I am a perfectionist. I will finish a piece, and sometimes go back and re-work it. I often believe less is more, but decided this piece needed more. So out came a couple strands of 4-5 mm peacock freshwater pearls I bought last October at the International Gem Show. I restrung and added them on the top half of the necklace, above the s-hooks, to make it double stranded. The pearls are so delicate, and the colors were a perfect match to the bronze ones I had used in the necklace.
You might remember this piece began with a etched house I made in Stephanie Lee's class while in California. I brought it home, and added the glass egg I had bought from Ellen, probably two months ago. I will stash away my finds, waiting for the right time to use them. This was that time. The tricky part is remembering what I have stashed away!
While in California, our field trip to Kit Kraft on Saturday morning was amazing. I have got to say this was one of the highlights of my trip. Carol said she had been going to this shop since her childhood. That is quite a testimony to what is inside. The bar-chain I used in "Nesting", was purchased there! It has a gorgeous vintage patina, which is hard to find. I wish I had bought more of it.
Round Top, Texas This historical building stands along side several others on the square in Round Top. I like the look of the split rail fence. There are many like these in and around the area.
We ate lunch at Royers. A true Texas landmark. Even their website is something to see.
As mentioned on my previous post, I specifically went thru Round Top to meet with Laura Sgovio. She's the owner of a shop in downtown Round Top, called Sgovio. It is the two story store in the middle of this photo. Her shop is downstairs, with her office and workspace upstairs. I fell in love with it all, especially the workspace upstairs!
She is so gracious, and full of marketing ideas, with years of business savvy to her credit. I look forward to the opportunity to sell my pieces there. It is a real gem, and has been on the town square for many years.
This is one of her signature pieces. It is a cluster of faceted gemstones, freshwater pearls, crystals, coral and much more. She sold several at the Fayetteville Art Walk. Laura has quite a customer following, as I watched so many stop in her booth that weekend.
Then, we were off to San Antonio to visit my daughter.