Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Family Health Matters

Sorry about the lack of posts. I had a family health problem that demanded my presence in the Bay Area. I am looking forward to posting as soon as I get back to work. I am ready to go to work too, after hanging around a hospital for four days! I wish I had taken some work to do there, but it didn't happen, so I hope to write soon.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fun in San Francisco

I got home from San Francisco yesterday, and what a great time I had! The weekend weather was perfect, and the people flocked to the Contemporary Crafts Show at Fort Mason on Saturday. Sunday was less crowded. The quality of the work was really impressive, with metalsmiths in attendance that I see regularly in the major jewelry magazines, and fantastic clothing from artisans around the country. It was a good thing I couldn't leave my booth- there was some clothing I was dying to buy!
It was wonderful to see so many familar faces. I sold a lot of my new pendants and it is great when people like my new work. I wish I had taken some pictures at the show to post! I will in the future.
I stayed in the city a few blocks from the hotel, so it was easy to walk out of the hotel to the busy San Francisco streets for dinner and drinks. I had the most amazing macaroni and cheese, with lobster no less, that I have ever tasted!!! Monday I treated myself to a cab to go to the new Barneys at Union Square, then Saks, Neimans, Bloomingdales, etc- etc. Lots of fun.
Now back to reality. I am doing my taxes and I am so happy NOW that I wasn't tempted to buy anything at Barney, Saks, Neimans, etc. etc. !!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Snow is Gone

I thought I would take this picture of my studio before we get more snow. There has been so much snow this year that we couldn't get up our driveway until last week... and that was from the first of January! We had a LOT of snow!!! I thought I was going to have to load the van for the show by carrying everything down the driveway in several feet of snow and ice!

Working on good things for the San Franciso show. Gotta go up the hill to work.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Handmade in LA

I am so excited that this upcoming show in San Franciso is indoors. Sounds crazy, but trying to anticipate cold, hot or wet weather for outdoor shows is difficult, especially when I want to look as good as possible in these same clothes! I feel my "eye" for what jewelry looks good on women has certainly developed over the course of my jewelry career, but this same eye hasn't transferred to what clothing looks good on me!

I was just in L.A. for the weekend, and went into a clothing store in the Silver Lake district. I am a lover of hanmade clothing anyhow, so when I learned that all of the clothes in this store were made in the store by two sisters, I could feel my credit card slipping out of my pocket! I tried something on, I was doubtful. The owner told me I looked good in it, and of course my inner critic wondered if she were trying to make a sale. A different little voice told me it was the kind of clothing that doesn't come along again, so I decided to trust her judgement. I am so glad I bought this piece! I DO look good in it! And I love it. It will be in my collection for a very long time, and I would be shocked to ever see anyone else wearing one. Maybe I can get a photo up here. The shop is Matrushka Construciotn on Sunset Blvd- http://www.matrushka.com/

Now, back to the studio!

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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.