Monday, August 23, 2010

Gearing up for festival season

 I am getting so excited for this years fall festivals. The other day I was driving to my parents house and I had this feeling, you know the one that starts in the pit of your stomach, like change is coming but change that brings a smile to your face. Kind of nostalgic! Summer coming to a close and a hint of fall approaching.
   And with fall approaching that means FESTIVALS. I have been doing festivals for years now but every year I still get butterflies and what I like to call, "a field trip belly ache" :) With this anticipation comes the drive to create the most beautiful booth space. I know I only have a 10 x 10 space to work with but I want it to be fabulous!! I am working on all new displays that I hope will engage festival go-ers. I want them to be able to come in and feel a wonderful presence. I think about what I would love to see in this type of space and I know if I were to go into an aesthetically beautiful booth I would have to leave there with an item in hand. This is my goal.  And of course the new jewelry I am creating reflects this renewal of energy I am feeling. Plus, I have to be honest this is my first festival season post baby. So I am so excited to get back out there and meet and greet everyone who comes by to see me. If you are in Georgia or happen to travel this way please come by and see me. For festival info just click on the events tab above.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Giveaway # 2

Hey all, Indiespotting is sponsoring another joyajewelry giveaway. So head on over to the site to find out how to do to enter to win this one of kind rabbit charm necklace. The winner will be randomly picked by Indiespotting on August 30.
Also, stay tuned for some new jewelry to pop up in my etsy shop. So so busy over here in joyajewelry land getting ready for a ton of fall festivals. Happy Tuesday Everyone :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

1000 Ideas For Creative Reuse and Me

Last year a friend of mine sent me a link to Quarry Books. They were calling all crafters and artists who remake, restyle, recycle, and renew as their way of creating art for a book called, "1000 Ideas For Creative Reuse" by Garth Johnson.  I jumped at the chance to send a couple of my pieces and to fulfill one of my goals to get published. I sent two pictures of my soldered vintage stamp necklaces and a picture of my vintage button bracelet. And to my excitement six months later I received an e-mail stating that I had made it into the final copy of the book. I had my husband read it after I had read it several times to make sure I wasn't imagining it. 
The brilliance and creativity that go into some of the artists pieces is quite amazing. I am humbled to be a part of such a stylish and well put together ensemble of crafters and artists.