Posted some new made-to-order bangles in the shop and will add some more next week. When its a 100 degree heat index outside and I'm in a booth all day with no escape, my accessories might be earrings, a couple of smallish rings, and a wild wave bangle. That season is upon us.
If you aren't on Instagram, you are missing all the fun! Depending upon who and what you choose to follow, Instagram can be a lively, inspirational space. I follow potters, chef's, painters, travel photographers, gallery owners, style mavens, and more. Carefully chosen because they make me laugh, inspire me in some way creatively, or I learn the process of crafts I don't do. It's all relaxing to me, and a welcome break in my day to scroll through the hashtags. Check us out if you like at Instagram/rmanly.
We were in Barnes & Noble this morning waiting for the truck to be serviced and perusing magazines. I picked this up and was surprised when one of our ring projects published in the now-defunct Step-by-Step Wire magazine a few years ago was included here. We thought is was kind of weird they didn't give us a heads up, but hey, the struggling magazine business isn't what it used to be. All publicity is good publicity. I think that wire rock wrapping is kind of intriguing too...
Cute and creative customer Many Lynn Byers bought one of our colorful enameled silk wrap bracelets at our festival booth this past Saturday, then stopped by Sunday to show all the ways she liked wearing it as a necklace. It was one of those weekends with lots of happy people milling about. I'm sure a lot of it had to do with nearly perfect weather for this part of the country and the lovely setting and lots of great art along the creek. 100 degree heat index forecasted for this weekend, so welcome to the reality of Mid-Atlantic summer!
That same weekend another sweet customer came by wearing a handmade glass bead bracelet she purchased from us the previous day and expressed how much she loved it. We are so grateful for all of our happy art-loving customers that take time out of their weekend to come to art festivals and support and admire all things handmade.