Thursday, December 4, 2008

kathy s and her beadwork

kathy s came over and showed me her beautiful beadwork jewelry.i loved her color combo with beads..really creative work .
we do diferent work but all unique and hanscrafted. she will be in a show dec 13th while my albany show is this weekend. im ready,i made a few earrings to match the necklaces.pearls and crystals is the theme for a dressy time.
im starting to get the holiday fever.took a class with bobby and made the 6wire hanger tree with a tinsel garland and a string of 50 cute..came home and timed it and made another in 1 hr for mom. now if i only have time to decorate the house....ciao bebe

Monday, November 24, 2008

my saturday craft show

oh what a show.i was so impressed with all the other crafters works.what a talented and friendly group of ladies.polly,patty,jan,joyce,carol, linda..and all the others .did they bake up a storm for the bakery..mmmm
i did barter a bracelet for a knitted hat in my favorite colors turquoise/purple/lialac/blue...its really cute and so much nicer then store bought.i sold pearl necklaces and more bracelets then earrings surprisingly..we had brisk sales early,then it quieted down and then towards the end picked up again.i was surprised considering the economy but people were just buying one or two pieces instead of 4 or 5.quite understandable.but i had a great time and met alot of new friends. ok now i have to get ready for my next show in albany,ca.a town next to berzerky lol

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


michaels had a sale..i loaded down on sterling silver supplies.i was running out of everything.even got gold filled pins and connectors as well as crimps in both ss. g.f..
i noticed the beads are getting shorter and shorter but the price stays the same,kinda like the food size and repackaging smaller amounts. interesting that people were not buying the beads.
i have several ideas for bracelets using crystals and jade and pearls and bali silver. i hope they sell this sat at the holiday boutique.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Buying Handmade makes for better gift-giving.

The giver of a handmade gift has avoided the parking lots and long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful. If the giver has purchased the gift, s/he feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that canbe seen and touched. It is the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing.

Buying handmade is better for people.

The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.

hello beautiful

hi beauties
well i did first blog for my jewelry biz..i hope everyone enjoys it as much as i do.i will be posting pics of latest creations but remember they sell fast so it might not be available by the time u read this blog.
i got a new casio exilim and ive been experimenting.great teeny camera,fits in my evening purse and has a 2 1/2 '' screen and takes videos woowhoo..
this weekend i made 4 pearl bracelets some with coral some with crystals and some with jade..i sold them all and didnt have time to take a pix so i will go back to this persons house to take pix..i also like to take pics of the jewelry on the buyer ,that way i remember the piece and the person.. ok thats all for today..ciaobebes