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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Road Trip!!!

Looks like I'm going to be doing some traveling! I got accepted into the Renegade Brooklyn craft fair. This is really my first time traveling for a show. I did Renegade in San Francisco last year, which technically counts as traveling, but we drove. This is actually on a plane traveling. Can't wait to meet a whole new group of creative folks on the east coast. My in-laws live in New York and said I could stay with them. But, honestly, I'd love to just kick it by myself. I NEVER get to get away anymore since my son was born (I'm not really complaining because he's terrific, but still!) So I'm hoping to turn this into a little weekend for myself. I've already had two people offer up their apartments in Brooklyn because they won't be there. It all seems like a dream.It's been a week of good news. I also was accepted into Unique Los Angeles. I did their first show in December and it was seriously AWESOME!!! Great group of buyers and sellers. I'm really excited to do this show again. If you live in LA you really need to "pen it in". It's a great show, have I mentioned this yet? And, just a little cattiness.... I ran into my old boss (un-named clothing company and I was the assistant designer) at the last show. It was sort of gratifying to see that we were both selling at the same show. It made me feel as though I had "made" it. I know I shouldn't care about such stuff as that, but sometimes I'm a little competitive. Not to mention, he was a mess to work for. Nice guy now though.Ok, and then I also am doing my first wholesale show. HOLY (*@!%), I'm so nervous. Wholesale shows are crazy expensive! But, I really need to take this to the next level if I want to continue making jewelry as my career. In this frugal economy retail is not going to support me. So, if anyone here has a boutique that they are looking to stock, I'll see you at the Calfornia Gift Show.

Here's some little experiment I've been working on with my camera. I just love the colors. I want to play with using photoshop on my pics and making them more interesting. I haven't had the time to play lately, but with all these shows coming up, can you blame me?
And I had to throw in this final picture of my little one. I asked him what his sad face was, and this was it. I love it:)
oh, I almost forgot. Here is a custom order I just finished up. I think I'm going to add something like this to my shop. Seems like people really enjoy jewelry that can be customize.

I call this "A beautiful mess". Such chaos:)

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This might be my longest post ever:) If you made it this far, thank you.

16 comments:

bopbopdesigns said...

I love that necklace!

sassyglassdesigns said...

I think that is so exciting to be accepted in all those shows. I wish I was going to NY with you...haven't been in years. You are going to be crazy busy but I am sure you will love it. Good luck with all the shows.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

you are going to have a wonderful time and meet some great people. YAY!

OliveStreetStudio said...

You'll be right around the corner! I'm in Long Beach and I'm trying to get into the Brooklyn Flea fairs...Congrats on the Renegade Show - I'm going to mark my calendar and hopefully come see you and your fantastic jewelry.

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

WooHoo! Busy, Busy! Congrats on all the activities going on, and good fortune to you! Hope it all is a great success!

The Flukens said...

Congratulations Christine! You've worked hard and deserve every blessing coming to you! Have an awesome time on your "me" weekend! :)

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

I'm so very proud of you Miss Christine! And so impressed with your level of determination and commitment.

Congratulations mille foix! You're an inspiration.

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

I love the sad face. So sweet. Congrats on being soo busy.

Danielle

Norine said...

Very exciting on the shows!
And I liked your long post. Most especially "sad face".

Marbella Designs said...

Wow, good for you and good luck to you! Your little one is so cute.

Kendall Micayla said...

I love the necklace that you made with the initials, its so cute! I love your craft space, I bet all of that natural light is nice to have!
Congrats on all of the craft show acceptances, I wish I could come!
Kendall

b is for brown said...

kudos to you! i will be there. would love to meet you!

Amanda K Lockrow said...

Wow you have a lot happening in this post. Love the sad face and the beautiful mess.

'fancypicnic' said...

Chaos???!!!

Gorgeous little man you have there xx

happy Easter, you busy person!
ps - I'm fascinated by bokeh shots, too xx

Ruth said...

Wow - you are busy and will be even more busy soon. So glad you are accepted at all these shows. Still hope you'll come to SF so we can meet up!

Wolfie and the Sneak said...

congrats on all the upcoming goodness!