Friday, April 27, 2007

Show Time

What a week it has been! I finally went to the doctor on Tuesday and was given antibiotics for a serious sinus infection. I have been trying to fight it for weeks and it just took me down. I have been home, taking it easy. Just what the doctor ordered! It has given me a chance to sort my jewelry for the show in Williamsburg this week-end. By Sunday I should be feeling much better. I am looking forward to the show. I really enjoy meeting the people who stop by my booth and comment on my work. My main bead work is free form peyote and not all people "get it". I find though, that the show goers at this show do appreciate the hand made quality and uniqueness of the art there. The hosts of Art on the Square do a really good job. I really appreciate being accepted into their show. Because I don't have a lot of time to devote to my bead work, I only apply to a couple of shows a year. I will also be doing The Seawall Festival in Portsmouth in August. That is a very hot show, but one of my favorites as well. The first year I did the show, which was also my very first show, I won honorable mention. What a surprise and confidence builder that was! It reinforced to me that yes, Bead Work Is ART.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Beautiful Day

What a nice day. Great weather. Burt worked outside in the yard. Tried yet another idea to keep the dogs from digging! I cut glass today and it is firing now. I also set up my new light tent. Ugh! It is huge, too big. What was I thinking! It is big enough for my grand-kids to play in. Anyway, I took some pictures in it. I will post some. It is an ongoing process for me to learn to take good pictures.
On a more somber note: My thoughts and prayers are with all the VT families and friends. Angels were sent to Heaven.....

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Rainy Days

It has been a rainy Sunday. A very nice day for beading, watching movies and taking care of business at home. I have been beading embroidered cuffs for the Art in The Square show in Williamsburg on April 29. This will be a new design for me this year. It is so much fun to do. I bead a random, freeform pattern with lots of color. Now that I have made a few though, I am anxious to begin a freeform peyote necklace, my first beading love. I will try to attach a picture of one of the necklaces I have kept for myself. Yes, I must go start a new necklace!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Anniversary Fun!

We had a fun time at Bead Haven this past week-end celebrating our anniversary. The discounts in the eggs were a nice surprise to all the customers. What a nice way it was to say Thank You to them.
Three people even received a 50% discount off their purchase. It sure made Jennifer King happy!