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  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love the mix of metal and your bead and color choices are perfect....great design!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thank so much, everyone! And if you want to delve more into coiling, then getting and…” read »

Fall Bead Art Fair 2011

About this design:

Yesterday the LBS put on a bead only art fair and BBQ. The day started out cool, but turned lovely. It's a chance to meet other beaders and see their work and to show off your own special style. I made a few sales and several people said that they would like to meet up in a month or so, once they have their Christmas Club funds in hand.


1. Lots of repurposed table linens from the Goodwill by the pound store. 2. Buffet server rack repurposed into an earring rack. 3. Black wire mesh wastepaper basked, flipped upside down and repurposed into a pendant rack and topped with bracelets. 4. Rescued antique jewelry box with nice mirror, necklace hooks and storage drawers. 5. Repurposed silk corsages in late summer colors. 6. MY JEWELRY!

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  1. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Katherine, thank you for showing us pictures of your set up! Congrats on a good day and meeting new friends! SLS

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats on the sale. Your dispaly look great!

  3. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Wonderful use of the racks and the jewelry box, nicely set up for only 1 table! You really packed a punch :) .

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Nicely done!! :-D
    Congrats on the sales!

  5. Steph
    Steph says:

    Very creative…is that a pie stand i see, that’s using it cleverly, the waste can too, I like it.

  6. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    A lovely display! I hope you get lots of new customers. I need to go track down some table linens, I have some lovely cream on cream floral curtains from my mother-in-law, but they have rust stains from being in storage! :(

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    K H says:

    MoonBell, have you tried treating those rust stains with lemon juice and salt or with CLR?

  8. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Hmmm, no I haven’t… but I will have to try, I do really like them, and my niece made them work this last weekend at the fair by going and grabbing some autumn-colored fabrics she had laying around and strategically placing them.

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    K H says:

    If you have a nice sunny day, try soaking the stain in lemon (or white vinegar would work too) then salt the stain and lay in the sun to dry, then wash.

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Very nice display. I love how you have repurposed the wire waste paper basket, and jewelry box. Very clever! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Katherine, your table looks lovely, lush and inviting! and those tags make darling earring cards… I especially like the added touch of the various color yarn you used to tie them. Glad to hear that the day went well!

  12. Sheri G
    Sheri G says:

    That was a beautiful display and I LOVE the wastebasket turned upside down for earrings….hope you don’t mind but I might use that if I am ever strong enough to do a show. GOOD JOB!!

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    K Sciola says:

    So very pretty and elegant, with a touch of whimsy! Lace seems to make anything look alluring!
    Best Wishes! Happiest of Holidays! Kathy

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