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A New Art Jewelry Collection for Gar-Field Craft Show

A New Art Jewelry Collection for Gar-Field Craft Show

Large 1" Sea Glass Wrapped in Metal Wire

A large one inch piece of Corsica sea glas is wrapped in metal wire and attached to a Sterling Silver chain.

My wife and I will be presenting her latest collection fo art jewelry at Gar-Field Senior High School Spring Craft Show on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The event opens at 9AM and is located on Smoketown Rd. in Woodbridge, Virginia. It is very near to Potomac Mills shopping mall. Marie Antoinette has been hard at work through the winter getting ready for this specific event and has created a whole new line of necklaces that are unlink anthing she has done before. Beautiful sea glass, wire wrapped pendants and even bookmarks are just a few of her latest collection of art jewerly.

We hope to see you there!

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A Great Day At Brooke Point High School

A Great Day At Brooke Point High School

Marie Antoinette's Booth at Brooke Point High School

Marie Antoinette stands behind her instant work station where she demonstrates how she make her bead jewelrOn Saturday, November 3rd, we were very lucky to get into the Brooke Point High School Dance Team Craft Show. We literally walked in the day of the show and filled out an application at the door; boy were we lucky to get in. This was a great craft show and there was a lot of traffic throughout the day.

We had a spot that appeared to us to be in the farthest corner in the back behind everything but it was anything but that! I think we had just as much traffic come by as anyone else did.

A couple of customers just loved Marie Antoinette’s semi-precious stone bead necklaces but wanted to know if their selection could be altered a little; no problem! Marie Antoinette made a couple of changes and each of the customers necklaces and they were happy as can be. We always offer the option of making a piece of jewelry longer or shorter or if within reason, other alterations that make each piece a one of a kind treasure.

The Brooke Point High School Dance Team Craft Show was a great event and we’ve already reserved our space for next year.

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2012 Spring Craft Show Preparations

2012 Spring Craft Show Preparations

Photo of Marie Antoinette Gilvey making new bead jewelry

Did you know that in order to participate in a craft show, many times the show organizer will request vendors to send photos, not only of what they make but also of them actually making it. Marie and I are getting ready to send out our application for the Gar-Field Spring Craft Show so I’ve put together our usual vendor product sample sheet (PDF 365K). This multi-paged sample sheet has four large photos on each page showing a piece of jewelry being made and the final finished piece. It also includes our corporate identity, URL to the main website and contact information.

I have fun making the photography for these because it gives me a chance to show her in action. Ok, maybe stringing beads is a little like watching grass grow but isn’t everything when you get down to it? I decided to use one large soft light for the foreground and a straight flash that was covered with an orange filter (a full CTO in photography speak) as a second/hair light. This lighting is ideal for this kind of photography because it shows everything clearly and just by adding the orange gell over the second light source, it adds a “homey, warm” feeling to it.

We will be going to several craft shows in the Spring. Watch our home page on the right side for details. We will also publish them via our Twitter feed and on our Facebook fan page. Follow us or Like us to keep up with the latest.

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Gar-Field Craft Show This Saturday

Gar-Field Craft Show This Saturday

Hi everyone, Mark here. As I sit here typing away at my keyboard listening to holiday music on Pandora, I just wanted to let you know that the Gar-Field Orchestra Boosters annual Holiday Craft Show will be this coming weekend: Saturday, December 10th at Gar-Field Senior High School.

Saturday, December 10th
14000 Smoketown Rd,
Woodbridge, VA
703-730-7000
Directions

If you have never been to this event, in my opinion, it is the largest craft show in all of Prince William County during December. Don’t spend your time fighting the crowds at Potomac Mills for a present that was made in some factory. Come to the craft show where you can purchase real “artisan creations” at very affordable prices.

Marie Antoinette and I will be there along with some of her new bead jewelry I will be photographing this week. You can watch her as she makes a new bead jewelry creation live, during the show.

Please friend us on our Facebook page for the latest information, sales and events.

I hope to see you there, mention this blog post and get a little something extra with your purchase at the show.

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Fox Mill Craft Show Shines

Fox Mill Craft Show Shines

Photo of Marie Gilvey at Fox Mill craft show

Marie Antoinette stands behind her display table after completing another necklace during the craft show at Fox Mill Elementary.

There was a great turnout at Fox Mill Elementary School in Herndon, Virginia for their 2011 Holiday Craft Show. Unlike last year when there was a sudden snow storm, this year was nice and sunny. Many people came out to the show but not so many that it made it difficult for them to look at all the vendors had to offer and there were some very unique offerings including one vendor that had hand painted shoes and other things.

CorseCrafts was very fortunate to have attended this year as the event becomes more and more crowded every year. Customers enjoyed a special $5 discount on bead jewelry purchases of $25 or more. One customer purchased 3 items!

Next weekend, Saturday, December 10th, will mark our last craft show for the 2012 year that we will participate in. Please join us along with about one hundred other vendors as we help make someone’s Christmas wish come true at Gar-Field Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Gar-Field Craft Show This Saturday

Bowl America Saturday Youth Christmas Shop Stop Fundraiser 2011

We’re off for our second time to Bowl America in Woodbridge, VA for their annual Saturday Youth Christmas Shop Stop. Come on down and see some of the new offerings I’ve made—none of which have even had time to be photographed. New teardrop necklace, a beautiful blue bead and white pearl glass bead necklace and I’ve also made Champagne stem jewelry that you can use during the holidays to cut down on the confusion between your glass and someone elses.

See you there.

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