I finally have a couple of photos of new designs to share. Despite being busy finishing up papers and studying for the last finals of my college career, I have been trying to produce lots of new designs to debut at Mayfest. Unfortunately I haven't been able to photograph all the new designs as I'd hoped. I am going to try to share more photos this next week before Mayfest begins. In the mean time, here are two new designs, which I have also made available in my Etsy shop.
I really love the detail on these vintage brass leaves. I have always paid very close attention to details in my designs and have been complimented numerous times because of it. I consider the impact of each detail of a design and always try to insure that even the unseen part of a design (such as a charm affixed to the back of a pendant) are appealing and unique.
I am just crazy about freshwater pearls and incorporate them into almost all of my designs in some way. Lately I have been forming them into hoops for various earring designs. I think there is something so classic and feminine about a luminous circle of pearls.
These earrings are actually a new color combination for a design I created last summer. As the name suggests, the colors were inspired by the beauty of faded, antique lace. I love soft, feminine color combinations and these are a current favorite of mine.
As Mayfest approaches, I am becoming excited and anxious. This summer marks the start of my full-fledged career as a jewelry designer. I have been updating my booth layout and trying to streamline my setup. I am hoping to have at least a couple hundred new designs to debut at Mayfest, in addition to some old favorites. Unfortunately I have been rather constrained by time and money so my offerings won't be quite as varied as I would have liked. My supply inventory is still relatively small and it becomes difficult to produce a huge array of styles without the ability to invest in more supplies. Nonetheless, Mayfest will mark my biggest and most elaborate craft fair setup to date. I look forward to seeing how busy and successful May 9th and 10th are!