Sunday, June 13, 2010

Something new

I was at work yesterday at the salon and one of my clients had on a fabulous necklace -- and I just had to try my hand at the style!

It's really different for me -- kinda new and trendy. What do you think?

I don't think I'm going to list it in my shop just yet. I think I'll save it for the craft show I'm doing at Longwood at Oakmont Retirement Community on June 28th. It's something that I can definitly make again, and I plan to in silver with blue beads I think, but they'll all be different. It's definitely a one of a kind sort of piece.

I love the color on this one, though. It's all carnelian and carnelian agate with czech fire polished glass crystals and copper on handcrafted copper chain. It was lots of fun, though, figuring out what I wanted to do and getting the balance right.

Let me know what you think! I always appreciate and welcome comments

Be blessed!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Fabulosity -- Wudl's Woodshop

I don't do a lot of craft shows. In my other life, I'm a hairdresser and a church musician, so my weekends are pretty full. But I have done a couple. Unfortunately, my displays are currently in use in the two stores that carry my jewelry. So when I was presented with an opportunity to do a show during the week at a retirement community, I jumped at the chance! But where was I going to get quality craft show displays on really short notice without bugging my husband endlessly? A quick search of Etsy helped me discover Wudl's Woodshop.

John Wudl, of Wudl's Woodshop, is absolutely wonderful. A search of his site found something that was almost exactly what I'd been looking for all over the internet. So I convo'd him. The next day, not only did he have a quote for me, but he'd built my earring displays and had pictures taken already! If that's not fabulosity, I don't know what is! :)

Woodworking is an art, and the items available in Wudl's Woodshop exemplify that art. I was impressed by how many crafters on Etsy purchased custom designs from John, and I was really impressed with the speed of design and creation of my request. It was less than 36 hours between my initial convo and the listing of my completed custom design! I can't wait to get them to see how wonderful they are. If the feedback John's gotten is any indication, I'll be back for more!

I was also impressed with the variety of items available. If you need a craft display, he can design it! Everything from spool holders to candle holders. If it can be made from wood, John can probably build it! :)