I love the stacked bracelets.
I'm just now caught up on maybe 200 posts and can't possibly comment on all of them but gosh, I feel pearl envy and also a bit of guilt for not completing all these projects I planned to do. You ladies are an inspiration to fashioning better with pearls and creating even better designs that fit your lifestyle. I certainly need to learn your ways because as I'm typing, I have no jewelry other than my wedding ring, which I never take off. Of course, I'm at home doing laundry and cleaning, but you can never look too glamorous, right? Excuse me while I go find something pretty to wear around my neck!
2thdktr, your grandmother's beautiful handkerchief looks to be embellished with Hardanger embroidery. (an art from Norway that one of my grandmother's friends tried to teach me when I was a child... lots of counting threads and stitching)
My husband and I spent the afternoon at the Guilford Craft Expo, as we do most years. This is a juried craft fair.
I saw more high quality pearls this year than in previous years. Many were set with gorgeous gemstones. I spent most of the afternoon drooling.
I took the cards of a few and encouraged them to join Pearl-Guide. Among them:
Steven Kolodny (with a colorful flameball necklace to die for!), www.stevenkolodnydesigns.com
Vicki Thaler Fine Jewelry, www.vickithalerdesigns.com
Britt Anderson Designs (no website on the card but he's on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BrittAndersonJewelry/) -- GSS pearls or Tahitians with lovely overtones, set in strikingly beautiful pendants studded with diamonds.
Craft Expo on the Guilford Green this Weekend!
July 13-15, 2018
Friday, 12-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm
$9 General Admission, $7 Seniors, $15 Multi-Day Tickets
Free for GAC Members, Active Military & Kids 12 and under
2thdktr, it continues tomorrow and Sunday also. It's every year in the middle of July.
$5 parking in lot of St. George church on Whitfield St., across from the green; all proceeds from parking goes to CT Food Bank.
$1 off admission tickets to print here:
Craft Expo on the Guilford Green this Weekend!July 13-15, 2018Friday, 12-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Admission:$9 General Admission, $7 Seniors, $15 Multi-Day TicketsFree for GAC Members, Active Military & Kids 12 and under
But for you the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is much closer. That is always held the 2nd weekend in August in the old section of Mystic (where the drawbridge is.) There is one street in particular (Cottrell Street) where crafters have booths; most of the rest is paintings and photography.
It is heavily attended and finding a parking spot is a nightmare. Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to hoof it! But it's fun, and we've bought a few paintings over the years.
Unfortunately the Mystic show is the same weekend as the East Coast Gem Mineral and Fossil Show in Springfield, MA, which we attend nearly each year. One year we attended both shows the same weekend, but it was a bit much. Now it's one or the other.