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WHERE CAN I GET THOSE CHARMS?

Martha PorterComment

In preparation for the holiday season, I have been making a lot of charms. My goal is 600 pieces, and I've reached the halfway point! I have made 300 charms!! (Ok, they aren't complete yet...but I have 300 charms in the works!) At one point, I had to take 2 days off from working with my hands, because they hurt from sculpting so much clay. (Don't worry, I had plenty of other things to do, like paint ornaments.)

Blank charms are stacked up by shape before they are painted.

Blank charms are stacked up by shape before they are painted.

I've been getting tons of questions about where these charms can be purchased. I will be taking most of them to the Renegade Craft Fair in New York, on November 15th & 16th. I'm really excited! It has been 6 years since my last craft fair, and this is a huge one. So I need to have a lot of product ready, and I need to work on decorating and merchandising my booth.

After Renegade, I will do a jewelry sale in my shop with any available charms, etc. My Etsy shop will also be stocked with ornaments, earrings, stickers and some fun stocking stuffers that I have been secretly working on!

Next, I will be at the Bust Craftacular in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I will be at the Craftacular on Saturday only, to make sure I can give my online sales the attention they will need at that time of year. 

Painted charms are matte before they are varnished, dusted with glitter, and coated in resin. This is my favorite stage.

Painted charms are matte before they are varnished, dusted with glitter, and coated in resin. This is my favorite stage.

One of three ornament designs I am working on. I love seeing the charms blown up to this scale!

One of three ornament designs I am working on. I love seeing the charms blown up to this scale!