In a recent web search, I discovered that the Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival is sadly no more
. I must admit I'm not terribly surprised, as in the past few years I've visited, it has seemed sparser and less enthusiastic. I am pretty disappointed, though, as I had relied on that one to get my yearly renfest fix.
Also, because of one artisan who was regularly there (and the path by which I discovered the Festival's demise), who ran a booth I know only as "Jenn's Crown Jewels."
And she had what I now want.
She ran a jewelry booth that had primarily earrings and ear cuffs. Among her wares were earrings with double piercing attachments; they had a gemstone stud at each end, connected by a chain, to be worn with a cartilage and a lobe piercing. I remember looking at them last year, but at that point I didn't have a cartilage piercing that was fully healed, and that I was comfortable changing the jewelry in. Now I do, and I want one, and I really liked hers. From the festival crafts page
and my credit card statement from last year, I have her full name and former business locale (Florida), and I know at one point she had a web page (I remember browsing it) but Google has been absolutely no help. Phooey.
So I'm looking for that style earring in other places. I found one place
that has one close to what I think I want, but no others. I'm incredibly particular about jewelry that I wear (I'm partial to gold, certain types of gemstones, and fairly simplistic styles), so my best bet is probably to get custom work done, either by a random internetz crafter or by a friend who makes jewelry and is up for a commission.
So, my LJ-friends. Do you have any recommendations (for said earring, or for convenient renfests worth visiting)?