Now that all that boring stuff is out of the way, here's what I did last Sunday. I had volunteered some time to help work on whatever was needed at Craft Riot! This is an annual event held by EtsyAustin crafters.
I arrived early so I could spend some time looking around. La-La's had one of the most eye catching displays. It was original and you have to admit they got stationed with really great back lighting.
When you meet you can see why she does this. She's extremely passionate about her craft and it shows in her work.
One of my next stops was talking to Debbie of Debbie Carroll Designs.
"I've been artsy all my life and finally found a great way to channel some of that creativity!I love anything vintage, and that includes not only the variety of vintage beads, findings and other goodies I use in my work, but extends to clothing, furniture and other "junque". I love playing with shapes, colors and using unexpected pairings to keep my jewelry fresh & hopefully, a little bit different!"
She's also very open to talking about the climate of the craft world and gives very helpful advice to newcomers (me).
I like less ostentatious jewelry and her's had that perfect bit of flair without being overwhelming.
I'm going to do a part 2 to this topic. I realized I have a little too much for one post.