Hi Peeps. I have been getting questions regarding the upcoming Arts Festival, Arts on the Riverwalk. This is an annual juried arts festival, meaning artists and artisans are screened before they are accepted. I did not attend last year but was present the previous two years and it is an event that is worth traveling for. There are local artists and artisans from every field including photography, pottery, jewelry, clothing, painting and drawing and of course, fiber arts (that’s me) and many more categories. There is lots of food, activities for the children, street performers and music all day. The dates and times for the artist’s marketplace are July 11th, 4pm-8pm and 12th, 11am-8pm. The event is located in downtown New Castle at the Riverplex. The New Castle Artfest has been renamed and combined with the annual fireworks display this year so it will be loud and sparkly too. You can find more information on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtsOnTheRiverwalk
Visit my online shop, www.snappytatter.etsy.com to see what will be available at the festival. All work that is MTO (made to order) will remain available in my shop over the weekend. All ready made work listings will be deactivated and taken with me.
I hope to see you there!
Keep and eye out here for galleries of work that will be going with me!
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I have been waiting to write a post about the 2012 New Castle ArtFest until after I settled back in and got comfy again. Truly, it was shocking how quickly the turn of events happened. And all I keep saying in my head (until I believe it)…you can’t control Mother Nature. Well, Mother Nature apparently did not want me to profit from this venture and decided to kick my ass. Continue reading →
Hi all! I will be attending the 3rd annual ArtFest in New Castle, PA, on Saturday and Sunday, May 26th and 27th, Memorial Day weekend. I will be bringing everything that is listed in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter, as well as many pieces I have not listed yet. Here is the first gallery of my unlisted work.
Drip, Frilly Drip and Flash Drip tatted earrings with Czech Glass beads and Glass Pearls:
Drops with Czech Glass and Crystal, Swarovski Crystal or Glass Pearls:
Additional Earrings with Czech Glass, Swarovski, Glass Pearls or Sterling Rounds. Bounce, Decadence, Flair and Hope:
Daisy with large glass pearl and satin cord
New! Frilly Fan with CZ and Sterling chain
MOD in charcoal with Swarovski Crystal and gunmetal chain
New! MOD II with medallion and glass beads and handmade cable
Birch Leaf with Czech glass beads on wooden disc with sterling chain and beads
Maple Leaf with Czech glass beads on wooden disc with Sterling chain
Pitter Patter in black with Sterling chain
Simplicity with Czech glass edge beading and Gold Lip Shell pendant
Flirtation with silver-lined glass and CZ center and silver organdy necklace
New! Graduated Simplicity with Lure motif embellished with a gunmetal findings and Hematite beading
Lure motif detail
New! The Sophisticate. Simplicity chains with Fleur motif embellished with glass pearls gunmetal bead caps and black chain
Fleur Flower detail
All work will be available at the ArtFest. Most of my work is one of a kind because of the amount of patterns I have created and the flexibility to alter my own work. With the exception of the simplest earrings, I tend to tat my designs or embellish them in a different way each time I make them. I have a tremendous amount of colors to choose from in my stash of cords as well as tons of fabric, findings, ribbon, metallic and embroidery threads and beads. I frequently use exceptional quality Czech glass, glass pearls, Celestial, Czech and Swarovski Crystal, wood, shell, semi-precious stones, Sterling and Cubic Zirconia to embellish my work. The jewelry findings are Sterling Silver, Sterling plated, or Gunmetal plated or Black plated over Aluminum chain.
As well as bringing my photo albums of my work, I will have business cards, gift boxes and brochures on my history, the history of tatting and Fiber Art care.
I will be glad to take custom orders on any design except for the Snappy Couture designs and Fiber Art pieces which are always one-of-a-kind. And I am always happy to collaborate on bridal work.
Cash will be the easiest way to pay. I can take personal checks or credit cards and I will hold the item until personal check clears and then ship directly to your home. As for credit, I can send an invoice through PayPal and ship after it has been paid or set up a listing in my Etsy shop to be paid.
Hopefully, I will have access to electricity in which case I can take credit on the spot through PayPal or my Etsy shop. Keeping my fingers crossed as I noticed I did not check the box for electricity on my application. Ugh. I am going to bring a 20 ft. extension cord to see if I can snag some juice from someone close by.
It’s crunch time in Snappy Tatter-land, lots of tatting and working going on around here. This weekend I will be wrapping everything up with pricing, tags and storing my work for travel. I will add to my gallery of work as I have time.
If you have any questions, comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.