Crafting stuff for the craft fair next week

On Sunday, January 22 from 1 PM – 6 PM, I will be at the Crafty Flea– a combination craft fair and flea market at the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association! Address is: 821 E 35th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

I’m making sparkly jewelry! Here is a crown I made with a big rough citrine, lots of small garnets, and four fossilized mosasaur teeth:

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And here’s a somewhat messy-looking crown I made with gem-chip-filled glass bottles. It looks better in person, but I’m still hoping to do better with my next attempt.

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(Not currently up for sale on my jewelry site at www.theheathersmith.com,  but many other shiny things are there!)

Wiscon

Just got back from Wiscon 40, my first-ever time attending Wiscon… it was amazingly great! I had a dealer table and art show table, and I sold soooo much jewelry, and met so many amazing people and had so many great conversations! I am definitely going back next year!!

In addition to being a very successful dealer-room event, it was also a great vacation. I went with John and Alex, and we drove through a lot of fun areas before getting there. Here is a scene from a rest stop on the way, where a robin had (for some reason) built a nest on the ground in a corner.

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Here we are on the first night, which we spent at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells on the way to Madison. This is such a fun place! Great waterpark! And they unexpectedly upgraded our room to a suite, which was a nice surprise.

 

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Here’s a view in Mirror Lake State Park, on the way from the Dells to Madison.

 

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And here is my Wiscon table! Thanks to everyone who came and made Wiscon so great this year!

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TWO upcoming holiday craft fairs!

For those in the Twin Cities area who are looking for fun and eclectic local places to do holiday shopping… you may want to stop by my next two craft fairs!

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I’ll have a table with jewelry, books and trinkets at two local events this winter:

 



 

    The Minnehaha Free Space December Craft Fair

3747 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Sunday, December 13 at 1:00pm – 6:00pm

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    The Vine Arts Center Holiday Sale

2637 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
December 5 + 6, 2015
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday 12 – 5pm

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Children’s book

Recently I got inspired and wrote out the text of a children’s book, with descriptions of the illustrations I want to draw.

It’s about dragons and fairies and wizards.
It’s also about definitions.
It’s also about learning to see how amazing things are, even if they’re common and you’ve gotten used to them.

I don’t know if I’m good enough at drawing to do the illustrations justice. I want them to be really gorgeous and magical. I might end up commissioning someone else to do them, except I don’t have money, so I might have to wait until I do, or find someone who’s willing to draw them in exchange for getting a percentage of any revenue from the book.

Anyway, here it is.

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Get ready for Fall Comicon!

I’ve got a table at Fall Comicon, on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, this October 10th!

http://www.mcbacomicons.com/

I’ll have books, comics, and jewelry!


Fall ComiCon –
October 10, 2015
10am-6pm

ADMISSION $8
KIDS 9 & UNDER FREE
$1 OFF W/ CANNED GOOD DONATION

MN State Fairgrounds Education Building
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

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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 on September 12, 6 pm to 9 pm at the grand opening.

I will also be there on September 17th, 5:30 pm to 8 pm, to demonstrate art techniques, and on September 24th, 5:30pm to 8 pm, to read from my short story collection.

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Hope to see you there!

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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