New pendants

I’m preparing for the Custer Street Fair, my first big fair booth ever. I’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 I’ve been doing, and also my first outdoor show.

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Since the pendants will get hot laying out in the sun all day, I’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.

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So I am working with beads and string and other found objects to create new designs that won’t be so sensitive to an outdoor setting. It’s been fun to sift through my collections and reflect back on teenage years when my cousin and I went bead-crazy.

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I’m also playing with Christmas ornaments.

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The cage technique was taught to me by Brenda Schweder at The Creative Connection’s Wrangled Bangles class.

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I have a huge number to make and hope I can keep up with my weekly quotas. Wish me luck and mark your calendars for June 15 and 16 when all will be revealed!

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My wax and wire pendants remain on Etsy and are also at Aurora Rose Boutique.

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