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Waste not…

Over the years I have found a variety of beautiful antique and vintage Sterling spoons and forks. My favorite are the highly detailed floral designs from the Art Nouveau era. I enjoy repurposing them into jewelry pieces, creating several keepsake pieces from loved one’s silverware.

Because I often only use the handle, I am left with the bowl of the spoon or the tines of the fork. Many these are just as ornate as their handles. It would be a shame to let them go to waste…

Left: antique gold washed Sterling spoon with Sterling rose Right: antique Sterling spoon with amethyst

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September Saturdays at Lockwood’s

Each Saturday in September there will be special plant sales, local artisans, vendors, & not-for-profit organizations as well as a food truck!

I will be one of the local artists on September 10 at Lockwood’s Garden Center in Hamburg from 9 to 4.

https://weknowplants.com/events/event:september-saturdays-2022-08-12-2022/

Fire-kissed Handmade Recycled Copper Bracelets
Kiln-fired Handmade Sterling Clay Leaves
Raku-fired Garden & Cottage Leaves
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Two Fundraisers on the Same Day (and only one of me!)

I have never in my years as an artist double-booked myself at shows.

Saturday, April 2, presented me with 2 opportunities to sell my work. Since both are fundraisers, I wanted to support both schools.

My wonderful daughter & her daughter stepped in to lend a hand! They will be “woman-ing” my table at one show while I work the other!

Cleveland Hill High School, 105 Maple Road, Cheektowaga, NY 9-1

Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY 9-3

The weather prediction is sunny and mid 40’s- a good day to support local high school fundraisers! Thank You!

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Pets Alive WNY Fundraiser

I will be among the many local artists and vendors helping Pets Alive WNY (7007 Campbell Blvd. in Pendleton) celebrate their anniversary on Sunday, July 26 11-3!

https://facebook.com/events/s/anniversary-lawn-fete/554413892177243/?ti=icl

These are some of my pet-themed items- free gift with each purchase!
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Garden Inspired…

Under normal circumstances I would be preparing for The Buffalo-Style Garden Art Show held at the Buffalo & Erie county Botanical Gardens.

Here are a few items I created with them in mind…

Although this and many other wonderful summer shows are cancelled this year, I hope to be exhibiting my work later this year. In the meantime, be well and enjoy the summer!

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Final Holiday Market at Hotel Henry 12/22

Looking for one of a kind handmade gifts this holiday season? Do you collect unique restored or re-purposed vintage Sterling silver jewelry? 

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I am very excited to announce I will be participating in each (12/1-12/22) of Hotel Henry’s Holiday Markets!

From their page on Facebook: The Holiday Market at Hotel Henry is back for another season, and with that comes four opportunities to enjoy 100 Acres’ ingredient-focused brunch menu as you Explore Buffalo’s premier holiday market experience.

(Open to all for shopping amazing local artisans- please see their site for brunch reservation info!)

As a local artist, I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude & let you know how much your support means to me…               

Hope to see you soon!!!

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November Holiday Shows

I will be exhibiting many items including my handmade raku-fired leaves, horse hair pottery, restored and re-purposed vintage Sterling jewelry at two shows in November:

Saturday, November 16   St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar (9-2) 4007 Main Street, Eggertsville, NY   

Sunday, November 17  St. Andrew’s Holiday Gift Show (9-3) 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore, NY

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New Work for New Shows!

I have been busy creating new raku fired leaves and new fused glass and broken china pendants for my August shows.

Saturday, August 10 (3-7 pm) Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Artisan Market

Sunday, August 11 and 25 (10-2) Hotel Henry Summer Market

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First Summer Sunday Market at Hotel Henry!

Summer Sundays & Market at Hotel Henry

Sunday July 14  10-2

I will be exhibiting my handmade decorative raku & horse hair pottery along with my kiln-fired fused glass jewelry. I will also have a large selection of re-purposed Sterling silver jewelry!

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Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale

Saturday & Sunday June 29 & 30    10-4

I will be featuring my garden-inspired handmade jewelry and decorative pottery at the Botanical Gardens of Buffalo for the Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale

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