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Wow, this has been a crazy busy month and it’s only December 7th!

I’m thrilled to announce my jewelry is now being shown at the Main Gallery 404,404 North Main Street, downtown Bloomington, IL, 309.828.9500.  Okay, my name isn’t in there yet, but… I need to send some photos of my work.

Here’s how it looks in the case (Yep, squeezed in 42 pieces…):

My first event there is TONIGHT for December’s First Friday, which runs from 5 – 8 PM.  It is also Downtown Bloomington’s annual Live Window Vignettes.  All the shops will be open and offering lovely delightful treats!

My own little spot ~ all silver pieces.

My own little spot ~ all silver pieces.

Thanks to the above opening, and multiple venues where my work can be seen tonight, I’m dragging my poor husband to make the rounds.  Don’t think he’ll have an issue though once we get out and about.

For December, this promises to be a mild weather evening; perfect for a stroll through Downtown Bloomington.

Here’s a list of places in Downtown Bloomington you can find Silver Charmer Jewelry:

Main Gallery 404, 404 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL

The Grey Dove Studio & Gallery, 105 B West Monroe Street, Bloomington, IL

Off the Wall Gallery, 318 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL

Merlot and a Masterpiece, 412 N. Main Street, Bloomington, IL

McLean County Arts Center, 601 North East Street, Bloomington, IL

Kelly’s Bakery & Cafe, Art-on-the-Wall, 113 North Center, Bloomington, IL

Hopefully, I’ll bump into you somewhere!

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Next Up ~ Exhibition News ~ Merlot and A Masterpiece

I’m honored to be participating in the first Art Circle Member Show at Merlot and a Masterpiece, 412 N. Main Street, Bloomington, IL.

It's in the paper, so it's official!

It’s in the paper, so it’s official!

The show begins with an opening on Friday, 12-7-12, from 5 ~ 8 p.m. and runs through the month of December.

And, yes… there will be refreshments this Friday.  Yaay!

Two of my pieces are being shown.  Here they are:

I See An Angel.

I See An Angel.

Fine silver with dichroic glass.

Blue Sky Sun.

Blue Sky Sun.

Fine silver with micro-mosaics.

A Big Thank YOU!

A huge Thank YOU to all of you who made it to our  Open House Holiday this past Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 from Jamey Spain @ Green Leaf Massage and yours truly.

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

We had an absolute blast seeing old friends and meeting news ones.

Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU!

And Happy Holidays!

 

7th Annual Open House Holiday! ~Saturday, December 1, 2012~

This year, I’m partnering with Jamey Spain, RN and nationally licensed massage therapist, for an Open House Holiday at her studio in Uptown Normal, IL on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10 AM ~ 4 PM.

While I’ll be offering lots of cool jewels and more, Jamey will be offering 1/2 off chair massage services.  (Please contact ahead for options and appointments with Jamey at jameygreenleaf@gmail.com.)  You can also learn more about her at Green Leaf Massage.

Two Amigos!

We thought it would be super fun for you to stop by, do a little shopping, have a relaxing massage, and enjoy some yummy treats!

Here’s the official invitation!

Would love to see you!

I promise to add pics of new jewelry throughout the week!  

Counting down 6 more days until the open house…

Every year I make limited edition holiday-themed pieces.  One year I made snowmen earrings and pendants, another year it was Christmas trees.

This year I lucked into a stash of  old-fashioned beautiful lampworked tree light beads which are now earrings and pendants in red, green, blue, amethyst, turquoise, pink, yellow, and amber.

These are really sweet and won’t last long.

Except for this set which will adorn my mother-in-law.

 🙂

 Day5:  Found some cool mood beads and had a lot of fun turning them into pendants.  The first photo shows “before” any warmth connects, and the “after” shows how your mood can change the colors.  (Okay, I used a heating pad underneath to affect all of them at once, but it put me in a pretty good mood!)  

And yes, I will start previewing some silver pieces soon!

“Before”

“After” Pretty cool, huh?

Day 4:  These “wheels” are some of my absolute favorite pieces.  They’re in between the size of a nickel and dime and are just fun; I always find myself running it up and down my chain.  🙂  They’re also double-sided!

Three little wheels.

Three little wheels.

Day 3:   Here are some hollow forms that were intentionally patinaed.  They have a great weight to them.

Smooth.

Smooth.

Day 2:   Freshly minted, so to speak!  One more day and the Open House Holidlay begins!  Hope to see you there!

Kind of swingy...

Kind of swingy…

 

Gearing up with 1 more day until the Open House Holiday!    Did a bit of a mock set up at home to make sure everything fits!  So far, so good!

I was a girl scout, you know.

I was a girl scout, you know.

Holiday Treasures at McLean County Arts Center

It’s become a tradition.  Again this year I’m honored to take part in McLean County Art Center’s Holiday Treasures.

This year their 36th annual exhibition and sale runs from November 9th, 2012 through January 5th, 2013.  The exhibition features over 100 locally and nationally known artists exhibiting paintings, glass, fiber, photography, jewelry, wood, ceramics as well as handmade seasonal item

The Arts Center is located at 601 East Street, Bloomington IL, 309-829-0011, and is open during the following hours:

Tuesday 10-7

Wednesday-Friday 10-5

Saturday 12-4

Sunday & Monday – Closed

The art center already had a variety of my silver work, so this year I added some new variety with prices ranging from $20 – $35 for the following collections.

Hope you’ll have time to stop by and check out all the fabulous art!

Beautiful lampworked beads I finally constructed as pendants.

Fun wire-wrapped beaded rings.

 

Rings, Rings, and More Rings!

This year for McLean County Arts Center’s annual Holiday Treasures which kicks off Friday, November 11, 2011, I’ve added an array of fused and coiled fine silver rings; some with added patina, some hammered, some au natural!    Prices range from $20 ~ $35 for these “feel good” weighted rings.

How many rings can you wear at one time?

For more Holiday Treasures information, here’s the link:  http://www.mcaart.org/mcac/html/holidaytreasures.html

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