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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Taking it to the Streets

I was approached by a friend about doing a small market on July 20th. There would be several art vendors. I haven't done a show in probably six or seven years and I don't have a lot of stock. My friend said she could help me gather some displays so I decided to go ahead with it. I'm really nervous.

I took out my jewelry to analyze it in a different way, through the customer's eyes.  I saw some flaws that I may have overlooked before.  I have to admit, it was very discouraging.  I work very hard on my jewelry and I am a perfectionist in a lot of ways, so when I saw all of my jewelry laid out before me, I wondered if I was really ready to participate in this event.

  Until July 20th, I'm in the process of tweaking some items just a little, doing some polishing and tumbling, looking for tool marks and trying to file and sand them out, and in the case of some pieces, I'm doing a complete revamp.

This kambaba jasper pendent was just begging for a makeover.  For the first time I made and used a toggle in my design.  I like the after much better, it shows off the intricate weaving that was hidden in the back of the pendant. I'm not sure I'm still working on balancing the necklace. It kind of leans to one side when you're wearing it.  If I can't get that right, I'll have to wait for the next show.

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