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Freret Street Festival 2014

I have come full circle.
This Saturday will be my 2nd Freret Street Festival.
This marks my one year anniversary of doing markets.  Woohoo!!!
Here is me one year ago at the Street Festival.
I revamped my booth display this week.
I felt that the pieces were not popping, and the props were actually crowding the table so the eyes could not rest on any one thing.
So all of the displays were removed for a more wabi-sabi look.
A more simple look.
I will take a picture tomorrow for you.

The forecast is predicting 60% rain...likely!

Do I melt in the rain?
hahahaha...well...not really but still!

Here is a sneak preview of some of the pieces you could see if you came out for a visit.
Some pendants...
I was playing with scraffitto enameling.  Lots of fun but time consuming.  All of these were done in a kiln except for the middle one.  That was torch fired.

Some dangle earrings...

but the real fun was this...
'Wonder' brooch
I wonder a lot.  Wonder where all the peeps are going in their cars, wonder what peeps are thinking, wondering why I am doing this or that, and the wondering just goes on.

Ooooo and this...
Burlesque Brooch Collection
and this...
'I Go Through Phases' cuff
This cuff was made with FauxBone, etched copper, and pictoglyphs carved into the FauxBone of the moon.

and the fun just continues.

Currently I am making another brooch with a stone and a snake curling around it.
This is my vision...
Nothing is soldered down in this picture.  It is just a rough idea.
I had to think about the pin back and how I was going to approach soldering the snake and that bezel down.  The copper is 20g and about 2" in length.  So a pretty good size piece of metal.  Not sure if I am going to be able to get enough heat.
I will save this for next weeks post.
So stay tuned
if you are in the neighborhood come out and visit us.
I will be there with Libellula Jewelry and Alison Ford Metalsmith.

There may be rain and you may get wet but
look on the bright side, at least there will be no mud and it will be a cool 70 degrees.

So...put on your rain boots and come out and get wet with us!



  1. I love the new work! Thanks for the mention, too. :)

    I've got my Wellies (need to be cleaned from last weekend) and the tent is freshly treated with waterproofing spray (fingers crossed that it helps) so, I *hope* I'm ready.

    See you tomorrow!

    1. Merci Libellula!

      Hmmm...Never thought about waterproofing spray. Maybe I should think about this a little harder. Yes fingers crossed in hopes that this storm just blows on over.

      See you tomorrow too!


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