Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday Night at 1000 Markets - 04/04/09

Things are still really hopping this week at 1000 Markets! The new ability to shop by Category is still being tweaked until is perfect. Much hard work has been put in by everyone involved and it shows! It is so much fun to be involved in the beginnings of what is sure to be a wildly successful site after the official launch.

There is also a lot going on at the great market where I am proud to be a member - the Wearable Art Market. The big event this week is our first Sunday Night at the Market event, and you are all invited - hope to see you there! Here is the official invitation and link to the forum:

One of the most special things about 1000 Markets is the way the format encourages everyone to get to know the people behind the art!

With that in mind, the artists of the Wearable Art Market will be getting together Sunday evening and we'd love to have you join us!

Art will be the subject of course-- inspiration, latest ambitions, recent successes-- or works in progress-- general levels of creativity, chocolate addictions-- Who knows what else and where it will lead? Join us and find out!

The thread will be in the Wearable Art Market public forum-- on Sunday April 5th, 7 EST, 6 central, 5 mountain and 4 pacific till whenever!

Just jump right in with your own comments and observations (or questions if you're a wearable art fan) and help us make this first Sunday Night at the Market a grand success!

I'd also like to introduce our two new members who joined the market this past week - Carol Dean Sharpe of Sand Fibers (I am the proud owner of two of her gorgeous peyote braclets, and 3rd on the way - yay!) and Rachele Dagley of Rachele's Originals. These two bead artists have simply gorgeous work.

My favorite piece in Rachele's shop is her Splendor Beadwoven Cabochon Necklace with an Ammonite as the focal point. The warm colors in this piece are truly splendid, indeed!

Another piece I particularly love is the Crystal & Bugle Beadwoven Bracelet. Those blue crystals are mesmerizing with the brown bugle beads!

Carole's work has long been a favorite of mine, and I love how she incorporates bold geometrics in her pieces. Check out the gorgeousness (is that a word?) of her Elegant Undulations cuff. I might have to add this one to my collection!

And then we have the stunning Youthful Fancy Necklace. The colors here are just delicious, and the mix of materials is a fascinating mix of raku, cotton batik and 'iris bronze' delica seed beads.

I'm about ready to turn in for the night - hope you all had a great Saturday, and hope to see you tomorrow at the Wearable Art Sunday Night at the Market. Again, the thread will be in the Wearable Art Market public forum-- on Sunday April 5th, 7 EST, 6 central, 5 mountain and 4 pacific till whenever!



  1. I really like your items on here. I've just started my own jewelry business, and now have a website:

  2. Cheryl,

    This is so generous, thoughtful, and kind of you! Thank you :D

    Carol Dean