Sunday, September 9, 2012

Shows, Shows, and SHOWS!

Whew!  I've come up for air and want to share a whole lotta doin's with you!

As you know, my second Trunk Show ~ Fall Edition,


is this coming Sunday.  So I've been the busy bee, working on new items, pricing, tagging, setting a menu, sending out reminders and alllll the stuff that goes into such an event.  Not complaining...just sayin'

So, I think it was absolutely fantastic and fabulous that the Best Bead Show

and G&LW would schedule their Fall Shows this week!!



On Thursday, Debbie and I headed over to the Best Bead Show at the Kino Community Center.  Here's a peek at some of my purchases that inspiring my muse....

silky soft freshwater pearls

great quality headpins and SOLDERED link chain!!

some bezels asking to be added to a soldered pendant

scrumptious aquamarine!
Well, there's more from Thursday, but I'll wait until I have some creations to show you...Oh, wait...
here's one!


And another I call "Cupcake!" ~ rose quartz and Swarovski pearls


Sunday was the final day of the show so Kiki, Vincetta and I headed over to the Holidome to check things out there....


Here are the highlights....

yummy pearls ~


GORGEOUS copper jewelry art from one of my favorite artists ~ Patricia Healey

Loving these special charms (especially the bee!)



Green Prehnite ~ Aquamarine ~ Assorted Quartz


So, there you have it....my escapades for the week.  I didn't realize how badly I needed to get out from under all my work and get a healthy dose of new inspiration!

I think I'm pretty well set with gems and the "nuts and bolts" of my jewelry.  Or, at least until February when the BIG MAMA of gem shows rolls around - The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!

I can't wait for my show next Sunday and I will be here on Monday to share it with you - promise!
Have a beautiful week and just think, we're only 40 sleeps aways till the first fall holiday appears!
I'm looking forward to that, actually, since it means my sweet sil arrives too!!  But, that's another blogpost!
xoxo
Karen

5 comments:

Sandi McLean said...

Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful goodies!! Hugs,

Katherine Wolak said...

WOW... so many treasures!!!! Im in love with all the colours you chose! :D

Hugs,

In the Light of the Moon said...

So many wonderful treasures!! You lucky duck!! xo

~*~Patty S said...

so many wonderful bits just waiting for your hands to magically turn them into extra special treasures dear Karen...you displayed them so beautifully

Happy Weekend to you and yours
oxo

Fran. said...

so glad you came out of the hole!! Can't wait to see the pics!! You scored some beauties. I like the way you gave credit to the seller with their business cards. You'll do fantastic!! XOXO Love, Fran.