Cupid's Gems in Lenexa is a great show, all Jewelry vendors. Always well attended, it is held on the Saturday before Valentine's day. This is one show where we got in the first year it was held and so far every year after that.
|Copper wire wrapped with colored aluminum wire. Hand made wire hook.|
|Oval Amethyst with copper wire with chain.|
|Sterling Silver flat wire bolted to a rectangle of Red Brass.|
|Necklace. Lapis rounds wired to heavy gauge copper wire.|
The Mulvane Art Fair kicks off our June with a two-day show the first weekend of June. We set up on the grounds of Washburn University, it's a beautiful setting and a great art fair. This year, a bad storm hit Friday night, so fore warned, we secured our tent and merchandise a much as we could, hoping for the best. Saturday dawned bright and early with our tent and contents in good shape. One of our neighboring artists did not weather the storm quite as well. She lot her tent and some of her ceramics got broken. Other artists, like us, jumped in to help clean up and someone even loaned her their extra tent. It's was great to see everyone work together to help.
|Hand made 16 gauge wire links.|
|Copper Bezel with peace signs and sead beeds in Ice Resin. Embellished with clear copper cup chain.|
|Handmade copper bird enameled with Robin's Egg Blue enamel and a wire nest with three eggs.|
|Feathers with colorful dangles.|
|Curved copper rectangles.|
|Terra Jasper with pewter metal bracelet.|
Then we were at the Manhattan Lions Club Pancake feed and Craft Fair. Always a fun event. We see lots of friends from our college days.
So that's a summary of my year, with many new shows and many more connections with other artists and festivals.