Saturday, March 13, 2010

Adorn Me vendor night

Vendor night at Adorn Me

They were lined up ten deep, all the ladies waiting outside the door. Most of the instructors, including myself, we exhausted from a day of teaching, or attending class. But when that crowd got turned loose....WOW! The enthusiasm just FILLED the room. It was all smiles, all the time. My feet got light again, my body stopped aching from a weeks worth of classes, and there were customers grabbing up beauties everywhere...it was every jeweler's dream!

Here's the wonderful Richard Salley with his adorable wife Jane. They are both such talented jewelry designers and artists. Look them up when you can. Both are teaching around the nation now. They moved to Santa Fe a short time ago from LA, and are loving it.


Here's me, Diane, Diana, Deryn and Charlene in the back. We were having too much fun!

Oh, this group is pure trouble. Let's see, there's Diane, me, Amy Hanna, Pam Garrison, Diana and in the back row is Ruth Rae peeking out and Stephanie Rubiano with the camera!

That's the last of Adorn Me for this year. Who knows what next year might bring!!

12 comments:

mairedodd said...

what an incredible group of people... and how wonderful it must feel to be surrounded by those who share your passion - thank you for summary and great photos...

The Joy of Nesting said...

Soooooob!!!

See I knew when you and the two Lady Dis got home from the week I would be even more color me green!! Soooooooooo if I start now with a game plan for (God Willing) 2011!! :)I love your trademark etched framed talisman!!!

Riki,

How difficult did you find torch enameling?? With the produce table/work bench now ready for action I can safely set the torch up!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

slommler said...

Great photos! I have been a fan of Richard Salley's work for a while now! So cool!! Thanks for sharing Riki!
Hugs
SueAnn

Charlene said...

Honey, I'll say that those lights were not kind to any of us!!!! But, what a good time we had that night. And you are right they were lined up 10 deep! Memories are so sweet when shared with friends. HUGS! Charlene

Rochelle said...

Hi Riki
I L*O*V*E* that necklace you are wearing!! Did you happen to make it?? And, I think Mr. Salley is such a nice person - met him at Art & Soul Portland last year and he was such a cordial man - and he does amazing art things.
Cheers
Rochelle

Renee Troy said...

You guys look so happy and like you had too much fun. I love the atmosphere at these retreats. Good luck with all your future endeavors, Riki and I do so much hope to meet you soon. My heart is still mending...

farmlady said...

What a happy bunch of broads. Can't wait for the fun on our "charming" weekend workshop with you and Diana.

Margaret said...

Oh I feel quite envious reading through your Adorn Me posts!! what a privilege to beable to be part of such a fab event! loads of creativity and fun! Margaret

jill said...

Riki, I love that you shared all your adventures and the people you met at Adorn Me so vividly on the blog, makes one envious of the fun missed, and look forward to fun I am privileged to share while you and your family and studio are in residence North during the summer! You are really developing an eclectic, stunning style (i.e. the necklace you made and wore) that is purely Riki, and I know that genius and muse are going to continue to take you to exciting new places.

diane said...

Wow, we really were having a GREAT time weren't we???
Trouble? Not me...

connie said...

wow, a handful of my favorite artists all in one photo!! glad you girls had a great time. can't wait to see you in may!

Deryn Mentock said...

Fun, fun, fun! Boy, that little longhorn really made the rounds!