Another observation from the Craft & Hobby Association: jewelry is hot! A lot of comapnies are getting into the jewlery business because it is an easy (and more cost-effective) way to spruce up a wardrobe. There were literally jewels spilling all over this convention. All walks and styles of jewelry life were present. Above: rosette necklace made with adhesive from http://www.gluearts.com/, jewels made from components at http://www.plaidonline.com/, crystals galore from Cousin Corp (http://www.cousin.com/), and a casing displaying new offerings from a Vintaj (http://www.vintaj.com/) and Ellison (www.ellison.com).
If this has moved you to make some gorgeous gems, don't forget the next Jewelry Affaire deadline, 5/15/11.