Friday, September 23, 2011

This Is Not A Paid Advertisement

In the mail yesterday was the mother of all jewelry-making catalogs. The Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Jewelry Makers Comprehensive Catalog 2011-2012 is almost fourteen hundred pages of jewelry making porn.

The first page-- first page! and several pages thereafter are dedicated to metal clay. Metal clay involves a lot of tools, which is bad enough, but the clay cost more than silver wire-- and I can't afford silver wire. So I super can't afford the clay.

And my ability to buy silver has fallen. The Astoria Market will most likely be a bust. It's supposed to rain and rain and rain. People don't usually go to gardens when it rains, even ones where beer and not plants is the main attraction.

The Hofstra fair is looking not at all doable. Real life in the form of expensive tree removal, expensive glasses and a death in the family (sad and expensive) has drained my set-aside money and I won't be able to swing the $125 fee. And after I spent so much preparing for it. I don't feel too bad about those expenses, though. I've used everything I purchased for the Hofstra deal at Astoria Market, except the folding table.

I've also learned that there are tons of Fall Festival Fairs, many indoors. I'll be looking into hooking up with some of those. Now, if only I was able to get my traveling earring show up and going without having to bother Hubby. All I need to do is learn how to drive and buy a car. Or figure out how to get all that crap on a public bus and/or train.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be in my bunk. With my catalog. I hear it has a new Swarvoski crystal effect centerfold!

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