Here we go---late last fall, I made about 125 fused glass pendants. I signed up for a craft show and just knew that I was going to sell all of them! Really? Not. There were two other people selling fused glass jewelry, eleven others selling various styles of jewelry and a total of 25 crafters participating. Okey dokey, then. I have to say, though, it was fun to get out. But, I only sold 5 pendants. BOOOOO! Ya know, I could have found other venues to sell my pendants or I could have put them in a couple of galleries that I know of, but I chose to put them in my backpack and take them with me everywhere I went. I gave all of them away. I probably started the first part of November...it was almost a bit awkward for me. When you approach stranger to give them a gift, they have a tendency to look at you like you're crazy. At first, I would watch people to see who was doing what, who maybe seemed like they would appreciate a gift. I had people look at me and say nothing at all, there were a few that told me they would pass on a random act of kindness, some were totally shocked, I received hugs and there were a couple of tears. I gave them to teenage girls, mothers, older women and there were some men. I was asked why I was doing this (giving them away) and one person asked me what was wrong with them. There were a few people who would not accept them and did not even open the box. (they were all in boxes, so when I handed one to a person, I would just wish them a Merry Christmas). I couldn't imagine that it would be as hard as it was to give them away. But I did. At the drug store, pet store, book shop, mall, beauty shop, coffee shop and deli...and many more. I learned a lot about human nature and I know that there are many truly nice and pleasant people still out there. (insert smile!)
The two on the right are leftovers. I kept the longer one. I use dichroic glass when I make the pendants. It reflects and transmits colors differently when you change angles. It's pretty neat!
Here are some other easy peasy memory wire bracelets that I made. I was focusing more on the color combinations that anything else. I really like using African trade beads. They are very organic and earthy.
This bracelet took quite a while to make. I haven't counted how many wrapped dangles are on this...there's a lot! It is a late (very) Christmas present for a good friend of mine. I know she will love it. These are her colors! ; } There are Swarovski pearls, freshwater pearls and tourmaline. I love tourmaline!
Well, that's all I have right now...I will see y'all later.