One of the things on my “must learn to do” list has been metal etching. I finally tried it recently and now I’m hooked! It’s a little unpredictable how each piece will turn out, but that’s part of the fun.
Well…the craft festival was in a nice area, and was run by very nice people, but the attendance and sales were disappointing – for me, at least. I barely made enough to cover my fees and travel expenses. Apparently there were several other events including a larger, more established art show going on in the area so I’m guessing that’s where all the shoppers went. But that’s how it goes!
On the plus side, I posted pictures of my show setup on Flickr and was surprised how many views they’ve gotten! Here are a few of them-
You would not believe how hard it was to stuff this glove! The hand is impossibly small so I used a long handled paintbrush to stuff tissue into the fingers. The rest I filled with pantyhose.
My favorite pictures were actually the ones I took early in the morning – I love all the dramatic shadows!
To see more, go to my Flickr page at www.flickr.com/photos/lilruby!
The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Festival is coming up in less than a week, and I’m busy getting ready! Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on-
I don’t make bracelets very often – why I don’t know, but lately I’ve been in the mood. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…
…and now I need to get back to work!
I just love these little beetle charms! You can get these, and tons of other cool stuff from B’Sue Boutiques – a great supplier of American made brass findings.
I’m looking forward to selling my jewelry at the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair in Kansas City next month! I haven’t done this show before, but it looks like a lot of fun and there are a bunch of great indie artists participating.
Earrings are usually big sellers and I always try to have lots of new ones on hand for craft shows. Here are a few pair I just made – now I need to get busy and make more!
To see more about Strawberry Swing go to http://www.theindieswing.com
This is how the Egyptian beetle project turned out – it took some doing getting the pieces to fit well on the cuff bracelet but all in all I’m pretty pleased with it!
The brass beetle charm and the stamping beneath it were purchased at www.bsueboutiques.com.