Thursday, December 6, 2012

Vintage Inspired Flower Necklace -I-

Here is another necklace I created using my vintage inspired flowers in the jewel tone colors.  The copper and teal combination is one of my favorites.  I've been slowly experimenting with and introducing gilder's paste with my clay and like the effects of the copper paste I used here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Selling Out -I-

We finally finished our last show for the season here in our little village of Chase.  Each year our town has a Chase Country Christmas weekend celebration with plenty of fun activities starting with a parade Friday evening.  We had our usual large set-up at the craft fair featuring our scarf jewelry and interchangeable earring system.

Since Chum N' Luba's Unique Boutique is new and sells a selection of our handcrafted jewelry, we helped to promote this fabulous shop.  The photo above shows one of their vintage dresses with our scarf jewelry and below with one of our vintage floral necklaces.

Dave and I both found the Christmas shows this year to be quite exhausting and stressful since our work load with selling wholesale has more than doubled.  A new experience for us was selling out on several items  on several occasions.  It is a good thing really but a little overwhelming when you think you need to make more inventory in such a short time.  Oh well, if this is as bad as it can get, I think we will survive!