Tag Archives: Angel Ornaments

Angel Sessions

I just finished inspecting all my pieces for the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow. Sometimes they get battered during teardown and transport, so I make sure all the waxed paper is properly secured. As I reviewed my stock, I noticed my musical angels were running low, so I added to that stash. Now I feel more confident […]

Angel Making

It is angel making time. No matter the season, I consistently sell angels throughout the year. So after my angel count session last week I had to replenish some more. My purples and blues are popular. I also keep selling the skull angels I have in stock. After a 3D encaustic workshop my friend and […]

The Ornament Factory Opens

The holiday season is about to kick in for me, so the other day I pulled out my angels for a thorough count. I also checked last year’s sales to see what colors sold. There is no science to prior sales as a predictor, but it always helps to know what colors customers gravitate toward. […]

A family angel collaboration

Recently a friend asked me about various angel options, and when she mentioned having her children draw something, I couldn’t wait to start on this project. I gave my friend my angel paper to use (handmade scraps and teabags), and the family sat down to decorate. I received two drawings for the body, and two […]

Holiday Support

Between fairs in November and December I also sent off a few commissions. Through the Wilder Mansion Girls’ Nite Out I met a person who wanted an heirloom earring converted to a pendant, the way she had seen in my display. Throughout the process I had to gauge my strength no not break this lovely […]

Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

I recently discovered my 1999 maps that helped me move across states to get to Evanston. Pre-GPS driving into the unknown was scary, but quite the road trip. So for kicks I looked up Elmhurst and got inspired. I am heading back to the Wilder Mansion on Friday and Saturday. The Wilder Mansion’s 6th Annual Holiday Market takes […]

Making Angels

Angel is literally making new friends. When I signed up for Bead & Button workshops there was a reverse engineering option but due to lack of registration the workshop was dropped. Instead, Brenda Schweder offered to help me reverse engineer my angel ornaments remotely, and I sent one in. Soon I received an email with […]

Least Favorite Christmas Songs

Believe it or not, I incorporate lyrics of holiday tunes that grate on me, because I know they are popular. We can’t get around Feliz Navidad during the holiday season. I enjoyed it the first time I heard it, but now it seems to be everywhere. My younger brother is an established drummer in the […]

A Sparkly Collaboration

When I was little my mom handmade a doll’s fabric store for me that had me pretending to be a shop owner for hours on end. For the coming weekends, I get to do that in real life! I won’t be surrounded like bolts of fabrics, but instead get to boutique sit for See Jane […]

It’s custom order time!

’Tis the season to place orders, falalalalaa-lala-lala. My waxed ornament inventory went from this: to this during the Wilder Mansion Holiday Market. I am thrilled the angels and frosties are gaining popularity, but for you regulars it means that if you want to gift these to your loved ones, you need to contact me now. […]