September 20, 2009

DIY Fair and Extra Extra Linkage

I wandered around the Ferndale DIY Fair yesterday and thought is was really great! It had such a great atmosphere and energy to it... something really different from the classic art fairs that I have done and attended. It's so indie and focused on small businesses and handmade. I don't know, not much tempts me to return to my days of doing street fairs, but this show really did. I will have to consider it for next year. I am planning to go back today, for a few reasons. I want to see more (and maybe pick up a punk rock hula hoop if I can find that guy again!), and I also want to drop off some jewelry with vendors at the art fair who have a gallery called Domaci that sells my work. I haven't given them new work in a while. I pulled all of my resin pendants from the Etsy shop and I am going to consign those with them. I think they will do very well. I don't think I ever blogged the resin necklace above, which I decided to keep for myself for now! It is one of the last pieces I did in resin, and when I ever get a chance to do more, I want to do more like it.

Ok, lots of inventory to do before I go, so I better get to it. I shall leave you with this week's Extra Links: Jewelry Making

Loving some filigree, check out these new filigree jewelry projects.

A Bead A Day
Bead-wiring vs. bead-weaving...which do you prefer?

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe goes crazy over Mixed Metals book

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene shows off her top art bead picks for this month's Kandinsky Challenge.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy makes more Through the Looking Glass Nuggets Charms that match perfectly with Frost Links.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmis creates a necklace using canvas and leather.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Bead cones can be used in more way than one and Lorelei shows an example!

Jewelry & Beading
Why wouldn't we talk about fashion on a jewelry and beadwork blog?

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew announces his BIG SALE! Check out all the goodies!


  1. Hi there! Just hearing about the fair made me want to do one too! It's been a while, but I do miss it too! Have a good one! Hope you find the hula hoop!! :)

  2. Looks like some great vendors are at the DIY fair! I couldn't pass up a fun hula hoop either. If I make it up to Domaci I'll be sure to check your resin pieces out.