Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Dirty Little Rumor...(The Holiday Season Cometh SOON!)

Yep and it's what 3 months away till Christmas! But, but the "bazaar gift show season" is hmmmm 6-7weeks away YIKES!
Now in past years that time line never really entered into my conscious reality. Oh but not this year! This year it's suddenly become a very real part of my reality! Ya see Helena and I decided we would share a table at the big charity holiday bazaar here in town. Why you may ask? My only answer is that in a moment of weakness I saw all those pesos flash before my eyes (think of how much bird food we could buy) and I told Helena it was a great idea. Oye now all I see when I close my eyes is the word STUPID tattoo on my eyelids!! What was I thinking?? Obviously I wasn't thinking!! Because on top of the bazaar the first Artist Walk&Sale is the week before! Am I anywhere close to being prepared?? The answer is NOOOOOO!! I've been selling a piece or two a week at the store. Now mind you that's very good since this is known as the month of death here. Any way a piece or two a week is a perfect speed for me to KEEP UP WITH. But not to get ahead with. My only saving grace is Helena & Miguel are closing the store for 3 weeks to go on vacation. Soooo I'm figuring if I only sleep 2 hours a day and make jewelry the rest of the time I should be in "fine fettle" when the show and bazaar get here! Or maybe not.

Here are a couple of necklaces I made for the sales. This one inside the heart cage I placed one of LeAnn's (Summers Studio) ever so adorable clay birds. The other heart at the closure is a piece of "new amber" Amber dust and chips that are melted down and mixed with resin. It looks good but it's not real ancient amber. Coure it's a heck of a lot cheeper then real amber. The stones are actual lovely caramel colored agates. I paired them with some cool 14mm brown glass balls.
Close up of the "caged bird"
The other piece, I made with a string of rutilated quartz and nice warm fall-winter colors of tourmaline. Although you know me I had to add just a tiny bit of rhinestones into the mix. :)
The focal is a piece Lynn Davis (LLYYNN) made. It's pewter with a bezel made of foil paper and resin. She was trying to recreate the look of  dichroic glass. I think she did a darn good job.
So there ya have it and I'm on my way. Hmmmm I think I only have????more pieces to make and I'll be ready set!! I just wish I could make that stupid tattoo on the inside of my eyelids go away! :)

Next post I'll show you some polymer clay I've been experimenting with. I'm darn tickle to say the least It really looks like carved bone.
But until then kids have an audacious art filled day, no matter where in the world you are.  p;)                                                       


stregata said...

Very lovely necklaces, Hermanita! When I saw the first one, this quote came immediately to mind: "hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul..."
BTW, is there a mule scheduled your way any time soonish?
Now - make more jewelry!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Pattie, your necklaces are wonderful. You've been busy! Thanks so much for stopping by, sure appreciate it. Sounds like you can take a 10 minute break from creating! Ha ha. Take care! Riki

SummersStudio said...

Love the little birdie in the heart! So much for retirement, heh? I had people buying Christmas presents in September. You'll do it. It will all get done!

Diana said...

I certainly know what it is like to say "Yes" then when the reality of the commitment settles in asking myself what the h... was I thinking. May I encourage you to pace yourself and take time out to nurture your spirit. Your piece with the rhinestones is my favorite (it's wonderful, Pattie) and I are both "bling" girls and anything with that sparkle speaks to me. Good luck with your sale and enjoy the process.

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