Saturday, March 29, 2014

Gorgeous morning!

Look at this wonderful sunrise!
It greeted me this morning on my trip to San Marcos where you can find me at the farmers market until 1.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

About my very first Bead Soup Blog Party

So one of the reasons I changed my website into a blog (for which the idea was already there but I needed a little tap in the back to finally do it) is that I am taking part in the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party.
The idea is that you are paired with another jewelry designer, send each other a 'bead soup', a combination of pretty beads, a focal and a clasp, and you design one or several pieces with the 'soup' you have been sent and this is then revealed on your blog at a certain date (may 3rd in this case)
My partner in beading crimes is Evelyn from Raindrop Creations as I mentioned in my previous blog post.

The soup I sent her is a combination of czech glass so called picasso beads, deep red pearls, coral beads, hand made clasps and jumprings and the focal is a gorgeous agate set in a braided bezel.

I received from her the following ingredients: gold colored heart shaped connectors, gold colored rose spacers, a gold colored branch toggle clasp, a lobster claw heart clasp, round 'cut away' glass beads, raspberry faux pearls, cream flower beads, orange faceted crystals and as focals square vintage style floral beads.

Now to come up with some nice designs using the materials I have been given!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

No market for me tomorrow...

I have been battling headaches since a couple days now and so I am taking a little break from market, sorry about that.
I am absolutely planning on being back next week 3/29 at San Marcos Farmers Market from 9 til 1 on San Antonio str.
The week after that on Wednesday 4/2 will be the Market on the Quad at Texas State University from 9 til 4.
We are also preparing for our trip to Clarksdale Mississippi where we will set up our booth at the 11th annual Juke Joint Festival on Saturday 4/12, we are really looking forward to that and working hard to make sure we have some awesome and fun art in our booth!

Besides the markets I have also been working to catch up to finish pieces for my 'Year of Jewelry' challenges, I am running a bit behind, but have several pieces ready that are only waiting to be photographed.

I also am working on a blog post to reveal the 'bead soup' I got sent by my Bead Soup Blog Party partner Evelyn from Raindrop Creations, again the waiting is on the, in this case processing of, the photographs, please stay tuned!

In other jewelry news: I got an awesome present made by the husband of my friendy friend Heather, an absolute truly gorgeous hammering block (tree stump plus anvil that has been set into a hollow in it!) so I have been changing gears once more in jewelry techniques and been experimenting with hammering, so much more fun when there are not things jumping all over your table!!!

Presented are some of the results, they are just telephone pictures and the pieces still have to be cleaned up, but I am liking these new things I am working on :)

Happy weekend to all!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

We're here in Gruene!

We are set up today and tomorrow at Gruene Market Days from 10am til 5pm.