Evanston Angel Making

I am having such a blast in the studio this week!

I still have more ideas than I have hands and time to implement, but Tuesday I was able to replenish the map angels that keep on fluttering off.

For today’s pop-up soiree I will add the Evanston angels to my shelf.

I worked on a Book of Ruth commission based on my Bat Mitzvah books.

An older angel got a makeover. This worked for other recent ‘oldies’ that now have new homes.

With snow on the ground my frosties need replenishing this month, after having an abundance earlier this year.

Yesterday I planned to run errands but my first at Michaels turned into inspiration. How could I resist miniature wine bottles for my angels? I had already picked up the things I was supposed to get, so as soon as I checked out I dashed home to bend more angels and get a wine party started.


It took a bit of finessing to get the bottles in the right place, and I laughed a lot with these two.

I also needed to add another skull angel to the collection, since these are never in stock for long.

Soon several new wax and wire creations were cooling off.

A fun party of Angels came about.

After photographing these properly they’re off to the pop up party.  Wine will be served there too, but the CTA is nearby.

The Evanston Pop Up Gallery is hosting The Pop Up Gallery Friends & Family Shopping Night, Thursday, December 14th from 5 to 7 pm.

Owners Sally and Steve will offer snacks and drinks and you’ll get to mingle with a variety of artists who will be present to discuss their work.


I’ll bring in my whole shebang of ornaments and jewelry for you to peruse, beyond what is on my regular shelf at The Pop Up Gallery. Come to 1627 Sherman Avenue in Evanston and browse the lovely creations of numerous local artists and get your holiday gift shopping on.

Hope to see you there!

 

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 about having the right song for the right person.

I also realized I’ve held some back from view because I am so attached to them.

But it’s time to let go of ugly sweater angels and other favorites. This photo is in the running for Now That’s A Jig!’s latest challenge that runs through December 31.

It’s been a month of inventorying and tagging.

I just made my 1000th jewelry piece, a pendant. This tracker includes earrings, bracelets, keychains, collar necklaces and pendants created since September 2012.

It’s this musical pendant that reminds my mom of a baby grand piano.

For those counting, my angels, frosties and other ornaments are currently at 469 and I started making them in 2013.

Druzy Angel is the latest in that collection.

Someone will be attracted to that sparkle!

My “Swarm”, including butterflies, ladybugs and dragonflies, expanded to stake format and now also include bats and witchy books. I started these in 2016 and have made 143 to date.

Red dragonfly turned a bit evil during creation.

I also played with a 3D Dreidel. I don’t know whether my Judaica ornaments will find an audience or not, but when someone in retail asks, I create!

I did think the Beetlejuice Angel would be snatched up last month.

It may not be the right time for a snowflake angel at this time

Bucktown usually is a good venue for Chicago Flag Angels.

I might not be able to recreate this skull angel cage.

Some of my dragonflies got blinged up for the last show, but are still awaiting adoption.

I’m incorporating more beads into the ornaments, and can always add custom birthstones to any of my creations.

So many more ideas are waiting!

You can find the angels below at Sacred Art this month, while they are in stock.

I look forward to seeing you at the Holstein Park Fieldhouse this weekend!

Here’s to Marbled Angel finding a home there.