Iâ€™m preparing for the Custer Street Fair, my first big fair booth ever. Iâ€™ll be sharing a tent with the talented Jason McPhillips, who will have his wonderful paintings on hand. It is quite the expansion from the tray-sized pop-ups Iâ€™ve been doing, and also my first outdoor show.
Since the pendants will get hot laying out in the sun all day, Iâ€™ve had to re-think my designs. While wearing a wax and wire pendant throughout a summer day is fine, since a human moves around and will go and cool off periodically, keeping them out on a table in bright sunlight all day long will invariably soften the wax as the wire heats up, making the pendants more fragile when handled.
So I am working with beads and string and other found objects to create new designs that wonâ€™t be so sensitive to an outdoor setting. Itâ€™s been fun to sift through my collections and reflect back on teenage years when my cousin and I went bead-crazy.
Iâ€™m also playing with Christmas ornaments.
I have a huge number to make and hope I can keep up with my weekly quotas. Wish me luck and mark your calendarsÂ for June 15 and 16 when all will be revealed!