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I love hammering gold, silver, copper, brass, and bronze into amazing textured custom rings, custom wedding rings, engagement rings, and other unique artisan jewelry.  I have an extensive selection of men's and women's rings, along with gemstone and pearl jewelry in my SilverSmack shop on Etsy.  Please stop in and take a look.

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Beyond Semi-precious

Lapidolite, Dumorterite, Iolite

even the sedimentary syllables shine


nutured by nature

colored by the earth

flecked
mottled
dappled

fossilized blooms

petrified sunsets

envelop me

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Memorial Day and Beyond . . .


Beginning with Memorial Day and ending with Labor day and every Monday in between, I have to get up at about 4:30 am, load up my van, and drive an hour and a half to the flea market I work at during the summer. There is everything there. The town doesn't even have a stoplight. The population is barely three digits, but during the summer, the flea market can be a pretty busy place. Are there fleas there? Probably. My first year there, I was out in the dust bowl right next to the dumpster. Not exactly prime real estate for selling jewelry. Especially if the wind was wrong. I almost gave up. Last year, I nabbed a spot in the pavillion right near the entrance. That made quite a bit of difference. My sales almost tripled. You can get just about anything at this flea market. Antiques, collectibles, dollar store stuff, tube socks, Amish jams and jellies, plants, sunglasses, purses, chainsaw art, quality silver-smithed jewelry, afghans, popcorn, welded lawn art, hand-crafted gemstone and sterling jewelry (that's me), birdhouses, magnetic jewelry, elastic jewelry, squishy toys, sparkle purses, and so much more.

7 comments:

storybeader said...

good luck at the flea market. I hope it's worth getting up early. Love the rainbow photo.

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Karen said...

Sounds like fun! I LOVE flea markets; there are a few good ones in my area, but if I went as much as I'd like to, I'd be broke. :)

Serendipity Collections said...

Oh my gosh, sounds like a shopper's mecca! Have fun and don't get too dusty!

Jana

Jeannie&Aly'sBlog said...

...and a partridge in a pear tree! Sounds like our flea market here. I'll bet you even have the comic book, Depression Glass, and coin dealers there too! G'luck!

beadinbythesea said...

Wow, enjoy sleeping in this week and hope you sell loads of stuff at the flea market. Good Luck!

Sabrina's Soaps said...

I love rainbows