Friday, November 28, 2014

Last Sneak Peek

The last of the previews for the 2014 Crafty Chicks Show & Sale!  Don't forget ~ the sale starts Saturday at 9 and ends at 3. Do your part to support Small Business Saturday ~ see you there!

Gretchen Finch
Gretchen is one of the founding chicks and one of the organizers of the show. Her love of vintage buttons inspires her artwork so don’t be surprised to find a button somewhere in each piece. The theme of nature and birds also is a thread that is interwoven throughout her work.

Gretchen will be offering various vintage button collages, sterling silver button bookmarks, and button bracelets. A sweet 'Christmas Seal' is her 12th paper clay sculpted folk art creation. Miniature Treasure Boxes could be the perfect gift for anyone on your “nice list” this year. Each small, metal, embellished box is one of a kind and comes with a sweet charm inside and an inspiring quote. Her new bell jar creations hold a small teacup wire cage with sculpted blackbird. It also feature one of Gretchen's favorite quotes, "Inside us all, patiently waiting, sits a small adventuresome bird."

Jen Rarey
Jen loves to create artwork featuring characters, especially animals. She is frequently inspired by the antics of her two Shiba Inu, Aki & Taylor, and her kitty, Kismet. Jen has actively volunteered for animal rescue organizations since she was twelve years old. She is a student of Japanese language and culture, and frequently incorporates these into her work. Her other inspirations include athletics such as Scuba diving, running, and travel. Her sketchbook is always by her side so she can capture funny everyday moments. See more of her work at and

Ronna, Sonja & Jana Marie ~ Three+Maries
Ronna Marie creates unique jewelry with up-cycled zippers, often incorporating small found treasures like antique buttons. Something of a family tradition, she’s created “Zippins” with her mother, taught her techniques to her daughter, Sonja Marie, and now teaches her granddaughter, Jana Marie.
Tatting was the first lace-making technique Ronna Marie accomplished in 1970. Since then she’s mastered and taught the creative fiber arts from tatting and bobbin lace-making to knitting, weaving and quilting. She still returns to her first fiber love, tatting, to create new designs for jewelry, ornaments, and stationery. 

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