Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photos - Hope Church Festival

Just a few shots of the Hope Church Spring Festival and several of the vendors from the Etsy NC Triangle Street team - ShoreDebris, EllesBeads, OldBroomStreet, NaomiEvelyn, ScentfullyDelightful

We had plenty of sunshine but had several "oh,no!" moments when gusts of wind almost upended several neighboring tents. I thought I was well prepared - had metal weights for the tent legs, 25-lb sandbags tied with bungee cords, marble filled bags to hold down the tent flaps, and heavier necklace displays (not cardboard). But did not take into account that the wind would still knock over my acrylic stands and the havoc the wind played with my string price tags - swung them around and got all tangled in the hanging pendants and necklaces - not a pretty picture. Ended up having to duct-tape the display stands to the tables, clip/tie tablecloth corners to the table legs, and snip off all the price tags.

Vicky of ShoreDebris - all things "beachy", jewelry and home decor made using items from the seashore - sea shells, sea glass..

EllesBeads, jewelry and eco-friendly crafts (funky and manshion items).

And myself, Linda Searcy Jewelry Designs, handmade wire jewelry.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hope Church Spring Fest & Car Show, March 27

Several NC Triangle Street team members will be at this event. Festival is sponsored by the Clayton Middle School. Come on out and enjoy the spring sunshine. Fun for the entire family - carnival, games, food, arts & crafts, car show!

Where: Clayton Middle School, 490 Guy Rd, Clayton, NC
When: Saturday, March 27, 10:00 - 4:00pm

PS - I will be in spot #19, a corner spot - come by and say Hi!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Public Service Announcement - Census 2010

Just a reminder - complete and send your Census 2010 form by April 1!

Besides being a Jewelry Maker I also find time to work for the US Census. I am currently a Questionnaire Assistance Center representative where I'm assigned to a Wake County public library to work several hours a day from March 19 thru April 19. I help those who have questions on filling out the form - I don't fill it in but explain the questions and why the answers to the questions are needed.

If you haven't received your form or have lost it, replacement forms and language assistance guides are available at most community centers and / or county public libraries.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New NC Triangle Team Treasury - Cherry Blossom Pink

In preparation for snagging an Etsy Treasury which I find very hard to get (IMHO it's a big waiting game), I used the Etsy poster sketch (shown below) to collect my favorite things that remind me of cherry blossoms and the coming of Spring! Poster sketch allows you to post 12 shops and 4 alternates (in case an item gets sold while in the Treasury).

Friday, March 19, 2010

NC Triangle Street Etsy Team Spreading the Love!

When I checked my emails this morning, I was pleasantly surprised that both of my shops have been featured in blogs of fellow NC Triangle Street Team members!

First, FlowerMash (who makes handmade purses and bags) stopped by my booth at the Designers Downtown Market this past Saturday and purchased a piece of my Asian print fabric. She featured my shop on her blog and pictured here is the bag she custom made for her friend - please stop by her Etsy shop and view her items. Her shop is fairly new and would love some Love!

And, SatinStitchery (maker of embroidered purses, clothing, patches, key chains, art, clocks, & customizable gifts), features Sunday shopping on her blog.
Embroidered Butterfly Keychain, Lip Balm or USB Drive Case, Key Ring, Key Fob, NO SHIPPING CHARGES

The current shopping trip featured several members of the NC Triangle Street team:

-- Janice of BlessedBeadJewelry - creates handmade jewelry incorporating her polymer clay bead designs
Millefiori Bangle in Black and White

-- Jill of OrangeCatArt - presents fine art photography of North Carolina - and beyond!Lighthouse Notecards - Set of 4

-- and me, Linda Searcy Jewelry Designs - handmade wire jewelry. Pictured is my Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet of red brass and copper.

Bracelet - Byzantine Chainmaille Red Brass and Copper

Monday, March 15, 2010

Photos - Designers Downtown Market, March 2010

Just a few photos of the first Designers Downtown Market for 2010 - it was my first time for this venue.

The last 3 pics are of my booth setup for both my jewelry and the fabric stash.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Designers Downtown Market, Raleigh, NC - March 13, 2010

The spring Arts and crafts season is about to start for me! My first is the Designers Downtown Market in Raleigh, NC, on Saturday, March 13, from 9am - 3pm.

The Designers Downtown Market features fine locally made arts and crafts with an outdoor big city feel. Our vendors showcase some of the finest handcrafted arts and crafts in the area: jewelry, pottery, apparel, stained glass, paper crafts and more! Every show is different, with new artists and craftspeople coming in every event. Browse the vendor list on the site to find out who will be at the upcoming Market. Hope to see you there!