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Art Festivals 2013

Posted by Sam Kaffine on

OH, maybe I should share my plans for the summer, just i case you want to visit me and handle the jewelry in person! Barring last minute additions, this summer I plan to show at the following festivals; Cheeseman Park Art Fest, July 27-28, 2013 10-5pm 1599 E. 8th Avenue Denver, CO 80218  Crested Butte Arts Festival August 2-4, 2013 http://crestedbutteartsfestival.com Steamboat Springs 15th Annual All Arts Festival August 15-18  http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/info/events/sbcccalendarevent.steamboat.all.arts.fest.item.asp Commonwheel Artists 39th Annual Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival, Manitou Springs CO  August 31-September2, 2013 http://www.commonwheel.com/festival/page73/page73.html please come by and say hello, and let me know if you go...

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How's YOU??

Posted by Sam Kaffine on

 Hello, is anybody out there? I have had a few comments from friends who have actually READ my sad neglected fount of ...words, so perhaps I should put something else out there. I *thought* I had written a whole bit about Argentium Sterling Silver, but see it nowhere, so perhaps that was just a particularly vivid dream. Who blogs in their dreams? Maybe I'll find it somewhere. So I have taken a break from watching Hoarders and doing Soduko, dusted off my camera, and TAKEN SOME PHOTOS!! Of jewelry!! Still learning to use the camera, still learning to use Adobe...

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The Ringinator

Posted by Sam Kaffine on

 Well, it's Sunday, the one day a week I have to do whatever I want, or whatever needs doing that's not work (usually catch up on housework). Today, I spend some time setting up my new toy - The Ringinator EZ. It's amazing - a gentleman took the idea of a table saw, I guess, and miniaturized it for cutting jump rings, you know, for jewelry or chainmaille. It's awesome - I've been looking at buying it for a few years, couldn't justify the expense - until I broke so many $14.50 blades on my Pepe Jump Ringer that I...

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I GIVE UP!

Posted by Sam Kaffine on

 OK, I give UP. I concede. I had SO much fun writing the last blog, and started taking note of other phunny, stoopid stuff to write about, when my inner voice (oh, you have one too? Mine sounds a little like my mom) started in about how I was going to be all negative, how focussing on the ridiculousness of modern life would make me all snarky and passive-aggressive - so I've been holding off, waiting for a fantastic POSITIVE interesting thing to entertain you with. And it's been awhile, because the perfect thing has been eluding me. When ALL...

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my new display

Posted by Sam Kaffine on

 Hello friends and customers - I wanted to show off my new booth display.   This upgrade in professionalism came about because I was turned down for some nice shows due to my old display. My last display was  - well, easier to show you -     OK, I'm seeing their point. WOW. At the TIME, of course, I felt perfectly justified and elegant with my custom faux suede table drops, which no longer fit the narrower tables I had moved to. The word "schlumpy" comes to mind. Yikes. The annoying part, (see Murphy's Law) is that although my display is, oh, well,...

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