Monday, December 14, 2009

Last minute Gifts???

Here's a little something new, at least the fasteners differ a little from the zipper pulls, for your purse, jacket, or even to hook on the belt loop of your jeans. They are easy off ....easy on. They also have a few bigger and more numerous beads. I guess we all need a little bling right?? They're available for that last minute purchase at Umlauf Art Studio in down town Lake Tomahawk.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Umlauf Art Studio Holiday Sale

Just one more thing to add before tomorrow and then I think I can sit back and relax a little this evening. I finished this up today and am pleased with how it turned out. I'd like to explore the areas of combining chains with beads, and stones and Fine Silver pieces, so this has gotten me started. It has one hollow Lampwork bead nestled amongst some very nice large white Freshwater Pearls. A double sterling chain completes the other side, also making it adjustable. And dangling off the chain are 2 Fine Silver heart charms. This will be at the Gallery tomorrow. Now off to relax and gather my thoughts before the big day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Big Turnout at Bassett's

I think last night can be counted as a big success for the "Just for the Ladies" night at Bassett Jewelers in Minocqua. There was quite a crowd and everyone had a chance to fill out a wish list for the benefit of their special someone. A very nice way to make it easy! So now there's one more Holiday Sale before Christmas, and that will be at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery in Lake Tomahawk this coming Saturday, Dec. 5th. from 10:00-4:00. All the artists will be on hand, Rodd, resident painter, Hans our wood worker, Kathy our potter and myself. There will be Wine and Treats and lots of festive Holiday Spirit.
Pictured are a couple new things that will be at the gallery on Sat. Something new for the person who has.... almost everything, a beaded bottle opener in vivid hues of cobalt, with striped cane, murrini, and glass shards. The earrings in blue are Kyanite disks with handmade Fine Silver spirals, on short handmade sterling ear wires. The "swirly Q's" lasted all of about 10 minutes at the event last night, but I was working on another pair today and should have them for Sat. This pair has Fine Silver spirals with tiny Freshwater Pearls in shades of mocha.

To entice you further Amy Higgason of Pigeon Road Pottery (check on the right for her Blog, you can see photos of her work) will be holding a Holiday Sale as well. Wendy Powalisz will be a guest artist for the day. Amy is located on Pigeon Road just before Lake Tomahawk. Also River Run will be holding a Holiday Sale as well. I believe all will be open at 10:00. So if you have some Christmas Shopping to do or would like to pick out something for yourself, take a drive up Highway 47 and support your Local Artists.