Sunday, August 23, 2009

From the Gallery

My first two weeks at the Fragrant Mushroom Gallery were a smashing success, and I think this month is going to be as good... it's at the point where I'm going to have to really push to make enough stuff to keep up with the Christmas season, and that's barring Etsy or any craft shows I do! I'm psyched. It's going to be weird the first time I see someone wandering around town wearing something I created :)

Success is good, but it means I've been neglecting my Etsy shops and even neglecting taking pictures. I sent a load of stuff over to the gallery without even managing to get pics taken, but this latest one I did. See my Flickr page for the latest batch. Even with the neglect, sales on Etsy haven't been bad.

Between my new horse Abbey (she's just a doll!) and keeping up with regular work and demand at the gallery, I'm finding it hard to keep up with a lot of my other online stuff, including my teams and groups, photography, and the Chainmaillers' Guild and Wire Artisans' Guild stuff, so to my friends who are there, I apologize. I haven't forgotten you all, and I'm still mailling and twisting and coiling away :) And riding into the sunset (closer to sunrise) whenever I have the opportunity.

The piece above is for sale at the gallery but if you adore it send me a line and I'll be glad to make one very similar. I'm about as proud of it as any piece I've done recently. The stone is a mystic topaz and is VERY difficult to get a good photograph of! The choker is helm chain done in Argentium and anodized Niobium. More pictures of it on Flickr.