Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy Fribetheweo!

That's "Happy Friday Before the Week of Thanksgiving", a new holiday inaugurated by my friend Kai, and the attitude adjusting thought I needed to face this weekend. Our church is once again hosting it's Christmas Bazaar... oh, excuse me, "Holiday Gift Market". Once again I have a table, and once again I know in my bones that nothing will sell, LOL! Jake and Lydia are manning the table for me today as I have to work, which is nice because I get stressed trying to convince people that my prices are not only reasonable but cheap, compared to the work and materials I use.

Ok, Ok, I'll stop now. You didn't come here to read me ranting!

This year outside vendors were invited to participate, so my little table looks a little small compared to their displays, but I am still proud of my offerings. I hope some of it sells -- I'm running out of room to store stuff!

This little person is "Pin-elope", another pattern I am testing for Jacque Uetz. Another fun and playful design I might add. I know it's a feminine name, but my little guy "feels" male to me. He is ready for his embellishments, but I've been too frazzled to concentrate. Maybe this weekend!

9 comments:

Jennifer A. said...

That's what you get for making real jewelry instead of plastic stuff. Maybe you ought to make a deal with a botique. People expect real jewelry in botiques.

Forgive me for disagreeing with your artistic opinion, but I think "Pin-elope" could be female if she just had a bit more hair peaking out around her hood.

Judi Wellnitz said...

Is your table in the same spot every year? It looks familiar. I wish you the best of sales this weekend!

Love your snail! It will look totally different after you embellish it!

Linda Fleming said...

Oh Judi, I just love Pin-elope- even without embellishments! I hope you do great at the sale and surprise yourself. I hear alot people talk about not doing well at craft shows when they do more artsy work than crafty items. And your work is certainly art! Perhaps it is time to try some different venues for selling your work- galleries and gift shops? Regardless of how the weekend goes, I hope you never doubt your talent and work, because it is wonderful and you are gifted artist.

Shashi Nayagam said...

I agree with the others Judi. You need to go a bit upmarket with your jewellry. I love your Pin-elope as is but I know it will be beautiful when fully embellished.

Kerry said...

I agree with the rest, your items are very artzy and you need to sell in a more upscale venue. I do wish you many sales though!

Jacque Uetz said...

OMG!! I gasp when I saw Pinelope I did not know she was finished she is beautiful!! I love this one better then mine..LOL!Oh this is just spectalar you did such a good job!! Judi your work is just awesome....I know you love to bead cannot wait til you are finished..
I am with the rest on your art it needs to be in a gallery..

Kai said...

Going backwards (this IS Kai, after all - LOL!) your Pin-elope is the most gorgeous I've seen! Those colors are totally RICH. It's not FINISHED? I don't think it needs another thing! Of course, I know I'll say, "OH! Of COURSE it needed that!" when I see the completed pincushion. But as of now, it looks perfect to me! The table is EYE CANDY. And while I do hope you sell some things, I hope you receive a REALLY good price because your jewelry is so incredible. Like the others, I feel it belongs in a VERY upscale store or gallery! You do the BEST pieces, Judi! I'm always in awe!

Louisiana Momma said...

i know what you mean Judi - I keep hearing people all over the country that do the craft shows say that this year is not good for selling.. but I also agree that these shows have the people selling the plastic stuff for 10-15 dollars a set and so our stuff that is precious and semi-precious stones with a lot of work involved is not appreciated. I just came back from a show where I only sold 2 of my embroidered pouches and 1 pair of earrings. It keeps making me want to go back and do what I said originally and only do gifts.. Your stuff is beautiful and they would be FOOLS not to buy it :-)

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the pin cushion!
Sandra Evertson