I went to AdornMe in Houston a few weeks ago. When I first heard about it I thought it was called "Adore Me" and couldn't figure out how that went with jewelry making but thought I could probably get a lot of attention there since it's mostly women attending.
Unfortunately, most of the attention I get is because
1) I need a lot of help and
2) I bring a lot of tools to share.
I've taken great classes from people like Richard Salley and Thomas Mann and for the first time, from Mary Hettmansperger. The piece above is from one of Mary's classes, a small copper pendant made with a technique using black gesso and silver embossing powder.
Or become Give-Aways, hung with invisible fishing line from a tree or bush. Or, given my tendency to schedule too much for myself, will just get tossed in a drawer. Susan tells me that when I die she's going to pay for my funeral by advertising a big "Stuff Sale" where people will pay a fee to pick through all the drawers of my stuff. She figures she'll make enough to put me in the ground and then do her grieving in Tahiti. Cold woman!