Category Archives: Crafts

Amazing Beaded Dome Ring video

Honestly, I’ve watched this twice. It isn’t something I’d ever make but watching the way she forms it is so mesmerizing. Check it out!

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Come on out to Auburn this weekend

wire wrapped, jewelry, gemstone

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

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I am home from the Holiday Craft Bazaar

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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!

Happy Birthday Eleanor Roosevelt!

Today, October 11, would be Eleanor Roosevelt’s 128th birthday.

Yes, she was a First Lady, a philanthropist, reformer, and mother but what I love about her is she was crafty! If you google Eleanor Roosevelt Images, you will get the impression that  if she was not in formal wear, she was knitting.

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Join me at the Holiday Craft Bazaar this Saturday!

holiday craft bazaar

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.

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Yes, I am closing my Etsy store!

If there are any items you’ve been putting off buying, it is time to order them on ETSY or email me to reserve them for you. I am signed up for 4 holiday bazaars or craft shows the next couple of months and will not be replacing the inventory in the ETSY shop. Here is some of what I am taking to the Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show at the Bonney Lake Justice Hall …

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It’s Holiday Bazaar Season!

Dunthor suitcaseI 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!