The best part of the whole process was meeting my fellow vendors, exchanging ideas with them, sympathizing when the weather was less than ideal (monsoon rains at a June fair! Heat and humidity in July! Winds in September!), and making new friends.
I'm going to enjoy the fair down-time for a bit, having the time to try out new jewelry patterns and techniques, and trying to become a better jewelry-maker. I have aspirations to artistry, to create pieces that really draw the eye and catch the breath. I have my wire and tools at the ready, and plan to spend the winter combing through books and tutorials to learn from people with higher skills. I can't wait to show off what I've learned!