My Story

I'm a simple girl from a small town in Ohio living in a beautiful coastal town in Florida. I'm married to my very supportive high school sweetheart and we have a beautiful cat, Hula. I studied interior design in college and after several career reincarnations I am now here, living the unexpected life of jewelry designer and absolutely LOVING it!!! This blog chronicals my journey through this wild and exhilarating and sometimes exasperating world of jewelry making from idea to fruition!

Update: Here we are 6 years later and I'm very happy to report that things are going well! I have a thriving shop on Etsy, my own website, I show occasionally at local art/craft shows, and my work is now available at Old Florida Gallery and Outdoor Center in Englewood FL! So follow along... it's getting very interesting!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eerily Similar...

   This past weekend was my first bonafide art/craft show.  It was a lot of work and also a lot of fun!!! I made some really great contacts who offered helpful advise and tips!  Some vendors travel all year long to various venues!  I can't even fathom that at this point!  I think for now I'll stick to our local winter season.  The photos were actually taken on day 2, it was just too cold and windy on Saturday!  Plus by Sunday we pretty much had the construction and deconstruction down to a science.  And though the weather didn't exactly cooperate and there were many other events going on, I have to say that all in all it was a successful weekend!!! 
I'm already putting what I learned into use to prepare for this weekends Anna Maria Islandfest!

    I do have to say though, that participating in art/craft shows is eerily similar to my former life  as a product specialist.  With the travel, early call times, and odd comments from patrons (seriously, do a lot of people not think about what they say before they open their mouths, do they just let fly!?!)  The only real difference I see at this point is that I am promoting my own product, not someone else's and that for me that is priceless!!! 
    These are my latest creation!  I am so proud  of the way my Sands of Time ~ Diamond Shake Necklaces turned out : ) So much so, that I made them the focal point of the display.  I bought this gorgeous vintage frame from junk shop and made a display board from cardboard, scraps of burlap left over from another project (rehabbing an antique headboard) and old sheets.  I'm all about recycling and using what I already have : )





  These are up on my website Jewelry Personified if you'd like to see more detail or have one of your own!

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