Saturday, March 21, 2009

No jewelry, just my new pot rack

pot rack
Originally uploaded by Willow Branch
At the insistence of a certain blogger friend of mine (you know who you are, Carolyn) I'm going to try to get this thing (blog) started. I've been making a few pieces of custom jewelry a week. I don't have anything in the hopper, so now I need to concentrate on making a few pieces for something called the Art Walk. It's a really cool little event that the Arts Council of Durham puts on a couple of times a year to showcase local artists & local businesses. It's a small entry fee & you are placed (depending on your medium) in some of the buildings scattered around the downtown area. The public goes to the Arts Council and picks up a little map & follows the red dots (literally huge red dot stickers place on the sidewalks & on signs) to the different businesses & studios. It's a lot of fun & I think the perfect venue for my first show. I'll probably only make about 20 pieces to show & whatever I have left I will take to another shop to see if they would be interested in selling a few pieces on consignment. I've never sold on consignment, so their cut may be too much for me to consider, but you don't know if you don't try....right??

This is a picture of my new pot rack. I won it on Ebay & I think I'm going to love it. With my first show coming up & no pieces to sell, I did what every good jewelry maker type person would do.....procrastinate by ordering a pot rack so I can reorganize my kitchen. I got a great price on the rack (they're normally soooo expensive) & it seems to be pretty good quality. I had originally bought an old garden gate to hang from the ceiling as a pot rack, but the gate is huge & heavy....very, very heavy. I'll probably just use it in the garden, I know, I know, it's a pretty crazy idea, but I'm going to try it.


CarolynArtist said...

That is one awesome kick ass wrought iron pot rack!!! It's very pretty! (big molly bolts eh?)
That sounds fantastic the art council thingie! Take pics dang it! (if I were there I'd be tempted to move some of those red dots, maybe not move them, just add little expressions to them, maybe some ears)

Willow Branch said...

Thanks!! I like it too. I just need to go get a big bolt so I can hang it. I'll try to take pics, if nothing else just the giant red dots.