Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The End is Near...

The end is in sight. The Blue Hill Holiday Craft Show is Saturday, Dec. 6. We have been producing like mad people! Oh my goodness, you should see the wonderful winter beads Chris has been making! We have penguins and snowmen, tiny pigs, tiny cows, most of which has been turned into earrings. The snowmen he made last night are amazing. The hats on their tiny heads have floppy brims and holiday trim, and the have scarves that are twisted glass, so they are multi-colored. I have been working on a frolic of tiny fairies, made from Swarovski crystals and Lucite butterfly wings from The Hole Bead Shoppe in Oklahoma. Some of the fairies come as a necklace/earring set and some are just earrings. I used organza (sheer) ribbon to make the necklaces. Last night, I also made a necklace and some earrings that match, but aren't a set. The necklace has a pendant of mosaic abalone and is strung with black Czech glass with the AB finish. I started a necklace with gray twist glass beads, gilt lined pale pink seed beads, and pink Swarovski crystals. I fought with that until bedtime, trying to get the pattern right, the length right, and enough beads to fill the length I needed. I think I restrung the silly thing 3 times before giving up and going to bed. So there's the update, we will post pics of things this weekend after the show, so you will have new stuff to look at soon!

1 comment:

Angie said...

I am anxious to see the photos! I love seeing what you and Chris produce as a team. Isn't it a good thing that beading creates such energy within us? Well, it would be better if mine was monitored with a little more common sense! But, it is the height of the biggest season for shows and it is hard to say "no" to an invitation to display. I think the best piece of advice I have read lately said to STOP creating a week before the show and just focus on preparing for the show. Sounds good, makes sense, but......... what fun is that?? We are heading off this weekend for our last show of the season -- maybe. I said that two shows ago........... and last week ......... and ..... Sending you wishes for tremendous success!

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