Monday, August 30, 2010


"to think about something unceasingly or persistently; dwell obsessively upon something"

Yes, it's true, I've been obsessed the last couple of weeks.
Not with a piece of jewelry. 
My Booth.

Some observations from the last show.

The name of my blog? etsy shop?
romantic decay

When we attached the sides to the booth what did i see?
It screams decay doesn't it?!

I used tags to display my earrings.
Did I mention the heat index was 105 degrees with 999% humidity

They were folded over in a couple of hours.

And then there is attracting people to your booth.
I use a dressmakers form on the outside which people would stop and look at, but not wander in.


20 yards of tulle to drape and soften the plastic.

5 lbs. of rebar wire
6 days of twisting, bending, looping, wrapping
36" of quirky
my husband calling me "obsessed"

My earring chandelier.
(indoor pictures are awful)

This will be hanging in the back.
I hope it works.
I would hate to have to grab people by the ear and drag them in :)

Now back to the jewelry obsession!

Monday, August 9, 2010


I wish the photo captured the true color.
When you anneal old metal you never know what it will look like after all is done.
This was a great surprise.

The words in the bezel are
"elegance or beauty of form, mannor, motion or act"
Try as I might, I could not get the patina I wanted on the links.
Heat - nope, liver of sulpher - nope, satin finish another no.
Now they look a little wonky (technical term) which seems to
fit most of my work.

I'm getting ready for another show this weekend, and of course way behind.  Trying to tweek my booth,
have enough jewelry for a two day show and figure out how to stay comfortable when the heat
index will be of over 100 degrees.
I'm sure there will be some great stories.
See you next week.

Monday, August 2, 2010

yes, no, maybe so?

send her off on a challenge