This is a terrible time in the history of the world. We are currently in the middle of a pandemic due to the world-wide spread of the Corona virus, also known as Covid-19.
In NC, we are under orders to stay at home. The exceptions are essential workers and essential services. These folks are daily puting their lives at risk because Covid-19 is a killer.
My friend, Laura, and I had also decided to try working a craft show. We put together a display using things I had on hand. We also chose objects that we could carry!The virus has caused all festivals and shows to be cancelled. More, later.
I’ve been all down and out over needing to give up my studio, Mama’s House. If we move to Charlotte to be near the grandkids, it makes no sense to have a studio in N. Wilkesboro.
I’ve barely set foot in the place for the past two months, but I went down for a few hours the past few days.
That could’ve been true if I’d put stamps on it! Because I bought postage at the post office, my package had to go to the processing center. Instead of getting her necklace, today, my customer will get it tomorrow.
Currently, anything under 4oz. mails for $3.50 or 7 stamps. Why didn’t I just buy a book of stamps on the spot? Laura thought of that, but she was in the car. Next time!
I have lots to catch up on! I’ll start with, today, though. I missed the Apple Festival, and was generally down and out, so I went to Mama’s to do a little making and distract myself. I’d just received these Vintaj goodies from Candie Cooper, a designer I admire.
I chose the 5 smaller leaves and the big jump ring to work with. I saw a dangle and matching earrings. I love antique copper for fall, but these needed some color. I found some Czech glass leaves to add. They are from artbeads.com.I rounded up jump rings and eyepins.
I’m thinking about using smaller oval jump rings to keep the charms between the spacers. Earrings are coming soon, too.
You can also watch their shows on Facebook Live. If you do, you can post comments and questions for the show hosts while they are on air. You can also chat with other viewers.
One group of viewers formed a club, the Beady Bunch. I am a member, and so are 800+ other folks, mostly women who make jewelry.Being a Beady Bunch member and recent Jewel School happenings have put some added excitement and comaraderie in my life!