Friday, February 11, 2011

Flashes from CHA Winter Show 2011

My appearance at CHA inter Show in Los Angeles this year a was fast and furious.
I was literally there just for 3 events and did not have time to walk the floor and check out what's was going on.

Below are shots from my book signing events and a jewelry contest hosted by Margot Potter and I at the F+W Media booth.

Patricia Smith modelling for "Modern Expressions" book signing at the Beadalon booth during CHA Winter Show 2011- Los Angeles. Patricia is the daughter of a dearest friend who lives in LA and assisted me during those events.
It was fabulous having her wearing some of the pieces from the book since I cannot wear them myself. She was styled by Wyatt White and I.
On the big display one of my pieces form the exhibition "Orixas- mother nature"held in NYC in 2009. The neck piece is a homage to Yansa, goddess of winds and lightning.

Getting books ready to be signed. 
Copies of the book were donated by my publisher as a courtesy to the attendees.

Pam and Julie form Tierra Cast findings were the first two people who stopped by to check out the book and wish me all the best.

Beadalon's Product Manager and Director of Education Wyatt White surrounded by Patrica Smith and Janet Christy. 

A close up on Wyatt and patricia. Glamour girl!

Second book signing of the day at the F+W Media booth at CHA.
Patricia Smith is wearing "Bougainvillea" a lush necklace loaded with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals in pinks, reds, opals, greige and padparadscha. 
Daliciuuslee beautiful! 
(inside of the white bowl, my already traditional Brazilian bonbons "Sonho de Valsa" - must giveaway during my book events).

Attendees at the F+W Media booth working their minds and imagination on creating a piece of jewelry using the components donated by some sponsors.

Above is a glance at the lay out that captures my attention at first sight and the lady who created that end up being the winner.

BeadalonBlue Moon BeadsJewel TV and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS donated jewelry components so the attendees could pick their faves and create something right there.

The 1st place winner of the jewelry contest competition. She had never made a single piece of jewelry and Margot and I really liked how she put all components together. The competition was about creating a look that would capture our design vision, and she did it!
Congratulations, darling!