Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sneak Peek #5

A Happy Thanksgiving to all, plus a preview of more work from our talented vendors at Crafty Chicks this year. Don't forget ~ Crafty Chicks Show & Sale is this Saturday from 9 - 3!

Valerie Shanks ~ Laughing Frog Gallery
The work Valerie displays in her shop and art shows is a departure from her day job.
Everything she makes is inspired either from something someone said or an experience she has had.
Valerie has always enjoyed art and loves to explore new methods of creative expression. Sculpting and painting are her favorite mediums. Most of her sculptures are done as exploration in new material usage. Comedic expressions and goofy little characters are common themes in her work ~ if it makes her laugh, it is likely that she will create a little character that reflects that.
Valerie also loves to play with fire, so lamp working is another technique she uses in her work. Frogs are one of Valerie's favorite creatures, so you will find many frogs as the subject of her work and also the inspiration for the name of her business.

Dan Shanks ~ Shankalonian Labs
Dan Shanks started his shop in 2010 for fun as an avenue to sell his art prints. Later that year, he was given a few dead computers from a colleague at work to tinker with and tear apart. Behold, he found art within the circuit boards. A few months later, Shankalonian Labs was formed! He is now in the business of "upcycling" old computers and various dead electronics equipment into all sorts of sculptures and creations. Check out Dan's etsy store or his Pinterest board for a closer look at his work.

Maria Plubell ~ Ria Mar Designs
Ria Mar Designs are unique, fun, affordable, one-of-a-kind jewelry for the trendy chick in all of us. Maria Plubell started making jewelry as a hobby in addition to her full time job about 6 years ago. All of her work is handcrafted & assembled right here in the Metro Kansas City Area!

Designs include 100% genuine deerskin leather, cowhide, wool cord, leather cord, rhinestone cup chain to create various bracelets and earrings. Collegiate licensed charms, NFL, MLB can be added to make it a special gift for someone! Other items include rhinestone cross stretch bracelets designed using various unique beads, "create your own wristbands" and so much more! Maria loves sparkle and bling!!
Contact Maria for wholesale pricing, customization, fundraising or have friends over for a girls night out party. Please visit Ria Mar Designs on Face Book for updated designs and stop by my booth for some fun & affordable shopping!

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