Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Best Necklace ©Barbe Saint John 2010

            I feel like this woman in this dauggerrotype; frozen in time, waiting. I know this is just a holding pattern, but sometimes it feels like Limbo. I'm ready to get moving. I do what I can and keep focused on the end goal. I've been gathering a pile of stuff for the fleamarket and made a few more things for the shows.

            Going thru stuff for the fleamarket, makes me wonder WHY I keep some of the things I do. Things I've had on a shelf and not used in 3 years like purses, but when I pull it out I love it. I use to have so many purses but kept editing the 'collection". Now, I'd rather have a few that I really love than 100 that I like. Even though I like the super long 50's blue vinyl rocket clutch, I don't LOVE it or need it. And I think I used it 3 times in 19 yrs so I really don't need to move it again. Honestly, I'm happy to let it go on to some other retro person to love and use.

            Today, I spent some time going thru more stuff and pricing jewelry for the SFIGF. I am also pulling out stuff for Art Unraveled and CREATE. I realized the other day that I need to figure out some different displays to use for Art Unraveled because I fly there 3 days after SFIGF. I will need to ship my supplies there before SFIGF show. I'm also looking for a helper at AU Vendor Fair so if you are interested, please email me!

            And now on to todays Bead Bloggers!

          • A Bead A Day Let's have a Tiki party! Lisa found Tiki beads at Big Lots for $1.00 and is looking for ideas!
          • Jewelry Making Thinking of selling on-line but worried about the cost? Tammy has discovered three freebie sites for selling your jewelry, crafts, and vintage items.
          • Art Bead Scene Art Bead Scene finds findings worth finding!
          • Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts Thoughts about creating multiple streams of income as a jewelry artist.
          • Beading Arts Cyndi has a copy of "Metalworking 101 for Beaders" to give away!
          • Carmi's Art/Life World Cherry wood bezels are the stars in this new pendant collection.
          • Cindy Gimbrone Cindy rewinds on wire.
          • Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Melanie shows her Steampunk Sampler class made of mixed metals, industrial porcelain, and cold connections.
          • Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio Lorelei's studio is in total disarray. Check out some pics and if you have suggestions, she would totally be appreciative!
          • Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! review of a great book: Candie Cooper's Metalworking 101 for Beaders! Don't miss this!
          • Strands of Beads Melissa shows off a summery necklace design with components courtesy of
          • The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Always on the hunt for unique components, Andrew spotlights "pinch bail components" from Shoutrinse on Etsy!


          Jen Crossley said...

          Love your work Barbe,I love the thrill of the chase to find goodies

          kecia said...

          now i know we are so much alike, i couldn't believe my eyes that you made a necklace from one of the old daguerreotype photos as i just worked on one myself a few days ago ( i swear i hadn't seen yours yet!)