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!
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
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.
Specialty Coffee Mixes
Dip & Bread Mixes
HANDMADE ON CHARLES STREET will include unique handmade art and craft items made by local artists… but there’s more! We will be sampling instant coffee (single-cup) mixes that can also be purchased for $1.25 a package. I have baked some quick breads to sample and sell, as well.
Yummitummi Gourmet will be providing samples of their delicious dip and bread mixes! Visit their website for more information: Yummitummi Website.
RAFFLE NEWS! A few area businesses will be providing gift certificates or merchandise so that those visiting our show can purchase a chance to win a Raffle Prize! Chances sell for 50ç each and proceeds will go to Iowa School for the Deaf. As a deaf education major, my daughter, Kim, will be helping out at the show mixing up the delicious coffee drink samples and selling the raffle chances.
Next week, we will post a map of how to get to Handmade on Charles Street. The show is coming up May 11th & 12th — Friday hours are 11-7 and Saturday 9-4 at 7746 Charles Street in Omaha.
Special Note: We have added another artist that makes handmade greeting cards, so we would like to welcome Carrol to the group of participating artists which makes us a full DOZEN!
These handmade clay buttons will be available at our May Home Show on May 11th & 12th. We will be offering our handmade clay buttons for $1 each. This is a special offer that we are extending to all of you creative types that are looking for a little extra “something” to add to your own handmade projects. We do have quite a few on hand, so stop by and check it out! Next week, our post will feature our floral artist, handmade soaps and another sneak peek at more garden art!
Handmade on Charles Street May 11th & 12th – 7746 Charles Street – Omaha – Friday 11-7 and Saturday 9-4. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show with all things handmade.
Clay Pendant is on Ribbon and can be worn as a Necklace
These flower vases have been part of our collection and are now adorned with one of our handmade clay “pendants” that can be left on the vase or worn as a necklace! (We have a good supply on hand with a variety of patterns.) I have drawn on our bisque pieces in floral patterns using permanent markers and then coated them with a water-resistant medium.
These will be for sale at our May Home Show and will sell quickly at $5 each (vase and all!). Visit our show May 11 and 12th. Handmade on Charles Street – 7746 Charles Street. Hours posted on right side of this blog. Thanks for visiting and Happy Easter!
CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR A CLOSER VIEW!
PHOTO 1: Braided Coasters by Aunt Elinor
PHOTO 2: Handmade Accent Pillows by Lil
PHOTO 3: Handcrafted Fabric Bags and Cases for iPad/Kindle/Nook by Liz
PHOTO 4: Upcycled Tshirts Scarves by Pat
: These Handmade Braided Coasters are a colorful handmade accent to any room. My Aunt Elinor can be viewed as an inspiration to all of us. She is still busy sewing and will turn 98 on May 3rd! When she told me she wanted to help at our May show, I was thrilled, but when she offered to also sew some of her handmade jewels, I was even more excited! These braided fabric gems will last for years to come and are top quality, as my dear aunt has an incredible eye for detail and always takes the time to do it right.
PHOTO 2: Lil (my talented seamstress sister) made these lovely Handmade Accent Pillows from pieces of decorator fabric. Some are accented with one of my handmade clay buttons and some are “buttonless.” Either way, these pillows are a great colorful addition to your home decor. In the past, Lil has made beautiful bridal and attendant gowns. I am pretty sure my wedding dress was one of her first ones— 33 years ago May 4th!
PHOTO 3: Liz Ferguson makes gorgeous handmade purses, bags, Ipad/Kindle/Nook cases, clutch purses and more! Her fabric color selection and pattern combinations are outstanding. You can visit her Etsy store to view a good selecion of more of her handmade work. Click here to visit: Liz’s Store. We will have a nice variety of many of her items on hand at our show in May, so be sure to stop by. (Photos don’t do them justice!)
PHOTO 4: Pat Babb upcycles carefully selected tshirts and makes them into necklaces. She will also have some handmade fabric floral clips that can be worn with the necklaces for a nice little addition to the scarf necklace. (clips are not pictured, but trust me, they are cute as can be!) Pat donates proceeds from the sales of her fabric items to support a worldwide soccer organization known as the Mission Ball.
These four creative ladies are a few of the participating artists for our May Home Show: HANDMADE ON CHARLES STREET May 11 & 12! Details on hours and location are in the right side of this blog.
NEXT POST for our email list April 22: Handmade Soaps, Floral and MORE Garden Art!
GARDEN ART totems from old glassware/china & wine bottles
Here are two of our Garden Art totems that could decorate your garden in a big way! We have spent years collecting old glassware, china, bud vases and yes, wine bottles… These are assembled with strong waterproof adhesive and could make your garden sparkle. These will be available at our Handmade on Charles Home Show on May 11th & 12th. (priced from $17 each)
NEXT POST: April 1st — this post will feature our 4 participating fabric artists and their lovely work