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Dog House Bracelet

Dog House Bracelet

Dog House Bracelet

Had a busy week with a show in Door County. What a great show. Saturday had amazing foot traffic and it was pouring rain with blowing wind…nice Wisconsin weather. Doing a show in October in Wisconsin can really bring anything and it can bring anything all in the same day. It was a really nice show in-spite of the weather. This show ‘Townline Art Fair’ has been going on for 40 years. There is no band, no food and no beer: just art. So, the people that come to the show are coming there for the artists. It was a warm welcome from all since it was my first year being there. Thanks!

THE DOG HOUSE bracelet above…. I made for two wonderful women in my life. They don’t have them yet but they will get them tomorrow. They are gifts of gratitude from me. I hope you both love them and I thank you both for being great women with great big hearts! Both are dog lovers and I cannot imagine them any other way. One of the bracelets has two tags on the end, ‘CC & Snickers’, well, those are the cats…. Can’t forget about them.

I made a tough choice this week. I will not be teaching at Bead and Button this year. My classes were accepted but only on one day. I love the show. I love teaching at Bead and ¬†Button but I just can’t do it for one day. It’s too much. So, I am sad about that but relieved. Maybe next year and I certainly hope I did not burn any bridges there as it is an awesome venue. I will go as spectator this year and enjoy.

Why do I not want to teach one day? Why am I turning this down? Logistics……. Class was on a Tuesday from 9am – 10pm. I have a pick up truck load of equipment and have to set up on Monday night: Hotel $150 per nite. Tuesdays class, I would be in the classroom from 7am – 10pm… pack up pick up truck load of stuff because someone else needs the room I’m in. This would take until 1am or 2am in a huge convention center.: Hotel $150. Wednesday meet the teacher reception, unpack and set up as an artshow: Hotel $150. Thursday opening night of the show: Hotel $150. Go home on Friday, Hotel and parking +++$$500, gas $100min, teaching supplies for one day $1000 (students do purchase a lot of that.) And entire week lost at home in my shop actually working making pieces of jewelry —–¬†LOGISTICS, bummer.

What’s next? Hmmm, Christmas shows….yes, Christmas shows and Christmas ordering. Wow, really it’s time to get ready to make things for Christmas. I better get my shopping done now.









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