Tuesday, October 28, 2008

50% OFF Selected items

I am still working on sale items, and a lot of them will be 50% off.
New designs, and new glass pendants will not be discounted, but these will be a small percentage of jewelry at the clearance sale.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

60 Necklaces and Counting for the Clearance Sale

So far I have 60 necklaces for the Preferred Customers Studio Clearance Sale, amoung other things. There are lots of misc items too. Some of these will be up to 50% off the regular retail price with YOUR POSTCARD or EMAIL PRINTOUT!!!!
I am at the old studio today, so when I go to the 'new' house tomorrow, I will snap some photos of the sale items and get them posted here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Studio Clearance Sale in Orinda

As some of you know, I am busy relocating my studio to the new house. SOOOO...it seems the perfect time to have a STUDIO CLEARANCE SALE!!
There will be lots of odds and ends, designs that never made it to the shows, overstocked beads and SECONDS!!! I love seconds, so I hope you do too. These are mostly glass pendants that have a flaw, so I wouldn't take them to a show, but I will discount them at Orinda.
I hope to have some pictures up before the show, November 1 & 2, but my photography studio isn't set up yet, so I hope that happens.
The show will be at the Orinda Holiday Bazaar, at the Orinda Community Center. I am in room 6, so those of you expecting to see me in my old spot in the auditorium will have to search down a hallway for me. I have the WHOLE ROOM to myself!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Getting Ready for Orinda

A milestone has been passed - from now until March of 2009, all my shows will be indoors. This is a good thing!! In this business, the weather can effect your sales. It has been a pretty long time since I can remember losing a show day to rain, and that isn't all good news. We need the rain so badly, that it would be GREAT to lose a show day! But not this year.
John and I took a day off yesterday and drove to Lake Comanche, which is only about 12 miles from our new house. It was pretty desolate, being October, but it is easy to see how busy it must be in the summer, with the boat docks, lots of camping and special activity areas. But it was also incredibly low, as in "no water". This is the water source for the East Bay, so now I can understand when a few of my customers were talking about installing low flush toilets, and conserving water.
In the new house, we will have to pay for extra water usage, so I am beginning to research how much water it takes to do stuff, like flush the toilet. I also wanted to save my bath water for the landscaping, but I couldn't figure that one out. Give me time!! I am getting ready for Orinda right now, so that will have to wait.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Chilly Weather

It must be fall. The weather here is chilly, and we are thinking about turning on the heat for the first time in the new house.
My new studio is still in process....the electrician was here today hooking it up. That's not done, and there is so much more to do. I will be working in my old studio until it is ready. I can't really think about when that might be. It needs painted too, and my ventilation system needs installed, and THEN I can pack up all the stuff in my old studio, and move it. Wow. I hate even seeing it all in print.
I must end this post now. I think I am hyperventilating.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Montclair Village ( Oakland ) This Weekend

It looks like rain this coming Saturday, October 4 & 5, and I can't complain because we sure need it. However, I will be on the sidewalks of Oakland on Saturday and Sunday, so it may be a little dicey.
We set up in the morning on Saturday, and if it is raining, they will postpone this set up, and if the rain stops, we will set up then and proceed for the weekend.

However, if it isn't raining in the morning, we will set up, and stay there all day, rain or shine.
I am located on the corner of Mountain Blvd. and La Salle, right in front of the old WaMu bank. I wonder if it will have a new name?

People are wondering about the economy, and other people's lives, I have found. My show last weekend in Walnut Creek was good-not great but better than average. Several artists selling had a very good show, selling major pieces of art. Some artists didn't do so well, but it is usually this way at the shows.

Some people are still enjoying life. If you aren't, come to Montclair this weekend!!
Sorry no new pics. The photography equipment is still packed up, in the new house, and I am writing this post from my empty old house, with the working 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.