Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Craft Show...I THINK I am Ready....

These past few weeks have flown by - I am attending my first Craft Show of the year this Saturday.  So, I have been trying to create like crazy.  Stand back - lots of pictures today and very little words!
Lively lampwork from JavaBead.  The two lampwork spacer beads are by Sue Kennedy of Sue Beads.  I love how they coordinate with the JavaBeads!

I love both the shape and the color of these lampwork beads by Sue Kennedy- it makes me yearn for a creamscicle (anyone else remember these frozen treats?)
More lovely lampwork by JavaBead

Yes - I was on a JavaBead binge! - Beautiful denim-blue.

More lovely lampwork by Sue Kennedy

I made my sister-in-law a gold bracelet for Christmas (she does not wear copper or silver).  Her house was burglarized last Tuesday and they took her bracelet.  Since I do not work with gold very often, I had some on hand from the last bracelet I made for her- so I replaced it with this. 
Lovely - and I mean lovely - lotus pendant by Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf fame.  I flanked the pendant with some ceramics by Natalie McKenna.
I CANNOT stop making the spiral link chain that I learned in the e-course by Kerry Bogert!

My new love - Jasper.  I am determined to find it in every color, as I believe Mother Nature would want me to!

My mother fell in love with this necklace the second I pulled it out of the tumbler.
This focal was handmade by Melissa Meman of Melismatic Art Jewelry (whom I met at artBLISS last year - such a sweet lady)! She posted this focal and others on her blog and said she would "maybe list it on Etsy"...I was so glad she did! I have no idea how she created this masterpiece but I plan on quizzing her at artBLISS this year...I hope she is going!

I hate to pick a favorite - but this one is truly IT for me!  I ordered these beads from Sue Kennedy's direct website  (as opposed to her other shop on Etsy).  They were so pretty that I wanted to try and make them even more special.  So, I bought a Rolled Bead Tutorial EARLY LAST YEAR (ahem) and dug it out.  I really love how this necklace turned out!

Of course I made earrings!
There is more to show here, but I fear blogger will crash if I attempt to post any more photos!

 I still have 3 necklaces to finish up before Saturday morning - they have been "made" but I need to antique, buff, and tumble.  In the meantime, my little world is expecting its first substantial snowfall tonight/tomorrow in FOREVER!  I am so freaking excited!  It has been way too long...
Thank you for stopping by!  I love to read your comments! :)  Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. Everything is so absolutely gorgeous, Patti! You have been busy :) I am glad you like the components you got from me. I will be happy to share...I learned it from Stephanie Lee. Now, I want to go buy a bunch of lampwork!!

  2. WOW! I am wordless!!! Stunning creations!!

  3. Patti - what beautiful jewelry! You really nailed the spiral link -it looks so good. I am with you about the Jasper - there are so many kinds - I always see something new. Good luck at your show.

  4. Beautiful jewelry! Best wishes for a successful show.

  5. Everything looks great Patti! I love Sue Kennedy's beads. I wish I had endless funds to buy them . I hope you have many shoppers with endless funds to buy your beautiful jewelry!! Good luck with the show!

  6. Your jewelry is all so beautiful, I'm sure you'll have great success! Good luck and have fun!

  7. You have been so busy. I love your new work. but my fav is the copper with the rolled beads. I would love to see that tutorial. Those beads are super. Good luck Saturday. By then all the snow will have melted!! Stay warm.

  8. Beautiful jewelry, Patti!! I love all of it! Those rolled beads are really cool. Good luck with the show and have a good time.

  9. So much to love and admire here! My top 3 are the green and orange JavaBead bracelet, the Sue Kennedy graduated colors bracelet, and the one that is your favorite. But ALL are so gorgeous. Your sister-in-law must be sick about being robbed. That was so nice of you to make another piece for her. Best of luck at the show!

  10. You've been very busy!! Everything is beautiful....

    Good luck with the show!!

  11. I think... no, I know I am in love with your creations! Your bracelets are so 'you', I love that about them. While is sad your SIL has been robbed, you cannot but admire the good taste in jewelry the robbers had!
    Good luck at the show - you'll do so well with all these beauties.

  12. Fingers crossed for a great, successful show Patti! Good luck!! You've got some beauties here - and no doubt they are even more impressive in person :)

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  14. These are all so gorgeous! Hope the show was a great success! Love your new rolled beads,too. How clever!

  15. Hope your show was great! Will you catch us up with a blog post?
    I love the rolled beads and Yes I remember cream sickles. Yum!

  16. Patti, I am just loving all of these gorgeous wirework and lampwork pieces - some of my favorite combinations of all! You have been working hard and the creative bug has truly hit hard - you're on top of your game! I absolutely love the cross by Melissa - sooooo amazing! Best of luck to you at your show & have fun!!!

  17. Patti, you are aging us LMBO creamsicles were my favorite. Your Jewelry is beautiful. I am truly inspired.