Photos of work for the upcoming ArtFest!

Hi all! I will be attending the 3rd annual ArtFest in New Castle, PA, on Saturday and Sunday, May 26th and 27th, Memorial Day weekend. I will be bringing everything that is listed in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter, as well as many pieces I have not listed yet. Here is the first gallery of my unlisted work.

Drip, Frilly Drip and Flash Drip tatted earrings with Czech Glass beads and Glass Pearls:

Drops with Czech Glass and Crystal, Swarovski Crystal or Glass Pearls:

Additional Earrings with Czech Glass, Swarovski, Glass Pearls or Sterling Rounds. Bounce, Decadence, Flair and Hope:

Tatted Pendants:

Daisy with large glass pearl and satin cord

New! Frilly Fan with CZ and Sterling chain

MOD in charcoal with Swarovski Crystal and gunmetal chain

New! MOD II with medallion and glass beads and handmade cable

Birch Leaf with Czech glass beads on wooden disc with sterling chain and beads

Maple Leaf with Czech glass beads on wooden disc with Sterling chain

Pitter Patter in black with Sterling chain

Tatted Necklaces:

Simplicity with Czech glass edge beading and Gold Lip Shell pendant

Flirtation with silver-lined glass and CZ center and silver organdy necklace

New! Graduated Simplicity with Lure motif embellished with a gunmetal findings and Hematite beading

Lure motif detail

New! The Sophisticate. Simplicity chains with Fleur motif embellished with glass pearls gunmetal bead caps and black chain

Fleur Flower detail

All work will be available at the ArtFest.  Most of my work is one of a kind because of the amount of patterns I have created and the flexibility to alter my own work. With the exception of the simplest earrings, I tend to tat my designs or embellish them in a different way each time I make them. I have a tremendous amount of colors to choose from in my stash of cords as well as tons of fabric, findings, ribbon, metallic and embroidery threads and beads. I frequently use exceptional quality Czech glass, glass pearls, Celestial, Czech and Swarovski Crystal, wood, shell, semi-precious stones, Sterling and Cubic Zirconia to embellish my work. The jewelry findings are Sterling Silver, Sterling plated, or Gunmetal plated or Black plated over Aluminum chain.

As well as bringing my photo albums of my work, I will have business cards, gift boxes and brochures on my history, the history of tatting and Fiber Art care.

I will be glad to take custom orders on any design except for the Snappy Couture designs and Fiber Art pieces which are always one-of-a-kind. And I am always happy to collaborate on bridal work.

Cash will be the easiest way to pay. I can take personal checks or credit cards and I will hold the item until personal check clears and then ship directly to your home. As for credit, I can send an invoice through PayPal and ship after it has been paid or set up a listing in my Etsy shop to be paid.

Hopefully, I will have access to electricity in which case I can take credit on the spot through PayPal or my Etsy shop. Keeping my fingers crossed as I noticed I did not check the box for electricity on my application. Ugh. I am going to bring a 20 ft. extension cord to see if I can snag some juice from someone close by.

It’s crunch time in Snappy Tatter-land, lots of tatting and working going on around here. This weekend I will be wrapping everything up with pricing, tags and storing my work for travel. I will add to my gallery of work as I have time.

If you have any questions, comment below or send me an email at jjskohr@embarqmail.com.

Cheers everyone! Enjoy your day!

Jennifer

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Fa La La La La…20% Holiday Discount and Show Wrap up!

Holiday shopping is in full force and my e-Newsletter came out today with an exclusive discount for email and  Blog followers. The remaining days before Christmas I am offering 20% off 3 items or more in my Etsy Shop to my Subscribers and Free Priority Mail Upgrade for everyone from the 15th to the 21st.

There are two ways to get details on how to get 20% off now and future discounts and coupons, sign up to receive my e-Newsletter by hitting the “Count me in!” button at the left. (If you are signed in with your WordPress account, you may need to send me your email so I can add you to the list as I don’t always automatically get that information.) You can also send your email address to jjskohr@embarqmail.com and I will add your email address to my e-Newsletter family. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Every month I send the e-Newsletter out at the beginning of the month. I give a brief look into upcoming events, family and work life, shop updates and a discount or two for my online shop. Snappy Tatter followers are the first to find out about Give-Away contests too!

My second year at the Keystone Summit last week was wonderful. Now I am back. I have taken a day off, rested, had a bottle of wine, unpacked, counted inventory, re-stored everything and prepared all new work to be photographed and listed in my Etsy shop. I am still working hard! But I want all these listings to be up for the holiday which is coming way way too fast. My husband brought up the Christmas decorations yesterday and I about cried.

Here I am on Friday!

To all the new people I have met this past week and all the returning patrons from last year…Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! For making my show a great success. For being so kind and complimentary. And for spreading the love with your gift purchases for the holiday season. I hope everyone was happy with their Snappy Tatter experience and learned something new about the art of tatting and fiber art.

The top six pics are from Tuesday and the rest are from Friday. I took the experience of being there for two days as an opportunity to see what works best for the patrons. I wanted to know how they best connect with my work. By design? Or by Subcategories? Everyone seemed to have a better experience when all similar items were grouped together (on Friday). They were able to compare what they wanted and find what they were looking for with ease. I also grouped items together by style; Modern/casual, High Fashion, Floral, Fantasy, Holiday and Bugs.

As a final thought to new and future owner’s of Snappy Tatter fiber art: I always guarantee my work. I take pride in completing pieces in the most professional manner. If ever there is a question about cleaning, pressing, size, jewelry components, I am just a click away and always happy to help. The brochures that I handed out should be able to answer any questions on the care of your work on the last page. If you did not receive one, send me your address and I will be happy to email or snail mail it to you. And don’t forget, if your jewelry has Sterling components as most of my jewelry does, store it flat in a sealed plastic bag with the air pressed out to inhibit tarnish. Tarnish occurs because the Silver oxidizes with air so if you have a little moisture eater…like the kind that come in shoe boxes…toss one in. You will have to polish the silver very little. That’s a priceless little secret my Sterling findings supplier gave me.

Well, it is late and I am finishing Summit custom orders tomorrow, and trying to get more listings up on Etsy for everyone. And working on a custom order of 20 unique Snowflakes for an order due Monday. Busy does not explain it!

I post new listings to my Facebook Page and sometimes Twitter. So that’s a place to follow me if you would like to stay in the loop on what is new in my Etsy shop!

All my Connections and places to Follow me:

email-jjskohr@embarqmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/snappytatter

Snappy Tweeter! http://twitter.com/snappytatter

Cheers Everyone!

Jennifer