Archive for June, 2007

After the Show

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

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Well, the show in Watertown was hot!! It was at least 90, if not hotter. And sticky!

I met some very nice people — actually one couple was from the same town I live in. They live on the outskirts of town and I live in town. We’ve both been in Brodhead about the same amount of time. Chris Christenson of CJC Woodworking does beautiful woodworking. I traded a bracelet(actually the one I wrote about earlier in the year – the red and purple one) for a gorgeous breadboard — maple with an inset of another wood. This is the fanciest breadboard I’ve ever had.

The necklace pictured above is Silvermist Jasper — when you look at the closeup of it notice the ‘grain’ in it. I know grain isn’t usually discussed in stones but I guess I don’t know the proper word. If I was discussing wood it would be grain. This jasper is lovely with soft creamy grays and black — just a hint of red swiped among the grays and blacks. It’s about 18-20″ long – sits just below my collarbone. It has a sterling toggle clasp on it. Actually, I find it hard to believe that I brought it home from the show — so many women admired it, touched it, commented how lovely it was. But it’s back home with me. So if this necklace speaks to you, it can be yours for the price of $45.95 – free first class shipping in the US.

Watertown Art Show

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

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I’m doing an Art Show this weekend — this is my first time at this show and I’m starting to get really nervous. I’ve been working on new jewelry and making sure all my price tags look good on my items. I hate having tags that are a bit out of shape and I hate when they get wrinkled from dampness and humidity so I’ve spent today printing new labels and tags for some of my items.

It’s been a nice opportunity to take a good look at my jewelry and see if there seems to be a theme — apparently not! I still have the shotgun approach to beads — I like them all!! I love handmade lampworked beads and this necklace is a prime example of beautiful handmade beads.

These beads were handmade by Moon Stumpp of Mixed Media Jewelry. http://www.mixedmediajewelry.com/pages/abouttheartists.php  The beads are so wonderful that I didn’t want anything to detract from them so I just used some small handmade sterling links to connect them. And the beads really shine!

I’ll let you all know how the Art Show went next time around.

Black and White

Monday, June 4th, 2007

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Black and white are not my normal color choice and I’ve had to learn to appreciate them. I have a friend, Jean who loves black and white. But when I saw these black onyx cubes I was really excited. I’ve mixed them with the White Opal Swarovski for a nice contrast in shapes. This is one of my favorite black and white pieces that I’ve done. And!! Now I see that black and white is the new hot color combo for this summer. So if you would like to be in style this necklace can be all yours for 55.00. That includes free first class shipping in the US.