Early in the am…

This morning I decided to clean up my studio as it looks like a tornado of beads swept through it.

I’ve been working all week on replacing jewelry that I’ve sold and new pieces for a show I’m doing in a week. As I was putting beads and shosh away, I decided that I’d make something for myself. Something small to wear on the short vacation that I’m taking. I gave myself 45 minutes to design and put the piece together.

This is what I came up with:

happy monkeys

Awesome Weekend!

Reid Park setupThe Holiday Art Fair at Reid Park was a success! We met lots of cool people and had a gas! There were tons of local artists (shout-out to Jeff Rutherford at J. Olive Design. Just beautiful glass work. You can check out his stuff here : jolivedesign.etsy.com . And Monica at Southwest Bee Supply Inc. Delicious honey!) and a lot of new faces. I even saw with my very own peepers a woman pilfering a altered matchbox I made! She slipped it right into her purse! I couldn’t believe it! It was kinda funny actually. I figured it was too much trouble to call her on it. If it had been a more expensive item I might have. I try to look at it this way: If it was cool enough to steal, then I must be doing something right!

For our next show we’ll be heading to Pasadena, California! We’re checking out the Rose Bowl Flea Market. It looks like lots of fun and we’re looking forward to meeting lots of cool people. They’ve been doing this particular show every second Sunday for 45 YEARS! And it’s ENORMOUS! You can check out the people who organize the event here: http://www.rgcshows.com . Should be awesome! We’ll be in booth 613 in the Arts and Crafts section.