Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Walnut Creek this Weekend

I will be downtown Walnut Creek this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday. They used to have this show on Friday too, but now it is just the two days. I am in front of the Silk Road Restaurant near the intersection of Bonanza. There is a link to a map of the location to the right. It looks like the weather will be good, so bring your sunblock and come to one of the new shopping meccas of Northern California! I hope I get a chance to see the new Neiman Marcus while I am there.

Overheard at Menlo Park

Well here is the funniest thing I have heard in a long long time.... The show in Menlo Park last weekend was filled with beautiful things, much of it jewelry. One of my fellow jewelers was putting one of her showcase pieces around the neck of a customer. She told the customer that the beautiful, original piece, which featured a large handcrafted component mid-chest, was so beautiful that it would invite much fondling. The customer cooly replied," Could you make it longer?"

Monday, April 23, 2012

18 Cups of Coffee

I swear I am on cup 19 now, and I still can't get going. Three, 10 hour days on the sidewalks of Menlo Park really took it out of me. The heat may have had something to do with it as well. Friday was HOT. Is it summer already? But there was no wind and no rain. I am looking foward to Walnut Creek this coming weekend. So far, the Weather Guess is sunshine there as well. Last year I think there was rain....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What A Bear

West Portal turned out to be a BEAR of a show. It was totally amazing that we didn't get rained on. All the weather guesses showed rain on Friday...for sure. I arrived Friday morning expecting to spend the day at the DeYoung Museum, but there was sunshine! So we set up. Cold, as always for this neighborhood and windy. Several artists has their displays blow over, and my friend's dented a car parked behind her. On Saturday I had a whole table blow over, and my glass display shattered into the street and it was an incredible mess. I was pretty shaken, even though nobody, or no thing was hurt. I had a wonderful customer there at the time who took charge and cleaned up all the glass. I do have the most wonderful customers! Thanks so much Sharon. The jewelry on that table didn't have any of my glass beads in it, so this was a true blessing. I did lose some pieces, and some will have to be taken apart to remove the scratched pearls or shattered beads. I may mark them down at the next show if they don't look too bad. I am going down now to have a look. Next weekend at Menlo Park it looks sunny and beautiful. Hold your hat just in case.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

San Francisco This Weekend

I'll be in the West Portal Ave. neighborhood of San Francisco this coming weekend. The show starts on Friday, but that day may get rained out, in which case we will show back up Saturday morning and try again. My booth is right in front of Starbucks on the corner of Vicente and West Portal. What a great spot!! I break the bank this weekend, indulging in all the Starbucks treats I want. This, however, does NOT include sugar. They have a great new little snack that has cold  Hericot Verts that is fabulous (Green beans to most of us).
I have signed up for Pinterest, and I find it pretty interesting. Another great way to waste time on the internet!! I am not sure if you "friend" me there or not, but I am looking forward to putting my favorite jewelers on there from around the globe. It will be a slow process but I would love to show you the creators that I think are tops in the entire world!!
I may go hunt one up on the internet right now and post a picture...on Pinterest!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gayle Rooney Again

Holy Cow I totally missed that they UPDATED this blogging format. Now I have to learn to do it all over again. I understand that people get paid to do this, and they think they are doing a great thing I suppose. I just have a hard time realizing that people go to work everyday, and their job is to think about how to change BLOGGER... all day.
Then I get to RELEARN it all again, and I don't get paid for that.

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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.