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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!



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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Beyond Artisan Marketplace was a success! I had a super weekend, sold a lot of jewelery, met some wonderful new customers, and was thrilled to see returning customers as well. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by some wonderful  artisans, and we had a lot of fun chatting and getting to know each other, in between clients. This year I have changed my booth design to reflect the vintage styles of the jewelry that I am creating. I went for a look that recreated a womans dressing table, circa 1950's, and was pleased with the results.



You only have a few seconds to grab peoples attention, as they saunter past your table, so you have to stand out amongst the competition! Jewelry is always a tough category, as there is usually a fair amount of jewelry artists at these shows and they all have beautiful merchandise. Here I am, next to my table, you can see how everything looks from both directions.




 I am exhausted, and my feet are sore, and I have a lot of catching up to do on my poor neglected house....housework, laundry, etc. etc. I have a few custom orders on my plate, and a couple of interesting projects in the works, that I will fill you in on later! I also want to spend time this week getting caught up with all my blogging friends, and see what everyone has been up to over the last couple of weeks....I am so behind on that! I have less than three weeks, before my next big show...whew!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Calgary Reads Silent Auction

This weekend at the Beyond Artisan Marketplace, be sure to take the time to check out the silent auction table of items donated by participating artists. All proceeds will go towards Calgary Reads, a literacy program that assists young readers in grades 1 and 2, and their families, in Calgary and area schools. You can read more about this valuable program at www.calgaryreads.com. So don't forget to put in your bid!
Hot Rocks is donating this glass and crystal, gold, raspberry and plum bracelet for the auction.



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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The perfect alternative to the shopping mall!

Not too big and not too small, BEYOND is the perfect alternative to the shopping mall...

From Oct. 22 to 24, Calgarians are invited to visit the Blackfoot Inn to find something for themselves or the loved ones on their holiday list.

BEYOND will offer an enormous array of handmade and socially-conscious gift ideas, eight full weeks in advance of Christmas. Admission is just $5, and the parking is free.

 Click here to print off a discount coupon for admission to the show!This show features the  handcrafted wares  of 50 local artists from Calgary and the surrounding area.  This Fall, the show and sale has expanded to two rooms, the Ballroom and Heritage room at the Blackfoot Inn. Hope to see you there!  Pin It

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Warm Metal Autumn Bracelets

These two bracelets were inspired by Autumn. The warm colors of copper and brass always remind me of Fall, when those colors are always so prevalent in nature, so I decided to create a couple of pieces that would reflect that beautiful season.





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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Vintage Collection........

Just a quick post to show you a couple of photos of one of my latest designs, from my  Fall Vintage Collection.
This  eclectic necklace, was created with many vintage parts   including  some fabulous  Swarovski crystals, glass pearls from Japan, very cool sequined beads, a gorgeous vintage button,  a glass chandelier part, and some great chains and charms.



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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Busy Bee

 I am sorry that my blog posts have been lacking lately. I have two big shows quickly approaching, that I am madly preparing for. All of that preparation  is taking up a good portion of my time right now, so blogging and catching up on my blog reading has taken a bit of a back seat. As well, we are taking a quick break out to the coast, for the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, so I am also busy  getting ready to take off for a few days and relax before the mayhem of the season really gets going! I have this "thing", where when I go away for a vacation, I have to have my house clean before I leave! I just feel a lot better leaving a clean home, ....and coming back to one as well. Gosh...so weird... I know! So I am busy with housework, designing jewelry, tagging and pricing the jewelry, finalizing my booth display,etc. etc.  On top of that I am still fitting in my daily workouts, five times a week.( I have managed to lose 30 pounds since January!) Whew!It's a lot to cram into a day. I do hope to post some more photos of my latest designs in the next few days, but I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of Canada, a very happy Thanksgiving weekend! Pin It
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