Tag Archives: holiday ornaments

Ornament pop-ups December 1 & 2

I’ve got a busy weekend ahead and am busy making some new creations for the occasions. On Saturday Sacred Art Chicago is throwing me a “Maike’s Marvels Ornament Pop Up!” party so you can get your tree-trimming on. I will bring my full array of ornaments and have them available to you Saturday, December 2, […]

Small Business Saturday November 24

Small Business Saturday is coming around again, and I have delivered ornaments to a few Chicagoland places. It is always lovely to have my ornaments in various retail locations so you can shop even when i don’t have an art fair. Before their trip to Show of Hands I delivered new earrings to Sacred Art […]

More new ornaments

My hands are busy busy busy this month. If you see a bit of ‘soot’ on them, I promise you I washed them! Last week I added some bees to the mix. A Wilder Mansion visitor thought I should have bees since I work with beeswax. The bee stakes were too big for her, so […]

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 […]

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 […]

Countdown to Christmas

Fair season is over for me, but shopping is still allowed in these 10 days before Christmas. I just posted the angels and frosties I have in stock on my Facebook page. You can see individual photos of the angels here. Reds and Greens: My remaining frosties have individual photos here. I also still have a […]

Small Business Saturday Consignments

It’s been a whirlwind of making enough angels and frosties for my pop-ups as well as the four spaces I am consigned to this holiday season. Just in time for Small Business Saturday, my ornaments are now in three Chicagoland retailers: The Collage Cafe and See Jane Sparkle in Evanston, and ChromaK8 Beautique and Sacred […]

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 […]

A Merry Year-end

It’s been fun to create new goodies for my friends this season. Their inspiration has sparked my creativity, and I have more spin-offs in my head from the pendants and ornaments ordered for their loved ones or themselves. My chunky beaded bangle got a few admirers, and fortunately Dakota Beads had two more strands for […]

Last Weekend for the SJS pop-up Bazaar

Thursday is men’s shopping night at the See Jane Sparkle Pop-up Bazaar. We will be open from 7 pm to 9 pm at 817A Chicago Avenue in Evanston to give last-minute shoppers a chance to purchase presents for their loved ones. As a bonus, we are offering chair massages so you can unstiffen your holiday-stressed […]