March 24, 2009

My bird charms have finally found a home

Last Summer I was in a charm swap, Summer Birds, were I received 20 plus charms in this swap. I have had them stored in a zip bag up until this last weekend. When I figured out what I wanted to do with them. Usually I attached my charms to a necklace or bracelet. Then it hangs on a hook until I decide to wear it. With my birds I wanted to do something different, but was not sure what, until now. I snagged a small branch from the ground under my elm tree. Took out my wire, link chain, jump rings and charms. Wrapped the wire, hung the link chains and attached each charm to the chains to hang down.
Then at the bottom I incorporated my Birdie that I made a few weeks back in Sally Jeans class. Glitter legs and all.
So now hanging from the hook they have a great view out my kitchen window. It makes a great addition to my kitchen.
I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do.
Another Belive in yourself Quote - Understand that you will always have one person upon whom you can depend -- yourself. by: Sonya Friedman

March 19, 2009

Work keeps me busy

My vendor Event at Crafty Wonderland went well. Sold several items and met a lot of other great vendors. While at the event there was a film crew doing a piece for Handmade Nation. The indie craft movement. You can see a preview of the documentary film here. The film premiers at The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland on April 3rd and 4th. Faythe Levine’s came away with over 80 hours of footage for her documentary after traveling several thousand miles and interviewing close to 50 crafters in 15 cities.
Here are some of my pendants, rings and earrings I have left after the event. I have put them out on my online shop.
Aha Moment Adjustable Ring
Here Froggie froggie domino earrings
"Oh Look Garage Sale" double sided soldered pendant
Ready for Spring flower pot domino earrings
"The Art of Life is" double sided soldered pendant

As I was packing up after the event I went to pull my car around and it would not turn over. Oh great, the battery was dead. I’m greatful that it was not that morning on my way to the event. I was able to get a jump and left my car running as I loaded up my table and other items. Got home. Though the next day I went out to see if my car would start and nothing. The charge didn’t keep. So it was definitely time for a new battery.
My car is ready and raring to go now. I’m keeping my eyes out for other vendor possibilities. So stay tuned to read more. As well as other creations are brewing in my head.
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