Days Nine And Ten Of My Twelve Week Creative Challenge

Although my intention was to make something each day of my twelve week creative challenge, for these two days my creative energy went into the setup and presentation of a very successful holiday craft show. Here’s some photos of my booth…

It’s pretty much the same setup as most of the shows I do, but this time I added a little side table with some specialty items.

In doing a show like this I find the full review of my recent and past work coupled with customer input to be a great exercise and I ended the day with a good amount of inspiration.  I probably won’t have a post for day eleven due to the exhaustion I feel at the end of this amazing event.

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Day Eight Of My Twelve Week Project

For day eight of my twelve week Creative Challenge I did some more work on the piece started on day seven.  I may still add more to it, I’m just very distracted by health concerns and my upcoming show this weekend, but for now I’m pleased with it.

Work in progress by Richard Bradley for My Pink Planet

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Day Seven Of My Twelve Week Challenge

Today was a real struggle to get into my studio, I have a show coming up on Saturday so my primary focus has been on getting ready for that.  But I did start on this necklace which goes with my series called Linear Compositions.

Work in progress by Richard Bradley for My Pink Planet

Hopefully tomorrow I’ll finish this piece so as not to interrupt my Twelve Week Challenge. Meanwhile, if you happen to be in Providence RI this Saturday, December 10, 2016, check out the RISD Holiday Alumni Sale, my booth number is 324.

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Day Six Of My Twelve Week Challange

I spent most of my studio time today tidying up a bit, a small part of a huge daunting task In doing so I came across a pair of owl head earrings that I’d begun many years ago, so as of today, they are complete.

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Cleaning House

Well it seems that winter is upon us and although I prefer the warmer weather, I’m looking forward to a creative hibernation in my much neglected studio.  In preparing for this I realize that a good cleaning is in order.  So as part of my organizational effort, and to raise funds for future projects, I’ve decided to sell off some of my design portfolio from the 1980’s, and at some very good prices too.

If you see anything here that interests you, then please visit my online shop by clicking HERE.  If you see something you like in the “Vintage collectable” section, and it exceeds your budget, feel free to make me an offer, but please be reasonable.

Thanks for checking out my rosy little world,

~Richard

Another Successful Show

Thank you to everyone who came out to the RISD Spring Alumni Show on Saturday.  Thanks to you and some beautiful weather the day was a terrific success.  Oh, and don’t forget to visit my online shop too!

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My Return to Craft Shows!

Well, I did it!  I participated in a craft show, it’s been years since the last time I did so, and I think it’s about time.  After spending the summer putting together a collection I feel good about I wanted to see for myself what the public reaction would be.

I used simple display props with deep, rich colors to off set the jewelry as well as to emphasize the sparkle that I’m so known for.

 

 

 

 

 

I feel that legibility is important in that my work is so elaborately detailed, so I Laid everything out in a grid with similar pieces on each display pad.

My Godzilla business card stand was quite successful.  Not only did it attract people to my table, but many people took pictures of it and inadvertently documented my etsy shop address!

Over all I’m very pleased to say, the show was a great success!  I didn’t make my high goal, but did beat my low goal.  Some of my old customers from ten or more years ago were very glad to see that I’m back to making jewelry, and many of my past customers from my former life in retail management happened by who were also very supportive of my work.

So, as you may have gathered, this show has left me quite encouraged and I hope you’ll check into my etsy shop from time to time and see my latest work.