Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018- Spring is almost here

Its March!
 It's almost spring, and even though I am in sunny California, spring is always welcome. My usual start to spring is the Belmont Arts and Crafts show, which is a very small show in the Carlemont Shopping Center in Belmont California.
This year is supposed to be cold, and possibly rainy, but it will be so nice to get out and about again.
As much as I would like to be telling you about all the exciting experiments I did on my "winter vacation", I must report truthfully that I didn't do too much. Most of December is taken up with physically resting from the show season, and participating in the Holidays as much as my depleted energy will allow.
I went on  my annual pilgrimage to the Tucson Gem Show to restock my dwindling supply of unusual, or unusually beautiful jewelry components. I did some annual studio cleaning, and I created some new designs, and did some thinking about future designs.
Most of the winter I experienced a lot of grief related down time, and I have come to understand that I am pretty helpless when I am in it's grip. It feels like depression, but it's not really depression. It feels like lethargy, but not exactly the same. It feels like I can't get anything done, and that is the bottom line. One day I'll have a semi-normal day and I can cross items off the list. Lots of days I forget to do a list, and lots of days I lose the list anyhow. I am however much more functional than last year. I look back on last year and wonder how on earth I made it through. I must say a sincere thank you to all of you who patiently and kindly showed up and persevered with me at a show or two when I was completely overwhelmed. I made a lot of mistakes, but as I have always been fond of saying, thank the Goddess I am not a brain surgeon!
Hope to see you at an art show near you this year!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This weekend is the annual Crocker Holiday Craft show in Sacramento. The Crocker is a respected art museum in Sacramento, and this show benefits the museum. It is NOT however at the museum - it is at the Scottish Rite Center off of J Street. Very Googleable.
Here is a video I shot in Orinda after the show, so it is a good preview of some of the pieces I will have at Sacramento.
AND - since I have never worked with videos before, I am not sure if I have to post this first - then see if it works? It looks good now, but who knows if it will work?
So sorry to waste your time if it didn't. But lots of fun if it did!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Orinda Holiday Bazaar is Next Saturday Nov. 18

Here is a new piece for the Orinda Holiday Bazaar 2017. I was hoping it would enlarge so you could see the rich color of the Buffalo Horn Beands, that runs from a taupe, black to creamy beiges and a little bit of ochre.

I have done this Orinda Bazaar for ...EVER.. and it is fun every year. One day only, and I am in the very front entrance of the Orinda Rec Center. Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Saratoga Map below - Shell Neckpiece - Detail

Here is a little better look at the shell necklace. AMAZING!
I am booth number 562- facing North College Ave

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Menlo Park THis Weekend - And Friday

I will be showing my new work at the Menlo Park Sidewalk Art Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The show is downtown Menlo Park, and my booth is on Santa Cruz Ave. in front of the Wells Fargo at the corner of Chestnut.
This is a sidewalk show, so the streets are not closed, and there are no tents down the middle. I am on a comfortable corner, and across the street behind my back is La Boulanger. I face the Wells Fargo bank.
Hope you can make it!
My other blog is FunGirlsJewelryPhotosite.blogspot.com
Don't ask me why I have two blogs!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


I am slowly getting the photography done for my website. There are a whole lot of things that haven't worked, but I am happy with some of the results so far.

My line of Sterling Silver Signature earrings is what I have been focusing on, and I would like to start with several pictures of each style on the website. I started using these green felt rocks, and I think that since the size of it stays the same, online shoppers will be able to gauge the relative size of each of the styles of earrings. The shadow things are irritating me, but I will just keep working on it.

Small Squiggle - Posts with pearls

1" twisted half hoops, with pearls

Friday, May 27, 2016

What am I doing??

I ask myself this question daily.
What ( usually with a TF added) am I doing today?

Lately the answer to this question had been "building my website".  I have talked about this for about 7 years or so now, and I am finally at it. It is everything I thought it would be...and more. I have invested hours just to learn how to scale a simple banner on my homepage. I have changed the design about three times now, and I hope I don't change it again.  I have agonized over font choices, and there aren't that many to choose from. I haven't even started the photography or writing yet, mostly because while experiencing this always -painful - software - learning curve, I am also in the studio actually making the work I am going to put on the website. Agonizing choices there too, I might add.

So I will be saved next weekend by the Sacramento Art Fiesta. This was one of my early shows, and I have always enjoyed it. It is a little smaller than in years past, and there isn't quite as much "Fine Art" as in years past, but it is still a fun show.

My booth is in front of Talbots, so if it gets too hot I run in there to cool off. This year doesn't look too hot, so I hope to see a lot of Fun Girls out for their jewelry fix. I will be focused on fun stuff next week instead of the website saga, so I hope you can make it!

Click here for a map to my location at the Pavillions
This is really a great turquoise/aqua jasper, but this photo is a little more electric than the actual stone.

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Calaveras County, California, United States
I love the stones and pearls, and the magic that happens when I combine them, and then again combined with the glass I make. You can find me at an Art show somewhere in Northern California most weekends during the spring and summer. Email me at FUNGIRLSJEWELRY@Gmail.com if you like.