Sunday, July 26, 2009

Week Seventeen! The Beginning of the "Fall Show" Series 2009

Week Seventeen!......
Wow the Beginning of the "Fall Show" Series.

Well, the notifications are coming in and I feel very excited about this 2009 Fall - Winter show schedule. As all the information comes in, I began to think to myself "Wow, now I have to create work to sell at all of these events. I must say it's a little crazy but it's a challenge I'm will to take. This week I'm previewing some of the bracelets that will be for sale at the Big A$$ Indie Art and Craft Show at Mad Art Gallery in St. Louis,MO. The opening night is next Friday and I will be working that night to greet the guests and show them all the beautiful jewelry showcased at the event. In September I have 3 shows so far to get ready for (maybe 4). Wish me luck. I will show all of you my progress in the weeks to come.

Take Care and Keep Being Creative!
Allison B.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Week Sixteen : Back in the "Metal" Again

Week Sixteen finds me
"Back in the Metal Again"!

Well everyone it time for me to get back to my love for the Metal. I have been wanting to start working on this new line for a long time and I finally started getting it together. This is the first installment of my new "Trinkets & Tokens" metal line. This line gives me the chance to explore the use of simple shapes & delicate fretwork with decorative chains, beads and fun finding. I really like this line because I get to create beautiful pendants that are simple, yet unique. Keep Watching for new installments on this line in upcoming blog entries. Also, I have updated my "What's New" page at with all of my upcoming shows. There are still a couple more shows I'm waiting to hear from. I will add those new dates to my site as the information becomes available.

Take care and Keep Creating!!!
Allison B.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Week Fifteen !!!!!
I Love Learning....

I love Free Classes and learning something new!!! At my wonderful job. ( I must say!) my coworker Mariah taught a class that showed us how to create this fun bracelet. She calls it the "Wagon Wheel" bracelet. I changed it up a little by using drops in my design. Mariah says I always try to go a step further and play with the designs she teaches. I feel that the things they teach us jump start our creative spark. This bracelet was fun to create. I love to weave beads together rather than just stringing. I love coming up with different ways to create new patterns with the different combination of beads I find. I just want to thank Mariah M. for sharing her knowledge. Hopefully we can all get some inspiration from her class. Enjoy!!!!

Take Care
Allison B

Monday, July 6, 2009

Week Fourteen Has a
Purple Haze!

Well it's Week Fourteen and I have to start getting ready for upcoming shows. I have a show coming up this month at Mad Art Gallery here in St. Louis. It's called the Big A$$ Indie Art and Craft Show. I wanted to introduce some of my newer designs here at this show so I have to "Get the Cracking" on new designs.
At my place of employment there is always something new to learn. I would like to work with more seed beads in some of my designs and I love the look of adding "little loops of seed bead" to some of my bracelets so I thought I would give it a try. My boss calls this technique "loopy fringe". It's fun to do but it is a little time consuming. I will be working on a couple more for this upcoming show. I also have 2 (maybe 4) more shows coming up in September. I really need to buckle down and get to work. So Many Designs! So Little Time!!! Oh well I LOVE IT JUST THE SAME!!! Enjoy the week and Keep Creating!!!!!!!!

Take care
Allison B.