True to my word, my last buying trip was a success, and i've already started on next season's inventory. I've finished 22 new necklaces, five pairs of earrings, three pins and 10 new polymer clay necklaces. Not bad, not bad at all!
Here's a sneak peek. . .
Faceted quartz crystal, metal mesh beads, Chinese crystal, crystal ball beads.
Maj Anyone? Drilled Maj Jong tiles, onyx, So. African olive wood, brass.
Faceted quartz crystal, Swarovski pearls, metal mesh beads, polymer clay sparkle focal.
Polymer clay "frosted lemon" squares, pewter, asymmetrical focal.
O.K., maybe one more. . .
I'm making a couple more of my crochet crystal necklaces in varying colors and a couple pearl crochet necklaces as well as a piece out of leopard print Murano glass beads, always in fashion!
I've decided to continue on with my polymer clay "add a bead" and magnetic neckwire collection, they went like hot cakes, so look for those as well.
Since my hand beaded cuff sold, I'm making the time to create another for this next season, as well as a few pairs of my hand beaded Swarovski crystal earrings.
I've applied to several juried art shows, and if I am accepted I'll be adding the dates to my calendar on the right side of my blog. I know I'll be participating in the Indian Wells Arts Festival in April, 2013, and the Gilda's Club Boutique and Luncheon in November 2012. So many new ideas, so little time :)
My new pieces are currently available for sale, some of them can be seen at:
The Pampered Bath, El Paseo, Palm Desert, Zense, El Paseo, Palm Desert, In The Hutch, Highway 111, Palm Desert. Or, call me, I can shoot a photo over to you via e-mail. (760) 567-6437.
Now, speaking about IN THE HUTCH. . .there's a new kid in town! Mike and Saundra Salotti have just opened a new "vintage, antique and whatnot" store at 74-210 Highway 111, (760) 836-3600, in Palm Desert. They've taken over the old "Blueprinter" space (yes, all of it!) and filled it with absolutely gorgeous vintage and antique furniture, housewares, crystal, jewelry, toys, anything you can think of. Saundra has an outstanding collection of Depression glass, Carnival glass, Milk glass and Fenton, not to mention many decorating pieces from the '60's and '70's era. Stylists and decorators have already be in, purchased, and left their wish lists! Walking into the store is a treat, it's pristine, spacious, well-organized, and every item is priced. The prices are low as far as I'm concerned, but they told me that's part of the "plan". Here's a teaser photo:
Saundra and Mike have been very graciousto me in allowing me to use one of their sparkling new counter displays. And artist Mary Gorfine (fiber art, quilt art, book purses, etc.) has several of her beautiful wall pieces there as well. They also have consignment space for rent if you're so inclined.
Stop in, say "hi" and welcome them to Palm Desert!
More next month,