Let me blow the cobwebs out of here for a moment...
In one month, I took two trips to the west, both of which brought new partners to work with, mostly in California. I will be announcing some exciting news about stores that I will be working with soon.
I had my first trip to Vegas during the annual gathering called "Jewelry Week". There is a huge show, called JCK, which has every stripe of jewelry vendor you can imagine. Another show, called Couture, is where you will find the most established designer collections, mostly high end. I opted to show my work with a new show, NICHE: the show, produced by the same people that I exhibit with in Philadelphia every year.
As the upstart show, we were uncertain how the attendence will be, and also whether the attendees are the appropriate audience. Well, the first day of the show, there was a tidal wave of people coming down the aisle. That day, I was constantly talking to people that were interested in my work. Over the course of three days, the number of people at the show came in waves, but I was pretty consistently talking to buyers that were seriously considering representing my work. As a show that was representing only N. American handmade jewelry and other crafts, this was a good place for me to make my Vegas debut.
Recently, some of my jewelry was also featured in the JCK magazine, in a fashion shoot put together by Jennifer Heebner. My bracelet and rings can be seen on the model in this photo.