Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Shows Galore!

I have been slacking on my blog lately, but I have been busy making new items for upcoming holiday shows and working a 3 gift-commissions.  It's been pretty spastic with all of these little projects bouncing around in my head. So here's a sampling of some new items that you'll see this Thursday at the ICMSA Holiday Boutique Show:

Cluster Earrings $75
 
Leaf Clasp Bracelet $85
 
Daphne Necklace $140
 
Pod Stripe Earrings with brown pearl accents $50
 
Two Leaf Pendant $48
 

Show details:

ICMSA Holiday Boutique Show
Thursday, November 29, 2012
10:00am-3:00pm
U-Club, East Lansing MI

Donation to the ICMSA Raffle Pendant $55
(*I usually don't do donations because of low stock, but this
show takes a very small portion of sales)
 
And 2 more shows after this Thursday:

Art for the Soul home sale
Saturday, December 8, 2012
10:00am-5:00pm
at MargaBeth Cibulka's Home
6177 Zimmer Road
Williamston, MI
(I have to leave early from this show as I have my husband's work party that evening.)

Office Shopping at Speaker Law Firm
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
10:00am-4:00pm
230 N. Sycamore Street
Lansing MI 48933
Last year I held an impromptu show in our conference room as there were people at Speaker Law Firm's Holiday Party that were interested in my work. We've decided to keep it going. Plus Liisa likes that I bring my stock to the office once a year.

And lastly, I have started to use Constant Contact.  You can view the last email that went out HERE.  If you would like to subscribe, I'm trying to send out an email once every two weeks with updates.  There's a button at the bottom of the page that says "Join my mailing list" to start to receive email updates.
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Uprooted 1" nearing done!

I finally finished the third and last tendril for this sculpture just before Halloween, and then Halloween and Holiday shows kicked in.  So I have been distracted by pieces for customers and keeping my jewelry stock up some for Grove Gallery and the 3 more shows I have coming up through November/December. Check out www.jennyschu.com for the dates/times of these.


The above photo is just a little sample, the tendrils will actually be positioned a little different than this, but you get the idea.   

(I love my drill and dremel tool!)

I drilled my last hole for the third tendril and am on to the finish work of sanding.  The sanding is taking longer than I had anticipated because there's always another crevice or corner that I didn't get to.  I've decided not to stain or varnish the wood, so the next step will be to oil the root and add the finishing touches of beading and accent beads to bring the tendrils and the wood root together in harmony.
 
 
This activity is made possible in part by a
grant from the
Arts Council of Greater Lansing