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.
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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.)
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!