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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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Port Potomac Shows Sunny Promise

Port Potomac Shows Sunny Promise

Marie Gilvey makes another necklace during the Port Potomac Vendor Fair

Marie Gilvey makes another necklace during the Port Potomac Vendor Fair

Saturday, April 30, 2011 we had the pleasure of participating in the 2011 Port Potomac Vendor Fair. Vendors from all over the area joined in on this beautiful and sunny day to show off their products and services ranging from home repair and sales to personal products and even biscottes made especially for mans best friend that looked good enough to dip into my coffee.

“I really enjoyed the day and the location and I would like to return again next year. Thank you Ashley Spencer of Selling Virginia for letting us participate at the last minute.” said Marie Gilvey. Marie ran her special bead jewelry offer of a free item with any purchase which drew a lot of interest.

This was a great location for the event and a great weekend to hold it and we look forward to it being even bigger and with even more shoppers next year.

CorseCrafts next event will be at the Occoquan Elementary School on Saturday, May 7. See you there.

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Spring Craft Shows in Full Bloom for CorseCrafts

Spring Craft Shows in Full Bloom for CorseCrafts

Greetings everyone and I hope you are doing your best to avoid the pollen if that’s even possible. Well things are getting exciting for us over the next two months. We have applied to 4 craft shows starting the end of April. Hear is the list of confirmed and events we are awaiting confirmation from.

Saturday, April 30
Port Potomac Club House
16201 Navigation Drive
Woodbridge, VA | Directions | Flyer (PDF 353k)

Saturday, May 7
Occoquan Elementary Craft Fair
12915 Occoquan Road
Woodbridge, VA | Directions

Saturday, May 14 Confirmed
Childrens Miracle Network Craft Show
More info available after confirmation

Saturday, May 21Awaiting Confirmation
Optimists Vendor Fair
More info available after confirmation

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Spreading Holiday Cheer at LRES Holiday Bazaar

Spreading Holiday Cheer at LRES Holiday Bazaar

Photo of Marie Gilvey posing with one of her custom handmade necklaces.

Marie Gilvey poses with one of her custom handmade necklaces.

Holiday music filled the air of the gymnasium during the 2010 Holiday Bazaar held at Lake Ridge Elementary School on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10AM – 2PM. It was the place to be as 17 vendors displayed their creative skills by offering arts and crafts as the holiday shopping season moved into full gear. Shoppers young and old made their way from table to table, some younger (shoppers in training), purchased “double-secret-decoder-don’t-tell-mom-and-dad” gifts for their parents—whoo hoo!

Photo of a jewelry set including necklace, earrings and bracelet

CorseCrafts donated bead jewelry set for giveaway (click for enlargement).

While parents were shopping, the kids had great fun with art activities at nearby tables. There was a drawing for several door prizes as well. CorseCrafts donated a beautiful bead necklace, bracelet, and earring set for the giveaway. This set, originally valued at over $40, included an 18″ neckace, 7″ bracelet and 2″ dangling earrings made with aqua glass beads and sterling silver clasps and posts.

“I really enjoyed this event” said Marie Gilvey. “It was well organized and well attended. I especially enjoyed speaking with the other vendors about their creations and other upcoming area shows—everyone was so nice and in a festive mood.”

 

Photo of Christopher's miniature Christmas tree with working ornamental lights.

Christopher’s miniature Christmas tree with working lights add holiday cheer to our display table.

Marie had several new items to show at her table which was improved dramatically by the addition miniature Christmas trees adorned with working lights and hanging ornaments donated by her son Christopher. Be sure to check out the slideshow (below) to see the other one.

CorseCrafts would like to thank the Lake Ridge Elementary School PTO and DeAnna Vasquez for selecting us to participate in this event. We will certainly want to attend again in 2011.

Next craft show…

Would you like to meet Marie Gilvey in person. Be sure to look for us at the 2010 Gar-Field H.S. Orchestra Booster’s Holiday Craft Show this coming weekend, December 11th from 9AM – 3PM. Marie has several brand new pieces of jewelry that have not even been made available online as yet. Stop by our table and find out how you can get in on her FREE JEWELRY offer. This is possibly the largest craft show in Prince William County during the winter—you won’t want to miss it.

Directions:
14000 Smokedtown Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Books About Jewelry

Books About Jewelry

One of my other passions is books, especially jewelry books. I feel that I have a very good collection; about 160 books and not one book is the duplicated (CONTENT EDIT BY HUSBAND: She didn’t tell you how may magazines she has! She must have a thousand or so the fill an entire 6′ book case). I have books on how to make clay beads, wire jewelry, simple instruction, crystal and more. In the future I would like to publish a book with only designs—it will give inspiration to experienced artisans and novices.

Do you have any favorite jewelry books?

Have you ever published a book of your work?

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