Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Block: Aid Recap & Art Feast in August

3 Years ago today was the last time that I had a tent with an artist's booth set up. It was at Bridgefest also put on by Lansing 5:01.  The Block: Aid 2 weeks ago was a great opportunity to get my tent out, give it a good wash and see just how much stock I have at home right now.  It was enough jewelry to fill a little more than a 6 foot table, which is what I usually have to work with.


Bridegfest 2018, Photo by McShane Photography
(thank you Jena, I love this photo of us)

The turnout in Downtown Lansing was really nice and refreshing. You can tell people are ready to be out mingling, eating and dancing again. I always think that once I get set up I'll have some time to get beading done but I was mostly talking to a lot of people and it was good to see a bunch of friends. Part of me wished I was a little closer to the music, but on the other hand I had about lost my voice by the end of the night.  It encouraged me to apply to Art Feast in Old Town this year. Which is practially my back yard:

Art Feast 2021 is August 21, 10:00am-5:00pm
I've always wanted to go to or do this event but I didn't feel I had the time or flexibility in the past. (Have I mentioned how much I love the job that the COVID shut down led me to?)  Getting another show of my jewelry on the books has made my want to play with new bead colors and get some new jewelry made again. It helps that we're slowing starting to get comfortable being out again so I'm actually wearing jewelry other than earrings.  

I started this bracelet last week and it's a fun color grouping along with a much wider St. Petersburg Chain Bracelet than I've made before.  Of course I'll have a more detailed post when it's finished but here's a sneak peek: 



Spike Stripe Earrings

Lately I feel like I've been knitting more than beading, but when I was between 2 dresses for a baby shower I decided to come up with a ...