The idea came about during Etsy Chat a week ago Monday. This meet and greet wasn't for a particular local team per se, but rather an open invitation for anyone who wanted to attend. Two LArtisans drove from the west, and two from the east, to meet at the Books-A-Million store in Hammond, LA.
Pictured below are: Tara (TheWatermelonTree), me (LisaRaspino), Nicole (tu2cute) and her lovely model, and Merry (CheeseandChocolate).
These are earrings are by Tara of TheWatermelonTree. I love the movement of these earrings. The crystals floating on the teardrop portion and the swinging dangle positively shimmer!
Nicole of tu2cute made these adorable hair clippies. Her daugther wore one that stayed securely in place during the entire meeting. I love the pink and brown colors!
Below are Merry's (CheeseandChocolate) "Cosmic Swirl" earrings. The jet black cube on silver wire are stunning. And check out the coil - these earrings "screw" into pierced ears. Brilliant!
Finally, we have my (LisaRaspino) six-strand necklace featuring aquamarine, apatite, pearls, glass, seed beads and Swarovski crystals.
Conversation flowed for two hours before it was time to head our separate ways. It was a great opportunity to put 'faces' with the names we see on Etsy, in the Portal, on Flickr....