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Show Time is Coming

Much like the dreaded winter in GOT the prep and crazed jewelry making are in full swing  for the fall shows. I hate to admit but I like this. I seem to do my best creating with a little dash of stress and pinch of pressure. Last year with moving I just did 2 shows and this year I'm back to five. Of course I never think I have enough inventory. So the push is on.   Oh first off I finished my cat drawing. 
 I added these "Y" necklaces to the mix for this year. 
I decided to make earrings all afternoon one day
 Japanese acorns with turquoise                   Lotus Seeds and Czech Glass
Painted brass with enamel paint
Sawed copper freeform shape and openings painted with inks and the back layer of copper was painted with enamel paint. 
So I'm working away and drawing new designs while watching TV at night and trying to create all I can during the day. Lost a few days due to vertigo but not to bad today. I'm also thinking of redoing my overall look for my booth. Not sure wh…

Pencils, Pens, Metal and Clay -

I went in Hobby Lobby yesterday looking for a basket to hold my sketchbooks. I draw in the morning sitting at the table in the kitchen and have had all that stuff in one of the chairs on the wall side of the table and with Olivia here now I thought they might be better off in a basket on the floor. It's funny all my years of dog experience have to be put in reverse. The cute little zipper bag with the mint green sewing machine was a Christmas gift from Angel and it has all my most often used pencils and pens. 


I just finished this bracelet (half cuff) and liked how it turned out. I draw on the metal and then punch a hole where I'll need to insert the saw blade. 

 After all that sawing is done I file and file...  Then on to hammering the texture and bending into shape.   When you need a background for your shot just grab the blouse off the sewing machine you should have mended 2 weeks ago. 

Last Saturday Becky came over and after lunch out and a visit to the plant store we came ba…

How Other People See Your Art

I've been making jewelry and doing little art projects the bulk of my life. I mostly create in a safety zone of my comfortable colors, textures and my personal likes. When I stay in this zone I am happy with the end product due to it's so much me. I know as a artist who wants to sell my work I have to step out of that zone more than I would like. 

When someone comes into my booth at a craft show and will say who would wear that I have no problem with it. I know some of my jewelry is out there and not for everyone. I also know that the future owner of that same piece will go nuts over it. I had a lady at a show last year who said she was going to put a necklace she bought on her bed side table so it was the first thing she saw the next day. That makes my heart happy. 

I do try to see my art threw the fresh eyes of those with different tastes. This is where smaller, more quite creations come from. I like jewelry that yells hey look at me, but that is only a part of my customer bas…