Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Twas a Dark and Stormy Night for a Trunk Show!

I decided to enter the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge this month. I've been working up some new things for my Etsy shop and for the Bazaar this weekend while I contemplate the 'Ancestral Expression' EBW Challenge theme.

I'd been using some of my art beads anyway, and with the Art Bead Scene Challenge there's the added attention if you place in the challenge. The theme is 'A Dark and Stormy Night' and I have an awesome midnight blue and shiny black donut from RedCrowArts.

I wired it with decorative sterling spirals to antique metal beads and chunks of coal black ornamental stone, then attached that to a strand of hematite, lapis lazuli and labradorite, hematite 'e' beads and cut glass, blue seed beads, and black Czech disks with an aurora borealis finish. The clasp is another decorative sterling spiral worn to the front and side.

I may do it again too. It was kind of fun.

Then I made a bunch of earrings and bracelets in a middlish price range. They all have to be tagged and I haven't sat down and made myself do it yet. I only have three days left till the Bazaar and it *has* to be done by then!

The drawing for my Collage pendant will be held tomorrow, so if you haven't signed up for the BAO newsletter, don't wait any longer!

I got my copy last night and it was simple and straightforward, but I enjoyed it so much! I really think it's going to be awesome! It announced that one of the Door Prizes for the Trunk Show will be a SandFibers cuff. Don't miss the chance to win that by simply attending the Show.

Another Door Prize will be provided by MAKUStudio-- her Ring of Fire.

The list of participating Etsy shops includes: AKDlampwork, DawnChastain, HumbleBeads, JuiceGlass, LisaPetersArt, MAKUstudio, Malodora, Naftali, SalamanderHouse, SandFibers, thebeadedlily, time2cre8, and TQBdesigns and many of them (including me) are offering free shipping or special gifts with purchases during the show.

The Georgia Etsy Team Sale runs from the 10th to the 13th on Etsy. I'll be offering 10% off everything. Search GAEtsyTeam on Etsy for other great specials.

The local Savannah Market Bazaar is on the 11th. Come on out and see me! (Egads! I have more lovelies to price tag!)

1 comment:

  1. I just love your dark and stormy necklace entry! What a fun theme to play around with. Hmmm, it has me thinking....

    I have tagged you! If you would like to play along visit my blog for the rules. If you're not into it, don't worry. :)