Art by Lucille Norella
"Nature is always creating for us flowers of infinite beauty"
~ Lucille Norella
Lucille's original fine artwork is created from flowers hand-picked from her own garden. Flowers are specially pressed in order to retain their rich color and striking detail. They are then thoughtfully arranged and framed to eternalize the beauty of living flowers.
Art by Lucille Norella is exhibited at various art galleries, juried art shows, corporate exhibits and private collections, both in the United States.
Lucille’s artwork has been featured in numerous publications, including:
🌼 April 2012 Cover Artist, Connections Magazine
🌼 2007 Cover Artist, The Wildflower Music Festival Program
🌼 April 2005 Cover Artist, Connections Magazine
🌼 Summer 2004 Cover Artist, Galleries, Gourmets and Theaters
🌼 April 2003 Cover Artist, Connections Magazine
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Studio Yates is a collaboration between husband and wife, Robert and Elizabeth Yates. Robert received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 1998. The Yates have been creating art from copper for over 20 years. They reside in central New York and show their work at art shows along the east coast.
Their newest creations are Copper Fire Paintings. No paint is used, only the heat from a torch reveals the colors in the copper.
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Dogwood Hill Arts
Nuno felting is a method of working wool roving or other fibers into another fabric, such as silk, gauze, or any open weave fabric. This technique was developed by Polly String, a fiber artist from Australia.
This wet felting process is done by layering tufts of wool roving on the background fabric and then wetting the layers with soapy water. The fibers are then worked together by hand rubbing and rolling the fiber layers, causing individual wool fibers to migrate through the base fabric. A shrinking process then shocks the fibers to grab and bind together forming the newly created fabric.
Donna Kift Schuman has a creative spirit. That creativity has been channeled in different directions during the course of her life. She has worked in ceramics, batik, jewelry making, glass fusing, garden design, photography, and mini art camps with her children. Most recently, working with wool has become a passion. The color and tactile nature of roving is inspiring. Combining beautiful, soft, roving with vibrant, luxurious silk fabrics in a painterly fashion, is when magic happens. The pieces are unique, one of a kind wearable art. Bridal wraps, baby blankets and wall hangings are also available.
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God’s Country Creamery
God’s Country Creamery, nestled in the peaceful Potter County hills of Pennsylvania, is a family-owned and operated dairy dedicated to quality, hand-made artisan cheeses.
Located near the small town of Ulysses, our artisan cheeses are made right on the farm from all-natural, clean raw-milk, free from artificial growth hormones. The mountain spring water and lush green grass on the farm give the milk a delicious, fresh and sweet flavor. The creamery strives to produce a delicious quality product which inspires confidence in you, the consumer. Once you taste our farmstead cheese, we believe you will agree that our cheese just tastes better. The grass-based diet that our cows eat and the raw milk we use to make cheese yields some of the tastiest cheeses around. We invite you to take a few moments to explore our website to learn more about our operation and specialty cheeses.
We look forward to sampling cheeses with you in May, and for you to fall in love with our delicious farmstead, artisan cheeses.
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Mark Detrick Woodworking
As a woodturner, I strive to create new and novel work using a wide variety of techniques and tools, and to continually experiment with new processes and materials to produce unique high quality products. I attempt to maximize the use of natural products in my work however, I realize that natural materials are an imperfect medium. Natural materials have flaws and faults that sometimes make them unusable for many projects however decaying wood, live edges, cracks, knots, voids and other defects can add beauty and character to a piece, especially when you emphasize the defects. Many of my works use colored resin as a design element, a structural element, and as a way to emphasize the defects in the materials. The resin provides both color and textural contrast to the natural materials, that can both surprise and delight the senses. Each piece I create is a unique experience for me and hopefully, for the viewer.
Located in Sayre, Pennsylvania, you can find me at art shows throughout northern Pennsylvania and the Finger Lakes area of New York.
* Best in Class - 2016 Canandaigua Christkindl Market, Canandaigua New York
* Best in Class - 2017 Athens Artsfest, Athens PA
* Best in Class - 2017 Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show, Letchworth State Park, Mount Morris New York
* Best in Class - 2017 Canandaigua Christkindl Market, Canandaigua New York
Dancing Heifer Art
"My personal work is a reflection of where I come and the values I keep. It is my desire to seek and celebrate wholesome things in country life. Simple joys such as new grass in the spring and the whimsical side of cattle are among the many things I appreciated as a child and still appreciate as an adult. It is these things that I find worth sharing with my viewers; things that are striking, inspiring or uplifting. I hope my work stirs in people a love of decency and an appreciative spirit" ~ Sadie Allen
The first born of four, Sadie Allen grew up on an 80 head dairy farm, currently organic. Much of Sadie's inspiration comes from her farm life experiences. As well as art, she enjoys raising animals, gardening, hunting and exploring the outdoors. Sadie has pursued art her whole life. During childhood, she did sketch on paper, but also spent a lot of time sketching with chalk all over the barn floors and walls. Any surface that could be drawn on, probably was drawn on, especially dusty farm equipment and frosted window panes. Encouragement from family, friends and teachers enabled her to land a BA in visual art from Keystone College in La Plume, PA. After graduating, she returned to her family's farms to continue exploring art opportunities. Her generous uncle, also a farmer, provides her studio space to practice her craft. Most of her work is representational, yet whimsical. She is now working on some children's books and has been taking commissions for portraits, murals and other projects. Sadie also enjoys volunteering as an art teacher for children's programs at her church. One of her most recent projects on public view is the mural and ice cream cone at The Milky Way restaurant between Canton and Troy in PA. Another is the portrait of the founders of Hoover's Hardware at their store in Troy.
Originally from Binghamton, NY, Chrissy Lapham grew up with a natural desire to make art. After High School she attended Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2005. Her concentration was glassblowing, but she had the opportunity to study wood working, printmaking, ceramics, metal casting, neon, and drawing. It was during her last two years at Alfred when she discovered her interest in glassblowing. She moved to Corning, NY after graduation and began working as a narrator for the Hot Glass Show, at the Corning Museum of Glass. Chrissy continues to pursue her career as an independent glass artist, instructing glassblowing classes and assisting as a freelance glassworker. She continues her education in glass at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, a public access studio where she can make her work and take classes from world renowned glassworkers. It is both the challenging and rewarding nature of working with glass that keeps her interested in the material and wanting to learn more.
As a glassblower for over 15 years, my career has taken many forms continuing to grow and change. While studying at Alfred and working at Corning, I had the freedom to focus my time and creative energy in the hotshop on mixed media conceptual sculptures. As a means for introspection, creating sculpture led to soul-searching and an opportunity for self expression. As my career transitioned primarily to an independent artist lifestyle, so did my desire to make glass work that was more attainable for others to appreciate. I am proud to be developing a collection of home glass décor, made to enhance the beauty of daily life and our experience with it. Life as a crafts artist is hard work but rewarding as well. It allows me to experiment with new skills, refine difficult techniques, and sustain my creativity. I place value in quality handmade work and strive for each piece to be unique. My glass can be found at craft shows, online, or in various gift shops and galleries. Designs include vases to hang on the wall or suspend in the window; sculptural candle holders; elegant drinking glasses, and colorful ornaments or festive pumpkin lanterns. I blow glass in Corning, NY, home to a rich history of glassmaking, instilled with a wealth of inspiration and encouragement to create with craftsmanship. With a large community of glass artists in a small city, we each keep the vitality of glass art alive, building upon its legacy.
Lukacs Pottery Studios
Mark and Cathy met in a ceramics class at SUNY Geneseo in 1974 and have been together ever since. After graduation we were married and moved to Sodus, NY where we started Lukacs Pottery Studios, a partnership of Hearts, Hands and Minds. Our work and lives are a collaboration. When our two girls were born they joined us at the craft shows for years until their own passions became more time-consuming. Along the way our girls provided motivation for new designs. We needed a nightlight for our new baby and discovered many other people needed one also. Our daughter loved cats so we made her a cat mug and a cat bank which other people also appreciated. Many of our pieces were inspired by our own needs such as our toothbrush holders, hanging lamps, and jewelry holders.
Mark has a love of music and traded for a bamboo flute which he taught himself to play. This passion led to a line of clay flutes which expanded to other musical instruments. He now makes ocarinas, maluks (circular flutes) and, most recently, udus (African drums).
We have sold our work at arts and crafts shows across the eastern US, from Ohio to Massachusetts and Vermont to Florida. The shows are a great way to personally connect with our customers as well as other artists. Our work can be found in private collections all over the world.
In 1991 we moved about two miles to Sodus Point, NY, a summer resort town on Lake Ontario, where we expanded our studio and added a store front. With the new location came new inspiration and our work continues to evolve to reflect the change. The natural beauty of Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay and the beaches and lighthouses contribute to our creative process. Our work is both functional and artistic. It has a distinctive contemporary style that’s as pleasing to look at as it is to use. Each piece is either hand-thrown on a potter’s wheel or hand-built. Our choice of colors and glaze techniques help us stand out from other pottery. The studio-storefront has become an important outlet for our work. We also continue to travel to about 20 arts and crafts festivals a year.
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The Country Easel
God holds us responsible for our lives and what we do with them. He has given us a multitude of gifts and endless resources... therefore let not your talents be hidden.
Donna is a self taught artist that has been painting for 25+ years. Donna's studio, The Country Easel, was born out of a desire to share her artwork with others while giving God the glory for this gift.
Donna paints florals mainly in acrylics on watercolor paper. Her favorite subjects are simple white daisies with wildflowers, whimsical snowmen and still life depicting simple lifestyles.
Donna's pen, ink and colored pencil work often have a musical theme with some zentangle mixed in. It is with these that she has won several first, second and third place ribbons at the Troy Fair and other art shows.
You can find a few pieces of digital art Donna has produced on her iPad using the ArtRage program.
Donna recently started painting paper in a Japanese style called Suminigashi. The paper is then cut into shapes, glued to background paper and quilted together with pen stitches as well as being embellished with rubber stamps.
Donna currently teaches an Art & Crafts class to homeschoolers as well as an adult painting class at her home.
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Address: 5726 Leraysville Road
Warren Center, Pa. 18851
We are excited to welcome more than a dozen Student Artisans, of all ages, who will be selling their work during Athens Arts4All.
Our Student Artisans include:
🔸 Evans Wand Shop - "Harry Potter" wands created from wood blanks. Also potions, spell books and quill pens.
🔸 Doodles for and of You! - Cartoon portraits drawn while you wait.
🔸 NatCat Toys - Kitty cat toys made with organic catnip and toys that stimulate active cats.
Other art for sale will include: duct tape crafts, rice heating pads, comics, essential oil diffuser bracelets, novels, wire figurines, jewelry, pencil sketches and drawings.
Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps
Kingsley Street is the Central New York handmade Bath & Body business of Kent Terpening & Don Gebo. We pride ourselves as having one of the largest and best soap selections available anywhere. We produce over sixty varieties of cold process soaps that are long lasting and beautifully fragrant right to the end! Our soap recipe is designed to lather well even when used with the hardest water. We also produce an array of complimenting Bath and Body products including our ever popular Shea & Aloe creams, facial and foot products, some amazing sugar scrubs and products for men and kids too! And candles, lets not forget those! we always have a wide selection of fragrant soy blended candles with beautiful top treatments and some unusual fragrances unique to our line.
You can fine us online at www.kingsleystreet.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kingsleystreet
West Wind Jewelry Company
Stephanie Marquette has been designing and crafting semi-precious gemstone jewelry for over 25 years. She creates jewelry that is flattering, well-made, unique, and timeless - pieces that can be worn for many seasons. She helps many non-profits that she lets sell her jewelry while allowing them to keep a full half of the sale price. Very active on the show circuit, Stephanie can be found at some Art & Craft Show every weekend from April-Dec.
Linda Mason Designs
Linda Mason Designs provides her customers with a boutique experience where all the items are handmade and unique. Each item is one-of-a-kind. The style of the work presented is recognizable as Linda Mason Designs, but the pieces are different every time! Linda Mason hand makes all the items in the mediums listed below.
* Lamp-work glass beads (glass beads made in a torch)
* Pate de verre (cast glass made in a kiln)
* Fused glass (sheet glass with glass enamel and metal inclusions fused in a kiln)
* Finished glass pieces are then incorporated into wearable art.
* Blank glazed porcelain is painted with porcelain paint, and then fired in a kiln. This process is done in layers to achieve fine details on wearable porcelain art and small accessories.
* Larger portraits and wall art may also be available in this medium.
* Spinning wheel (wool and various fibers hand spun into yarn)
* Weaving (handspun and commercial yarns and materials are hand woven on a loom) Hand woven material is then made into bags and cuffs and useful items.
* Felting (wool that has been hand carded into batts is felted into one-of-a-kind pieces used for purses and hats) Bags also include leather and decorative inclusions.
* Knitting and crocheting as well as nalbinding (Viking knitting) and medieval cord making are fiber art techniques utilized in the construction of various pieces.
* Sewing is used in some construction and embellishment of certain items. (machine and hand)
* Sheet metal (copper, nickel silver and brass) is hand cut and worked into wearable art designs.
* Etching (acid etching) is used to further detail and decorate various metal objects which may include found items.
* Spoon rings made from unique and collectible silver ware.
* Acrylic paint is used on the covers of blank art journals to decorate and personalize.
* Acrylic paintings are sometimes available as wall art.
* 2010 and 2016 1st place winner multi media category Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show
* 2011-2013 Best of Show winner for Chautauqua County Society of Artists
* Five time 1st Place Winner Chautauqua County Society of Artists
* 2011 Best in Category Athens Arts Fest
2 Crocked Pots
Roland (Cub) and Pam Storms have always had a flair for the creative. Long before they opened their studio,
“2 Crocked Pots”, in Cohocton, NY, they were drawing inspiration from their surroundings here in the Finger Lakes.
Cub was born in Bath, NY, and as a child, enjoyed sketching, but gradually honed his artistic skills to focus on pen and ink drawings as well as watercolors. He took a ceramics course as an elective during his time at Corning Community College, and made a natural transition into using clay as his new canvas.
Although Pam was born on an Air Force base in Salina, Kansas, her family returned to the Finger Lakes region when she was five years old, which gave her the opportunity to be a part of the Finger Lakes for most of her life. Pam loved creating beautiful works from an early age, making hand-crafted items for her own use, as well as gifts for friends and family. She too, was first introduced to ceramics during her time at Corning Community College. She now creates beautiful works of pottery which Cub then paints.
“Our work is naturalistic with an occasional whimsical twist,” said Pam. “Each item is truly an original work of art and is meant to last a lifetime.”
Cub devotes several hours of meticulous painting to each piece of art pottery, ensuring the finished product is worthy of display. The designs he uses allow the natural beauty of the clay to serve as a backdrop for his floral, art nouveau, and whimsical patterns.
In addition to throwing pottery, Pam has created an extensive line of jewelry, featuring stoneware and porcelain focal points. Her motifs range from playful and earthy to simple and classic.
“People love the uniqueness and beauty of our products,” she said. “Many customers have commented that they are amazed by the fine detail in Cub’s work, and the myriad of colors, textures and styles in mine.”
Both Pam and Cub are thrilled to be creating beautiful works of art in Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes, where they say there’s a diverse mix of artists who are all always willing to support each other.
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PO Box 284
5 Wheeler St, Cohocton, NY, 14826
Erin Gursslin of Sunshyne Silverwear creates eclectic jewelry from recycled materials using a wide range of self-taught methods. She uses items that in a former life were mundane and turns them into something magical! From hand piercing and sawing for her silver spoon statement pieces to soldering, bending, drilling and filing for bracelets. She also hand paints her resin spoon pendants, wrist watch watercolor pendants and galaxy necklaces. Each piece is completely hand made with the height of quality in mind. A helping of creativity and a dollop of thinking outside the box is what you will find at Sunshyne Silverwear.
Erin also believes that it is very important to be as nature-friendly as possible, for example, she uses an eco friendly, plant derived resin for her 3D spoon pendants and most of her materials are recycled. But being "green" doesn't end with the making of jewelry. Her method of travel to and from shows and booth set-up all have components of recycling and sustainability. Erin prides herself on having a small business that has a low impact on the environment.
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages-prepare to witness the strange, the unusual, the improbable and impossible! Brought to you, today, by the fine folks behind Pickled Punks Plush- often whispered but never witnessed- the tale of Isaac Bidwell, the non-starving artist!
This spectacular story began in the frigid countryside of Upstate New York; a vast, icy tundra with a knack for hastily bringing an end to summer, sun and the presence of daylight in excess. In his fevered hunt for an alternative to the chilly gloom, Isaac created an imaginary, illustrated sanctuary of his own, at merely two years of age.
In his crusade for artistic purpose, Isaac, like many legendary, creative creatures before him, stumbled on the path to define what "success" meant to him. Hindered initially by the fear of the unknown, and the risks of aimless pursuit, he decided to dedicate a chapter (or two) in this quest to an institute of higher learning.
Temporarily favoring a more conventional existence, he pursued a degree in Marketing and Graphic Design with the aim of becoming an Adman. His pragmatism was awarded with debt and a diploma, but with an unstable economy came an uncertain future for the Ad business and his sober strategy was suddenly sidetracked.
Aimlessly adrift, he traveled the world, in search of inspiration. That, folks, is where he met his muse- the fluffy, elusive monstrosity known as the Jackalope. A creature who only breeds during lightning storms and who can be enticed into capture by offerings of whiskey, Isaac saw in this "fearsome critter" a kindred spirit.
Isaac displayed the creature and observed onlookers reactions to its presence, from laughter, to incredulity, it seemed to evoke a curious spirit from everyone who encountered it. This galvanized him to create again- and this time, the focus was the impossible, itself.
Raised on a steady diet of comics, cartoons and cryptozoology, Isaac imbued his creepy cute creations with unique life, from paper to plush, his passion paid off and his lifelong crusade to make real the imaginary, became his ideal version of the American Dream.
Much like the mythical Jackalope, the "successful artist" is a rare thing, not often documented in this modern, fiercely competitive world. Isaac Bidwell is a testament to this elusive reality, due to his persistence, his imagination and his creative ability. The Pandacorn, Merpug, and Catus are just a few of the creative cryptids that would not exist, were it not for one man's ability to overcome and achieve, despite the odds stacked against him.
So step right up, ladies and gents, boys and girls- into a world of wonder, a panorama of the strange, the bizarre the....adorable! It's Pickled Punks and it's guaranteed fun for all ages!
Highland Chocolates is a small non-profit chocolate factory and retail store in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. We provide job skills training and employment for area adults with disabilities. We currently have 4 staff members and can employ up to 20 Individuals with disabilities to handcraft our premium chocolates.
Famous for our pretzel bark, we also offer hundreds of different molded chocolates, sweet snack mixes, fresh fudge and chocolate gifts for every occasion. Our chocolate is made in Pennsylvania and free of additives, preservatives, and waxes. Highland Chocolates sells bulk, mail-order, and wholesale to a variety of customers around the US and specializes in creating custom
We offer tours year-round on weekdays from 9:30-2:15 and on Saturdays from mid-June to mid-October. Guests get a chance to meet our extraordinary staff and learn about the process of making our hand-packaged chocolate treats from start to finish. The tours end in our retail shop where guests can choose from a wide variety of chocolates and sweet snacks to take home.
We look forward to seeing everyone in May!
I am a 40 yr old immigrant from Colombia, who has been living in the States for the past 24 yrs.
I never had a chance to take any art classes, but would have loved it! Back in Colombia due to poverty, and here in the States because all I was taught was to work, work, work and make a living, buy a home, get married, start a family and that was “The American dream”. (Would of been nice to be taught to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. I've always thought if that would have been the case I could have been a great performer of Plastic Arts, but well, that is life, that is my life and I'm grateful for every experience because after all those experiences are what made me who I am today.)
I'm very curious about various materials. I have worked with fabrics, plastics, glass, paint and now wood. I cut my OWN wood, shown in the pictures. I love to recreate farm life and farm animals, painted on wood. I also have a great sense of humor and like the “tough to get/sarcastic jokes”. In some instances I paint a sign or two with a little joke or sarcastic quote on it.
My pieces are all one of a kind!! You will not find them anywhere else. No where!! You may see a similar piece, but never the same. The glass forms it's own beauty. You will benefit from thousands of compliments on your glass jewelry because of it's mysterious look. Dichroic glass is just stunning to see in the sunlight. Many of my return customers tell me they have received so many compliments on the pieces they have purchased.
In closing, thank you for stopping in and I hope to meet you some day or I just might see one of my designs about your chest or a ring on your finger or a set of earrings that you just can't help but notice. So, I will say "Thank you" now an tell you that my dream is to be walking down the street someday and notice one of my designs coming toward me. Thanks again!
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E-Art Tie Dye
Our tie dyed clothing for all ages offers bright bold fun creative and interesting colors and patterns that our customers love and come back for year after year. The wide variety of girls and women's dresses skirts and specialty items makes our booth a shopping exploration and discovery of unusual proportion.
Process Description: Tie dye method using Procion dye. Cotton or rayon soak in salt water, then damp fabric is folded into a pattern. Dye w/water applied directly using squeeze bottles. Wait 12 hours, wash excess dye out.
List of items we sell:
* youth and adult short and long sleeve t's
* an assortment of dresses and skirts for adults and kids in both cotton and rayon
* tanks, specialty shirts
* 5 types of infant clothing
*sweat shirts, sun hats, beanies, socks, tapestries, bandanna, head bands, towels, yoga pants scarves
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Flying Dog Gardens Pottery
Roxanne Clark grew up near Binghamton, NY. After high school, she attended Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. A semester of ceramics sparked a lifelong interest in clay. The fire smoldered while life, children and a career took precedence.
The full fledged inferno that has taken over, is the coming together of several life changes . The biggest being the marriage of her son Ian Baier to potter Alysha McPhearson. Alysha needed students, so what's a mother-in-law to do.
That was several years ago and the flame burns on. Always pushing to improve, Roxanne is exploring the challenge of making truly functional pottery that is beautiful to the eye and kindles the imagination.
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SHEA Creations launched on January 2, we create a hand crafted line of all natural bath and beauty products.
SHEA Creations is owned by Sarah Brackel, the business name is a combination of her 4 children. As a mother, Sarah thinks it is so important to know what is going into and on your families bodies.
All the products are dye free and use 100% therapeutic grade oils. A sampling of our scrubs are "Wake Me Up" a coffee scrub, "Bee Calm" made with lavender and honey and "Lime in the Coconut." In addition to body scrubs we offer lotion bars, bath bombs, lip balms as well as poison ivy relief and more!
This is SHEA Creations first juried show. Make sure to stop by our booth at Athens Arts4All and check us out at www.facebook.com/sheacreationsbysarah
I started making jewelry 14 years ago when my first granddaughter was born. I originally was just making children's jewelry. However, I kept getting request for things in adult size. Since then I have expanded and carry all sizes from new born up to extra large adult. I make Mother and Grandmother bracelets, Medical ID bracelets, Mommy & Me sets, Name Bracelets. Tea Pot jewelry and more. My jewelry is very delicate and traditional. I use only top quality material like sterling silver, gold filled, grade A pearls and Swarovski crystals. What sets me apart from other jewelry makers is the fact that I give an unconditional guarantee with all my jewelry. If it ever breaks, just return it to me in the mail, I'll fix it and get it right back to you. I even guarantee the children's jewelry and for a small fee will clean and resize them when they are outgrown. I love making my jewelry and I know my customers enjoy wearing it.
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Hello…. My name is Melanie Beaver and together with my husband, Steve, we run Sugarhill Farm. If you’ve stopped by our booth you may have heard Steve say, “She makes the product” and then I add, “But he does the dishes!” We’re in our tenth year of business and I can honestly say, it never gets old.
What is it that we do? Healing salves, creams and essential oil blends have been a foundation for Sugarhill Farm and they all find their start in our kitchen. No animals have ever been harmed in the testing of new products, but I have been known to experiment on the family. We also make a variety of soaps, scrubs, deodorants, pillow sprays and whatever else tickles my fancy. Keeping ingredients simple and as pure as possible is very important to us.
The main objective of all we do is to make people feel better because the flip side of that is: it makes us feel good too!
C. Homick Picture This
I'm a photographer, but I specialize in ALPHABET PHOTOGRAPHY.
As I travel to and from art shows, I take time to study my surroundings. Letters are everywhere.
It is my job to photograph the subject so you can see the letter. This was a assignment given when in college as a photograph major. (1973) Find all the letters of the alphabet.
We make the Frameless frames to hold the letters as a word. You are able to pick out the letters of your choice from the 4"x 6" pictures.
New this year we are placing words on recycled cabinet doors. Limited one of a kind items.
Our web site: PICTURETHISCHOMICK.Com Orders are taken by E-mail at: J.K.email@example.com
Shades of Country
Shades of Country is owned by Marie Bauman of Troy, PA. She specializes in custom made lampshades, lettering and artwork. In 1988 she started making lampshades to express a creative way to utilize her art degree. In 1990, Marie began displaying her shades at craft shows and festivals. She has won four Best of Show awards at the Troy Fair home arts exhibit and was featured in the Mountain Home Magazine in August of 2008.
Types of lampshades produced by the artist include:
* Cut and pierced designs on paper,which can be painted on the inside or outside
* Botanical using real leaves, ferns, and flowers
* Fabric covered shades utilizing a variety of material
* Handmade Paper embedded with flowers and ferns
* Transferred art, which is a form of decoupage
* Custom – designed with customer input to design such things as recreating a farm scene, or matching room decor.
Several patterns, a variety of frames and ring sizes, and many colors of grosgrain trim are available to complete your desired lampshade.
Please contact me at:
Phone: 570-297-3327 or 570-772-1341
Over the years, my connection with nature has become more profound and its influence can be seen as a common thread of all of my pieces. My inspiration ranges from abstract references of color and texture to specific imagery found within nature.
My jewelry making process begins by assembling compatible glass. The glass can be cut, crushed into small pieces or made into strands with the use of a torch. After each design is assembled, they are properly fired in a kiln up to 1500 degrees. In some cases, multiple firings are necessary to achieve the desired result.
Some of my work is created by hand painting the image with glass enamels. After painting the image, I often place a clear sheet of glass on top of the painted image before I fire it. This step embeds the image in the center of the glass, encapsulating the image like a preserved treasure. All of my glass designs are one of a kind, original and made entirely by me.
Glass has been the perfect medium to mimic and reflect the beauty of the natural world.
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Candles are always loved by many and especially by us!!
In September of 2012 we decided to buy a block of wax with a bottle of pumpkin pie scented oil, we made a candle and post a picture of it on Facebook. Little did we know it began the start of what is now known as Wicked Women Inc.
Together we thought we could make a go at this idea of making candles so that is what we did. Myself, Tanya Jones Smallwood, and my mother, Sue M. Jones, began that American dream of running our own business with the view of becoming big. When the road began we figured we would be making some candles here and there and now we are producing them most every day of the week. Not only did we expand on the candle line we began making our own Americana rustic décor. These items are refurbished barn wood, house windows, tables, doors and anything that is old that can be flipped or repurposed. These items would be most likely thrown in the trash, but we transform them into items of beauty for your country rustic home. We also create custom labels and offer classes from painting to DYI’s
We are a duo that not only helps our own business, but we additionally help other women who want to feel the freedom of working from home and running their own business. We additionally do fundraisers and events to give back to our own community. We have raised thousands of dollars for different purposes in our area.
Hand-Poured Candles and Body Butters
All our products are of the highest quality that we combine to make a product that you will love forever. Each one of our candles are hand poured by us. Each scent has its own recipe with colors, scents and our custom blend of wax. Along with our body butters that are a special blend of butters and oils that help moisturize and soften your skin while smelling good.
We take pride in our product and want it to be the best for our customers. We stand by our 100% guarantee and if you are unsatisfied we will refund you or give you a replacement, hassle free.
Kurt's Making Whoopie
With a love of baking, a corny joke and an impish smile, Kurt's Making Whoopie was born in 2011. Originally a way for a father and son to have some bonding time, it has become a staple of craft fairs and events around the Valley area. Kurt likes to make whoopie everywhere!
The business started out of my home kitchen with the help of my dad and the goal of being an online business. Little by little, the word spread locally and I was invited to join small craft fairs. As the whoopie spread, I added a commercial kitchen to back of my house in 2013 and became the officially licensed and inspected Kurt's Making Whoopie. More shows, bigger shows, lots of orders and now small fundraisers now keep us baking night and day. Although Dad no longer helps with baking, he checks in to ensure it is being done to his standards. With a group of loyal elves and many long nights, we have been continuing to expand the line of whoopie offerings and whoopie availability.
In the future, we plan on total world whoopie domination! Join the Whoopie-Nation, become a Whoopster and "Make WHOOPIE everyday!"
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Pines & Pots
Carol Lukovich is truly a multi-faceted artist. Not only is she award winning in the art of pine needle basketry, she is also an experienced painter, weaver, potter, and pianist. Carol learned this art form from her mother, Kay Fisher, who was an accomplished artist in her own right. When Kay decided she needed to create an illustrated instructional on the craft, Carol assisted in its editing. The book aptly named "Pine Needles are Special" was born, and is still in use today.
Carol has provided instruction in California, Nevada, Florida, and her native New York. She takes great pride in teaching this ancient art form with the hope of promoting its survival. Her students give her great joy just by showing their interest and their own artistic expression.
Schweigarts Sugar Shack
Schweigarts Sugar Shack has been making maple syrup for over 20 years, and added specialty maple products 5 years ago. We have a 100 acre farm in Woodhull, NY where we make and produce all of our products in our sugar shack and commerical kitchen. We also have built a store on site, as we are dealers for Leader Evaporator, and H20 Innovation where we sell all the equipment to make the syrup. We make maple BBQs sauces, maple peanut butter topping, maple mustards, marinades, maple cream, candy, sugar and nuts. Products can be purchased on our website, at our store, local stores as well as the hundreds of vendor shows we do each year!!
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Mr. Mike's Homemade Specialties
Mr. Mike's Homemade Specialties is a vendor of unique, specialty flavors of whole fruit spreads, pepper spreads, glazes, relishes and sauces. Established in 2012, as a hobby, my business has grown rapidly in the last 6 years. I usually carry approximately 25 flavors at a time and have free samples of all of the flavors. All of my 200 plus flavors are my own recipes and are created and hand-poured in our own licensed kitchen.
My sweet flavors are among the most popular treats at many shows, but people come far and wide to try the hottest pepper flavors created with some of the hottest peppers in the world! Sad Man's Tongue is our hottest and will easily make a grown man cry!! Whitlin Dixie is the best sweet seller with apples, bananas, whiskey, brown sugar and pecans. Many people think it tastes like a sticky bun or bananas foster. I carry Blueberry Apple Pie made with wild blueberries (great antioxidant), and Pineapple Upside is always a must! Our Godfather relish and Rattle Steak Shake are two other best sellers that we never seem to be able to make enough of. Godfather relish is an Italian Pepper relish and Rattle Steak Shake is a glazes for steaks, burgers, chicken or pork made with caramelized onions, green peppers, apples oranges, whiskey and A1.
In addition to craft shows and festivals, we also do special order weddings, fundraisers and gifts.
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#9's Polish Designs
Lance Leba creates unique, handcrafted Bluestone and Tree Branch creations. The design of the piece is artistically determined from the contour of the branch. The main elements of each piece are natural, featuring branches and bluestone. Tree branches are carefully selected from nearby forests, for uniqueness, utility and longevity. Bluestone is retrieved from local quarries. The process to create a design consists of multiple stages. The branches and bluestone are securely attached, creating artistic works of art.
Lance’s original idea and creation was designed for plants and other items. Lance has “branched out,” creating tables, toilet paper holders, incense burners and much more. His designs continually evolve. His specialty is custom building, ensuring a design to match specific measurements and elements of your home or work space.
The multiple designs, deliver an astonishing visual experience, along with encompassing multifunctional indoor or outdoor utility. Each piece is an original. Every branch and piece of stone is carefully crafted to maintain its integrity and beauty to last a lifetime.
Bob's Man Cave Art
I started making metal art just as a hobby. I would put the pieces in my yard and people would drive by real slow. When I would have yard sales, people would comment and tell me I should sell the pieces. Then a benefit came up for a young lady from Waverly who was diagnosed with cancer. I made 2 Minions to donate to their Chinese Auction. They each collected over $150.00! I was ecstatic! My whole family loves to donate to various charities. My wife and daughter coupon and donate most of the items to Catholic Charities in Nichols, NY.
I made another Minion and sold it on eBay. That minion is in Missouri! Ever since then, my family and I have been going to craft fairs and flea markets and have had a lot of fun! It's a great way to spend a lot of quality time together as well! I love talking about my pieces just as much as I love building them. It's relaxing to me. Some nights after working 8 to 10 hours a day I go out to my garage until 9 or 10 at night. I am known to stop and pick up metal alongside the road. My motto is Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle so if there's metal that people want to throw out, I'll get it. We also go to auctions and buy stuff people don't want. Tables full of various tools and household supplies like silverware and bakeware. I can turn a washing machine a bunch of various different metal art pieces including a beautiful flower! One that doesn't require any water or care and will never die! It may rust, but that just adds to the beauty!
My animals are the biggest hit of all! I have had numerous special order pieces in remembrance of people's pets that have passed on. I also do the All Paws for a Cause vendor fair in Binghamton in September sponsored by the YWCA that benefits Breast Cancer Prevention. This year will be my 3rd year doing it and its the most fun of all fairs we go to!
Bob Stefanik, Sr.
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"The essence of the horse recycled into fine art, decor, jewelry and more giving it new life."
For as long as I can remember I've always been horse (and manatee) crazy! As a young girl I enjoyed going on trail rides with my parents. I also loved to dance ballet, sing, play my flute, swim, sail, climb fences, be outside, etc. I was a pretty well-rounded kid. As I got older I started taking Hunter Jumper lessons and I loved it. I volunteered with TEAD, The Equestrian Association for the Disabled. It amazed me how horses could connect with the participants in ways that people could not. So as a result I gave serious thought to studying Equine Therapy so that I could help people. I also loved music and I knew that it had positive effects on people too. I wondered if there was a way to combine my desire to help people and my love of music and horses into a career. I dreamed of one day owning a horse(s) and living in the countryside. Eventually there came a time where I had to make a choice, continue Hunter Jumper lessons and buy a horse or continue racing Laser 2's (in sailing) along with continuing to study my music. Both were quite costly sports and took up alot of time so I opted to continue racing (sailing) because I didn't have to feed my boat. Thankfully I was able to stay in the horse industry as my boss, Aldona, rode at the Grand Prix level and her father was a champion breeder and I was her stable girl. I learned a lot from her and I met many interesting people. It was a wonderful opportunity that I am quite grateful for. Unfortunately, life happens and we sometimes go in different directions than we originally intended...
A few years ago, I started making jewelry under the name of Creatively Carissa's Handcrafted Boutique. I really enjoyed that and I was successful at it also. About 2 years ago, my daughter started working for a family friend on his farm and as a thank you he gave her horse, Coral, for her birthday. She was excited and I was excited for her. Wow, what a gift! In the fall of 2016, I wanted to frame a picture of her horse but in a way that was different. I came up with the idea of framing it in a horseshoe and I let her design and make it. From there came the idea to do art, decor, dream catchers and wind chimes. My horseshoe business exploded; in my first year I sold 90 shoes! I never expected that to happen. And now I have gone beyond just horseshoes to bits, spurs, boots, stirrups, etc.
I have found that I have a creative eye for recycling horse tack and gear "the essence of the horse" and recreating it giving it a new life. My dreams have also been recycled. I'm not where I thought I would be in the horse industry but I'm back and I'm loving every minute of it.
Sheena's Custom Creations
Every item found in my shop has been 100% handmade by myself and husband. We take great pride in creating, designing and putting our items together with the same care and attention to detail as if we were making it for our own home. We are especially careful in selecting quality materials from local business. Our wood is bought from local mills or wood that has been reclaimed locally.
Sheena's Custom Creations was started 2014 to allow myself to stay home with our children. Since 2014 my hobby has turned into a wonderful business opportunity! In the last few months I have returned to teaching, joining a preschool class as well as continuing to run my business.
Don't see something that your looking for? Have a special saying or quote for your family? We LOVE custom orders!!!
Cat & Mouse Playwear
Cat & Mouse Playwear is owned and operated by Linda Hurd of Westfield PA. Cat and Mouse are the nicknames she has for her daughters. The girls love modeling the clothes Linda designs as well as her beautiful necklaces and hairbows!
In addition to beautiful playwear for your little lady, she also has a large variety of clothes and accessories for their dolls!
Each item is meticulously designed, created and executed to be a one of a kind item sure to make your little girl feel like a princess.
Feel free to check out more of my work at Cat & Mouse Playwear and stop at my princess booth for all your dress up needs!