Thursday, October 22, 2009

Danville Fall Crafts Festival This Weekend

I havn't been to a show in Danville for a few years. I almost didn't make it this year either. I broke a toe Monday night, and I really didn't think I was going to go to Danville. Today, however, I am either used to the limping, or it is better, so I am going to go.
My booth is on Hartz Ave, facing south, close to School St. My number is 341. Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Danville Fall Festival This Weekend

I havn't checked the weather yet for the upcoming weekend show. I am limping around with what I think is a broken toe. Bad weather and a broken toe may keep me at home this weekend!! I think I will check my weather source.
I will post my location tomorrow or the next day if I know I am going to make it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Winter White- Blankets With Your Menu

Do they do "Winter White" in California, or is that just an eastern thing??
Back East this was the time of year that wool sweaters and skirts came into the stores. One's choice of clothes changed dramatically.
My stepdaughter is in Berlin, ( Germany, not Ohio ) and being a native Californian, I am afraid she is facing the stark realities of a real winter. She needed help to buy functional hats and winter clothes.
It was a fun thing to hear, however that it wasn't too cold in Berlin, only in the high 30's or 40's! She said people were still eating in the outdoor cafes.....the restaurants provided blankets, so everyone was eating wrapped in the blanket. I would love to see a video of this!!!

Menlo Park this Friday Saturday & Sunday

This weekend is the sidewalk Menlo Park show. I am on the corner of Chestnut and Santa Cruz Ave., in front of a bank that I can't remember the name of. It is a new location for me at this show, up the block from my old booth location. It is sunnier!!
I hope to post a few pictures, but time is running out. We got home late Sunday night from the last show, and the storm knocked off a day of work. It was like a hurricane here!! I was afraid to work in my studio with the wind and rain. There are power lines over my studio, and I was afraid I would get electrocuted!
Idid get some new things done, so I will try to get at least one photo up here. I didn't have time for any new glass.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A New First

This is just an interesting tidbit, perhaps more interesting to me than to you. I met THREE husbands of long-time customers at one show! I just don't meet that many husbands, and believe me, I have a husband, and I know all too well why I don't meet them. Most guys just are just not the "hang out a jewelry booth '' type. One of these husbands seemed unhappy to find himself at an art show. He was just there for the pizza! It looked like the other two were doing a "hang with the wife" day, even though one couple were hanging at the same show, but not together. This would be the way my husband and I would hang out at an art show.

Some husbands are actually helpful when their wives are shopping at my booth. This may come as a shock to those of you whose husbands would rather lick poison postage stamps than shop, but there are a few who shop well, and an even smaller number who have a good eye for what looks good on their wife! Once I met a man who picked out all of his wife's jewelry because he had a better eye for what looked best on her. I think he was an architect, or some other visual occupation. That has never happened again!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Here are some new pieces for tomorrow's show. There are more new, but just not enough time to photo them all.
Hope you can make it!
This amethyst necklace is really pretty. Long too...about 20" I think, but it can be shortened.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

San Carlos Art & Wine Festival

My booth at San Carlos is on the corner of Laurel and Cherry, #178, facing east. I am very close to Alta, the clothing store.
I should read the paperwork on this show. I think it is an Art & Wine show, but there may not be wine. This could be a big disappointment for some people, so I should have this info correct. Please take it under advisement, there may be no wine. There is music however, which I hope my booth is a good distance away from.
Hope you can make it! I will try to post pictures of new work in a few days.

Monday, October 5, 2009

San Carlos Ahead, Montclair Behind

Montclair was a really good show! It seemed like more people than usual at this semi-annual event, and it was interesting that it was so cold, and people still came out!
Next weekend is San Carlos. I havn't checked the weather yet, but I have a corner booth facing east on Laurel at Cherry St.
Now I am going to go make something beautiful!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Glass and Lava Bracelet

Tomorrow is the Montclair Two Day Art & Craft Show. There is a link( to the right)of my booth location. This great little bracelet is all new - a "crusty" bead ( yes it is glass) paired with black lava. I think I have a pair of earrings to match...?....maybe I need to go out to the studio and make some! Hope to see you there!
I hope someone will come by to give me a husband this weekend.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Montclair Village ( Oakland) This Weekend

It'll be a cool weekend coming up in Oakland. I'll be on the corner of La Salle and Mountain, I think it is, the main drag in Montclair Village. Saturday and Sunday, October 3 & 4, from 10-5. Hope you can make it! I have some new pieces, but I am just too pooped right now to Photo/and Insert. No inserting tonight.

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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.