Sunday, November 25, 2012
We did well at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Friday, the first day of the fair was our best single day at the festival in our 14 years of showing there, with most of our sales to people who have bought our work before who came at the beginning of the fair to get the best selection. Saturday and Sunday were not as good but overall it was our 2nd best year, 2011 being the best. I'm not surprised, since my records show that fairs that we do that take place just before a presidential election are always a little less successful than the previous year and the following year. this is very consistent. So, we're looking forward to a great year at the convention center in 2013.
At this time of year we start thiinking about what directions our jewelry designs will take next year, what new ideas, new designs, new materials, new techniques will keep our interest and be fun as well as lead to interesting new jewels to present to the large group of clients and collectores who already have a significant amount of our work. One thing that we both want to focus on
is starting to use more of the gemstones that we've been collecting and stashing away for over 40 years. We'd like to find homes for them so that others can enjoy them. It will be interesting to see what other new directions happen. The period of time between Christmas and springtime when we start doing show again is often the most creative time of our jewelry work year.