‘Earring Slam Jam’ 2015

Getting ready for the annual Earring Slam Jam at 18 Hands Gallery. This is a very fun event. Every year, at the end of January, several jewelry artists are invited to participate in a day long fun sale. Earring styles range from the exquisite to the outrageous and everything in between.

This year’s event will be on Saturday, January 24th from 11-5. It is held at 18 Hands Gallery in the Heights (www.18handsgallery.com). Below are a few of my contributions this year. Come by and say Hi.

Annual Bead-It-Forward Project

Each year, at the annual Bead & Button Conference, there is an auction held to benefit breast cancer research, treatment and, ultimately, a cure. The auction items started out as bead quilts and, each year, as more and more small squares of beads were donated, other items have been created.

Every year there is a theme. This year it is ‘Animals: Wild about finding a cure’. I enjoy participatichng in this event and have completed beading my ‘quilt’ squares. I just need to apply a backing and get them ready to add to the many others that will be created by the members of the Houston Bead Society and sent in for assembly.

My ‘wild animal’ selection is the dragonfly. They fly around my garden each summer; all beautifully dressed in their iridescent wings.

Ready for CHH Sale 2014

From CHH 2014

Getting ready for the 2014 Contemporary Handweavers of Houston annual sale. Led an activity at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft this year making felted soap. Decided they would be a fun ‘little’ thing to have available at the CHH sale.

From CHH 2014

Did some off loom bead weaving to create these wonderful earrings. Even did up a few pair of ear threads. Those always seem to be very popular.

From CHH 2014
From CHH 2014

Made more loom woven bracelets. I just love making these. They’re like potato chips. ‘You just can’t make one’!

I’ll also have a few of my scarves there. There will be an indigo and a couple of eco prints.

This year the sale is later than usual. It is scheduled to be next door (Art Studios at 2315 Commerce) to our new ‘home’ (Art Studios at 2323 Commerce)and to be able to participate in the local Art Crawl. I suspect these will be the dates (Nov 20-22) going forward. It should be a fun new experience. Check the CHH website for details (www.weavehouston.org).