Caft fair season in full swing

Ahhhhh, the work and fun of setting up, manning and taking down a craft fair booth!


Two fairs down and several more to go. I am still looking for the ideal venue to sell the more intricate woven pieces I love to make. I entreat all who read this blog to help me out with my dilemma: Customers look and admire, but do not buy the more spectacular woven pieces. This is true even when I am practically giving it away at very low prices!

Am I the only person out there that loves to wear this stuff?  If not, where are you and how can I find you?


ImageImageImageOh well, the joy is in the creation of beauty, not in validation from strangers, right?

Anitcipation……..It’s maken me wait!

Gearing up for the craft fair season!

I am psyched! I have been busy making lots of new stuff and I think that the quality of my work has really improved over the last year. I am forever thankful to all of my friends and family who support and encourage this madness of mine.

Al, (my mate and partner of 35 years) gladly took me along on a recycle shopping trip to the Habitat for Humanity re-sale store. Wow! What treasure trove of cool stuff! This is my new favorite store (Besides bead shops).


I made a new vertical display to use at shows where there is limited space to display our goods. All of the knobs, handles and the antique doorknob are recycled hardware from Habitat for Humanity’s re-sale store. I supplied the peg board, trim, nuts and bolts, and lots of elbow grease!

If you live in the Madison area, feel free to stop by on Saturday between 9 and 5 and look through our booth! We will be at Turner Hall on Madison’s southeast side. The Hall is located on the frontage road off of Stoughton Rd, south of Pflaum road. There will be lots of great artists in a variety of mediums selling at this fair.

Here are some previews of our wares…………

“Tranquil Seas” by Betsy’s Beadworks

“Blue Claws” by Betsy’s Beadworks


“Salsa Verde”


Trumpet flower earrings by By Carnelian Sol Designs

Hope to see you there!

Betsy (Betsy’s Beadworks) and Allison (Carnelian Sol Design)

Get your engines running…First craft fair of the season!

Coming up on Madison’s east side next Saturday!! Don’t miss it! Lots of very cool local artists. This will be our first show with this group and we are really looking forward to it! The booths will be crammed with really great stuff, so check it out. We have been working hard and making lots of awesome handmade jewelry. Get there early before it is all gone!

Madison’s very own fun and funky craft show! We will be showcasing works by ove 70 artists at our annual summer show!. We will have two rooms of vendors showcasing the best in handmade! The first 50 shoppers on Saturday will receive a reusable tote with fun goodies!