Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A CHARMED LIFE

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.

3 comments:

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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