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Fall Bead Art Fair 2011

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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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