Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stepping out on my own....

Last year, my beading buddy Keli and I did the Rock Shrimp Festival in St. Marys, Ga.

I did great: sold over $200 worth of my handcrafted jewelry.
Keli and I shared a booth and had a great time.

Well, Keli did have one lady who bought a bunch of stuff and turned out to have a bogus credit card so that part wasn't so fun but....we worked together setting up the tent and our tables, etc and it turned out great.

This year, my beading buddy Keli is living in another state. WAH!
Without her to help, I didn't think I'd be able to do Rock Shrimp. I was bummed.
Given how much I love doing festivals and craft fairs, this was really bringing me down.

So I've decided to step out in faith and turn in my application. I mailed it off this afternoon.


Now all I have to do is find a strong, reliable, honest helper!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Has it been that long??!!

My, how time flies when you're having a good time!
Seems as if it's been forever since I last posted here. Sorry about that, folks!

Since my last post I've gone full-time on my day job and celebrated my tenth anniversary. My husband and I were married September 3, 1999 in a courthouse in Carrollton, Georgia. Our daughters and son-in-law were our witnesses. I made all our silk floral headpieces and bouquets and the girls' gowns were thrift-store finds.

Going full-time at work has really cut into my beading time. I adore my job and wouldn't change a thing, but I must admit I have definitely missed my time at the bead board. So this weekend, I was determined to make time to bead and here are the results:

First, we have a necklace and bracelet set comprised of 17mm Czech glass swirl beads, Czech glass faceted, fire polished beads, bali style silver plated beadcaps and silver plated bicones.

Next is a five-strand necklace made of freshwater pearls, mother of pearl, glass seed beads and glass bugle beads.
I love multi-strand necklaces but they sure take a long time to make!!

I have added new items to my Artfire Shop. Go check it out!