Posts Tagged ‘handmade jewelry’

A Family Affair at Oregon Country Fair

Monday, June 18th, 2012

For 35 years and counting, Harlequin Lady Michele has been holding court at her Oregon Country Fair booth. At the spunky age of 15, she waltzed into the WOW Hall in Eugene and forked over her forty dollars to register a booth for her mom to showcase her oil paintings. The following year, Michele spread out her jewelry at mom’s table and, at that point, pretty much took over responsibility for their annual booth. Four beautiful bouncing babies, a marital makeover, and many enriching years later, Michele loves hanging out and selling at the Country Fair more than ever. (more…)

The Special Language of Beads

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Mothers and daughters and bracelets have been a theme for me at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry lately.

The other day a woman comes into the store, and she has her back to me when I come to greet her. I say hello in my best cheerful voice. No response. I think, well, that’s odd, perhaps she doesn’t realize I’m talking to her, so I try again. Nothing. Hmm… maybe she just doesn’t want to be interrupted in her thoughts? (more…)

Beading, for the Love of…

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Working at Harlequin has introduced me to some of my best teachers. Not just beading teachers; also the “how to be a better person” teachers – the kind of lessons I need most!

Lately, the best examples of this have come in the form of (more…)