The Autumn Artisan Market, sponsored by the Rainbow Rebekahs, in Sherwood, Oregon, present a wonderful new handmade market. This cozy market will occur over the course of two days and feature many different local handmade artisans. The Rainbow Rebekahs will have hotdogs and drink on hand midday on Saturday and Saturday morning, they will have handmade fresh yeast raised donuts, know for miles around!
Artisans that will be participating include:
Symaria Browns Couture Bodycare Creations
The Shaws handmade glass lit pendants – so unique!
Melissa Nash and her painted artworks
Surett J’s Handmade feather earrings – Love these!
Berniece handmade sewn creations a local favorite – Here you will find those things you didn’t know you needed until you see them.
Pure Pizzazz handmade jewelry a Sherwood local favorite as well – What a selection!
Brianns Handmade soothing neckwraps and other creations – Get these for yourself before the holidays, some real stress relievers!
Lori Randels unique handmade mixed media artworks – One of a kind art, a must have.
Mizzoni’s unique handmade TuTu’s and unique creations
Puthucodes beautiful polymer clay creations
Petersons handmade crystal trees that must be seen and taken home to share for generations.
Winegars sweet infant and child items, beautiful items for those sweet little ones, we all love!
Nuttin Perfects creative holiday wood and rope decor items, I will be shopping here for great holiday decor, that you won’t find at Target or Walmart for sure!
famous handmade fresh
Donuts are 50 cents each or a dozen for $6
Order ahead for larger quantities
Please contact us if you have any questions!
I am always on the hunt for hand bags, purses, accessories that hold more accessories, by whatever name you call them, they are essentially bags. Here are some of my favorite hand crafted bags made in America. My criteria, you ask… well… Leather construction, bags must be lined, have a good shape and plenty of room. (Each image is a link to where you can purchase the bag, if you are so inclined)
Madeline Chadwick Handbags Based in Los Angeles
Genuine leather. Silver hardware. Two open interior pockets and one zipper pocket. Custom lining.
Handmade by ValhallaBrooklyn Larch bag in buttery soft and sturdy black pebble grain premium grade cow hide
Handmade by ContraBandCouture Butterscotch brown with, Two pockets on the faux gator inserts outside, front and back along with three pockets on the inside paisley print lining.
Handmade by DahlingAccessories
Red rose super soft lambskin lined with gray woven fabric. Ruffle flap at front with steel spike details. Inside flap is grey Italian leather. Magnetic snap closure. Red leather reinforced crossbody strap that can be tied at end to adjust length. Inner pocket. Fully lined. Dahling satin inside label on pocket.
Handmade by LolaFalkDesigns and made to order Custom color bag
Lining and Interior Pocket: Cotton
Closure: Metal Zipper
Adjustable Strap: Leather (can be lengthened/shortened to be worn cross-body or over shoulder)
I had some fun this weekend at the beach, playing with my book pages, paints and pencils. I had a vague idea of what I might want to work on, and since I only had a few days, I thought it would be perfect to start some drawing and maybe even color some in with paint.
Good thing I had my stuff, the weather ran quite the gamut over the weekend. First it rained (totally expected, as it is Oregon) then on Saturday the blessed sun came out, this pushed me outside to absorb the warmth and color! (the whole beach lights up with color when the sun comes out) Then on Sunday it snowed! I was greatly amused by the changes in the weather as they were so extreme. It fit me perfectly, as I never do anything in a logical to others order. You would think the weather would go in order of sun, rain, snow, not rain sun snow… oh well, chalk it up to the wonders of the world…
Before I left I had finished a drawing and painted it and applied it to my notebook. I used a page from an old book to draw and paint on and then applied it to my notebook using Golden Matte Medium.
While I was there I drew and painted one for the other side. This page is also an old book page but you really cannot tell due to the amount of paint used.
I am seemingly obsessed with my little chickens and they seem to come out of the woodwork no matter where I go. Yes, I even draw in restaurants. On napkins, you question? Nope, I carry a tiny wallet type purse, and I have managed to always keep a set of white index cards and a pen in there. Very handy for when the order takes a while and your companion (read husband) runs out of conversation.
C’est la vie
I was thinking today about my friend Adam. I have known him for a few years now and have always been impressed with his artistic sense. He is a pretty down to earth kind of guy, no pretense and generally a pretty happy dude. I met him at the Art Gallery, he is a really wonderful photographer, that despite being so young, photographs in a very old school way. However, it wasn’t his photography that I was thinking about today, it was his screen printing.
Adam has dabbled in screen printing for a long time.. He has always had T-shirts with messages up by the collar or the pocket or the front or the back… you get the point I am sure. Whenever I asked him; hey where did you get that shirt? His answer was always, I made it! I love that! The making of things when you need them, when there just isn’t anything out there just like how you want it.
I was not surprised when he kicked off his screen printing business, nor was I surprised to see that it reflects the different parts of his personality. Just the name Serigraph Monotone. Meaning of serigraph being an “original silk-screen color print” and monotone meaning “a succession of syllables, words, or sentences in one unvaried key or pitch”. One of his prints is “I produce top notch free hugs” and one of the others is “Hug your local mail carrier” now not all of his shirts are about hugs he has many other sayings as well. The best part is that he prints on each shirt by hand and with care to make it just right. You gotta love that!
You can find him on facebook where he models some of his shirts and shows off some photo’s of equipment. You can reach him directly via email at Serigraphmonotone@gmail.com.
If you have words you want to wear, talk to Adam….
Once upon a time I would have thought I would never have the patience to learn the different stitches for making jewelry from seed beads. But, just recently I stepped forward and gave it a try. Wow, I really like the result! Now I didn’t just use seed beads, because it finally dawned on my that I was limiting myself (MEANING NOT TRYING IT) by just using the standard size 11 seed beads. So I stitched my first panel using herringbone stitch and glass square beads. I loved the look! Since then I have stitched up quite a few of these, practicing the herringbone, learning the even count peyote stitch. I will share when I finally get them made into proper bracelets!
Easy charm bracelet that you can make as a gift or bedazzle it for your own holiday attire. All you need is a chain that you like with links big enough for fit a lobster clasp in the links. Here are some sources for the supplies (its also a good way to see what each item is):
Lobster Clasps – These Open and close and you will attach to your chain
Hanging charms – 5-12 charms that you will attached a split ring to.
Chain – This is the base of your bracelet to which you will attach the open part of the lobster clasps.
Split rings – These are just like key chain rings only much smaller. You will want one of these for each charm, and 2 extra potentially for the ends of your chain and I always get 2 more than that to lose in the carpet…
Now that you have all of your supplies.
Put one charm on each Split ring.
Attach the split ring to the round portion of the lobster clasp.
Attach the open portion of the lobster clasp to a link on the bracelet chain.
(if your bracelet chain is not already equipped with a closure to hold it on your wrist. You can attach a split ring to one end of the bracelet and then attach that split ring to a lobster clasp. )
The open end of that lobster clasp can then be opened and attached to the other end of the chain when you wear the bracelet.
The great thing about this type of bracelet is that you can switch out the charms as easily as you can undo a clasp.
Give it a try!!
If you would rather have someone make it for you, then send me a convo on Etsy with 2 week lead time and I can make you a custom bracelet or a bracelet kit. I will just need to know what theme you want and the size of your wrist.
A wrapped or memory wire bracelet is one of the easiest pieces of jewelry to make for a beginner. You will need one package of memory wire sized for bracelets. You will also need beads of your choice with holes sized large enough to fit the diameter of the memory wire. Many seed beads will not work for this unless they are the larger ones. You will also need a pair of Chain nose pliers. (Click for memory wire source) (Click for source of Pliers)
To start locate one end of your memory wire, then using your pliers bend the end back onto itself. (you can also purchase memory wire bead caps. Click here for a source) It will form a bit of a loop. This will stop your beads from coming off the end.
Your typical package of memory wire will allow it to go around your wrist several times. Take a look and decide how many time you want your to wrap around. Once you know, cut the memory wire at that point (please don’t use your flush cutter for this, the memory wire will damage them) I use a pair of cutters meant for memory wire. (Link to Memory wire cutters)
Now that you have your length of wire, start stringing beads onto it, use your imagination, if you don’t like a combination then slide them off and re do. You can make this total random or in a pattern with the same size and type of bead. (click for bead source)(Source for lovely Crystals) It is all about what appeals to you.
Once you have them all strung, use your pliers and bend a loop into the end where you were stringing. This will hold all the beads onto the wire.
Presto a bracelet!!!
What a great gift! Or if you used those lovely crystals you have a lovely holiday sparkle bracelet….
P.S. If you just would like to have a lovely Memory Wire Bracelet made for you, I know just the person. Give her a call or visit her shop on Etsy. Click here to visit her shop and contact her via convo Jewelyett