I went to a Fine Arts Fair in my town recently. It's always interesting to see what local artists are up to and we try to go every summer.
This year there were more jewelry booths than usual, which was fun for me. There were some very nice pieces and seeing a variety of handmade jewelry always inspires me to take out my bead boxes and make something myself after I get home.
I've been on a turquoise kick for quite awhile.
My daughter had a birthday recently and while I was shopping for her gifts, I noticed some great scrappy beaded jewelry. This also inspired me to spend a little time playing around with my beads, staying inside, trying to keep cool.
Nothing fancy -
Like hand quilting, beading is relaxing and therapeutic.
I sold some jewelry on my Etsy shop a few years ago . . . .
I picked up this cute pendant at a quilt show last year and decided it needed a pretty beaded "chain."
A touch of turquoise mysteriously appears in almost everything I make lately.
Julia made these pretty bracelets for me to wear doubled. Hi, Jules!
My favorite part of the Art Fair was seeing all the dogs. No one told me dogs were allowed! I would have brought mine . . . .