Saturday, June 18, 2011

Our Favorite Project - NOT!!!!

It is that time again, working on inventory for another show.  Both mom and I truly hate this part of doing jewelry.  I think it would be fine except for two of our shows, we have to use their vendor numbers in the inventorying, so we have to re-tag everything with those numbers.  I think it wouldn't be so bad if the vendor numbers were the same for each show.  Oh well, what we have to do to keep doing what we do, but UGH!!!!

This is the last of the inventory that has to be done, the necklaces.  We have already gone through the pendants, earrings and bracelets we want to take to this show.  We have to whittle down what we want to take because we only have one table at the show, but as stuff sells we can put more out.  Mom and I like this show because it is inside and the first night is the patron's show and then Saturday and Sunday people can come and walk through.  Mom and I had a good time last year so we are hoping we have another great year!

Mom writing out the labels for the inventory.  Mom writes because my handwriting sucks and we would like the customer to be able to read what is written on the tag :)

These are some necklace projects that need to be finished up for the show.  If you can't tell the beads are from BeeTree by m.e. and I am working on making beads to go with them.

Mom wants a few more enameled bowls and pendants made to take to the show.  Two of the bowls are elephants and the smaller bowl is "The Man in the Moon."

These two pieces will be a "Man in the Moon" bowl and "Man in the Moon" pendant.  I think the lines are big enough that I can help mom saw these out.  Unlike mom I don't like to saw the intricate details like she does, sorry it does not Zen me out at all.

Today is my friend Lisa's birthday.  Lisa loves copper and pink so mom put these earrings together for me to give to Lisa for her birthday.  The copper is 26 gauge copper wire and the pink lampwork beads are some of my fishscale beads.

A friend from work is starting a new job on Monday so this was her going away gift from us.  Angela, my friend, likes elephants and burgundy and cream for her sorority colors.  We have made her an elephant necklace and earrings before but we haven't made an elephant pendant like this.  Mom and I really happy with how this piece turned out and as you can see from the above pictures we want to use the same design in a bowl.

I finally got photos taken of this necklace "Purple Passion".  The floral beads are from BeeTree by m.e. and the ribbon is from JamnGlass, and the lampwork glass beads are by us.

Here is a close up of the beads.  I used a base of opaque purple and Jazz Jewels frit (I think).  I really like how these beads turned out and they are perfect with the floral beads.

Tomorrow is I Heart Macro at Waterstone Studio.  I can't wait to show you the picture's mom took this past week.  Here is a sneak peek.

How did you like that?  Yes, I am not a nice person sometimes but I have to bring you back tomorrow to see the rest of the pictures don't I :)

Have a great Saturday you all and see you back here tomorrow for I Heart Macro Sundays.


  1. I love your purple lampwork beads - yummy colour!

  2. Love the elephant and man in the moon designs. Great enamel piece!! The purple glass beads are wonderful and do work together really well with the flower beads from Bee Tree. I hate doing inventory too. I have never had to add someone elses numbers though. I am madly creating for a show in July. This may be the last one I do for awhile. Our economy here is awful and sales have been abismal. I am really thinking about just doing online venues.

  3. @Jane, thanks for the comment. I am loving me some frit and having a lot of fun playing with it.

    @Heather, it is a crap shoot from year to year for us. We just keep our fingers crossed and hope all will go well. I can't wait until we get the bowls sawed out and enameled to see what they look like. I have my fingers crossed on that too!


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