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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • 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 »


About this design:

Doing a one girl shindig tomorrow. I am a MESS. I have been SICK (like 2 rounds of antibiotics sick) and have a very croakity frog that has taken up residence in my throat. I feel SORELY unprepared. I would have posponed it, but that's really not an option at this point lol. I have a million and one pairs of earrings ready and I am struggling to find quick and FREE ways to display them. There will be no shortage of space, so that isn't a problem. I will have loads of room to spread all the displays you see crammed on the two tables. I will have some small white rocks to fill the brown basket,the large shell and the two big silver chargers. I am still on the hunt for some table coverings. I have some in mind, just gotta go beg them off my mama. See what I mean by EEEEEEEEEK??
I know it's hard to think about it when it's all smashed up, but will things be ok?? Think I will come off half cocked and not so professional? (not that I even PRETEND to be THAT, but you know what I mean lol) I will only get one chance to make a super first impression.

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  1. MermaidSoulGirlTracey
    MermaidSoulGirlTracey says:

    Oh, and I still have to cover my “bracelet ramp” box in the chair to the right.
    *shaking my head* Like I said. Eeeeek.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OK. Take a deep breath, relax, make the best of what you have. You will do fine!

    I like what you have here. Looks casual and sporty with a bit of class!

    Free and easy earring holders… Do you have Good Will, Salvation Army type stores near by?
    Those wire CD racks make great, cheap earring displays. What about a wire plant stand? I have one that folds so I can take the wire shelf and “fold it” half way down and it holds a lot of earrings. (Hope that made sense) I’ll keep thinking. Best of luck to you!!! And good health too!! :-D

  3. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Your set up is amazing. I wish you the best of luck (and health)

  4. Violet
    Violet says:

    Sorry to hear you have been so sick….
    Your displays are fun and different… I especially love the big sun with all the earrings !!!!! Very fun !!!!!
    You are doing a good job putting it all together….. take a deep breath… relax…. and above all have fun tomorrow !!!!!

  5. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Soft fuzzy paint rollers make a great way to put several bracelets on to display. They wont roll away because of the nap and they can come off easily, they store well, and you cant usually beat the price

  6. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    I think your display looks awesome, you have some really cool displays, fun and funky. Like the other ladies have said, take a deep breath and try and relax and I know that is easier said than done, but try and enjoy your show. Hopefully you will have someone to help you out. Very best of luck with your show, and I hope that you feel better!!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Good Luck and hope you feel better. Things will go better when you have your table coverings and slow down in your mind a bit. Smile and deep breath have fun like everyone else said. Never even had 1 show I’m sure I would be a basket case. Hang in there. Hope you sell lots that’s what it is all about!

  8. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I first got materal to cover my tables then I went to wal mart and got cheap sheets that matched or the thrift stores…light colored table clothes would work just not anything to busy…my first show ever I got poster board and cut out pieces and punched wholes for my earrings put them on those and put in little baggies so the wouldn’t fall…any how I hope you feel better and much luck to you….buy a few dispalys at a timr if your going to keep doing shows,,it helps…

  9. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    If you are going to keep up with the selling of your jewelry, try going onto Craig’s List and see if anyone has earring trees (maybe for free even), the tall kind or any size I guess, that the big stores have. You can always cover up the logos on them (if any) with some design of your own. This way, all your earrings are in one place freeing up space for other items on your table. Maybe they might even have necklace trees too in which case you can put your bracelets and whatever else on them. You’ll do fine. No one knows the quality of your work like you do. As the slogan says “…never let them see you sweat.” HA! Easier said than done but you’ll do fine. Don’t worry about your throat and not being professional. Any customer that thinks that way isn’t worth it anyway. Smile.

  10. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Everything looks great! You’ve really been original with what you have used. I would be careful though about getting too many different items for display together on one table. Maybe leaning towards one theme for each table. Like putting the natural themed display items you have – like the branches, moon, sun, rocks, basket and the natural wood cupboard/jewelry box together. Then maybe put the white glass/ silver chargers together. You could even stand one piece on its side if you have one of those little metal plate stands or something similar). Then maybe use some “s” hooks or opened paper clips to hang necklaces on it. It sounds like you’re going to have a great time, be sure to take some throat lozenges or hard candy.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Your setup is amazing best of luck and good health!!!

  12. Frida
    Frida says:

    I also think it looks great! Put a black cloth on and you will on the roll I think! Take care of your health dear!!! I whish u al luck!

  13. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    It looks great. I use a cd rack for my earrings. I also have ashow tomorrow, good luck~

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Your table looks fabulous! Best of luck to you!! So sorry you have not been feeling well.

  15. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    This looks great! I love the tree- this is a very fun display. Please do rest as much as possible and try not to overdo it! Best of lick on the show

  16. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Uhoh saw that right as was submitting! LOL, LUCK, meant luck!!!!

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is a great display, and I used a fire place screen for part of a display,also many found objects at goodwill or rummage sales,ect..Good Luck

  18. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    I think Chickie Noonie’s idea of themed tables is a good one. It would use your display’s in a way that would show your jewelry off to the best – rather than distract your eye from your pieces.

    So sorry you have been feeling poorly. Hopefully the meds are beginning to work – and your on the mend. Good luck with your show. Just have a good time with it……

  19. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Love your fun and extremely creative display! You’ll do great, deep breath. Don’t sweat the petty stuff, it’s much more fun to pet the sweaty stuff instead, lol ;) I hope you feel better, throat losenges or hard candy is an excellent idea. Get some rest and try to relax…I know, very difficult to do…I have the JL tomorrow, so I’m right there on the nervous wreck bus with ya. Best of luck, you’re designs are beautiful, you’ll do great!

  20. Decouverte
    Decouverte says:

    I love it!

  21. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Good luck with your show..hope you are feeling alot better also :)

  22. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Good luck with the show tomorrow … you’re probably actually more prepared than you feel like you are b/c you are sick! Get some rest tomorrow and get ready for some sales!!! Keep us posted after the show … SLS

  23. MermaidSoulGirlTracey
    MermaidSoulGirlTracey says:

    Thanks a MILLION ladies.
    It was fun. Lots of folks came and I felt good about what I done. Was TIRED by bed time (had to work right after lol) Made enough dough to keep my husband happy so all was great. Thanks so much for all your thumbs ups and great advice :)

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