Monday, December 29, 2008

Post Holidaze

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! It is always great when they come, and GREAT when they are over.
I had Christmas dinner at my house.....for the first time EVER, and I am pretty old never to have hosted the family Christmas before. What a lot of work!
Since the move, the house has not been totally "done", so now, the rooms had to look like actual rooms, cleaned, fresh sheets, blankets for all, etc, and lots of food needed to be cooked. Most of you know this drill.
So I noticed that in my normal life, when I have so much jewelry to make and shows to do, there are times when I LOVE being in the kitchen, or times I am wanting desperately to be cleaning a messy house. So now, when I had so much kitchen and house work to do, I longed to be in the studio!!! Isn't life weird?
My stepdaughter wanted a pair of copper hoop earrings for Christmas, which of course I don't normally make, so I was messing around in the studio on a break from "Christmas prep" to see what this would entail, and it was so much fun, I didn't want to quit! But I just didn't have the time. So today, post Holidays, I am going out to the studio to play around with copper. Perhaps if I make something interesting, I will post a picture here of what turns up!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Did you miss the sale?

If you missed the last sale, send me an email, and I can post some more pictures here of pieces I have left at HALF OFF. Let me know colors you like or stones, or pieces that are sold.
Maybe I could just post more pictures!!!!
I am sorry I didn't get the postcards out in time for people to plan ahead to attend the sale. I just wasn't functioning well the week prior, and as a result, things didn't get done.
I have heard of one artist, a potter, who takes one month off in the winter. This may sound luxurious, but believe me when I tell you she does about 50 shows in the other 11 months, so she really needs it. During that month, however, she says she will work here and there, and put the finished pots in her private "bank", and when she wants to take a day off, or is sick, she can make a "withdrawal" of work to get her through a show. I thought this was amazing. So perhaps, I need a Fun Girls Jewelry Bank, and the same principle could apply!!
How about a Fun Girls Credit Card?????

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Clearance Sale Tomorrow in Redwood City

I don't know if I have ever been to Redwood City! I am sure I have driven through.
Today I am doing all the final pricing of stuff for the Clearance Sale. I will probably find more STUFF as well.
What I won't have at the sale are my big art pieces, those with lots of glass beads, like the Chunky Monkeys, and the Crazy Chains. They just take too long to make to put on sale. But I have a lot of necklaces with glass, and of course lots of pieces with interesting stones.
Hope you can make the sale. I think it will be fun!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Seconds Pendants for Crazy Eights Sale

I found another whole box of "seconds" when I was moving the studio. Most have a small flaw somewhere, and some just didn't turn out as good as I like, so here they are! I have about 40 for the sale.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Davis Cancelled

I am not feeling well, so I had to cancel the Davis show, but I will still be at Redwood City on Sunday. I am laying in bed, updating this blog. Too amazing for words!
I hope to upload some more pictures of work for the Crazy Eights Sale, so check back in!

"Crazy Eights" Studio Clearance Sale

Where: The Fitzsimmon Center at St. Pius Church
1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City

When: Sunday, December 7th, 10-5 ......One Day ONLY

How: The sale price of HALF OFF all prices ending with an "8" will not be posted .
therefore, if someone hasn't received my card or email, they won't know about the
sale pricing. I intended the sale prices to be for my regular customers.

I have about 40 "seconds" glass heart and misc. pendants, and about 40 necklaces, with more odd ball things thrown in for fun!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Crazy Eights" Clearance Sale in Redwood City

As some of you know, I have been relocating my studio for a few months, seems the perfect time to have another 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 this show.
I had the first Clearance Sale last month, and since then I have discovered bags and boxes of things that I will have at this Clearance Sale. I will post directions and addresses soon.
The show is a holiday bazaar at St. Pius Church in Redwood City, on Sunday, December 7. The church is located on Woodside Road. I will ad a map link and address on the next post.
I am going to call this the Crazy Eights Sale, because every price that ends in an "8" is half off!!! I'll count the necklaces and see how many there are. I think I just wired up about 30 heart pendants that will be discounted. More info tomorrow.

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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 if you like.