Artist Norman Gitzen chatting with Art Of Life owner
past weekend's showing of the Neverending Necklace went well above
Visitors could come and visit the necklace
and see it in its entirety for the first time. Not only were guests treated
to a reception on both days, - they also could marvel at Shannon Hill's
glass blowing skills, admire and buy unique jewelry, get information about
the local Gem- and Mineral Society and be introduced to Tim McClure's nifty
invention for fishermen.
On top of it, people could participate in
a treasure hunt by finding different beads on various panels of the
Neverending Necklace, and they could simply enter the Sweepstakes for a
beautiful necklace for themselves.
A very big Thank You goes to Art Of Life
owner Dave Friedman who lent space in his gallery so the necklace could be
And of course, a warm thank you to all of
you who came out and supported the necklace with visiting, dedications,
booth displays and cheerful encouragement for this very first exhibition.
You are the ones who made it successful!
Bill Rozinski from
Gemstone and Bead Imports with his sponsored
panel and glass artist Jessica Boggs
Jeff Ursillo at the Gem Society's
Fabulous Chuppa by JanetVera
Shannon Hill's famous glass art
Glass artist John Wagenhals
demonstrating his skill
Troy Webster and Dave's fiancee Ceci
The youngest visitor at the show
Beads donated by Jeff Ursillo
People came to see the necklace
throughout the weekend
...just a few of the panels
Is John Kirby finding the special
beads on the panel to win the treasure hunt?
Fun to look at
...some more sections of the Neverending Necklace
Paul and Ramona Bradlyn on the Treasure Hunt
The necklace seemed to go on forever
Beads donated by the lovely