Friday, July 31, 2009

Things I Want

Enameling supplies...gotta learn the technique first.

Drawing effortlessly draw down wire to smaller gauges.

Hoop mandrel. I don't really need this , but I lurve mandrels!

A collection of stamps...for frippery.

These cooler than Zeus binocular magnifiers. My eyes are just not what they once were.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Work

A few new items that will make their way to my Etsy shop in the next week.

Reclaimed vintage boot buttons and sterling earrings

Upcycled carved antique mother of pearl button pendant in sterling and 18k

Trio of vintage mother of pearl buttons brooch in sterling silver and palladium

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My first outside, 2 day show...all over! Honestly, I am exhausted. For that reason, I will be short with words today.

Friday: set up... slanted venue, horrendous parking, lack of direction, forgotten tools. However, the tent was up, the heavy things hauled to the site by my husband, and we were finished ahead of schedule.

Saturday, Day 1: Rain, leaks, fog, wet feet, port-a-potties, sales (!!!), schooners, new friends, dogs, wool socks, excellent help (thanks Mom!), and a few odd people here and there.

Day 2, Sunday: Sunshine, warmth, dry feet, wind gusts, broken glass display, reorganization, sales (!!!!), more new friends, open tent, warm breezes, and gorgeous views.

All in all, it was a successful show. I had no expectations, made my booth fee and then some, received many compliments, and learned a thing or two about set-up, break down, and that force called wind!