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Upcoming shows for June 2022

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I have 4 online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below. 

Here are details and links:

Art of the Holiday Show at the Fallbrook Art Center

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The Fallbrook Art Center Art of the Holiday Show is open!

These are some of my designs for sale at the show. If you're looking for unique, handmade gifts be sure to stop by.   You can see more of the designs that are available at the Fallbrook Art Center in this gallery.

Art of the Holiday

Fallbrook Art Center
103 Main Street,
Fallbrook, CA
Through Dec. 24, 2021

Open Daily November 7 through December 24, 2021
Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun Noon - 3 pm
FREE ADMISSION

Here are some pictures of my designs on display:

 

 

12 Days Before Christmas Sale!

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I wanted to change things up this year so instead of doing Cyber Monday or Artists Sunday or Black Friday I decided to do a "12 days before Christmas" sale.  The song 12 Days Of Christmas actually starts on 12/25 and that would be a little too late for Christmas.  So I decided to start my sale on 12/1 and have it run for the 12 days before Christmas.  Each day will have a new theme for the sale.  This gives all my wonderful customers a chance to shop and get their purchases before Christmas.

You can read more about this sale in my newsletter here.

Upcoming Shows for October 2021

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I have 3 more online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below. 

Here are the details and links:

Here is a preview of some of the designs for my show on 10/7:

Upcoming Shows for September 2021

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I have 4 online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below. 

Here are details and links:

Pantone Colors of 2021 - Illuminating and Ultimate Gray

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The Very Nice Group on Facebook had a challenge to come up with designs based on the Pantone colors of the year for 2021.  The colors are "illuminating" (yellow) and "ultimate gray".  Here is the inspiration picture we got.

Fun with Raku enamel

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I played a bit with the raku process a while back and got so-so results.  Then I listened to a video by Jean Tudor through the Enamelist Society, Inc and she inspired me to give it another try.  I incorporated some of her suggestions  and was able to get some really nice results.  As she says - if it doesn't come out the way you want it the first time, heat it up and try again.  In most cases it takes 2-4 tosses into the can to get the look I want - or to get the 2 parts of earrings to look somewhat similar. 

Color and Texture

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The Very Nice Group on Facebook had a challenge to come up with designs based on the colors and textures in this inspiration collage:

With this inspiration I had some fun making new designs.  These will be in my shop once the inspiration challenge finishes tomorrow.  In the meantime enjoy!

Earthy Shades Earrings - amethyst sage agate, artisan lampwork, freshwater pearls, yarn and sterling silver

earthy shades earrings purple brown lavendar amethyst sage agate, artisan lampwork freshwater pearls sterling silver handmade

Softly Sulfured Waters Earrings - artisan lampwork, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, citrine and brass

Softly Sulfured Waters Earrings - blue green yellow artisan lampwork, Czech glass, crystal rhinestones, citrine and brass

Upcoming Shows for June

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I have 3 online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below and on my events calendar. 

Here are details and links:

Here is a preview of some of the designs that are available now in my Earrings Show.  I'll have quite a few brand new designs as well.  I'll be posting previews of these new designs on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cserpentDesigns/

Upcoming Shows for May

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I have 3 online shows this month.  All will be on Facebook.  You can find links to them below and on my events calendar. 

Here are details and links:

Here is a preview of some of the designs that will be in my show on 5/7.  I'll have quite a few brand new designs as well.  I'll be posting previews of these new designs on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cserpentDesigns/