Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Show Mode and China Dust

Well, it's that time of year! Time to get into "show mode"! That's what Mr. China calls it when I am frantically working my poor little fingers to the bone getting all my stock ready for the fall shows around here. The garage has a thin layer of china dust everywhere! The living room is converted to the "solder station" (yes, I put it away each night, but drag it out the next day to work, work, work.) Also, the "office" is in shambles because I have my makeshift photo cube set up and jewelry all over the place. But, Mr. China is very patient and forgiving and knows this is something I must do to keep sane.

About the china dust, it gets everywhere! I need to come up with some type of barrier to try to keep it contained. This is what I cut two weekends ago:

Not very pretty at the moment, but after I smooth out the edges (yes, a little more china dust was flying through the air), clean it up and foil the edges, this is what I have:

Now the little china pieces have to go to the "solder station". Stay tuned so that you can get a first glimpse at the finished products.


Oops - a little interruption ~~ Although I'm in "show mode", when I get that call from my son asking if I can keep my grandson on Saturday ~~ screeeeeech ~~all work comes to a grinding halt! There's nothing more important than seeing that cute little two year old and it's unbelievable how much he changes in just two weeks! His newest trick ~ opening a door, grabbing each doorknob, picking up his feet and ....wheeee...."look Grammy, I'm swingin'!" He is just hilarious! Can't wait to see what his next "trick" will be!


sweetfunkyvintage said...

I just wanted to say thanks for your sweet comment on the blog posting about my husband. It was so kind of you to stop by and lend your support.
We are doing well and have even had a video conference already - kind of fun!
Take Care!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Tanya, That pile is so pretty. One post, if you would be so kind, I would love to see your photo cube and how it works. While the weather is warm I take all my boutique photos outside but when it's cold I have to take them in my studio and it's too dark. I need a better solution. Many thanks and have a great weekend. ~ Lynn

smilnsigh said...

Thank you for stopping by my 'Smilnsigh' blog and commenting.

Oh what lovely things you make! Another one of the gals who makes me feel so unable to do such things. But that's ok. I'm glad some can do such things. We aren't meant to all be alike now, are we? :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci
When Twilight Embraces

geelizzie said...

your broken china jewelry is gorgeous! isn't it nice when the misters are supportive and don't mind the messes we make!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

We have had a strange owl hanging around here for a couple of weeks too. He's huge but very skittish. I haven't been able to get a photo of him. He comes out at dusk. I can see him sitting on the ground in the field but soon as I approach he takes off to a tree. He flies low. He also makes the weirdest call. I tried to find out what kind he is in my bird book last nite but to no avail. Stay safe in the storm. ~ Lynn

AileenFairycat's Costume Closet said...

Your broken china pieces are beautiful! What a neat way to create beautiful new jewelry out of old things.