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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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Summer Show Schedule

BUFFALO STYLE GARDEN ART SALE

June 25 & 26 Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

https://www.gardensbuffaloniagara.com/buffalo-style-garden-art-sale

HAMBURG GARDEN WALK

July 9 & 10 Memorial Park

http://hamburggardenwalk.com/index.html

ARTISAN MARKET

July 16 Reinstein Woods

https://reinsteinwoods.org/events/artisan-market/

GLEN PARK ART FESTIVAL

July 30 & 31 Glen Park

https://www.glenparkartfest.com/

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Inspired by Nature…

I will be sharing my one of a kind handmade jewelry and decorative pottery at Lockwood’s Greenhouses on September 12.

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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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Lockwood’s Greenhouses Fall Festival

I will be exhibiting my handmade raku fired pottery leaves along with my unique re-purposed vintage Sterling and handmade glass jewelry at Lockwood’s Fall Festival– Saturday, September 7 from 9-4.

 

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More fun with vintage Sterling…

I found this very interesting (and substantial) vintage Sterling cuff bracelet online. I was a bit disappointed when I received it. Although it wasn’t terribly expensive, considering the solid Sterling is 5.75 inches long and over an inch wide, I didn’t care for the color of the stone and noticed the setting was incorrectly soldered and crooked! 

So thanks to my trusty bench grinder and favorite ball-peen hammer, I was able to transform and create a distinct new piece.  A touch more polishing and it’s good to go!!

Sterling cuff

My next show is the Glen Park Art Festival on July 27 and 28 from 10-5

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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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September Fall Festivals and Art Shows

I am excited to share my new fused glass jewelry, decorative pottery, and re-purposed silver spoon jewelry! 

Parkside Artisan Market

Sunday, September 23   10-3

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Decorative Raku and Horse Hair Pottery

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Raku and Horse Hair Pottery

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Re-purposed Sterling Silver Spoon Rings

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A Mermaid Tail & Ring from a Re-purposed Sterling Fork

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Handmade fused Glass Pendants

 

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Summer Festivals!

Summer Art & Garden Festival Schedule:

Sunday, July 22  10 – 3

Parkside Artisan Market

Saturday & Sunday July 28 & 29    10 – 5

Glen Park Art Festival

Sunday, August 26  10 – 3

Parkside Artisan Market

Stay tuned for fall & holiday schedule…

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Sawdust-fired decorative pottery

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Re-purposed antique sterling silver spoons

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Decorative raku & horse hair pottery

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Handmade glass pendants

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Decorative raku leaf pendants

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Recycled copper “cuffaloes”