Saturday, September 29, 2007

Expo Aftermath

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Dress for Success, I was able to have a little set up at their annual conference this week. It was a lot of fun, and I met a bunch of DFS staffers from around the country and the world. The big seller of the day was the caviar line -- the necklaces and earrings sold out within the first hour.

Pics are a little dark, but you can sort of see the sweet tables that my wonderful father created for me. They fold flat and, aesthetically, they are really different.
If you look closely, you can see the nature-y theme I was going for -- jewelry was laid out on driftwood, stones, and twigs.

Some of the pieces were laid out in empty jewelry boxes that I filled with black beans. The silver really sparkled against the dark background.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Another Pic from the Fabulous Photo Party!

I've been in a jewelry whirlwind lately, trying to get stuff prepared for *maybe* a couple of holiday shows. I'm completely intimidated and worried about doing a show -- afraid I'm gonna invest tons in materials and time, and not get any sort of payoff. It's not uncommon! But I know that there's potential there to have a good amount of sales, so I just need to dive in and learn from my mistakes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Photo Party!

I had a little photo-party today. It was about as lame as it sounds, but I did get some good images out of it. Sometimes I think I'm getting better at the photography thing, and other times I do a terrible job with the lighting and everything is out of focus and I just think, "I suck." Today was a little more towards the "getting better" end of the spectrum.

These new wood hoops are quite fab- simple, understated, not trying too hard to be fashion-y. Just a simple, natural look.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Its All About Brass and Copper

Maybe it's the change in the weather. Or maybe I'm just getting tired of polishing silver and want to work with a metal that's supposed to look kinda dark and aged. Whatever the reason, I've been really digging on some funky copper and brass components I scored, and I've been turning them into earrings, necklaces and yes, dare I say it, bracelets!

I'll be posting some of these on Etsy later this week, if I can get my act together. The making is so much more fun than the photographing. Thank God for Michael Borders!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Possible Display Layout??

I got this great driftwood the other day, and I'm really liking the way that the glass looks arranges on it. It has a sort of fairy tale appeal, like it was laid out by little forest-dwelling creatures.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Feeling those fall colors this week

I took a break from silver last week to make these glass earrings and necklaces.... And I'm really happy with the way they turned out.

The "fall" colors weren't deliberate, but I'm kinda thinking they're appropriate for the season.

I'm getting a little better with my glass soldering techniques. It's a very different process than working with silver. And attaching the jump rings to the top of each piece can really make you want to pull your hair out -- but I learned a few helpful tricks from some Etsians and it's made a world of difference!!