.  Come visit Created by Ta Ankh, Sherlock's Leathers, and Ioni's Creations and see how many items you can cross off your holiday shopping list.  And don't forget about yourself!

  • This Tuesday, December 2, 2014,  we will be participating in a celebration of the new Southeast Queens Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Saturday December 6th, we will be selling at The Buy Black Holiday Market, given by the Queens chapter of Marcus Garvey's UNIA.

  • Sunday December 7, 2014 is Tribal Truths Annual Coat Show.

  • We're going to be selling at the Diaspora Art Mart (where we sell every 2nd Saturday of the month) at Brooklyn's Restoration Plaza on the 3rd floor in the Skylight Gallery, from 12pm to 7pm.  But this month we will be there twice, Saturday December 13th, and Saturday December 20th!  There is always "edutainment" at these events, so we'll make the flyers for them closer to the date when we know what artists will be performing.

  • And last, we'll be at Sista's Place on Saturday December 27th.

Whew!  It's going to be a busy month!  But we are so excited and we sure do hope to see you this season!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Come Enjoy Queens Fashion Week!

Nervous, nervous, nervous.
A long time ago, I wrote about how I nervous I was to finallly be doing outdoor vending.  Now that's a piece of cake.  I was so scared of putting up the tent, but now I'm not.  Actually I've never done it alone.  A man just pops up out of nowhere to do it for me all the time, so I'm still a teensy bit nervous about going it alone for the first time, but I'm ot exactly shook though.

Now, this is something else again.  This is the first time I will be attending Queens Fashion Week.

Queens is in New York City, but it doesn't quite have the sophistication of Manhattan, or the cultured-ness of Brooklyn.  It's a nice, quiet place to go home and go to sleep and raise your children, at least most of it used to be.

But fellow designer and Queens resident Delali Haligah has decided to change all that.

For 5 years, she has single-handedly been the force behind Queens Fashion Week, which she calls the Jewel in the Crown of New York City.   And this thing is fancy.

There is always press and interviews, music, food, fly designers and fierce models.  And this time, Created by Ta Ankh will be there too.

I will attend Meet the Designers on Thursday, September 18th.  I'll bring along a few pieces to show and a slideshow of some of my hats and accessories.  Then I will attend the Red Carpet Gala Fashion Show on Saturday, September 20th.  I'll have a little setup and will sell afterwards too.

Both events will take place at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue.


Here's a promo for the show:
And here's an interview with Delali Haligah, founder, on NY 1 (if you have Time Warner Cable):
See you there!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Little Secret About The Bijou Jewelry Expo that Starts Tomorrow...

As you know, the Bijou Virtual Jewelry Expo gets started today, and Ioni's Creations is busy gearing up.  We'll be showing you things about ourselves, our process, and best of all, showing you the pieces we have been busy creating for you.
So here's the secret.
On the four days of the Expo, there will be flash sales every night for one hour.  Ioni's Creations will be offering a 20% off discount through the coupon code BIJOUAPRIL2014
But since you are already our customer, this offering for you is anytime in the four day period, morning, noon, or night.  Just visit our shop and see what you like!
There's a few more things we have to tell you.
We have created a Pinterest board and we are adding to it daily, so if you are on Pinterest, press the picture and you will get to see not just Ioni's Creation's jewelry, but pieces from the other artists as well.
The Bijou Virtual Jewelry Expo Pinterest Board
The Bijou Virtual Jewelry Expo Pinterest Board

In addition, there will be giveaways every day.  The first giveaway will feature an item submitted by us, Ioni's Creations!  Here is the link for it, although the contest hasn't started yet.  It's free to enter.
Entry Time: April 24th 8am - 11:59pm
1 Winner Randomly Chosen
Winner Announced on Bijou Virtual Jewelry Expo page at 10am April 25th!
Last,  here are the links for the Expo.  If you enter the contest, you will probably be prompted to visit the links, but I'm going to include them here anyway.
The Bijou Virtual Jewelry Expo Youtube Playlist  (Look for Ioni's Creations' video to be added soon!)
We are really looking forward to this Expo.  See you there!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Bijou Virtual Jewelry Expo...Online

Hello everybody,
     Ioni's Creations is excited to announce that we are participating in another online virtual expo, this time for jewelry.  We will be joining other jewelry artisans and showing off our creations across Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
If you're on facebook, like the Bijou Virtual Jewelry Expo page.

If you are on Twitter, follow Intense High.
And if you are on Pinterest, follow the Bijou Jewelry Virtual Expo board.
We are thrilled to be a participating in the upcoming 'Bijou VIRTUAL Jewelry Expo' from April 24-27, 2014. It's an incredible opportunity because it is VIRTUAL which means it will all take place online and it is FREE to 'virtually' attend! Myself and other artists will be sharing our products and services with you on the Expo's Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the Pinterest board. Plus we will be sharing more about ourselves and what we do.  There will also be great specials you won't want to miss! Check out for more information and to sign up to receive email reminders the week before the Expo opens
There's sure to be a lot of beautiful bargains to be had.  See you there!
And, enjoy this video!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hi everybody!

As you know, Ioni's Creations consists of 3 people:  Ioni Dodson, Patricia Heath, and Sherlock Dodson.  Sherlock is Ioni's son and is so multi-talented.  Along with being a photographer, he also crochets and works with leather and wood.

We'd like to invite you to our website to view some of the beautiful leather pieces that Sherlock makes.  This is by far not everything, but we have some really nice samples on our Check Out our Styles and Made to Order pages. 

We also have some items in our Etsy shop for sale.  Just press the Shop Ioni's Creations button on the website menu on the left.  You'll also see some other items like his Horus cuff and his wooden walking stick. 

Finally, he makes custom orders as well.  Just use the Contact Us button on the bottom of any of our website pages and tell him what you want.

In the meanwhile, here are a few pics.
Thank you until next time,

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring is in the Air

Hello everybody,

Spring is here, and with it Ioni's Creations is feeling a new wave of creativity.  Please stop by to check out what we have in store for you.

Speaking of our website, soon we will have a special Made-to-Order page where you can order our best selling styles in the sizes and colors you want without having to email us back and forth.

Also, vending season is almost here.  If you live anywhere near New York, look out for emails about where we will be vending next.  As always, we are vending at Diaspora Art Mart on the second Saturday of every month on the 3rd floor (Skylight Gallery) of Brooklyn's Restoration Plaza.  Ioni's Creations as well as other artists of the Diaspora Art Mart also have merchandise at Kiini Ibura, the Skylight Gallery's gift shop.  The shop is open Thursday thru Saturday every week.

Last but not least, check out a new series of pouches Created by Ta Ankh.

Friday, March 21, 2014

The New Handmade Collective Video

Ioni's Creations is a part of a Facebook group called The Handmade Collective.  One of our members, Tiesha of Fly Tie Clothing, put together this beautiful video to talk about our group that is over 700 members strong.  This group is responsible for a lot of the marketing, website and other business knowledge that we have. 
Check it out, and also check out the Facebook page:

Friday, February 28, 2014

We’re so excited!

Join Ioni’s Creations and other talented handmade artists for a full week for The Indie Clothes Rack Expo, March 1 thru March 7th

Learn more about us, see our work, and snatch up some deals during our Flash Sales!


It's gonna be a week of Intense Highs!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Our New Venture - The Indie Clothes Rack Expo

I have always believed in communities of business people or artists coming together to meet their needs.  This seems to be even more of a necessity for handmade artists and independent entrepreneurs.  We can share our resources and assist each other, and more importantly than that, we can create our own virtual shops for people who love to handmade work, and things that can't be found in the local mall.  We're here for your style.

That's why I'm so excited to be a part of The Indie Clothes Rack Expo next month.  It will be for the first week in March, and you will get to see not only Ioni's Creation's designs, but that of other artists that we love and respect (and bought from) as well.  This is going to be great!

This flyer showcases Ioni's Creation's work.  The hooded cropped sweater is by Ioni, the cuff if by me (Ta Ankh/Patricia Heath) and the tan vest is by Sherlock.  Throughout the expo, we will be sharing more about our business and our work.

Here's a link to the expo.  If you like, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page and sign up for reminder emails.

Ioni's Creations