Saturday August 22nd was a big first for me-the first time that I undertook the responsibility and privilege of organizing and putting together a jewelry party! It offered some unique challenges (coordinating invitations, spending 10 minutes in Walmart agonizing over which gift bags to put purchased snowflake ornaments in, transportation of 45+ cupcakes by myself, etc.).
Despite complications though, it was a very enjoyable experience for me and one that I will definitely repeat in the future! My good friend Beth hosted it at her beautiful house for me. (My humble apartment wouldn’t have worked, unless you wanted to party in an oversized cubicle.) In addition to my sterling silver and copper jewelry, I displayed snowflakes, which I used bead weaving techniques to create with seed beads and Swarovski crystals.
However, the most important part of my party was the fact that I donated 25% of my sales to another good friend of mine, Emily, who will embark on a five year mission term to
starting in 2012. Here’s a link with more details about her trip and Avant Ministries, which she does her mission work through. Italy
Finally, here’s a few snapshots of the event-enjoy!
I had some assistance for putting the ornanments up!
Tree of Life Pendants!
Me with my display table