Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fair thee well

So, every year for the past six or seven years I’ve thought to myself “gee, I should enter something in the Orange County Fair.” Then, every year in July, I’m surprised when the Fair opens and once again, I missed out on entering anything.

Well, not THIS year, goshdarnit! I finally got ahead of the curve and put a reminder on my Outlook WAAYYYY back in January to remind me to check the Fair website for the entry deadline this spring. Now, my only problem is deciding what to enter.

Which is where you come in (if there are any actual humans reading this blog which I sometimes doubt…or aliens…aliens are okay…I’m an equal opportunity blogger). Anywho, I thought I’d post a few pictures and start a poll (see up there on the right hand side of the blog) for people to vote for which design they think I ought to enter. The ones pictured below are my personal top contenders, but I’m open to write-in votes for anything pictured on the website (with the exception of the items in the Gallery Pages as those things have been sold and are looooong gone).

So, without further ado, here are the contestants:

Lavender Lace:
Pendant - Dichroic glass cabochon with bead embroidered edging
Necklace - Vintage glass beads and seed beads
Clasp - Bali silver "S" clasp set with amethyst

Nights in Black Onyx:
Pendant - Black onyx cabochon with bead embroidered edging
Necklace - Faceted black onyx coins, Bali silver beads and hematite rondelles
Clasp - Sterling silver box clasp set with onyx

Antique Smoke (and yes, I'm aware that A. the scan totally sucks on this and B. so does the name so if you want to leave suggestions in the comment section, I'm open)
Pendant: Agate cabochon surrounded by bead embroidered edging
Necklace: Vintage Czech crystals and gold Swarovski pearls
Clasp: Sterling silver box clasp set with smoky quartz

and last, but not least, Frosted Fantasy:

Pendant: Dichroic glass cabochon surrounded by bead embroidered edging
Necklace: Vintage frosted glass rounds, Bali silver spacers, faceted Czech crystal rondelles and seed beads
Clasp: Sterling silver box clasp set with peridot

Let the voting begin!


P.S. Here's a couple of other little goodies I finished this week - not up for the vote, but thought I'd post them just for fun:

Waimea Bay earrings - Swarovski crystals, sterling silver rounds and freshwater pearls wire-wrapped to sterling silver chain and hanging from sterling silver leverback earring tops.

Spring Garden earrings - Handcrafted porcelain disk beads on 14k gold fill headpins with Swarovski and Czech crystals hanging from 14 gold fill leverback tops.

Music: "Bring Me Some Water" by Melissa Etheridge


Anonymous said...

I vote for Frosted Fantasy.

And I just adore the spring garden earrings...not that they would match anything I currently own...oh wait, except the shirt I am wearing...

And this human still checks in to read about your oh-so-exciting life regularly. :o)

Silver Parrot said...

Thank you for voting...and for commenting. Hardly anyone ever does so I feel like my words just get tossed out into the void of cyberspace. Glad someone's still out there to catch them ;-)