Saturday, November 16, 2013

TaBou Treasures at the 7th Annual Holiday Hit List...

On Sunday, December 8, 2013, I'll be a vendor once again at the 7th annual Holiday Hit List sponsored by the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia, where I will be selling my handcrafted jewelry. Avoid the malls and the big box stores - come on out and support handmade! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

TaBou Treasures at Rummage Art Show

Friday, December 7th, 2012:
I'll be a at the Bamboo Lounge (1475 University Avenue, San Diego, 92103) for the Rummage Art Show from 5 pm to 11 pm. Free entry, there will be a raffle and door prizes. If you're in the San Diego area, come out and see me!!/rummagearts

Friday, November 23, 2012

TaBou Treasures at the 6th Annual Holiday Hit List

On Sunday December 2nd, 2012, I will be a vendor once again at the San Diego North Park Craft Mafia's 6th Annual Holiday Hit List ( Come out and shop my one of a kind jewelry designs in person!

Where: Liberty Station in Point Loma, Barracks 17, 2710 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
When: Sunday Dec 2, 2012 from noon to 6 pm

(From the SDNPCM press release)
North Park/San Diego, CA, November 1, 2012- The San Diego North Park Craft Mafia (NPCM) will host the 6th annual Holiday Hit List (HHL) on December 2, 2012 at Liberty Station in Point Loma, 2710 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106. The HHL will play on the NPCM goal of providing a one-stop-shop for the quickly growing San Diego community that seeks one-of-a-kind fashions and cutting-edge lifestyle products— all with handmade quality. This FREE event will feature many vendors, demos, pet wares & baby products to home wares and much more. The first 100 people through the door will also receive a gift bag, full of some of the hot-test products from this year’s show vendors. Additionally starting at 2 pm, there will be a free scavenger hunt and free door prize drawings every hour.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

First Craft Show for Spring 2012

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012, from  9 am to 3 pm
Where: Hickman Elementary School, 10850 Montongo, San Diego 92126
What: Spring Jubilee and Craft Faire

I'll be a vendor at this event, lots of new pieces!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

TaBou Treasures - upcoming shows Fall 2011

Hi, for those of you in the San Diego area who want to shop my pretty shiny baubles in person, I will be appearing at the following venues this fall, where I will be selling my one of a kind artisan handcrafted jewelry creations:

Friday, October 7, 2011
5 pm to 8 pm
Friday Night Liberty event
NTC Promenade at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106

Saturday, November 5, 2011
12 noon to 4 pm
Language Academy Pre-holiday arts and crafts bazaar
4961 64th street, San Diego 92115

Saturday, December 3, 2011

10 am to 3 pm
Hickman Elementary School Winter Festival
10850 Montongo Street, San Diego, CA 92126

Sunday, December 4, 2011
12 noon to 6 pm
San Diego North Park Craft Mafia's 5th Annual Holiday Hit List
Corky McMillan Event center / NTC Promenade at Liberty Station
2875 Dewey Road, San Diego 92106

I will update this post if I sign up for more shows. Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 1, 2011

TaBou Treasures at Liberty Station Tonight

If you're in the San Diego area, please stop by and see me tonight! I will be one of the vendors this evening at this month's Friday Night Liberty Event at NTC Promenade at Liberty Station. My table will be set up in front of Barracks (Building 19). I will have all my lovely handcrafted jewelry on display and for sale.

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians, and Happy 4th to my fellow Americans!

Monday, February 28, 2011

On my bench right now

Well over a year ago now, I purchased a beautiful pair of chrysocolla cabochons from a lapidary artist. They have been sitting quietly in one of my many bead and cab boxes, just waiting for a chance to get out and spread their wings (they look a little like wings, don't they?)

I thought about making a couple of rings with them, or some kind of butterfly pendant, but in the end I decided that I'm going to turn them into a pair of earrings. Most of the time, I make dangle earrings, but for some reason, these cabs look to me like they belong in post earrings.

I played around with a few designs that I drew up. The first one in the square backing is too geometric and for some reason reminds me of the 80s (I can almost hear the Miami Vice soundtrack in the background).
This second design with the beaded wire around the bezel is ok, but a bit, I dunno, blah.

Now with this third design, I feel like I'm getting somewhere, but it's still missing a little spark of something.

I pawed around through my faceted gem collection, and found a nicely matched pair of round peridots. I think the spring green of the peridot plays nicely off the greens and blues of the chrysocolla and pulls out some of the lighter greens. Plus, I like combining transparent faceted stones with opaque cabochons.

I'm not 100% done with my design yet, but I think I'm getting pretty close. Keep an eye out on for the final piece :o)