This blog is intended to document my journey into the world of handmade artisan lampwork beads.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Wonderful Friend and Artist

Bonnie Johnson Wyatt is a preschool teacher with the patience of Job. This patience also appears in her wonderful baskets. She takes a deer antler and sees a basket, WOW.

Bonnie comes from a cultural heritage of hunting and enjoying the outdoors for all it is worth. I believe this is reflected in her work.

She is the only person that I work with that is interested in a creative pursuit, even though it is a completely different we can enjoy and encourage each other. I believe that unless you have that kind of support you are not near as motivated to continue.

She is currently making the most awesome napkin rings using some of the tips of the antlers.
Now we just need to get her an online presence. She lives on a beautiful piece of Kentucky land in a beautiful log home. She has so far resisted cable, dish or internet. Now I know to some this is insane but she has access to those things in other places. She is quite comfortable with her choices.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Some Recent Work

The above bracelets were not purchased at my last art fair. I think I like polka dots. I found a lime green t-shirt, I think I will keep that one. The white and black one also looks like it might be a keeper. I usually do not wear bracelets, but they tend to sell better than necklaces. When I try to figure out what to wear when I am trying to sell my jewelry, I struggle. I need to wear more of my own jewelry. I can not expect people to buy my jewelry if I don't think enough of it to wear gobs of it. The orange one is a bit of a push for me, although I do have some orange polka dot earrings. Now to make sure I have matching earrings and necklace to go with them. I guess I will need a couple of options since most shows are multiple days.

The above paragraph is a poor attempt at justifying me keeping some of my own jewelry instead of selling it. How did I do??