Here are the last two projects to share with you. Both are wire-working examples. The first is a standing angel:
I've made MANY angels over the years, and they are easily the best sellers I've ever had a craft shows (and highly requested by friends). Typically I make ornaments, and thread seed beads on the 'filler' wires to add some sparkle. This one has an integral stand, and is approximately 8" tall. Each one is entirely unique, because I don't work from a pattern when I make the angels, unlike all of the other designs I've done.
Usually, I draw a pattern on paper, and use that to guide my wire-bending, holding the shape to the paper as I work, such as for this Amish heart-in-hand symbol ornament:
This is one of my favorites, and is also the symbol I chose for the stamp I carved for the back of my cards. The symbol is one the Amish use as a reminder: "Hands to work, Hearts to God". This is one of the few designs I've ever done that actually requires soldering, which my husband has always been kind enough to do for me (I can solder, but it's not as neat as he does...thanks, honey!)
For those of you in the area, since I've been asked, the craft bazaar is at 415 N. Hart, off of Fesler in Santa Maria, near Fesler school. The hours are: Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm. There are 15 other crafters with items there for sale, and many items (including all but a few of mine) are one-of-a-kind items that go quickly. SO, if you're in the Santa Maria area, it might be a good idea to get there Thursday.
Thank you for all the wonderful words and comments, and for sticking with me while I've not been doing my 'usual' crafting. *wink* Do come back tomorrow, though, as I'll have a card for the Unity Wednesday Challenge/Customer Hop! Thanks for stopping by!