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!