Monday, November 28, 2011

i sold this necklace at the watershed charter school bazaar. i thought for sure it would never sell 'cause it was really expensive. but i made it myself. cut out the sterling silver with a jeweler's saw, soldered the bezel, made the little round sterling ball, set the stones... which are dendritic quartz (the bottom stone) and prehnite. i loved this necklace! excited to sell it but sad to see it go. i can see all the little mistakes but overall i was really pleased with how it turned out. and that quartz is *amazing*, don't you think? minerals inside make the little tree. and that chain! fab chain.

can't believe it's been almost two months since i've posted. naughty, naughty me. i really enjoyed deryn's class. it's all pretty basic stuff, but i love seeing how other people do it. and the design talk was great. she had a totally different way of wrapping briolettes that i'm desperate to try. picked a pendant this morning to work with today that has a convenient spot for a drop. yay!

can't wait for christmas! i finally started my christmas shopping. i spent way too much money on beads for  the girls, but it was so much fun! i hope they will like them because that's all they're getting from me this year, i think. yep. way too much money. and i know what i'm getting for everybody else, just have to make it all. which i will have plenty of time to do after our last bazaar of the season, this weekend. it's traditionally our best bazaar; farmer's market. but we're in a different spot this year so i'm really nervous. what if we're stuck in a corner? or out of the flow of traffic? the first year we did this bazaar that happened to us and we did terrible. i know our customer base has increased dramatically since then but if they don't see us... i need to chill. whatever happens is okay. it's not the end of the world if we don't do well. we'll survive and it will be okay. needed that little pep talk.

so i hope this post finds you well! happy holidays!