Some pretty French vintage cabochons for future projects
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!!
I was just thinking that cliché or not, Mother’s Day brings out all sorts of emotions in everyone. For the lucky ones, it is a day of celebration and thankfulness. For some others it is a more difficult day. One thing is for sure though, despite whatever relationship we have with our mothers or even our own relationship with the idea of motherhood, none of us would be here without her. That’s a good enough reason to mark this day.
So, I made a little gallery of pretty things you could offer your mom. Or why not yourself if you’re a mom. I hope you like it.
There’s still a lot of work ahead but I did want to share a photo of one of my newest ones. This dramatic bracelet is composed of square faceted glass beads from the 30s. I find it funny to call them beads as I’m so accustomed to round ones but here are some beautiful exceptions to the rule. They were from an old French store that used to supply couture houses. The store closed and the stock was snapped up by different folks till some of them ended up in my hands. I couldn’t resist them and they are even more beautiful in person!