Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Follow-up On the "Art Crawl" in Cornucopia!

As stated in the previous post, I was part of the Art Crawl in Cornucopia, WI.  It's way up there on the Lake Superior shore. The header is an early morning view of Lake Superior, you can barely see it, I know, but it's always there, like when you're driving west in Nebraska and you finally spot the foothills of the Rockies!
 Turned out to be a beautiful fall day, except for a cold wind off the lake, and the weather is a huge factor in the buying atmosphere.  I was all cozy in the Village Inn and feel that it was a worthwhile effort, at least it wasn't snowing!  Saw several of the people that come to the annual "Corny" Day in August. The people around there are so friendly and open, they make any event a fun time.  You have to be there to understand the unique experience.  Cornucopia is "Unincorporated", but the population mushrooms in the summer with many visitors and seasonal residents.  It's not that far to Bayfield, the other end of the spectrum, busy all the time, neat shops, large marina, constant events.  So visitors have their choice.  Dan took a few pictures, but I never got out, not even for the special hot chocolate!

The Village Inn

                        Everyone likes those blue bottles!  They're great for bracelets and extra chain.

      Looking across at the shops along the marina.  Just a few of them, but each one has a lot to offer!

             This is the place to get hot chocolate!  They did a beautiful job on this very old building.

              In the peak of summer, the blooms are profuse.  This is a "Come-on-in" setting!

     This is Manzanita's way cool shop.  Oh, and she has some of my jewelry, too.  Lots of old books, antiques, you can poke around in these little places for a long time.  We have many memories of times we were here with family and friends.  Glad you came by to see a little part of it!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Giveaway from Rosy Revolver!

You'll want a chance to win a beautiful necklace!  Take a look at Rosy Revolver's Blog.  There are many ways to enter, but there are already over 200!  You never know!  The deadline is midnight EST on this Thursday, Sept. 23.  Winner announced on Friday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Art Crawl, Cornucopia, WI This Weekend!

I've been putting in some long days to make those "special" items, just for the Art Crawl event in Cornucopia, WI.  Local artists and those who have art on consignment in one of the shops set up their display in one of the businesses.  People will follow a map to see all the variety.  "Corny" is a very small fishing village on the shore of Lake Superior, and one would never guess that it's such a happenin' place.  I'll try for some good photos, but for now, I'll give you a preview of some new items.

A pendant from Zoa Arts,  complemented by patinated chain from Miss Fickle !

My fall "show" necklace made to go with my new top!

I'm sure you recognize one of Swoondimples beautiful pendants!

This looks great with at least one of my own outfits, dilemma!

A lovely prenhite  nugget and Vintaj!

Thanks so much for coming by, and remember that your comments are highly valued! 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Regina's Writings Giveaway!!

I'm out of town, but wanted to let you know about the awesome necklace Giveaway on Regina's Writings! Do check it out by Sept. 30th.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Bead Soup Party Cling-On!

As some of you may recall, I was the gal without the blog for the Bead Soup Party, so Erin Prais-Hintz shared her blog, Treasures Found...Inspiration Is Everywhere.  We exchanged wonderful little treasures and our pieces were revealed on the first day of the Party.  The warm, encouraging comments on our pieces were the push I needed to get a blog out there, and I truly appreciate everyone who took the time to mention it!  So, bring on the events!!  Here's my necklace from the Bead Soup, "From Deep Within".  Meanwhile, who's waiting anxiously for the next Bead Soup coming up soon - Well, I am!  How about you?

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Let's Try September Bead Trends!!

My September Bead Trends bracelet publication is in the "Texture" section.  This time I have my own photo to share with you.  Can you relate to the way I opened each jump ring and rearranged it THrEe times??  I guess that was the charm, as they say. What do you think?

"Shared Treasures"

"Maui Hona", Bead Trends, August

This is my first publication ever!!  One of those things that wasn't planned, but kind of developed.  In January we visited friends in Florida, and, of course, I took a selection of jewelry.  My friend, Judy, picked out a similar necklace with a larger turtle, but left the necklace in the group for others to see.  Her friend, Lois, also liked the turtle, so I said I would make another one, resulting in "Maui Hona".  While I was taking photos for the Bead Trends submission, I thought I would send in a few of the turtle necklace, too.  To everyone's amazement and excitement, that was the one they wanted!  So Lois had to wait until August to receive her necklace, but she will have a very special piece.
But wait, there's something else you need to know - that I never would've submitted anything if it hadn't been for the encouragement and help from Erin Prais-Hintz!  I live about 25 miles from Erin, so we were both in the same event to raise money for a women's charity last October.  Just before it opened, I was swooning and admiring Erin's jewelry and then headed back to my own display.  Guess who was there!!  So we got acquainted and Erin asked me if I had ever been published.  A normal question, but I had never considered it.  So that's how it all started, and I really appreciate that Erin was so gracious and motivating.  Thanks, Erin!
Wellll, disappointing situation, Tatia sent me the pages but the file is "unreadable"!  Their photography is surely awesome, though!  It's on the Vintaj Facebook page.  So sorry, will make it up to you with other photos, but I'm "up north" right now.