Monday, November 16, 2009

Scenes from the Studio Tour

Here are some scenes from the Artists' Studio Tour in my studio last weekend. Above is a small printer's tray filled with rice to set the pendants in. This tray has a mix of fused glass and ceramic pendants. I grouped all the same priced pendants together for easy of labelling and shopping.

This is a photo of a good friend with a view of two of my three tables and windows in the background looking out on our pasture. I have used pretty standard jewelry displays except for the picture frame display that I don't seem to have a picture of.

This is a just finished free form peyote stitch necklace with many of my handmade raku beads. I was wearing this on one of the days. It now has a new home with a wonderful woman who loves jewelry and especially loves my peyote stitch necklaces. I am so happy this necklace with be worn and loved.

Here is a picture of two guests making a fused glass pendant. Edie and Cait (the barefoot weaver check out her beautiful handwoven scarves and shawls). They were among many who made a piece of art when they visited my studio.

A close up picture of one of my bracelet racks. Again, they were grouped by price. I just hate putting on those little price tags and they always interfere with trying on . I had especially good prices for this Tour. Since I live quite far out in the country, I feel folks should be extra happy that they visited me.

And last but not least, another peyote necklace that has found a new how with a wonderful woman who looks absolutely fabulous in it.

My drawing for the Adirondack Love pendant and $25.00 gift certificate was won by Barbara V. from Riparius, NY. Indeed a long drive from here. Thanks so much for making the trip.

Thank you one and all who came to see my work and visit with me during the tour. I so appreciate it. I look forward to doing this again next year.


  1. Looks like a lot of fun! The displays were quite full and uncluttered (good call on displaying by price point to avoid those little tags!).

    Love the free form peyote! I've attempted it, but my organized brain just can't let go enough to do it...

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!!!

  2. Hi Marsha,
    I would love to have a little more of your organized brain, at times. Would be so helpful. And I am sure it would save me lots of time and frustration.

  3. congrats on a great tour! and i agree, such a smart way to group things... then people don't have to ask as much either and it is more relaxed... i am a 'no tag' person too... love the pictures...i have such admiration for someone who can do peyote... wow!

  4. Very beautiful focals Mary.
    I love your earthy pendants!
    Janet x

  5. Hi Marie,
    Good to get your feedback on my display. I am interested to know how others do the pricing and seem to have hit on something that works and that both you and Marsha do. Thanks for the nice words about my peyote. I don't do it as often as I used to, but always love the result when it works out.
    I do have my stash of projects that have gone awry.

  6. Hi Janet,
    Thanks for stopping by and for the great comment on my focals. Update on yours, it is bisquing as we talk.

  7. I'm so bummed that I didn't make it out this year AGAIN! I was all set to go visiting a bunch of studios out on that end of the tour and came down with swine flu on Friday. :(
    Alas. I'll have to come paw through your pendants another time.

  8. real beads are shown in these pics this is not a fun of you can see the art in these beads.

    Vintage Pendants


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