Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Gem Faire In Five Frames

This weekend I participated in the Costa Mesa Gem Faire event at the Orange County Fair Grounds. I had a hoot helping out my friend Dave Richter in his Rocks & Relics booth. However, due to a variety of factors, most significant of all being the fact two competing one-day once-a-year bead events were occurring in adjacent Los Angeles County as well as one elsewhere within Orange County the show overall was down for everybody. Below in five photos is the Gem Faire booth-making, maintaining, and demobing cycle.

Quintessential Gem Faire vendor white vans... mostly associated with Chinese vendors who seem to prefer them.
Rocks & Relics booth under construction.
Dave taking in the fruit of his labors as the first visitors venture into his booth.
Rocks & Relics rock and rolling.
Demobilization nearly completed Sunday evening.

All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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