And join me at the Auburn Eagles Holiday Bazaar on Sunday!
It’s time to buy those Holiday gifts!
I’ll have lots of jewelry:
wire wrapped, gemstone pendants,
a whole basket of hemp and gemstone bracelets,
and trays of gemstone earrings.
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: 702 M St SE, Auburn WA 98002
I am home from the Holiday Craft Bazaar, it went from 9-2 today. I got up and drove out to Bonney lake, about 40 minutes, and I had a profitable day. There wasn’t a lot of traffic and Kim and I were on the second floor and the elevator overheated and had to be closed around noon. Since it was to benefit the senior center and a lot of the customers were also pretty senior, many did not come up the stairs to see us. I talked to most of the upstairs merchants and I know a lot of them didn’t make a sale all day. The one booth that almost sold out was the milk jug butterfly guy. Their wings are angled because they are cut from the corner of the plastic jug, see the picture in the slideshow.
The first wave who arrived right at nine were obviously crafters looking for ideas because they took pictures of my stuff and asked me all about the decoupaged suitcase I display my necklaces in. Finally around lunchtime more people showed up and a few turned out to be people who even knew me through Scott having worked out at MOE for so long.
Having my SquareUp card reader was great because only two of us were able to take credit cards. I also had 5s and 1s to make change. I need to add food to the checklist, I thought there would be some there or some nearby so I just brought a Lara bar and some chocolate, bad idea. I am still trying to recover from the migraine.
The suitcase really did work perfectly, The decoupage looks really busy in the pictures but is a nice background in person. I need to get clip on lights that can be powered by batteries because the room was pretty dark overall. Here is the best part, I hung up all the necklaces and then with the suitcase still standing upright, I pushed a pillow in and closed it around it. Then carried it by the handle on its side and when I got there I opened the suitcase and the pillow fell out and all the necklaces were still in position! Ya, that is how I planned it to work but I am still amazed that it worked. Because of that, I needed only 5 minutes to set up my whole table. I love it when stuff works!
Please join me at the Holiday Craft Bazaar this Saturday
October 13th, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. At the Justice Center, 9002 Main Street E, Bonney Lake WA
I’ll have jewelry, scarves, and a few miniature vases, plaques, etc.
Click this link for more information and directions: Holiday Craft Bazaar This Saturday | City of Bonney Lake.
I love Holiday Bazaar season! Here is what I’ve been working on today… can’t tell what it is? It is a gutted suitcase and I am decoupaging the interior to make a display for necklaces and scarves at the holiday bazaars I have scheduled for this month and next month. It is one of the first roller suitcases from Samsonite and is in great shape. I am using shredded catalogs and I am going to continue layering and then I’ll figure out a way to add pegs or hooks to hang stuff from. I think it will be handy for transport and for display. Email or call If you will be in the South King County area October/November and want to see me at a show!
Admit it… you know you want to make this. Now ask yourself, who on your Christmas list deserves one of these? Just think how classic a fine faux taxidermy creation would look in your den. Everyone has a den right?
I didn’t post this before because I didn’t want it to intrude on or distract from my Gracie updates but these are the cards I got when I asked about finding her.
What is interesting is that no familiarity with cards is needed to interpret either of these cards. Look how the three is showing a group effort, papers being shown around and even a column, (the posts I was stapling signs to). Then, looking just at the picture and wiping any memorized meanings from your head, Judgment shows the action of either calling or hearing a call. Obvious, but sometimes cards are that simple. This reading says to hang up signs, talk to people, trust in cooperation, drive around calling and stay close to a phone and to home to respond to a call, and that is exactly what happened — amazing! Read the rest of this entry »
Well, here they are!
The verdict? They are comfortable to wear, fun to make and I love them. I realized during my photography session that I either need a mannequin arm or a friend with daintier wrists than mine. :) You can see from the pictures that some can be worn as both necklaces and bracelets. I am having fun rummaging through my bead bin and scrounging cool buttons for closures.
Creating is fun, photography is hard, but now that I have them all photographed I will get them measured and listed in my Etsy store tomorrow. So far I am making them to fit a 6.5 inch wrist (mine), but I’d be happy to make them in custom colors or lengths, call or email me with your ideas! Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite…
Check out my store on Etsy! I am moving the jewelry and amulets and adding all the earrings and bracelets I’ve never listed anywhere before. I’ll be adding handspun yarns and hand-dyed fiber as soon as I get yardage calculated. My shop is dedicated to my mom who taught me to crochet, knit, and be generally crafty and also my mom-in-law who taught me to spin and gifted me with my first drop spindle and spinning wheel. Happy Mother’s Day to you both!
So what happened? Why am I finally putting items in a store that has been forlorn and empty for almost a year? Because… I finally figured out how to use a lightbox. Yeah, stupid thing to be held up on, I know. It was just one more skill that I didn’t have time to figure out. If you need a lightbox, check out this one: The cowboy studio portable light tent. I really like it. It folds flat and fits in the closet. Here is a small sample of store items…