Monday, April 18, 2011

MUMC Arts + Crafts Show + Sale

MUMC Arts + Crafts Show + Sale is history for another year. Overall, I think the thing I was most pleased with was my display. I believe it's my most professional looking one to date. I was very pleased with the beautiful tablecloths I purchased from a catering supply place on the web. Plus the new wrought iron centerpiece worked out very well.

Only sold one big ticket item - and the gal who bought it tossed out the earrings that went with it in favor of other ones -- I mean literally tossed the three pieces down behind one of my black velveteen displays while I was waiting on another customer.

But the pink ribbon items went like hotcakes. Sold out all my purse charms and left with only 3 pair of earrings out of at least ten pair. Only sold one bracelet but the buyer combined it with a pair of earrings so I can't complain.

We had a good crowd. My friend Robyn did all right on her Kansashi sales. Her final buyer bought four at once.

Aside from the vendor across from me having a very loud and abrasive voice, it was a good day.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

What I've been up to

Spent most of the weekend in preparation for the craft fair next weekend.
Here are a few of the pieces I made--click on pix for close-up view
first: Crazy lace agate and citrine combine with hundreds of tiny glass delica beads in this interesting piece.

next: I love the fire and dazzle of celestial crystal beads. This tri-strand is a real stunner.

I dug out some old beading books and found this pattern. Now that I've made one, I'm hooked and want to do LOTS more!

and finally:
I call this piece "She Dances" because Josh Groban's song by that name kept waltzing through my head as I made it. I started it yesterday and finished it this afternoon. I'm also hooked on the bangle-type bracelet. I see many more of those in my future!

So there you have it.
The steroids appear to be having a mild effect on the pain. It has diminished back to the old familiar pressure under the left rib now but at least the bi-lateral anguish appears to be waning.
Now I'm going to go climb into my recliner and relax the rest of the evening.