I'm happy to report that open studios was a great success! There was a steady stream of art lovers filling my studio on both weekends, and the icing on the cake, sales were fantastic! The concept is truly genius - viewing a craftsperson at work on their terms, in their space - and then being able to make a purchase directly from the artist. People were intrigued by my tools, equipment, and of course the jewels! I find that I am often underestimated at first, but being in my studio really allowed me to show off my skills and shine at what I do best.
The event was wonderful for the entire neighborhood, Jingletown that is. People came from the far stretches of the Bay Area to check out the neighborhood with the cool name and highly concentrated arts community. I'm thrilled to be part of putting Jingletown on the map.