Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Wool Gathering

September 18 & 19, 2010 
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd
Yellow Springs, OH

I am getting ready for the Wool Festival this weekend. I have been taking a sabbatical from shows. This is the only event I have done the past two years. Actually, I think I have been a vendor for 5 years. The show circuit can be grueling and take a toll on you, which is why I have taken a break except for this show. 
The Wool festival is family oriented, the people are wonderful and it's just plain fun. Besides, it's a great place to spend a weekend and bring the kids.
My daughter has learned to needlefelt and brings her friends with her every year.

I love the alpacas. We would have every animal that is sold at the festival if I let my daughter. 
You can see and pet nearly every animal that produces a product for yarn.  
There are great buttons too!
I am outside in the same spot on the corner. Look for the childrens music tent. I'm in that row. 
Stop by and say Hi! The weather is going to be beautiful.
Don't forget about the ICE CREAM! Youngs Dairy makes great ice cream.
See you this weekend!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Studio Saturday at Art Bead Scene

Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a 
free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This weeks winner is Paige MaximCongratulations! 
You have won a a pendant from the studio of Jennifer Heynen
Send Jennifer an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.

This week we visit the studio of Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions In Clay.

I have lots of cans lying around since I made a fish with recycled cans for the scales. 
I have a show next weekend and I have been trying to come up with a jewelry item using the cans. Above is one of my ideas for using the aluminum cans. I cut disks out with a large paper punch, put 2 together with eyelets that are used for scrapbooking. Michaels was clearancing a wire spiral maker doohickey by Beadalon, which worked well for this application. 
Paula Radke dichroic beads were used as a drop for the earrings. 

My Question this week is:
What would you do different if you were brainstorming jewelry incorporating a recycled material? 
Use less, add more? Different material?

Leave a comment on Art Bead Scene's Blog and you could win 2 small puzzle piece buttons.

Have a great beginning of Fall Weekend!