Tuesday, April 21, 2009


A big pile 'o charms.

I have a trunk show on May 2nd at Bead Happy in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  I will be there, along with Melissa Rediger and Rebecca Elias just to name a couple.  I have never been to this particular store, so it should be fun. Please come out and see us if you're in the area.  
One of the things that I sell a lot of are charms.  They're small and cute and don't cost a lot, and that's a good thing.  I carve all of my own molds, because I want them to be unique and easily repeatable.  I try to make a few here and there, so that I always have plenty when I'm ready to do a show.  I don't know how it happened, but I when I was looking through my stock, I found that I had almost none!  So the last couple of days I've made about 200 bronze charms.  Tomorrow, I'm going to make about 50 fine silver ones.  I'm a little sick of charms at the moment, but at least I shouldn't have to make anymore for a while.  I've thought about having my charms cast.  I met a caster while I was in Santa Fe that I know would do a great job.  I'm giving serious thought to picking a couple of my favorite clasps to be cast by this fellow.  They would be a bit less expensive that the originals and I could have them cast in different metals.  I don't know though, I'm still pretty attached to the idea of all of my pieces being handmade by me.


Gail said...

You been busy!!! Makes me feel guilty for not doing more. Back to the bench tonight.

Cris Leonard said...

Sure, but I don't have a bunch of whiny scientists to baby sit the way you do, girlfriend! I just have one!

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