Hello friends, hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had a busy, tiring and funny one at the Little Shoppe Market at the Northville Square. Participating in fairs allows me to interact with people, as opposed sitting solitarily in front of my table and I love the whole process of meeting other crafters and artists. Of course, its also lets me tell more people about the jewelry I make. We were blessed with beautiful sunny weather and lots of people were out and about enjoying the weather and all the goodies on hand.
I quickly set up, starting with the earrings (here are a few of them)
then proceeded to lay out the necklaces (these three are part of the Trade Bead Collection) in my beloved vintage frames, like so…
finishing quickly so I can say hi to everyone else.
I really enjoyed meeting Debbie of Mother and Daughter Crafts. She makes gorgeous hand painted stained glass solar jars. Debbie paints each jar meticulously in various colors and designs and when she showed me how beautifully they glowed, I just had to bring one home after the show!
Amanda and Rachael of Joyful Soy are two sisters who make soy based candles with delicious scents and
pretty etched glasses like these. Wouldn’t these make such great wedding favors for guests?
Of course, the market wouldn’t be complete without Dave and Elaine of Creative Notions and their fantastic Himalayan Salt lamps. Don’t they have the prettiest glow? And they have all sorts of health benefits too!!
I would’ve liked to chat with everyone else but I couldn’t leave my table unattended very long.
It was a great weekend! And now its back to work for me!
Hello friends, hope your week is off to a good start!
I have to start this post with an apology for last week’s abrupt silence. Unfortunately technical difficulties prevented me from blogging and I was sorry not to be able to complete the week. Everything has been resolved and I’m glad to be back.
And I’m back with some great news! I’m happy to announce that I am taking part in the Buy Michigan Festival at Northville this weekend! Starting on Friday (Aug 2 from 10 to 7 ) until Sunday (Aug 4 from 10 to 6 pm) I will be inside Northville Square in downtown Northville to take part in a festival that honors local businesses. I am bringing lots of beautiful new pieces and I am very excited to take part in this wonderful event!
So spread the word and hope to see you all there!
Hello friends, how was your weekend? I spent mine at the Warren Art Fair in the Park and I’m happy to report that it was really great! There was a sizable crowd of people genuinely interested in all the artwork and beautiful handmade items that were on display. There was a wonderful group of artists and designers with their photographs and paintings, beautiful blown glass ornaments and jewelry of course.
I really liked that the fair was very much a community event. Local residents turned up to support the artists and this extended to the theater group that is putting on Shrek the Musical at the local theater. As a special treat, some cast members sang some of their songs and you can feel their pride and palpable excitement at performing!
So much to look at but as I was alone, it was hard to spend time at other booths. I did manage to get a shot of this great repurposed table from the very talented duo behind RetroReimaginings. I love their philosophy of giving a new life to otherwise forgotten objects!
And here are a few photos of my booth display..
What a wonderful weekend it truly was! I’m already looking forward to next year’s fair!
Hello friends, today I wanted to share some exciting news. We’ve got events lined up for the summer and the first one starts this weekend!
As I don’t have a brick and mortar store, craft fairs are a great opportunity for me to meet lots of lovely people. I like the freedom and independence that working from home gives me but sometimes it gets pretty lonesome just sitting in front of my computer. Its refreshing to meet and chat with people. I love to tell stories about my beads and I love it even more when people share their own bead stories.
So I’m excited to tell you that I will be at Northville Square, Northville Michigan this weekend the 28th (10-7pm),29th(10-8pm) and 30th(12-4pm) of June and again on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of August (but more on that later).
Here is a small sampling of the bijoux I will be bringing…