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I just came home, opened the mail and found my acceptance letter for the Peoria Heights Art Fair (May 8th) which will be held at tower park and along the city streets nearby.  I am quite excited about this fair!

I have been busy making some trinkets, mostly heart shaped earrings with pearls in.  The new camera we just ordered also arrived today so as soon as I read this stuff about how to use the camera…  I will get you some shots of these lovely earrings.

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Yesterday my friend Liz Barnes showed me her photo setup and took some nice shots of a few of my pieces.  The heart shaped box pendant is shown off nicely in this shot.  I learned so much from her about how to take nice shots of jewelry.  I am looking forward to putting that info to use.  We spoke quite a bit about etsy.com and I am determined to get that going as soon as I work out the photography part.  I am so ready for Valentine’s day now.  I have been putting the finishing touches on some lovely heart shaped jewelry in anticipation!

The heart shaped box pendant I mentioned previously is now finished.  I am posting a rough photo of it against a black tee shirt and will post a better shot when I have an opportunity.  I am very excited by this piece and looking forward to showing it off at the ci|creative space event on February 6th.  Just in time for Valentine’s day!

I am signing up for a ci|creative space event that will be on Saturday February 6th from 11am until 4pm.  For those who have not been, ci|creative space is located at Grand Prairie Mall near the Holocaust Memorial.  This is prime valentines shopping so I am preparing lots of hearts and flowers along with my more standard items, the funky ring shapes and texture collages.  Hope to see you there!

I fired the heart shaped box and will patina it this morning.  It fired beautifully!

I promised myself I would do two things this new year (in addition to those I posted about previously).  First, I would see projects from start to finish in a more timely fashion, no more piles of greenware pmc that need “something” sitting there for months.  Second, I want to try some more ambitious projects.  To satisfy both promises I am currently building a heart shaped box bead that will have a pearl in the center.  I have made the top and bottom plates, the top plate has a round hole in it with a piece decorating the hole, the bottom is solid with a peg on the non-textured side, which will be the inside of the box and the peg faces the round hole in the top plate.  This peg will have the pearl mounted to it upon completion.  I might have set this aside at this point because I am unsure how the box bead will connect to a chain in order to make it a necklace.  Instead, I have forged ahead and this morning I have made the sides which will separate the two plates.  Next, I intend to adjust them and affix them to the back plate.  If that goes well, the front plate can be attached.  At that point I have to decide if I want to drill holes in the sides to run the chain through or if I want to attach loops or a bail.  I am excited with this piece so far.  I love the look of the separate items.  Here’s hoping the sum will be even greater than the parts!