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It's feeling late but the jewelry is packed for Wiscon.

I made a new piece with a carved circle wound with pearls. I have to do a very final, very delicate touch to an emerald and gold earring commission that I'm bringing to Wiscon.

The dryad wax is done and I found some gorgeous little blue diamonds for it.

I spent most of the afternoon packing new stones.  I have an amazing cave like fossilized coral piece with tiny flashing drusie crystals.  And a domed fire agate and carved sunstones and a huge ammonite and and....  It was a good afternoon.  My stone boxes are stuffed!

Next is getting showcases, displays etc packed and hopefully saving my new flowers from the evil avocado tree leaves before I leave.

Really looking forward to Wiscon.


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I'm not sure what to tell you. All the portable cases I've had were made for me. They were simple wood boxes (light weight) with stylized legs that screwed on and a flat shelf that fit between them. Also tall wood rods that screwed into the legs so a banner could be attached to them. From what I know Ren Fair is a woody vaguely historical look. I would recommend plexi rather then glass. You do have to change it out more often but it _doesn't_ break.

My present cases are plexi and metal corners and clips that I assemble there. (They need to go in boxes under the plane.)

A few velvet boards (possibly framed) placed vertically so that folks can see your work from a distance can also be a good idea. I'm generally a fan of lots of black velvet...but it does have problems if you're out of doors.

There should be a photo of the dryad pendant once it's made.

Good luck with the show!

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