Hello again....aaand we are into SUMMER!
We have had a very busy June with life happening and events! Starting off June was a BBQ event for hubby at Craiguns Resort for the Teen Challenge Fishing Tournament Weigh-in. Then after that it was time to get ready for the TNT Fireworks tent for 2 weeks at Coborns Parking lot in Sauk Rapids through July 5. Then take back the fireworks we didn't sell to the distribution center in the Cities.
We needed a few days rest after all that and get things at home re-organized and cleaned. It was a good season, but I'm glad it's done!
I'm so thrilled I could finally get back to creating! I had to do some hustling in creativity to get ready for the first show after a month and a half in Pine City for their Annual Art Fest. This is the second year I've participated as a vendor there. My booth space (as most others in the park) is such a nice shady spot! Yay! ...and the event was a blast!! So thankful for a friend who spend the time with me during the event!
Now to the UPCOMING EVENTS:
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023
Event: Art In The Gardens (NNB & Sauce/Crafts)
Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Where: Munsinger Gardens, 1301 Riverside Dr. SE
Town: St. Cloud, MN
Date: Friday, July 21, 2023
Event: Backwards Bread Patio Events (NNB & Sauce/Crafts)
Time: 9 am - 1 pm. (Live Music: 9-11)
Where: Backwards Bread Co., 3360 Southway Dr.
Town: St. Cloud, MN
Date: Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5, 2023
Event: Flekke Fest (NNB & BBQ Sauce/Crafts)
Time: 9 am - 4 pm each day
Where: KR Digital Frame & Gift Shop, 15 Central Ave. S
Town: Elbow Lake, MN
NotesNBling New Goodies:
Although there wasn't much creating being done in June and half of July, I've managed to make a few items which will be at the upcoming shows until sold...
The items from left to right. Top Row: Lightweight Acrylic Feather Earrings with Beach Glass Bead on sterling ear wires. They are long... 4.5", but super light and VERY COOL!
Today I made some Cloisonné beaded earrings and an 18" necklace to go with one of the earrings. They are paired with Czech beads and a Vintaj component, earrings are on sterling ear wires, necklace is on violet 1mm leather.
The other 3 necklaces are a NEW design idea from PARIS! This seems to be one of the latest styles there and I picked up the idea and ran with it, making my own versions.
There's more along those lines to come, like a cute all charm necklace...
The cat earrings are lightweight acrylic paired with vintage Czech beads on sterling ear wires! Had to have a bit of Southwest too, so I found these cute super light cactus charms and paired those with genuine Turquoise stone beads.
If you hover over the pictures, there will be a caption with price and description. Thanks for checking them out and maybe see them in person at a show!
Also there are some ideas I'm playing with, like doing some DIY projects and Facebook Lives to show how to make a design and then make it available as a DIY kit for you all.
Let me know what y'all think about that idea. I've been wanting to do it, but the implementation isn't as easy, since I buy supplies in small quantities just to make a few designs since I try to make each piece unique. So having to think about keeping more stock is a bit daunting. So depending on interest, we may have to do Pre-Orders so I'll know for sure how much I'm to buy for each design....
Thank you to all who have been coming out to the shows and supporting my small business. It's always good to see you, hug a neck or two and get caught up on happenings.
Until next time.....
Hugs and love,
Christian Organic Folk Singer/Songwriter & Author
based in Minnesota
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Psalm 100 Scripture
1 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.