First, craft show info: I'll be at the Granite Run Mall in Media, PA on the 26th and 27th. It runs the entire mall hours, so if you'd like to check out awesome handmade stuff and you live near Delaware County, Pennsylvania (suburb of Philadelphia), stop by! I did this show last fall and there were great, talented artists there. :)
Not going to ramble too much today as my eyes still haven't adjusted, but I'd like to share pictures of the art I made this week in preparation for the show and to restock my online shops. The photos aren't too great as I took them quickly and at night. Sorry about that!
First, lots of cartilage chain earrings and ear cuffs:
These fall under "restocking" since I don't generally sell cartilage earrings at craft shows and needed to remake sold ones for my shops (a few of those are new designs, though). This year I'm making lots of simple cuffs, however, so we'll see if those work at shows.
(Pssst! And speaking of cartilage earrings and ear cuffs, don't forget that I'm giving one away this week!)
And look, ear cuffs. ;) Those are my newest ones, as well as a bunch of cell phone charms and keychains. These have double purpose: whatever charms/keychains I'm left with after this weekend will be turned into ear cuffs. Some are too long for that, but most will work.
I really love those spiky beads! They're like funky slugs or something.
And this pile is why I've had blisters on my fingertips; I haven't crocheted hemp cord in a while, so my fingers were quite unhappy that I demanded they make this many things. The top row are bracelets and the bottom are necklaces. Some of these are remakes of things I'd done before, but about half are new. Really tempted to commandeer the green and blue dice bracelet.
And here's the last group of jewelry from the week: lots of chainmaille (a necklace, an anklet and a bunch of handflowers/slave bracelets) and one lone hemp necklace. (That one was finished a day later than the rest of the hemp and I felt bad not including it in a photo. Poor lonely necklace just wanted to be loved.) Anyway, some of the handflowers I'd made months ago but only put the beaded parts on now.
So I think I might have enough for my show now- yay! Today's to-do list involves putting ear cuffs onto some of my chain earrings, putting earrings onto cards and tagging everything. My fiancé is coming over tonight, so you can bet I'll make him help me with this. Poor Josh always gets stuck with the tedious work. Mwahahaha.
...looking back on this post, it's like a color explosion. Looks like my art muse has finally let me work in colors besides her preferred green. Awesome!