Welcome

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!

Sword in the Stone

19b

19

“Sword in the Stone” pendant.

Made with a naturally sword-shaped Campo del Cielo meteorite, and a geode that happened to have a hole just the right size.

Wrapped in sterling silver.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

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MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

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Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

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CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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More ruby stuff

18

Sterling silver necklace with ruby, smoky quartz and garnet.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

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MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

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CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Pendants

Two quartz pendants with pearls.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because they’re amog the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

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MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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17

Extinction event necklace.

Brass necklace with peridot, mosasaur teeth, Campo del Cielo meteorite, and black tourmaline.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

More sparkly things

14b

14

Sterling silver necklace with ruby, citrine, garnet and pearl.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Necklace

13c

13b

13

Citrine and pearl necklace wrapped in brass.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Alien technology

12b

12

Circuit pendant wrapped in brass, with agate, meteorite, and glass bottle.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

Assorted earrings.

9b

9a

10

9c

10b

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because they are among the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Two more necklaces

6f

6e

6d

6c

6b

6

5d

5c

5b

5a

Opal pendant wrapped in sterling silver, with pearls…

and

Sterling-wrapped glass bottle necklace with pearl, garnet and assorted gemstones.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Two necklaces

8a

7d

7c

7b

7a

Bottle necklace wrapped in sterling silver, with pearls,

and

Net choker with sterling and pearls.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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