I am a quilter. That is my first love in the world of crafty love. But I do dabble a bit in the jewels. Making jewelry is fun. I love sterling silver, and vintage crystals, Swarovski crystals, gemstones, great glass... the list goes on. There is something about a nice handmade piece of jewelry that I love. Just like choosing great fabrics and patterns, I so enjoy choosing colors and textures of beads and silver, and then making something beautiful.
Every first Sunday in August, my little town hosts our annual Antique Street Fair. Antique and craft vendors from all around line Main Street. We also have live folk music and a classic car show. It is really a fun day. Every year since I moved back to Oregon from Florida, my bestest friend from high school, and now my sister-in-law, (how cool is that!?) participate in the fair. Amy makes all natural bath and body products which are heavenly. And I am the jewelry lady. We are always stressed out getting ready for this thing. But once we are there and all set up, we visit and laugh and sell our goods. My Mr. often sets up my girls with goods to sell too. In the last couple of years they sold ice cold drinks to the peeps. They make their own signs and feel quite important! This year they might sell homemade play dough. We haven't quite decided yet. Ok, I haven't quite decided yet...one more thing to make! But back to the jewels.
Don't you just love these beads? I think they're my favorites.
And now, I will leave you with a disturbing image. One of the results of creativity. Try not to stare too long.
Do you think I could fit another dish in there??? I am ashamed. x