On a related note, my project on Kickstarter is gaining some momentum. I now have six backers for my project and there are still 21 days to go of my campaign. Proceeds from this campaign will be used to purchase materials needed for custom orders I anticipate receiving at the San Gennaro Festival next month. Those who sponsor me can receive an array of rewards from free jewelry to a day with me in my home studio, among other things. Please stop by and check it out. No contribution amount is too small, and every little bit helps me towards reaching my goal.
I have been quite busy working on new jewelry designs for the show. I didn't have a lot of time to prepare as I just received notification of my sponsorship a couple of weeks ago. Needless to say, I am working on designs from the time I wake up in the morning until I go to bed late at night. Thankfully, I enjoy creating jewelry, so even though I am "working", it's not the same as having to experience the drudgery of a typical 9 to 5 job (like the one I used to have.) :) Pictured below are resin pendants in the process of being made: