Saturday, July 12, 2008


One day down... and one to go!! The first day of Corn Hill was awesome! Hot... but great. LOL... and when I say hot, I am not getting across just how hot it was. It was so hot today that my body steamed the wrinkles out of my dress, lol. Yeah, that hot!! But the crowds were out and business was good. Lots of new Kab's pieces have been added to shoppers' collections. One piece that left was "Icing On The Cake" and I have to say, it broke my heart to let it go. But now I get to work on creating another one, so it'll be okay. I also met the people buying our house, which was a total surprise. Nothing like someone saying "Hi, I think we are buying your house". It was great though. They said they had seen all the jewelry in my studio and wondered what I was making it for.

For this year, I decided to go with a three table layout for the booth instead of four. I felt kinda low on inventory and I thought things would look fuller with fewer tables. It really worked out well because it ment Bonnie and I were in shade the whole time. Not that it mattered, with temps in the 90s, even the shade is hot. Doesn't the new sign go great?!? I love it!! And do you notice anything else missing? No fabric around the tent top this year, but maybe next year. I want to find a brighter color rather then the deep jewel tones of the fabric I currently have. Sigh... I love little details.

Speaking of little details... check out this latest addition to my display. I was keeping it under wraps (didn't want anyone else showing up to the show with one of these, LOL) but now I can show it off. Isn't it cool? It is a wire hat stand that I attached wood discs too. Then I dolled up the discs with decorative painting.

Okay, I need to soak in the pool... gotta get all this stickiness of me... then it is time for bed, I am beat! I'll be back Monday with a website update of new pieces that are still available after the show. They are calling for rain all day tomorrow, so I imagine we'll have lots to post on the website. Hmmm, I might need to bring a book to read.


Anne said...

Hi Kerry,

Great seeing you today, and congrats on selling your "icing on the cake." The necklace I purchased for the trip looks great with my outfit and my daughter is already trying to steal it from me.
As a fellow lampworker I really know how much time and attention you put into your work, keep up the good work.


Cindy said...

I'm glad to hear you had such a successful day! Your booth is totally eye-catching and fun... and so is your new hat/jewelry display! Your decorative painting came out really cool. Congrats on selling your major piece, "Icing on the Cake"....there's one lucky customer out there! Good luck tomorrow..I'll cross my fingers for sun!

Anonymous said...

Wow Kerry!
The set up looks so cool! I love the little dots you added to the sign---Those are great "little" details! You have a great day tomorrow! Kim (Texas)

Anonymous said...

Why don't you have one of your beautiful necklaces on? Your booth looks great...I know you were stressing... Love your blog..Starts my day... Pam

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I KNEW you'd do great! That necklace is amazing and I'm not at all surprised that someone bought it!!!!


Kerry said...

Thanks everyone!!

6am and I am up and trying to figure out what the heck I am going to wear to the show today!!

Pam, don't worry, I put a necklace on when I got there. I wore "Talis-WO-man" all day and got rave reviews. People were taking it off my neck to try it.

Jo said...

Glad it went so well for you Kerry. I hope you've managed to have a cooling relax now!

Christine said...

Hi! I've been following your blog for a little while...I'm a fellow lampworker and fledgling jewelry designer and I am constantly amazed and inspired by your work. I'm also formerly from Rochester, and I miss going to the Corn Hill Festival! Glad it went so well for you!

Ginger said...

Hi Kerry, Just dropping in to say "Hi" is so fun to read about your adventure!! GingerScraps