Steve is sitting at our booth. We made the mistake of using flowered cloths for our tables and the jewelry got lost. On Sunday, we switched out the cloths for plain burgandy and the jewelry looked much better. This was our first show and we made a bunch of mistakes, but we learned a lot.
As you can see, the pendants and the earrings look much better on black velvet.
Key holder bracelets. Great for a house key and slip it on your wrist and off you go. Or use it for the gym key or your tiny credit cards like the grocery store ones and leave it in your car for when you shop. Despite the flowery tablecloths we sold a number of pendants, bracelets and earrings. And we met some great people - buyers and other artists. My friend and hairdress Drew Scott (I call him Scott), first told me about the show and how to enter. So when we arrived to set up I was so pleased to see that his space was close to ours.
Scott took 3rd place in the juried paintings - and this was also his first big show. And over the two days, he sold a number of his great paintings over the two day event. Scott told me that he loves painting and working with different mediums to create his art. You can find his website at http://www.artbydesign.vpweb.com/
Next to Scott's space was Ted L. Reynolds. His work took first place in the show. I love abstract painting and Ted's work is really interesting.
Next to Ted's space was Gerry High (pronounced Gary). Gerry is a noted Palm Springs artist and he also has his own gallery on line at http://www.gerryhighartgallery.com/ Gerry spent some of his time painting which drew a crowd to his booth. He is a good artist and a really nice person. I liked him alot.
The artists were all great and interesting to talk with and compare notes. We learned a lot from other jewelry sellers like Pat Newman with her Dichroic Glass Jewelry.
Okay, I've got to go now. It is 114 degrees today here in the desert. I've got the air on but it is still hot as Hades outside. Took Dylan to the dog park and stayed too long so now I've go a bit of a headache. Tomorrow, I'll post more about the other artists at the show including a sculptor from Fairbanks, Alaska who sculpts life-size horses out of stone.