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My first name is Erika. Not Erica. Not Ericka. My last name is Hammerschmidt, which has thirteen letters, including five consonants in a row. People still find it easier to spell than my first name.

In college I majored in German and Spanish. I also accidentally minored in art, just by taking so many art classes for the fun of it. I grow my own vegetables. I cut my own hair, but even when a professional barber cuts it, it still sticks out on one side and in on the other. I’m an author, artist and speaker living in Minnesota. I work at Target as well as giving speeches on autism and writing books. I am married to a space alien named John Ricker, who, like me, is on the autism spectrum.

Below you will find my latest news. Add me to your bookmarks! I’m always up to something.

Also, check our calendar for upcoming events!

Space Between the Words Art Show!

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It’s coming up!

The Space Between The Words
a group art exhibit by the Art Salon for Fertile Minds

Gallery Hours and Events at the Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Second Floor Gallery

I will be showing a collection of wildly elaborate jewelry I created, based on a scene from a short story in my collection “If the World Ended, Would I Notice?”

All the art will be there from September 3rd through September 26th. See here for exact hours and dates.

I will be there to meet and greet, and read from my short story collection, on September 12, 6 to 9 pm.

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Hope to see you there!

Sirius the starling is cuddly sometimes.

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Reminder about the craft fair!!

Repost of this earlier post:

http://www.erikahammerschmidt.com/2015/07/08/a-new-craft-fair-coming-up/

Come see me on

Saturday, July 25, 2015

from 1 pm to 6 pm

in the Twin Cities

at the Minnehaha Free Space​!

https://www.facebook.com/MinnehahaFreeSpace

http://minnehahafreespace.org/event-calendar/

I will have jewelry and stuff!
Boosting this because it’s this weekend! If you’re in the Twin Cities area, check it out!

(Still room for more crafters too, if you’re an artist in search of a place to show and sell! This craft fair happens every other month, give or take, and costs nothing up front for the artists, just a voluntary donation afterwards of a percentage of your profits.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/100803283597640/

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A new craft fair coming up!

Come see me on

Saturday, July 25, 2015

from 1 pm to 6 pm

at the Minnehaha Free Space!

Follow Minnehaha Free Space on Facebook

Calendar

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I will have jewelry and stuff!

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Elf Earrings

New set of elf earrings, up for sale at http://www.erikahammerschmidt.com/jewelry/category/elfear/ for $25 plus shipping.

As usual, these are simple ear cuffs that don’t require any piercings; they bend the tip of the ear into a point. They don’t work for everyone, but I find them quite comfortable to wear.

These ones are sterling silver with a pearl and clear quartz point hanging from each.

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Assorted necklaces I’ve made for the upcoming craft fair.

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Latest crowns

My latest batch of wire-wrapped adjustable crowns.

Made with stainless steel, sterling silver, brass, copper, and a variety of rough stones, including rough citrine, amethyst and clear quartz points, rough garnet dodecahedrons, and iridescent (titanium-coated) quartz points… as well as a variety of polished beads, including round garnet, round amethyst, pearl, faceted oval champagne topaz, faceted teardrop clear quartz, faceted irregular rutilated quartz, and faceted hexagonal cherry quartz.

These ones are not currently up for sale at http://www.theheathersmith.combecause I’m saving them for a local craft fair. Other crowns are up there, though, and several more like these are up for auction at Convergence this weekend!

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Took a few videos of Sirius the Starling.

Some pretty Sirius the Starling pictures

 

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He was looking very shiny.

Candy Sushi!

Another snack at my birthday party! Candy sushi, made from a Rice Krispie bar mixture, wrapped around Twizzlers and Swedish Fish, and covered in Fruit Roll-Ups.

 

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