Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Poodles, Poodles Poodles

A client asked me to  make her some tin jewelry with poodles in it because she had some adorable poodles.

Not finding any poodle tin in my collection, I went shopping on the internet and found these poodle tin children's toys. (www.orphanedtreasures.etsy.com)

I purchased them and started working on the jewelry: earrings and a bracelet. My first attempts came out like this:

Although she liked the earrings, I changed them a bit match the poodle colors a bit more.  The bracelet was just a bit too wide to work well as a cuff.  So back to the studio and the 2nd design came out so much better:

I learned more about construction and she really liked the results.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Flea Markets

It is always fun to wander a flea market and discover new finds.  Went walking today with my husband for Father's Day to the Ithaca, Ny Found Flea.  What an enjoyable flea market.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Craft Show Displays

Here are the after and before for this screen door insert that worked out very well last weekend.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Bridesmaid Bracelets

A customer approached me about making pastel tin bracelets for her bridesmaids.  This photo is by Theresa Lagasse of Lagasse Photography on the big day.  Just lovely, so honored to be a part of this. 

Funky Flea Thanks

Thanks to everyone who came to see me and who came to see the Funky Flea.  Great weather,  great crowd and great venue! And a great husband who helped me schlep everything thing.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Funky Flea - Downtown Syracuse

Should be an amazing day in downtown Syracuse tomorrow- great weather, Paige's Butterfly Run, Taste of Syracuse, and of course, The FUNKY FLEA!  Come out.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sterling Tie Bars

Sterling silver custom order tie bars for a client: for the fathers of the bride and groom.  Happy wedding!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Doings

New earrings for the Funky Flea this weekend

Hello to all my interested and loyal customers,

I hope you are able to get out and enjoy some of the great summer weather we so richly deserve!

I have been super busy this year and have lots of great things planned.

From now until the end of July, stop in at Gandee Gallery to see the REnewal Show, of which I am part , if you have a free moment and want to to take drive to this a wonderful gallery in Fabius NY.

June 7  Funky Flea   Syracuse Ny  http://funkyfleasyracuse.blogspot.com/

July 12-13   Skaneateles Ny  Finger Lakes Lavender Festival   http://fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com/

August 16-17 Canadaigua Ny  Arts in the Gardens  http://www.artsatthegardens.org/

September 6-7 Rochester Ny  Clothesline Festival  http://mag.rochester.edu/events/clothesline-festival

Please enjoy your summer and hope to see you,

Betsy Menson Sio
East Street Tins