|Krista Hammond's Booth Santa Cruz Sea Glass|
|Krista Hammond's collection of Sea Glass|
The first weekend of November 2011, found Steve and I heading up to Santa Cruz, California, for the Santa Cruz Sea Glass Festival hosted by Krista Hammond at the Cocoanut Grove on the boardwalk. This would be our second time attending the festival. We were excited and the long drive didn't really bother us. After checking into our hotel, we headed to the Cocoanut Grove - www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com .
At the Grove, we found our space and quickly set up displays. We would keep the jewelry with us and set it the following morning. We strolled the room and met up with some other sea glass artists that we'd met at other shows like Joan the Surfer and Don The Beachcomber. Here's a picture of Joan setting up their booth.
|Joan setting up Don The Beachcomber Booth|
Joan is a really fun person and I'd met her up at the Fort Bragg Festival earlier in the year. At Santa Cruz she gave me a sea glass marble which I cherish as I've yet to find one myself.
The next morning we arrived early and started laying out our sea glass jewelry. The room was a buzz with artists setting up. Here are a few pictures of vendors getting ready for the day.
|Beach Glass Bingo Artists|
|Kira and a friend|
There were 35 amazing sea glass artists at the festival this year. And here are a few pictures of some of the artists with their displays -
|Joyce of Jewelry By Joyce Chadderdon|
|Victoria Roberts' Angels|
On one side of our booth was Mary Jessen who sold handmade soaps. We talked a lot between customers and I found out that she owns her own farm and raises many of the herbs and flowers used in her soaps. Here is a link to Mary's site where she sells her soaps, and much more - www.Deerhavensoap.com .
|Victoria Roberts at Mary's booth|
|Earring Board and necklaces|
|The other side of booth with pendants and necklaces|
|Closeup of Shirley's Crochet Necklaces|