Thanks for braving the elements and helping make our Second Annual Handmade on Charles Street a success! We moved the show indoors and invited customers to join us for browsing, buying, eating and visiting… Now onto the warmer weather…FINALLY!!
I will have my clay items and also enameled copper earrings (see Torched Fusion) at
Antique Picks and Crafty Chicks
held this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 180th and Military Road in Bennington.
Have a great Mother’s Day weekend!
Remember the little clay houses in previous post?
If the little clay houses look familiar to you, they should! They have now been added to the top of a galvanized rod and can be used as plant or garden decor (indoor or outdoor… weather won’t damage these little beauties) Also in the picture are clay plaques accented with a clay dome or bead, also handmade by me. (FYI: $5 each for either style of plant stick!)
Interested?? You will find these and more at HANDMADE ON CHARLES STREET coming up May 3rd & 4th in Omaha. I am hosting this show for the second year as a spring home boutique. Learn more about the show and other upcoming local shows at this link: friendsbydesign.wordpress.com
Stop by Friday, May 3 —11-7 or Saturday, May 4 —9-4. Lots of handmade art & crafts made by local artists.
Yummmmm!!! It smells wonderful in my kitchen this afternoon! Not only have I been “baking” handmade clay items in my kiln, but I baked Applesauce Cinnamon bread today. More baking to come for HANDMADE ON CHARLES STREET May 3rd & 4th.
Quick breads will be for sale: Poppyseed Almond, Applesauce Cinnamon, Banana & Cinnamon
WHERE: 7746 Charles Street, Omaha
WHEN: May 3 (Friday 11-7) May 4 (Saturday 9-4)
Solar Light “totem” project
A variety of clay, glass and china have been assembled and are ready for the addition of the solar light component! These will be for the patio or garden and cast the lovliest light…believe it or not…all year long! I have some that I assembled last summer and I purposely left them out all winter. They still light up and although they may need a new AA Battery, I am so happy to see they are still very functional.
I marked each of the newly assembled “totems” with a sign for which solar light will be attached to the top. These are going to be available at HANDMADE on CHARLES STREET which is my yearly home show that will take place May 3 & 4 at 7746 Charles Street. Visit FRIENDS BY DESIGN blog for more specific show information.
More photos as the show gets closer. Come by if you can!! 10 artists participating…
My new retail home for handmade clay items and enameled copper jewelry is The Garden Gallery in Elkhorn.
I will be doing a torching demonstration at 10:30am during Ladies’Day this coming Saturday, April 20th. VISIT: Garden Gallery in Elkhorn. You will see the melting of powdered enamel onto copper with a Map Gas torch right before your eyes!
Also coming up, HANDMADE on CHARLES STREET Friday, May 3rd & Saturday, May 4th at 7746 Charles Street in Omaha. This is a home show featuring 10 local artists. For more show information, visit:
More information on my enameling adventure, visit:
Spring Spruce-up items.. Find these and more at Handmade on Charles Street!
Our post March 29th at Friends by Design will show features by three artists that will have handmade items to make your home and yard feel like spring has finally arrived! Whew! I thought Spring would never get here.
CLICK THIS LINK for more about HANDMADE on CHARLES STREET: friendsbydesign.wordpress.com
May 3 & 4th, 2013
…So I sold my old giant workhorse kiln with the idea that I would use those funds to begin a new adventure. Copper enameling!! (I still have my baby kiln, no worries…) Fired up the torch today and fired some enamel powder onto some copper. This is a “process.” you might say, but it sure is fun to see instant results. Unlike testing my patience waiting to open a kiln that has taken hours to fire…
Embellishment will not be a problem. I have sooooo many beads that I have collected over the years. Some are a part of both of these pendants.
My May home show will have some of these and also lovely jewelry selections from other artists. More posts to come!
CRAFT COTTAGE BOUTIQUE
11/29, 11/30 & 12/1
Stocked up on Clay Dishes at Craft Cottage (packaged with a Lotion Bar!)
GARDEN GALLERY in Olde Towne Elkhorn, Nebraska
CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR A CLOSER LOOK!
The 29th Annual Craft Cottage Boutique
is coming up this week! This show features handmade items from over 50 crafters. A $500,000 model home is decorated with something for everyone! The 1st photo
above shows the location of this year’s Craft Cottage Boutique…
WHERE: 3226 S 186th Street (W Center to 192nd St – South to Spring St – East to 186th St to Boutique
***admission is canned food/toiletries for Open Door Mission/Lydia House***
WHEN: Thurs & Fri, 11/29 & 11/30 – 9am-9pm / Sat, 12/1 9am-6pm
The 2nd photo shows our popular clay dishes packaged with a moisturizing lotion bar. These are stocked up for Craft Cottage Boutique since we have been selling out of these at our shows this past year. We will have MANY more of our clay items that are priced right for your gift-giving needs including wine bottle stoppers, recipe holders, magnetic tablets and much, much more!
The 3rd photo above shows the front entrance to an Elkhorn store, The GARDEN GALLERY that we are excited to be joining on Saturday, December 8th… (just in time for a December Open House!)
The Garden Gallery is one of the fun stores in Olde Towne Elkhorn. This store features handmade items from local artists and craftspeople!
WHERE: 2721 N 206th St, Elkhorn, Nebraska
CLICK HERE: LINK WITH MORE INFO FOR THE GARDEN GALLERY
SUPPORT HANDMADE and LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES! We appreciate you!!
Our first year show this past weekend under our backyard pergola was a great success! The 12 participants for Handmade on Charles Street would like to thank you for your support. The weather cooperated and the word was out because we had a great turnout on both Friday and Saturday. After we’ve had a chance to put our feet up and rest a bit, we will begin thinking about what to add for next year, but it is already planned for May, 2013. Thanks, again!
Handmade on Charles Street
Indoor/Outdoor handmade clay flowers
is almost here! It is this coming Friday (May 11 from 11am-7pm) & Saturday (May 12 from 9am-4pm) We will have GREEN SIGNS on nearby streets to help you find your way in addition to the link below that will provide you with a street map.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW Omaha Street MAP for directions to our show:
All of the artists look forward to having you come by! Don’t forget we will have raffle chances for 50¢ each to benefit Iowa School for the Deaf, coffee sampling as well as dip and bread samples.