The witching hour…

It’s nearly midnight. My son is sleeping peacefully at my side, the dog curled into the crook of his arm in slumbering bliss. The cat gave up trying to sleep on me because despite having worked myself way too hard today I can’t sleep!! ARGH!

I made displays for my upcoming show today and now I can’t stop thinking about them. I have been wanting to create a unique and cohesive look that would travel well and not require I suddenly be able to lift 8 million pounds. These were my solution: IMG_20170910_184535

Each of the upright displays (There are two grey ones and two violet, I just didn’t have room to photograph the 2nd gray display) is cork board over 1/4 inch thick plywood with a fabric cover. I basically made pretty sandwich boards. The table top displays were various baskets and things I stitched the fabric to and then wound copper LED lights through. I used the battery packs for the lights to angle the displays slightly. I’m very pleased with the result.

I also made a display for the “chandelier earrings” I have been working on:

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I plan to hang the chandelier from the lighting construct I made today and then hang the earrings from it. I also wound a copper LED light string through the chandelier to brighten it up a bit. I’m hoping the addition of the chandelier will further create the ambiance I want in my booth.

I am very pleased with the result of my labors but I am an idiot for pushing myself so hard. I just wanted to have everything done on the display end so I could relax and finish product throughout the rest of the week. The problem with being a one-woman show is there is no other person to pawn this stuff off onto!

Here’s to hoping I don’t pay too dearly for the work I did today.

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