Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I have yet more good news & blessings. Yes, there's that silly picture over there to the left again. I got myself published in our local paper, The Dover Post. I am silly aren't I? I also visited the local craft stores with a flier I made & asked people in our Sunday school class to vote for me. My husband is such a trooper putting up with me & my crazy ideas.
My other good news... I've been accepted to my first juried show. I'm super excited as I've had the chance to volunteer for the Dover Officer's Spouses' Club Craft Show. Last year, the club gave away just under $49,000 to local, state & national clubs. In addition, some of the money was used to provde scholarships to dependants of military. It was also an outlet for me to have some good grown up time :) After I received my acceptance letter, I was running around singing "The Best Day Ever" . Rick kept trying to remind me the kids were napping.
I've been working to contact everyone that has emailed me or left a comment on my post. I'm a little behind, but I promise I'll write you a note.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I am so overwhelmed by the words, support & votes from family, friends, blog friends & complete strangers I've met along the way. I think things really started sinking in Thursday night. I couldn't sleep as I thought of local friends here in Dover telling me they'll miss me next year. I have friends that had all their family members & friends vote for me. One of my sister's friends worked as a jewelry photographer for HSN & sent her some great advice to pass on to me. I have all sorts of new people visiting my blog & leaving such nice comments. I have blog friends that did a post to vote for me. I completely feel like a winner with all this love around me. Thank you!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I had a ball. There was so much to look at & I got to spend some money & just take in the eye candy.
This vintage pin was my big buy. I sooo love her. It caught my eye right away. I hate it when vendors know I'm hooked :) Everyone was really nice there though. Most of them gave me good deals without me even asking. I also bought some vintage hankies, vintage buttons & vintage junk jewels to work with.
This guy had the coolest stuff! I bought some metal & wood printing press letters & designs. I got my initials & my business name initials.
I have more pics on my flickr account.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I entered Interweave Press's Bead Star contest. I sooooo stressed out about this one. I could only enter one piece per catagory & the catagories had to be designed with 75% of that material. I'm such a mixed material gal that I was bummed. Seriously, I think I drove my hubby mad. After all, it was only a contest about stringing beads, right? Yea, yea hea was right & now I've regained my right mind. So here they are, in no particular order. I hope to become Kelly Clarkson & not Sanjaya (how scarey he has his own Wikipedia entry). This Thursday I'll find out if something made the cut.
Monday, June 2, 2008
These are some vintage glasses I own. The wide mouthed one on the left has my acrylic rhinestones. The blue Ball jar is empty at the moment. My dogs just like to hang out & guard the old stuff.
The green wire basket was one I received eons ago with some Bath & Body works spa products. I kept the basket for years knowing it would come in handy one day. In front of it are vintage bottles. I plan to decorate them as it was shown in Somerset Life. I'd like to hang some jewelry from the necks of the bottles.
One day, when we finally settle down (Is that even possible?) I'd like to keep my jewelry displayed around my studio. I have this cute hand my mom gave me to display all the fun rings that are currently my new obsession. I got this iron piece from Target for only $10. I plan on using it for shows & loading it up with bracelets. Right now it's in my studio on my floor with a few pieces. It just doesn't have a home.
The last thing I'd love to have is my form filled to the hilt with jewelry.
EDITED: Just had a conversation with hubby. We're leaving in 48 days. I have 3 weeks to pack. EEKKK! I'm a little stressed out. I don't let the packers have my beads & I don't think I want them with my vintage stuff too. I don't technically pack, but it's the sorting.