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Thank you, everybody who ventured out across the railroad tracks to visit us in Melbourne! Even with fewer people than I had hoped who realized we were down there, I got some great feedback from the weekend. I’ll be making some of the leather cuff bracelets in black, and in 1-1/2″ widths for the guys. I want to make some square bracelet links with the same kind of design as little currency pendants; swirly, textured, alien plant looking. I might do some similar silver cuffs. The double leather bracelets with phrases got a lot of attention, also. I’ll also be posting all the older beaded jewelry half-off to clear it out. Please let me know if there’s something you’d like, and I’ll tell you how low I can drop the price! It was a fun beginning, but I won’t be continuing that path. I plan on experimenting with pewter, also. My hypersensitive self can wear it. Does anyone have an allergy to it? Oh! And we got so many comments on a mirror I use on the table and my copper, brass, silver, and amber Garden Gate pin/necklace that I’m thinking of going larger scale, layered, and sculptural, and making mirrors or frames. What do you think?

Checklist

Let’s see, the display is finished and looks fabulous. Jon does awesome work. Inventory has been polished and is being packed up. Boxes are being stamped with the logo and website. The torch is turned off. If you’re in the area, come say hello at the Melbourne Main Street Festival this weekend. I have several new items that I haven’t had a chance to post on the site yet. Hope to see you there!

Custom work

While I can’t always guarantee to fit custom work into my schedule, I love coming up with something unique that I wouldn’t have ordinarily made. I was pretty stoked to be asked to make something special for a birthday. It will be a one of a kind piece with significance to the wearer and the giver. I’ll show you what it looks like when it’s done, but first I need to get busy with some sketches!

Production mode

Two new pieces were molded and cast over the weekend. Stones will be set tomorrow, and I should get them up on site some time time this week. The display case that Jon built looks fantastic. Pendant cards are printed and waiting to be filled with shiny trinkets. I’m making bracelets and candy corn earrings, which are some of my most popular for this time of year. I’m really looking forward to the shows this fall!

New Sparklies

Here’s a preview for you before they go up in the shop. I also have some bracelets to photograph and upload soon. These are from last week’s molds, and I’m pleased with how they turned out!

Wrapping up

Two new pendants have their stones set! I’ll be hanging them, photographing, and posting soon, hopefully later today or tomorrow. I’m so pleased with how they turned out!

Curing

There are 2 new pendant molds curing today, and I hope to be casting them this weekend! I plan on some serious production before the fall shows. You know I’ll keep you posted!

More places!

If anyone is around Melbourne the first weekend in October, come say hello! I’ll be at the Melbourne Main Street Fall Festival.

Displays

It’s been pretty quiet on the jewelry front lately. I plan to redesign my show booth for the fall and have been working on that instead. I’ll be casting soon and working on some mixed metal pieces. I’m thinking about animals… horses, bears, owls. As always, let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see that I haven’t done yet.

Show dates

Local friends, I hope to see you at the Lake Mary–Heathrow Festival of the Arts on November 6–7!