During the week, I was interviewed by our two local newspapers here for articles they wrote up on the Art Fair. The interest it generated was awesome and I really appreciate the press! Many people mentioned it when they visited the booth.
Here is a pic of me and my Mom right before we left for the fair. We have coordinated our outfits for years now, and we found these dresses when I was in Wisconsin last weekend for the Bead & Button Show. When we park in downtown Milwaukee, we often walk through a department store called Boston Store. We found matching peacock tops last year, and these dresses this year!
Mom's matching necklace is made of a glass peacock bead and dyed howlite from Bead & Button (along with a dichroic bead and purple pearls I had).
Since there is only a week between Bead & Button and the Art Fair, I often find myself hurrying around trying to make a few new pieces with what I purchased at B & B. Here is a necklace made with a polymer pendant from Humblebeads and some purple stones I bought at the show.
Also from the show, I layered one of the new "family" charms from Green Girl Studios with a ceramic house from Earthenwood Studio. What goes better together than family and home?
Here are a few new bracelets....... the peace beads I got at B & B with the Diane Hawkey peace bead I already had in mind.
Dad's toolbox that he gifted to me was a new addition to the display. We had a lot of nice comments and conversations about it. It held all of the necklaces I made out of the Noreena Jasper I got at B & B.
Here is a closer look at some of the Noreena Jasper pieces. It's such a pretty stone, that it really can stand alone in a simple design. I think I was able to make 8 necklaces and each one was different. Here is one layered with a Tim Holtz charm and strung on labradorite.
One layered with a copper scrapbook tag, on chain with leather up the back.
Here, I alternated the Liverstone and Goldstone I got at B & B. I think this one was my favorite.
And here is a long one with a Lisa Peters dream connector and Liverstone around the back.
Just like last year, a terrible storm rolled through on Friday night. So I remembered from last year the grass was wet - and muddy in some areas. What a great opportunity to wear my peacock rain boots! They were quite the talk of the day with everyone!!!