One of my Viking knit necklaces won me First Place in the Jewelry Category at the Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival! I think the judges were intrigued by the unusual technique, but it certainly doesn't hurt that the piece is stunning (in my opinion, at least). Unfortunately for you readers, I cannot upload and post any photos of the necklace until I get home next week. A bonus for the whole weekend was meeting and spending time talking with other wire jewelry artists who were at the show. This was wonderful!
On a more somber note, attendance at the event were way, way, WAY down. Apparently the festival usually has busloads of people coming down from Chicago, and is usually wall-to-wall with people. Not so this year. I did alright, sales-wise, even though I expected at least twice what I brought in. Shows all summer have been very lightly attended and it makes me worry about next year. It is too late to worry too much about this year since I am committed to doing shows through November.