Mala Shop

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Festival and Playing with Extension Beads



Custom mala-makers have all the fun. Really we do. Here are some of the beads I pulled out to show a customer who wanted a little something special in his mala. There's some amber, a carved eternal knot, art glass, different silvers...the choices can be endless.

But eventually all designs come together. I just thought you might like to see this photo of a design "in process".

Isn't everything in process all the time?

Today is my big prep day for showing the malas, (my little family of prayer beads), at the Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Festival. It's from 9-4 on Rancho Santa Fe Road in Olivenhain—which is in Encinitas, California.

It's a lovely place to hang out for a day, a large lot covered with eucalyptus trees, with a couple of historical buildings. There's a meeting hall that used to be a church. That's where I sat last year, but this year I'll be outside with Elsiee of Etsy. She's a craft fair queen and it will be a lot of fun to show next to her dharma and internationally-inspired jewelry.

Come on by and see us! You're not busy, are you? It's not far...

"If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that is best.
Get your kicks on route sixty-six.

It winds from chicago to la,
More than two thousand miles all the way.
Get your kicks on route sixty-six.

Now you go through saint looey
Joplin, missouri,
And oklahoma city is mighty pretty.
You see amarillo,
Gallup, new mexico,
Flagstaff, arizona.
Don't forget winona,
Kingman, barstow, san bernandino.

Won't you get hip to this timely tip:
When you make that california trip
Get your kicks on route sixty-six.

Won't you get hip to this timely tip:
When you make that california trip
Get your kicks on route sixty-six.
Get your kicks on route sixty-six.
Get your kicks on route sixty-six."

1 comment:

elsiee said...

lil' ole me a craft fair QUEEN?!?!
shucks Miss Laura, I'm blushin!!