Epiphany Star Bazaar – November 1-2, 2014

Epiphany Star BazaarI am participating in my first craft show of the season this weekend! Seems like it arrived before I knew it. Please see the info below to find out more. Stop by, say hello, and get a start on that holiday shopping.

Saturday, November 1 / 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 2 / 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Over 70 Crafters

Bake Sale
Raffle
Face Painting
Lefse’
Cafe
Kids Corner

Church of the Epiphany
11001 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN

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Paper Bead Earrings – Coming Soon

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I’ve been busy making paper bead earrings and taking pictures but haven’t had time to put them on Etsy yet. In the meantime, thought I’d post some of the pictures here as a preview. If you are interested in any … Continue reading

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St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Bazaar

Just wanted to send out a reminder that the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Bazaar is this weekend. I am also updating some of the info that I posted recently about the show (Sunday’s time and the number of crafters). Hope you’re willing to brave the sub-zero temperatures for a fun and festive holiday shopping experience. Thanks for helping to support locally handmade products and the church bake sale! Hope to see you there.

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Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2013 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Brooklyn Park, MN – this will be by 5th year, and it’s a wonderful weekend filled with crafts, baked goods, live Christmas music and more.

The hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mass times are 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The address is 9100-93rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN. It’s located just west of Highway 169 at the corner of 93rd Avenue North and Jefferson Highway.

There will be over 80 crafters selling all homemade items, and a great bakery selling lots of Christmas cookies, breads, pies and more as well as Java Joe’s Coffee Shop serving hot coffee, hot chocolate and other goodies. Santa will be in attendance. There are many raffles and drawings, live musical performances and lunch available.

For a link to a map and detailed directions to St. Vincent de Paul, please click here.

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Counselor Realty Craft and Vendor Open House – TODAY (December 3, 2013)

Please come and join me today, December 3, 2013 at the Counselor Realty offices in Maple Grove, MN from 4-8 p.m. There will be plenty of opportunities to shop local and get those items checked off your Christmas shopping list.

Handmade craft items will be available as well as vendors like Thirty One, Tupperware and more. I will have an assortment of many of the items I make, with upcoming opportunities to see me in the coming weeks.

Refreshments and snacks will be served, as well as drawings to win something from each of the vendors involved. What would be better than to WIN some of your Christmas gifts?!?

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2013 Craft Shows

The 2013 holiday season is almost upon us. What that means is that I’m busy working to get ready for my upcoming craft shows. Here’s where you can find me in December:

Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2013 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Brooklyn Park, MN – this will be by 5th year, and it’s a wonderful weekend filled with crafts, baked goods, live Christmas music and more.

The hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mass times are 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The address is 9100-93rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN. It’s located just west of Highway 169 at the corner of 93rd Avenue North and Jefferson Highway.

There will be over 60 crafters selling all homemade items, and a great bakery selling lots of Christmas cookies, breads, pies and more as well as Java Joe’s Coffee Shop serving hot coffee, hot chocolate and other goodies. Santa will be in attendance. There are many raffles and drawings, live musical performances and lunch available.

For a link to a map and detailed directions to St. Vincent de Paul, please click here.

My booth at the 2012 Christmas Bazaar

My booth at the 2012 Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, December 14, 2013 – Women’s Art Festival at the YWCA in Minneapolis – this will be my second year at this wonderful show and it is their 21st annual event. It is awesome to see so many women artists in one venue.

The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Midtown YWCA, 2121 E Lake St in Minneapolis.

For more information about the artists and the show, please visit the Women’s Art Festival website by clicking here. And for a map and directions to the YWCA, please click here.

2013 Women's Art Festival

2013 Women’s Art Festival

2013 Women's Art Festival Postcard invite

I look forward to seeing you at one or both shows. Please make sure to stop by and say hello! Please visit my Etsy shop to get an idea of what I’ll be selling (I have lots more that isn’t online, so feel free to contact me if you have any special requests). I am definitely stocking up on the Christmas ornaments, snowflakes with and without Rwandan paper beads, jewelry and more.

Denise

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Giveaway of a Rwandan Paper Bead Necklace and Earring Set

As a member of HandmadeMN, I am participating in a product giveaway between September 14 and September 28, 2013. Please visit the blog post on HandmadeMN’s site to enter for your chance to win this great necklace and earring set!

Enter to win this necklace and earring set made with Rwandan paper beads!

Enter to win this necklace and earring set made with Rwandan paper beads!

The rules are pretty simple: First, visit my Etsy shop and pick out your favorite item in my shop. Go back to the HandmadeMN blog and leave a comment on the contest page to enter to win this necklace and earring set. This is your initial entry.

You can gain bonus entries as described on the page as well. Be sure you follow the directions, and bonus entries only count if you first complete the entry above. Bonuses include:

1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) with your favorite pieces. To find other HandmadeMN team members’ shops, you can do a search on Etsy for HandmadeMN or look at the HandmadeMN blog for a list of the shops.
2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment with a link to your post.
3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).
4. Follow the HandmadeMN blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment letting them know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.
5. Follow HandmadeMN on twitter. Comment back  with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link in the comments.
6. Become a Facebook Fan of HandmadeMN. Comment back with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name.
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Why not enter more than once and increase your chances for winning? Your name or email address are not sold and you will not be contacted unless you’re the lucky winner.

To find out more about the necklace set in this giveaway, please click here for a link to the set in my Etsy shop.

ABOUT THE PAPER BEADS:
These unique beads are handmade from paper by women in Rwanda. They use triangular shaped pieces of paper, roll them tightly, paint or dye and seal them. Since each is handmade, they vary in size, color and shape giving them a wonderful and different quality and feel. A few of the beads may have tiny spots discoloration from where they were stuck together before being strung, or a few may have small lumps where the sealer may have made them stick together, but it all adds to the rustic charm of the beads.

GIVING BACK:
A portion of the purchase price of the Rwandan paper beaded items listed in my Etsy shop or sold in person (at craft shows, etc.) will go back to the women of Africa in the form of tools and supplies for their future beading needs. They are making beads as a means to support themselves and their families. These women are often times less-privileged Rwandans who have endured hardships relating to the 1994 genocide. They may be widows or have lost most or all of their family members. Others are receiving medical care for HIV or other medical issues. They receive training in basket weaving, bead making and other crafts, and are given assistance in getting back on their feet. Once they have learned the skills, they are able to go back to their communities and continue to work and earn money for their families. These women throughout Rwanda  work at home and then bring their completed items back to the city. From there they take home more raw materials to continue crafting.

Thanks and good luck! Denise

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Dark Teal 2-Strand Necklace Set

As a follow up to my previous post, here’s another necklace set I created using the same layout as the original purple set. This one is made with dark teal or peacock blue glass pearls. I paired the pearls with a complementary shade of dark aqua glass beads and the clear aurora borealis finish bicone shaped beads. I love how it turned out! Once again, the effect is very different just from changing the color of the beads.

2-Strand Necklace Set made with Dark Teal Glass Pearls

2-Strand Necklace Set made with Dark Teal Glass Pearls

This set can be found in my Etsy shop here. More colors will be debuting soon so keep an eye on Etsy. Or, feel free to contact me below for a custom color of your own.

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