Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Real Pleasure

The So-Cal Pleasure Faire, that is.

My friends and I went to the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire this Saturday and it was a blast!  I think I spent too much. In fact I'm sure I did.  Still, it was a lot of fun.  We have a tendency to turn into over-sized kids because we get to play dress up and drag out our "alter egos" for the day. 

Mine is Zarqa Habibe (Persian for Blue Eyed Friend). Here's a glimpse :D

We got to watch artisans at work: here's one of an amazing glass maker (see the smoke?)

adding the final "hot connection" to give it a base to stand on

Ta da!

woodland fairy

Make your own costumes (even if they aren't exactly Renaissance)

Another Glass Maker - Stuart Abelman
Makes AMAZING glass beads (and rings)
his necklace is a glass "dragon's tooth" COOL!

One of Stuart's glass focal beads

And one of his Glass Rings

Now, my own work ~ created my
version of "the Hand of Fatima"
from polymer clay for  part of my costume

Close up - added the Christian fish symbol
and a cross... not my greatest work, but it
was my first real big piece using polymer so,
not so bad :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pam,
    It looks like you had a grand time at the fair.
    You did a great job on your necklace.