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Monday, August 8, 2011

A Catch-Up Post

The time just gets away from me! I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted.

So, let's catch up.....

I will be part of Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party again! She is an amazing woman, and even more so to put this whole thing together. Over three hundred people are swapping beads and making a jewelry piece with their partner's beads. The last go-around was so much fun, and it's astonishing the creativity that people possess! Stay tuned, because I'll be posting more as time goes on.

I had a dismal sales day at the market this past weekend, which was funny because the market was busy and the weather was fabulous! Oh well. The good part is that I had a great time, chatting with other vendors and talking to folks attending the market. Every day can't be a zillion dollar day.

My enamels order from Fundametals came in and it was like Christmas! Jeanette is a wonderful person to do business with, and I highly recommend her shop for enamel, mixed-media, and metalwork supplies and tools. I got transparent and opaque enamels, and some Klyr-Fire. I had to wait til yesterday (Sunday) to play with everything, but it was SO worth it! I remembered most things from Melissa Manley's Hard Candy class at ArtBliss last year, and I made some nice enameled discs for pendants and earrings.

Apparently, yesterday was a Muse day, because somehow I made five new bracelets, one after the other. Awesome. I love it when that happens! Effortless creativity, using materials that have been sitting there all along, but finally decided to show me how they come together!

Some copper was etched, and this is the unfinished result....starting work on Halloween stuff, too.

Oh, and my shop has been updated with some more pieces. I'm trying to get my stock up before holiday shopping, so look to my Facebook page for updates!

I think that's it for the catch-up....for now, anyway!

Have a great week, everyone, and I hope to have more to show you in a few days!


Jenni said...

You have some really nice work there Christine...and such variety. The colors are gorgeous. Sorry to hear you had a bad sales day at the market... Your pieces are lovely...oh well...next time!

Laura Twiford said...

Sorry for the slow sales but that's great about the muse showing up!I need to get back to doing some enameled pieces too. I loved Melissa's class and that coupled with the recent one with Barbara and i'm itching to get working!4 big weeks left to summer and then i'll have some more time! yeah!

Aquariart said...

Hi Christine, You really got busy!! Love the red enamel washer and the copper etching of course. I was relieved yesterday at my Arts and Crafts Fair that the necklace with your copper tree pendant didn't sell because I am still so in love with it! It got a ton of ooos and aahhhs thought. Just had to tell you!

Karen Williams said...

Looks like it was a good week for art production, even if not for sales. Love the colors on your enamel discs, especially the deep orange red, like cooling lava. Do you sell them as components, or only in your finished work?

I'm jumping around visiting other Bead Soup blogs.

Andrea said...

Love all the new pieces! Great colors on the enamels. Looking forward to seeing your work at Arts Around the Lake. Keeping my fingers crossed we have good weather this year!!!


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