Thank you Gallifrey One!
Gallifrey One has always been one of the best local conventions and it gets better every year. This wonderful lady (on the right) made the show for me when I came in in the morning after the auction. She said, “I regretted not getting the 4th doctor lariat scarf. Will it be available after the show?” I smiled and said, “I’ll sell it to you right now. Just pick it up and take it and the bid sheet to the checkout gals and it’s yours!’ I gave her tips on it’s care and feeding and to make sure it stays secure as it can be a slippery bugger. She was kind enough to take a pic with me and I thank her for it and wished her many happy years of ownership.
I had the great fun of speaking to many art show visitors that morning/afternoon. Thank you each and every one for taking the time to stop by, admire my work and have a chat.
The Final Tally
All in all, we sold half of the value of the items we brought to Gallifrey One 2019 – a great ratio of sales for an artist. There was one or two artists that didn’t sell much (there always are). We all have our off-years and it is so unpredictable that sometimes it feels like a game of chance. For me, pieces sold that surprised me and others didn’t that were also puzzling. Here’s the final tally:
- 4th Doctor Lariat Necklace
- 5th Doctor Bracelet
- 11th Doctor Envelope Necklace
Didn’t Sell –
- 11th Doctor Bracelet
I had expected not to sell the Envelope Necklace because it was a rather obscure piece. You really have to be a fan of 11 and remember the episode and I guess they did. It got three bids and came close to going to voice auction – two more bids would have sent it there.
If you Didn’t Get a Piece…
Not to worry! People seemed pleased I am opening an Etsy store for patterns. And I have a surprise in store for the store in the next blog post, which will be a grand opening update. It will make them and our fans quite happy. Stick around as that announcement will be coming very soon.
A Final Thank You
I want to thank the art show El Heffes Elizabeth Klein-Lebbink and her significant other Jerome Scott. We have known you two beautiful people for decades now and you are the best art show mavens in the biz. I always get a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart when I see these two at a con and that feeling grows every year. I warned them to expect me next year and indeed also at Loscon Thanksgiving Weekend back at the same hotel. Sorry, Liz, you won’t be getting rid of me that easily. No more hiatuses for me!
Hello Gallifrey One!
The Gallifrey One 2019 Art Show was fabulous and so much fun to do! Thank you EVERYONE who purchased art pieces from me. Everything that didn’t sell is available for purchase TODAY. So, if you were outbid or didn’t get a chance to buy, stop by and browse! You will also get a SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE COUPON towards purchases in our new Etsy store, T is for Tardis, opening tomorrow!
TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE. WE WILL UPDATE THEM AS SOON AS WE KNOW FOR SURE WHAT THE HOURS ARE BUT I WILL BE AT THE CONVENTION UNTIL CLOSING, SO TWEET ME AND WE’LL ARRANGE A MEETUP.
This video was done for our longest-running customer, Maxine. She requested a triple-pierced Star Trek ear cuff. She supplied the Star Trek charms. Come watch how it all comes together when we create the earring of your dreams and you could see yours made live on YouTube next.
And here is the finished product:
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I was contacted by a mother in England back in June of this year to do a necklace for her daughter. She wanted something special for her to wear to her prom. It gave me the opportunity to craft a matching necklace and earring set to an earcuff she was also purchasing from me. It was a great opportunity to experiment with weaving silk ribbon in through chain. The ribbon used here is actually two pieces – one plum and one caribbean blue. The pictures don’t do it justice.
Both mother and daughter were very happy with the result. Her feedback was “They arrived today and they are lovely! Thank you so much! – Mary”
By far this year the most beautiful and meaningful jewelry set we have done was created for Martha on the East Coast of the U.S. for her handfasting renewal ceremony with her wife. The dress was breathtaking – and a last-minute second choice after she received her first choice dress which was a “scary print on a t-shirt”, as she described it!
As well as contributing to their perfect day, Martha’s order helped me push the boundaries of what I could do, guiding me into the realm of a new, beautiful idea of what is possible with wire-wrapped earcuffs.