Betsy Russell To Present 'Creative Accessorizing Made Easy' Nov. 10

Learn how to be more fashion savvy with easy ways to accessorize your wardrobe by combining new with old. Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues with Creative Accessorizing Made Easy by style expert Betsy Russell. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fee is $5 and includes lunch. Due to limited seating, reservations are required.

The retailer/jewelry designer will discuss and present the latest trends to update your fashion palette. Russell is also adept at finding the right pieces in her own closet before shopping for new items, and she will be sharing her expertise with the group. Attendees are requested to bring favorite pieces of jewelry, sweaters and tops, scarves, belts and other pieces for demonstration on how to put items together effectively.

Several years ago, Russell’s sister, Ginny Lassiter, who owns Sunset River Marketplace, surprised her at Christmas with a gift certificate for pottery classes. Once she began working with the clay, she realized she could design unique jewelry items around her clay. So after a background in retail clothing, Russell began creating unique necklaces using her clay pieces, beads, silver and copper wiring. According to Russell, she had always had a desire to design and to create fashions accessories, so hers is also a story of following your bliss to wind up in the right place.

This is the eleventh event of the interactive Creative Exchange series. Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive (NC 179), Calabash, N.C. Reserve your spot by calling the gallery at 910-575-5999. If you would like to be on the mailing list for the event series, call the gallery or send an email to with "Creative Exchange Mailing List" in the subject line. For more information, visit the website: