I really loved this set of the leaf lariat necklace, cluster earrings and a leaf clasp bracelet. So did the lovely gentleman at the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Fiber Feast, who purchased the necklace for his wife, and another woman who bought the bracelet before I had a chance to photograph it because i finished it the night before.
So instead of talking about this set of jewelry, I'm going to take a minute to talk about doing shows and getting to meet customers in person, face to face. I love it. It's a chance for me to talk about my work to people who are really interested in what I do. They ask wonderful questions, and I like talking to them.
The man who purchased the necklace for his wife was wearing a fantastic kilt, which I believe was handwoven in his family's colors (mostly lavender base, with green, brown and black plaid). He told me that they had just recently found out that they were Scottish. I believe he said his last name was Taylor, usually an English name. He was so cute when he decided on the necklace, he told me that the ladies he was with suggested he buy from me because I had the best jewelry. I hope his wife is enjoying her new necklace, I'm already missing it myself.
I don't always get to talk to my customers in-depth, and I apologize for that. When my table or booth is really busy, you kind-of have to buzz around and make sure everyone is being helped and questions being answered. The lady the bought the matching bracelet, just picked it up, said "I love this" to me and put it in her basket.
I always love doing Fiber Feast with the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild because I have a great time selling and talking to people, I get to model wonderful handmade items on the runway, and I get to work with and meet such great people. It's a busy day and I'm wiped out when its all over, but that just means it's been a good day.
Photo by Jeanne Sarna