The 15th Annual George Ohr Fall Festival of Arts was a beautiful weekend to be out and about ...! Autumn was in the air and better yet....the lovebugs weren't...! We got no breeze on Saturday and an over-abundance of it on Sunday...we're talking over 15mph gusts the people were out and enjoying the great bands and artisan arts and crafts including jewelry, pottery and paintings.
I got to meet an online friend, fellow jewelry designer Lisa C of Serena's Jewels. She lives in Alabama on Dauphin Island, talk about paradise..! Lisa loves mermaids and she reflects that and her love of the Sea in her jewelry....no wonder we get along so well. It was so great to put a face with s name, and she is just as nice in person as she is on the keyboard.
My Fleur de lis earrings flew off the racks this weekend....figuratively and actually. ( I'll post those photos tomorrow) as well as try to get some more made for my next show which is scheduled to be the Fall around Downtown Gulfport on October 18th.
This photo was taken Saturday after the show, we had a wonderful dinner at our local hangout Shady's. They have just added an oyster bar and outdoor patio complete with fire place. Water pours from beer taps behind us, very cool. A drink and dinner was just what we needed to relax after a fun filled day showing our jewelry at the Festival.
I grew up in Wisconsin and vowed to move closer to the ocean when I graduated from College. I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. I spent a summer in Biloxi, MS taking classes before I graduated and decided to move back.
I've always enjoyed working with my hands. I've enjoyed needle work, mosaics, photography and ceramics. I started making jewelry 6 years ago and have never looked back. I love creating something beautiful that reflects a bit of myself that the wearer can relate to. My pieces are inspired by a day at the beach, the wind and salt grazing your face, the sun on your shoulders, the sand between your toes and the pina colada in your hand.
My jewelry shows my love and appreciation of the ocean. It's funky and fun with beach attitude.