The continuing life of an amber pendant

by bevludlow on May 21, 2007

The amber pendant as a work in progress….
I started on the bail, not looking great at this point. This one is going to be a real evolutionary work. I can hardly wait to see what it wants to be when it grows up.

Done! This is the completed pendant. So much for a quick and simple setting. I guess this piece of amber just wanted more flash. 🙂 It’s always fun for me to see what something ends up as. I guess that’s why I enjoy working with wire. It sort of happens on its own; sometimes, I’m just the hands.

We had a fairly successful show Mother’s day weekend in Old Town Shasta. I was a bit miffed about Shasta allowing all the import booths. In fact, they had put an “imports” sign right next to my booth!!! Of course, I had them move that, but I still spent all weekend watching green plastic garden frogs on a stick going by; very disheartening. I’ll be writing a letter to them about how they are hurting the show. I have a real hard time understanding how they can’t see the direct cause and effect (losing crafters) of allowing imports in.

It’ll be a shame if after 12 years, I have to drop this show from my schedule, but we don’t do shows that let just everyone and their third cousins twice removed in. I don’t mean that to sound snobbish, but I find that generally speaking, once imports are allowed into a show, the show spirals downward rapidly, both in attendance and sales.

Off my soapbox now, I promise to post a more cheerful message next time. 🙂

Only two more days to work on jewelry before leaving for Lakeport, CA. I’ll be working on Hairskewers and earrings today. I hope to get a few rings done as well, but may have time to make some while at the show. This show is rather laid back, but good jurying. Stop on by to see some very nice crafts: Memorial Day weekend at the Natural High School in Lakeport. And, don’t forget to stop by my booth to say,”Hello.”




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