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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Guess who's back? Back again... ;)

After a much needed break spent finding exciting new (new to me) settings and embellishments, followed by the inspirations and promises of warmer weather, I've been back in the woods and in my brand new studio (wooo!) for countless hours creating some of my most beautiful jewelry to date! I can honestly say that I'm very proud of where my art has taken me, and I'm even more excited for everything yet to come! So come out to see us and join in our excitement while finding the perfect necklace, bracelet, earrings, etc, for you or your loved ones!! You won't be let down!!

Here's the list of spring and early summer shows that we have confirmed so far:

Sunday, 4/19, 11am-4pm - tomorrow!
I Made It! Healthy
Our Clubhouse
2816 Smallman Street, Strip District in Pittsburgh

I Made It! Market and Organically Social have joined forces to bring together a local marketplace filled with healthy options from local small businesses, artists, and service providers.

The day includes wellness workshops, group activities and more!

This event benefits Our Clubhouse, providing comfort, care, and hope to those touched by cancer.

Saturday, 4/25
I Made It! Phipps Future Fest
Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh

Sunday, 4/26
Bedner's Arbor Day Celebration
Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse
315 Coleman Road, McDonald, 15057 United States

5/09, 12-6pm
Spring It On!
Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville
40th/39th Streets,
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Live Bands. Live Art. Pizza. Artisans, Food, and Craft Vendors.

6/20 @ 10am - 6/21 @ 7pm
Wheeling Arts Fest
WVNCC College Square, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

See you there!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Show of 2014!! What a roller coaster!!

Here we are, 1 week left until Christmas!! As usual, I'm still at it getting as much done before my much needed break as I possibly can! That being said, you can still come see me and get that last minute perfect gift this Saturday downtown:

Vehement Romantic and Boutique 208 are proud to present the...

2014 Holiday Trunk Show!!
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014, from 11am-7pm
@ Boutique 208
     208 6th St,
     Pittsburgh, PA 15222

...featuring the one-of-a-kind, nature-infused jewelry of Vehement Romantic. Come join us for FREE wine & snacks, 100% local handmade arts and crafts, and of course a chance to meet the creative force behind Vehement Romantic, Kali Gonzalez (me!).

Present a digital or paper invitation at the show to receive 25% off one Vehement Romantic piece when you purchase more two or more pieces.

As usual I will be making and offering a lot of jewelry that no one has seen yet. My very BEST pieces never make it to Etsy because, as an artist, part of my reward is seeing it go to whom I ultimately made the piece for.

Can't wait to see you all there!! ♡ ♡ ♡

RSVP on Facebook here:

Vehement Romantic

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Biggest show of 2014 is upon us!! IMI Holiday Market 2014!!

This Friday and Saturday (yes, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!) I Made It! Market is doing their annual holiday show for all you peeps to buy locally made art and crafts for your loved ones! This year we are DOWNTOWN! What an amazing place to be for the hustle and bustle of the season! We're expecting huge crowds, so plan to come early! I can't speak for everyone, but I'm not holding ANYTHING back this weekend. I'm giving this show my all, and you won't be disappointed! From my newly updated spice jewelry and ring designs to my new necklace and pendant creations, there will be something for every nature and jewelry lover alike! Oh yeah, and if you have something sentimental in mind for that special someone, I'm taking custom orders as usual! Come down, say hello, and take a piece of nature home! See you there!

Fri/Sat 11/28 & 11/29
I Made It! Holiday Market
623 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
for more info and to RSVP:

Friday, October 24, 2014

The holiday season of 2014 is upon us. 'Tis the busiest season of all for this gal and her trusty sidekick ;) Below is our first list of shows at which you can find us for the remainder of 2014. Keep in mind that this list is subject to change (GROW!), so check back often!!

Saturday 11/8/14
Clever inDeed, 2pm-8pm
The Circuit Center & Ballroom
5 Hot Metal St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203

Thursday 11/20/14
RAW Cleveland presents CURRENT
5000 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

Fri/Sat 11/28 & 11/29
I Made It! Holiday Market
623 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Last Minute Shopping, 10am-3pm
Boyd Community Center
1220 Powers Run Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Beyond Exciting News: Huge Show Announcements!!

I'm extremely excited to announce that I have been selected out of a very small number of vendors to be a part of this year's WYEP Summer Music Festival and the 2014 Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival!! WYEP only accepted 20 vendors this year, and Rootwire is potentially the most important regional arts event at which to be included. I can't express how important these coming shows are to my business. This is beyond exciting! Here is the information on the upcoming shows at which I will be:

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10am - 7pm
Wheeling Arts Fest
West Virginia Northern Community College
1704 Market St
Wheeling, WV 26003

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 2pm - 11pm
WYEP's 40th Anniversary Summer Music Festival
Schenley Plaza
4100 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
This show is affiliated with I Made It! Market

July 17 - July 21, 2014
Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival 2K14
Sunshine Daydream Memorial Park
428 Jerry Garcia Way
Terra Alta, WV 26764
   for tickets and more information:

Hope to see everyone out and about and enjoying life!! Have fun and be safe!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows in the Next 30 Days!!

Hello everybody,

Just wanted to give everyone the lowdown on where to find us in the next 30 days! If you're looking for a nice Mother's Day gift, this is where you'll find it :)

TODAY!! (just added yesterday!), 10am-5pm
Be The Light Expo
Holiday Inn
7410 South Ave.
Boardman, OH 44512

4/24/2014, 7pm-??
RAW: Pittsburgh presents Spectrum
Club Zoo
1630 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

4/26/2014, 11am-3pm
Mt Lebanon Earth Day
Mount Lebanon Park
900 Cedar Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

5/10/2014, 9am-3pm
Boyd Community Center
1220 Powers Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

As you can see, most of these events have either a natural or artistic theme to them... that's what I do! I find the beauty in nature and make it into wearable art... May the beauty of nature be found in & around all of us... See you there!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

RAW: Pittsburgh, 4/24/2014 ... help me & get 10% off!

**For the first 20 tickets sold from us we will give each attendee 10% off any Vehement Romantic jewelry purchase made during the month of April 2014, including at the show!**

Vehement Romantic invades the new RAW: Pittsburgh space in two weeks!! Here's the skinny:

RAW: Pittsburgh presents Spectrum

Club Zoo
1630 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7pm
Ages: 21+, ID required

What to expect: hundreds of guests, fully stocked bars, food provided by BRGR, DJs, dancing, mingling, networking, and tons of art to experience and purchase! Each artist must sell a number of tickets to the event and is financially responsible for any unsold tickets. Presale tickets are being offered at a discounted price as low as $15 until April 21, but we are also accepting donations of any amount through the day of the show from those who cannot attend (see below for links and my special offer for the first 20 ticket buyers). As a thank you to those of you who do attend, I am unveiling my best jewelry to date at this event because I know that the audience will be true lovers and supporters of amazing local art. Speaking of which, this art party is rightfully named Spectrum, as it is poised to showcase the full spectrum of raw Pittsburgh talent in the fields of visual art, film/video, fashion, accessories, music, photography, performing art, and much, much more!

Can't make it to the show, but still want to help us reach our goal? Fear not, loyal supporters! I've created an online option for you to donate as little as $1 towards making this event a reality! Although I'd love to see everyone at the event, I'd be humbled and most grateful for your help nonetheless!! :) To donate via credit/debit card, simply click the following link, click Add to Cart, and change the Quantity to indicate the amount of your donation (4 = $4.00, 8 = $8.00):

To buy tickets via credit/debit card online by April 21, please use either of the following links: ($16.59) ($16.65)

To use cash or check for tickets ($15.00 ea) or donations, please message Vehement Romantic or Kali Gonzalez to make arrangements. Presale tickets still must be bought before April 21 in order to support Vehement Romantic.

**For the first 20 tickets sold from us we will give each purchaser 10% off any Vehement Romantic jewelry purchase made during the month of April 2014, including at the show!**

Tickets are $20.00 at the door and cannot be applied to Vehement Romantic's quota, so get yours early!!

21+ event. All attendees must show ID upon entry. RAW Pittsburgh will be completely transforming the venue. Fully stocked bars will be set up throughout the venue during the event. There is plenty of parking available surrounding the venue.

For more information go to

or view the Facebook event pages here: (mine) (RAW's)