Friday, June 21, 2013

Artist Feature: Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson is an artist who hand cuts and sets his own gemstones.  He's been a student of gemology for years and decided that rather than purchasing gemstones, he should make them himself.

Troy shares his process for cutting and polishing a gemstone:

Once cut, he sets the gemstones in a variety of ways:

Although Troy has been cutting gemstones for a couple of years, this will be his first year at the Bizarre Bazaar.  He enjoys working with customers to create special orders, adding, 'If you are not creating, you are not truly living.'

More of Troy's work can be found online at

Monday, June 3, 2013

2013 BizBaz registration forms

The time has come...registrations have been sent out and should be arriving in the mail in the next couple of days!

A couple of things to think about when you get that registration form in the mail:
  • Remember, this part of our process is snail mail only.  We don't take any registrations online.  
  • We do start a wait list with all of the artists who don't get into the show so that as spaces open up for various reasons there are still opportunities to participate.
  • It's time for us to clean out our mailing list. This year we are including a form to fill out if you wish to stay on the mailing list but aren't planning to participate in the 2013 show.  If you send in the registration form or that "stay on the list" form, you will remain on the mailing list for next year.  We will retire our old mailing list at the end of this year and use the new one going forward.
  • Artists will be notified about participation by the end of July.