Lately I haven’t written much. That’s because I am in the last few days getting ready for the biggest event of the year for my jewelry adventure, the Second Annual Echoes of Ela Jewelry Showcase and Open House in my own abode! I can hardly believe it’s almost here!
Last year was the first time and the closer I got the more stressed out I was. Would I have enough pieces to even have a showcase? Would anyone like my creations? Are they going to laugh at my stuff? What if there isn’t enough food for everyone? What if there is too much food, because nobody showed!? Oh the self doubt! Well, it turned out to be nonsense – all of it!
It was a lovely evening – better than I could have ever imagined. And now my second event is less than 2 days away! If you are local, I hope you’ll join us! If not, my Etsy shop will soon feature new and fun creations. I hope you understand that with all the creating up to the last minute, taking great photos of it all has had to fall by the wayside for right now. But here are a few snapshots of some of the new items…
A fun necklace featuring my friend Marti’s bead:
Some of my newest earrings…
Lots of sparkly goodies!
Copper pairs amazingly well with sparkly crystal beads, don’t you agree?
This is one of my very favorite bracelets to make and to wear!
Last year I was working on my displays up to the minute the first guests walked in the door and completely forgot to take pictures! This year I will definitely take time to photograph everything!
Can’t wait to let you know how it all turned out!
If you live close, stop by and join us for an evening of fun, food and drink and lots of jewelry!
Just like last year my friend Marti will also showcase her amazing lamp work beads, many of which I have included in my jewelry creations!
See you there!
Hop on over to facebook.com/echoesofela for more details!