Hello friends! I’m happy to report that my first show for 2014 went extremely well. I have to confess that getting up that morning was a bit hard. Its been awhile since the last show and it took some time for me to get moving. But once I arrived and started to see all the beautiful things, I got all excited. As a concession to Valentines Day, I decided that my stand could do with a touch of red and pink.
It was my first time to do an all jewelry show and I was uncertain how it would turn out. Fortunately, it proved something I’ve always thought which is that there’s jewelry for everyone’s taste. So long as it was beautifully made, there’s someone with a taste for the different artists creations. And there certainly was all manner and kind of jewelry at the show —-from polymer clay bead jewelry from Woodland Caravan to Victorian inspired baubles from Victorian Rose Boutique, to repurposed vintage jewelry from Calendar Girl, who it must be said also makes fantastically ornamented frames, bags and jewelry boxes! It was a blast being surrounded by beautiful things and hanging out with such talented people.
And while it was mostly jewelry, I have to tell you about one lady who was there with something else entirely. Bird Brain Accessories by Jesska Christie is a line of whimsical and pretty hair accessories featuring birds and flowers. I’m sure that wearing one of her creations will brighten up any dull day of the week!
All in all, a great start to the 2014 show season!!
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, over the weekend I was over at Northville for my first summer event with the Little Shoppe Market. I was all excited as its been awhile since I was at an event. Then the weather decided to be capricious. Friday, our first day was totally rained out. We were fortunate to be inside as the torrential rains were impressive. I’m happy to report that the next days were much better.
Honestly, it wasn’t quite what I expected though to be fair, I’d never done an event in the US before. Up until now, I’d been dealing with a mostly French crowd, notwithstanding a few foreigners here and there. The crowd was certainly different from what I’m used to and I have to adjust to this if I’m going to continue doing shows.
That said, what I found truly nice was the spirit of camaraderie that was present among those in the fair. Its not easy to be out there in front of people with your work. Like it or not, these pieces represent something of yourself and it can be nerve wracking to be in front of a public. Everything is less difficult when you’re with fun and easygoing people in a show. And I can’t tell you how nice it was to find here, as in France, kind and encouraging people. Special thanks to Annie of MiniMocs and Elaine of Creative Notions Limited!
Now, I want to share with you some pictures I took during the show…
These beautiful Petites Merveilles earrings found themselves a lovely new owner.
Gorgeous handmade wreaths and decorations from Detroit Reincarnated. This would definitely brighten up your wall if you had it hanging up!
Cute handmade muffs for your booties from Mitten Made. Don’t you think this is a clever way of updating your wardrobe?
And I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this piece..which is just a fantabulous glass carousel made by Keltic Fyre and I loved it. Don’t you think its aptly called Fantastic Carousel of Dreams?
Here’s to the next big event coming up!! Keep reading this space for more details!