Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nose to the Grindstone

New Jewelry ©2010 Barbe Saint John/Saints and Sinners®

Even though you spend months preparing for something, sometimes it just isn't enough. After sorting through jewelry inventory on Sunday night, I realized I really don't have enough for 3 shows.....Even though I've been making stuff almost every day, its really not enough for 3 back to back shows. Can you say PANIC? LOL, I did!

So Monday I planted my self at my worktable and created this lot above. I know it doesn't LOOK like alot, but for me - it was hours of work, finding the right elements, the right colors, etc....... I am especially in love with the Aladdins Lamp earrings and keep fighting the urge to keep them for myself. I never wear earrings anymore, but since I love all things Arabian Nights they keep calling to me. I made a couple more necklaces yesterday and feel good about that. Today however I had appts and errands to run, but I'm hoping to get ONE thing made tonight before I got to sleep, even if it's only a pair of earrings.

I just sent a package of jewelry up to REDUX in Portland over the weekend, lots of pretties you can look at and buy in person.

I realized I forgot to post a photo of my filled bezels clasps. I like the way they turned out, and want to make some more of them this week if I can.

©2010 Barbe Saint John/Saints and Sinners®

I am still gathering stuff for the Alameda Flea Market this weekend. I have a small pile of vintage purses, a small pile of vintage dresses, and a sizeable pile of Asian chalkware......I wish I had some tent weights because I know it will be windy over there, I'm praying it isn't TOOO windy and they tent doesn't fly away and hurt anyone. I think I'm in space E3, I called and thats the number they gave me, but haven't received the packet yet. If you're coming to the market, please stop by and say hi!


Michele Lynch Art said...

All pieces are gorgeous! I couldn't pick a favorite! and I know it was a lot of work, even though it doesn't look like a lot lol! Good luck on your shows, I'm sure you will do fabulous! Michele

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

Thanks Michelle. I hope to do well, its been a long dry spell!!!


Debbie said...

I Love, love, love your ART! You are so inspiring! Visit my blog sometime...

kecia said...

barbe, i so know what you mean about how long it takes us to create. it must be a virgo thing!