Bert, Craig & I visited our friends Carla & Mark of Black Mountain Jewelry Company at the Fountain Hills Great Fair last weekend. It is a three day art fair held in February and features 480+ artisans and attracts 200,000+ visitors. In addition to the art fair, the annual Hot Air Balloon Rally launches from Fountain Park on Sunday morning. I really wish we could have taken the boys to see this. They would have loved it. But, lift off was at 8am and we didn't wake up until 7:30 making it impossible to get there in time. When you have kids the last thing you want to do it wake them up in the morning before it's time!
Black Mountain Jewelry debuted their new Peace & Love jewelry lines at the show. I fell in love with the sweet and simple peace sign charm above. They had a few other variations but, the simplicity of this one made it my favorite. I have been wearing it since Saturday!
In addition to being at the fair this month, Carla Vaughn-Mead wrote a featured article in Soft Flex Company's Spotlight On ... section online. Her article Do you want to turn your jewelry hobby into a Full-Time business? Three important steps to take is really well written and offers a ton of suggestions and resources. Take a look - it's well worth the read!