Sunday, August 17, 2008

Its been a while I know.....

Ok, sorry I've been gone so long. I really didn't mean to but this past couple of weeks have been pretty hard. Anyway, I'm back on track. I've been working on the pictures of the new jewelry I have been making. I have been having trouble with lighting and have been working on several options. I finally have some decent pictures so I'll be listing them this week on Etsy. I've also been doing some research on local shows and what I would need to have to get started but I really think it will have to wait until spring. There are 2 or 3 good shows I could do locally this fall but I need a tent, tables, banner, stock...... And I don't have those things yet. I think I'm going to concentrate on just making as much stock as I can and get ready for the new season next spring. There are several shows in the Dallas/Ft Worth area so hopefully I can get a good start then. When ever I am getting ready to design new pieces I try to look at as much jewelry as possible in the Yahoo Groups both Wire Wrap and Metal Clay and magazines. When ever I do I can go back to my stock and see more possible ideas. Here are a few of the things I have been working on this week. I already showed you my copper and green disk earrings. I also have a necklace with a hand formed S clasp. It turned out really nice. I had the idea of making a zig zag of sorts with the copper wire over the round beads. I really enjoyed making this set. Another set I made recently is a beading set with these lovely blue and white swirl glass beads. I grouped them with some lovely blue seed beads in a larger size and some irridecent purple, blue small seed beads. I made coordinating earrings also. That's it for the preview. If you want to see more you will have to go to my Etsy store at Michele Cook Designs.


Barbara Merwin said...

These pieces all look very nice Michelle. We are also trying to search out some good shows in our area as wife Barb has quite a bit of stock. We'd prefer indoor shows. Hopefully we can do a few and sell some of our work on Etsy.

Best, Ken - Magpiedreams

Michele Cook said...

Thanks Ken. I'm really hoping to make a go of this since I've been out of work for 2 months with no nibbles at all. :)

Michele Cook Designs

A Beaded Affair said...

So glad you are back. Your work is beautiful. Keep it up. Maybe you can look for indoor shows for the fall season since you don't have your tent yet. Or, maybe someone you know who does shows won't be doing the ones you are and you can borrow the tent. Either way, good luck.

Texas Magpie said...

Nice blog, and your pieces are lovely. I especially like the blue earrings. ^_^

Wishing you well,
Magpie Gemstones