Tuesday News Day
Welcome to News Day Tuesday – the day for jewelry updates and snippets of life
Turquoise Feathers Bracelet
I just re-listed the Turquoise Feathers Bracelet in my ArtFire Shop. I had it listed there awhile ago, but had removed it. The bracelet was at the Catwalk Gallery in Tacoma until recently, but sadly, we had to close shop because the University of Washington had just loaned us that space and they wanted it back again. So I brought all my jewelry back home and am slowly getting it listed online.
The lovely, handmade glass focal bead was the inspiration for the name “Turquoise Feathers”. The artist started by making an all white glass bead. Then they added an undulating swirl of purple on both sides of the bead. Next they added a stripe of turquoise and then pulled a thin, sharp tool through the still molten turquoise glass, causing a feathered pattern to appear. Isn’t it a lovely effect?
I matched the colors in the focal bead with purple and white freshwater pearls. But to add visual interest, I alternated oval pearls with “button” pearls. I interspersed turquoise crystals throughout, for contrast and a touch of sparkle. This would make a pretty treat for yourself at only $18-.
ArtFire is now set up to allow 10 pictures of each item, so you can get a really complete picture of each item. The Turquoise Feathers Bracelet listing shows both sides of the focal bead and also includes one picture of it in my hand, to help you gauge the size.
Artists Garage Sale
I had a booth at the Artists Garage Sale on May 18th, here in Olympia. This unique show is an opportunity for area artists to destash unwanted art supplies and sell their less expensive artwork. For some reason we only had about half as many artists there, as in the past and the shoppers were way fewer as well. I don’t know why this happened. So things were a bit slow and I sold somewhat less than in years past, but it was still worthwhile. I have tons of beads to destash and this was a good start.
Here’s one end of my booth. The boxes contain some of my destash beads. I sorted the beads into sections by color.
I also sold findings.
And scrapbook papers.
I also brought along finished jewelry, but I only sold one pair of earrings. People were mostly there to get all sorts of art destash materials.
My next show will be a regular-style arts show on June 23rd. It will be part of the local Boston Harbor, WA Garden Tour. If you are local, I hope you’ll stop by and say “hi!”
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