Let me just start out by saying that I am a lot happier this Monday then I was last Monday. I had a great weekend with lots of sales and very appreciative customers, and the perfect weather was just icing on the cake. Sometimes when you get back from these depressing shows like last week--you think---why am I doing these shows?? And then after this weekend--you say--oh yeah...... that's why! I have some stories to share but I'll hold off until next week.
I want to tell you about my backdoor neighbor Lila, and I mean that literally (our booths are back to back). Her business name is Lizone's, and she's been making repurposed jewelry for 23 years--you know, the vintage style jewelry, with some steampunk added in. She was making this type of jewelry before anyone even knew what it was--way ahead of her time.
And I love the added touches she uses to display her jewelry.
How fun is this??!!
And here's her very fun booth--
And last week, I told everyone about the special piece that I made for the festival.....well, here's Lila's piece--
She found this knight at a garage sale ( with all of the garage sales that I have gone to, I have yet to find anything like this!) She cleaned it up and adorned it with these very cool embellishments--excellent!!
And if you're wondering if she's online--yes she is. She has an Etsy shop HERE, and in her shop she also sells vintage supplies for all of you jewelry or collage artists. And since I'm not the greatest photographer, I want to share a pair of earrings from her Etsy store--she's much better at taking photos than I am.
So to sum it up, her jewelry is a bit vintage, eclectic, fun, and one of a kind, which pretty much describes Lila, except for the vintage part--she's very refreshing---I've never laughed so much : )
You know backdoor neighbors--they're welcome anytime and they always know---just come to the back door. Believe me, I've been to shows where after meeting my backdoor neighbor, I wished that I could have "moved" from the neighborhood!