Gem and Mineral Show

This Saturday and Sunday I had table at the Celinka Gem and Mineral show.  It was extremely hot as there was no air conditioning.  I only had one 6 foot table in a far corner, in the back!  Nevertheless, I had a great (and profitable) time.

A beautiful table in front of me filled with all sorts of wonderful minerals, rocks, and all sorts of great, natural stuff.

My table was quite humble and simple but neat.

I had some wonderful return customers, many interesting conversations with very unique, unusual people – those rock heads!

I’m still working on special orders.  I sold this necklace to a lady who also ordered a bracelet to match then emailed me that she wanted the ring I was wearing.  OK by me.  I can make another ring.

I’m so glad I decided to do this show.  This is the one I really enjoy even though I spend a good portion of my profits right on the spot.

These are some of the beads and rocks I bought.  I love that clear blue obsidian that looks like glass.


About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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13 Responses to Gem and Mineral Show

  1. Tela Formosa says:

    Nice! I love the pictures of your pieces on a form, they really help see the scale of the necklaces better. Very lovely and simple set up. So, glad you had a good and profitable time. 🙂

  2. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you Tela! Most of my necklace are substantial. It wasn’t easy cramming all this jewelry on one table and I do prefer to keep the set up simple.

  3. Am so glad to hear, despite being back in a corner, that you had a fun and profitable time. Your table looks great! Much prefer simple displays than elaborate ones – let’s the jewelry shine, which yours really do! Congrats. And you found some real beauties to work with 🙂

  4. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Catherine. I really appreciate your reading my post and commenting. Of course I love the compliments as well :))

  5. Shinrin says:

    Great photos and your jewelry is beautiful! I like your display, it’s the jewelry that talks, not the props 😉 I had alota fun too!

  6. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you Sam 🙂 I agree.

  7. Diane says:

    Congrats on the great show & your sales! Your display is gorgeous – not overdone at all – and you’ve done a tremendous job of giving customers a multitude of choices. I love seeing your work through your photos, blog & Facebook! ^_^

  8. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Diane! I do try to display a variety of stuff (earrings,brooches, pendants, bracelets, necklaces) so anyone can afford something. I don’t want to fuss with fancy displays either. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  9. Your designs are so inspirational

  10. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you Monsita, that’s a lovely thing to say. I appreciate it!

  11. Congratulations on a fun and profitable show!! I can also relate to quickly spending profits…:)
    I just found your blog via The Beading Gem–and I’m very glad I did! I will be back for sure!

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