I am feeling a little overwhelmed getting ready for a 2 day show at the end of next month (Traverse City Higher Art, during their film festival), I just got work back from one gallery and need to send new stuff. I always go by color groupings. There are no earrings in the photo, but I'm trying to color-organize my larger work and see what colors I can play with for fill-in.
Then I went to drop off Uprooted 3 at the Ella Sharp Museum for the Statewide Fine Art Competition. My friend Brian had told me to check out the Grand River Brewery. It did not disappoint (all the food looked amazing, I got the Scotch Eggs), plus, it was around the corner from the Jackson Antique Mall, which I hadn't visited in years and once frequented.
I found something to fill that blank space in the yellows.... they usually don't have size 8 or larger vintage women's shoes at antique shops. I was short in my organizing in travel hat boxes and scored a barely used Samsonite one too.
Aaannnd, this cute turquoise blue bud vase. A nice $3 treat.
I hunkered down last night to finish off this jewelry set. I am really into this coppery-rose-gold colored seed bead right now. It's quite dazzling with the crystal-colored bugle beads and larger faceted seed beads.
I did have a difficult time deciding whether to keep the necklace with just one pearl (which is the clasp) or add a second one. I posted the question to Instagram and Facebook last night. The official tally is 15 people preferred 1 pearl, 11 people preferred 2 pearls. Honestly, it's easy enough to add the second one back on for a buyer, you can see what it looks like (on me, in a bad photo late last night working) at the bottom of this post.
Hexagon Necklace $120.00
Hexagon Bracelet $75.00
Hexagon Earrings Plain $45.00
with Pearl Drop $48.00
I also had a difficult time deciding between earrings with a pearl or earrings without, so I made both because they don't take as long as the necklace does. I'm trying to beef up my jewelry stock since I have a show the last weekend in July (29th and 30th) called Traverse City Higher Art. It's at the ECCO Event Center, 121 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI. The show runs 10am-6pm both days.