Sunday, December 20, 2009

Post Flicker

Well yesterday I spent the day at Flicker theater and bar hocking my wares in one last holiday market for 2009.

It was a festive atmosphere with Christmas music both traditional and unconventional piping through the speakers. The bar offered seasonal choices including hot cocoa, eggnog and apple cider.

This tiger lily is one project I completed while enjoying the day at the market. It's a sample I plant to send my pal out in OR as an option for
her custom wedding bouquet I am creating.

To the left you see here are a variety of brooches I completed prior to the market. I just simply adores the wintry colors and the design of these. They are my favorite brooches to date. Three dimensional, dazzling with a vintage crystal center.

Here's aquick shot of my table set up. I like to record the different ways I place all the pretty things each time I set up.

It was a great day.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Flicker Holiday Market

Hello, all of you iin and around the Athens area are invited to come and check out a great holiday market this coming Saturday. I'll be there with flowers on.

Flicker Holiday Market

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009
Time:11:00am - 5:00pm
Location:Flicker Theatre and Bar

hello all. flicker is holding its annual holiday market extravaganza with arts/crafts/foods! come get your last minute shopping on with locally- crafted goodies!some of our talented vendors include: thebeadtanicalgarden, purcell toys, mikulka polish foods, avid bookstore, jim wilson with pies, will eskridge, stephanie blair, don chambers with pies and fortune- telling bleigiessen, amy west, ryan admas, emily pitts with scarves, mary beths and emilys mommy, shes made well, chris creech and some new talents never seen before...

drink specials all day and hope for agoldensummer later in the evening!

Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Athens Locally Crafted

I just updated my membership and listings on the Athens Locally Crafted website. If you know about the Locally Grown movement, well this is pretty much the same idea. You can browse hand crafted items made in your local area (well in the Athens, GA area) but you dont have to live here to order. This is just another way to promote the local economy and get folks sharing their work with others. Check us out at

You can find a great sampling of jewelery, holiday cards, soaps and candles, knitwear and a plethora of other items. Happy shopping.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Helicopter studios

I came across this site today while poking around on Etsy. These discovery totes are super cute and a very original idea. I just love them. If you have a little one this would be a great item to keep around in a handy place, like in the car when you're going to be out and about.

Check 'em out.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Deck the halls

I just thought I would share some pictures of new items I have been working on just right for the holidays. A few different poinsettias to choose from. Above a hair comb that would look just glorious in a perfect updo.

Here you see a different version of the poinsettia made into a brooch perfect for a simple holiday scarf, or little black dress.

Here, just a beautiful mixing of cheerful colors made into a hair comb.

Finally a sparkling blue flower on a 2inch hair clip.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Market madness

Lots of little flowers spilling brightly the night before the Railroad District Market.

The little man adds a smile to my one table display.

One little girl loved my cocktail rings so much she just had to try on all of them at one time. Her eyes were wide with excitement and I thought it was so awesome to see her fascinated with the sparkly beaded flowers.

Here I am behind my set up on Saturday at the Athens Indie Craftstravaganza. Two days packed full of fun and work...glad my mom was there to help.

The girls next to us made bow ties. They also helped keep my guy entertained during the two days including drawing parties, story telling and general play. Check out their website at and see the craft first hand.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Athens Railroad Arts District Holiday Market

Athens Railroad Arts District Holiday Market

Music/Arts - Opening

Date:Friday, December 4, 2009
Time:2:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:Chase Park Warehouses, 160 Tracy St Athens GA

DescriptionAthens Railroad Arts District Holiday Market, at the Chase Park Warehouses on Tracy St...Friday December 4th from 2-9pm. 30+ arts and crafts vendors, open studios and businesses, live music, art openings, refreshments, holiday shopping, performances, warm fires and smores... and lots of activities for the kids!Thanks for all the support from everyone involved in the RxRAD! The Arts District identity is really coming together, and all the RxRAD First Friday events have been really successful! We are so excited to be a part of this wonderful new tradition!We have a really great group of vendors signed up, with a really broad range of arts, crafts, food , and businesses represented! Check out the comments and photos, to find out what the vendors will be offering at the market!

Some of the artists and vendors!>>>>>Gretchen Elsner, Nancy Lendved, Karen Meyers, Glass Treasures, Mikulka Polish Foods, Michael Lachowski, Julie R.Buffalo, Kenneth Kase, Will Eskridge, Song Bird Soaps, "Cap Man" Straehla, Toby Cole, She's Made Well, Alyson Haugland, Ali Sabin, Purcell Toys, Jaclin DuRant, Dan Smith, RL Hodnett Photography, The Beadtanical Garden, Greta Langhenry, Beauty Every Day, Stephanie Blair, Soup Studios, Lou Kregel, Normaltown Woodworks, Ryan Adams, Andy Cherewick, Jeff Owens, Chris Grant...