Julie Bierschbach is the artist behind Ravenwing Creations Jewelry. She has been creating since she was very young, but has only been with the Kountry Nook family for 7 years. Julie is a recent graduate from the New York Institute of Art and Design with a certification in wire working and jewelry. Julie is married… Read More About the artist
My new studio is really starting to come together. The more work I do in it, the more I rearrange it. But now it’s really getting to a comfortable workflow. I have most of what I use frequently near my main workspace. All my tools are within arms reach. And I am getting the things… Read More Studio Evolution Part 2
A few months ago I became one of the artists at the Studio on 6th in Downtown Springfield , IL. Selling my work here is in addition to my booth space at the Kountry Nook Craft & Gift Mall in Pekin. I am also still doing local shows. And starting this year I will… Read More Artist at Studio on 6th!
Gencon 50 August 17-20,2017 This year marked the 50th birthday of GenCon. It also marked the 5th year my family has seen able to go to the “best four days in gaming”. Best four days is right on the money. For those of you who do not know, Gencon is a gaming and role playing… Read More GenCon 50
Gencon August 17-20,2017 My first class of my Gencon weekend was a rubber stamp carving class. I remember carving and doing printmaking in high school, but that was ages ago. The instructor showed the class a few out of the box items that can be used to carve a stamp. The large stamp we made… Read More Rubber Stamp Carving at Gencon
WE GOT A NEW HOUSE!!!! We had lived in our old house for 12 years. It was our first home, other than apartments. It was where we grew up as a family. Where we finally got our act together as adults. But now we decided to upgrade. We found what we think is the perfect… Read More Studio Evolution
I decided to try out a couple of new shows this year. Just something to broaden my horizons. There is a convention coming up in July called the Dark History and Horror convention in Champaign, IL. They needed vendors and I thought it could be a great opportunity and fun to do! I am planning… Read More 2017 Dark History and Horror Convention
Hope to see some of you there! At the Kountry Nook Craft & Gift Mall. The third Tuesday of the month is the regular day I am trying to stick with. If anther day would work better, we could do a second class, or we could try a Sunday. Drop me a line and let… Read More May Jewelry Class at the Kounrty Nook
I am kinda lucky that I work the place I do. Hobby Lobby really is the perfect place for me. I work in the frame shop which gives me the ability to be creative all day long. I also get to see some amazing artwork come through the shop. Once in a while I will… Read More Inspiration at Work
This is a questionnaire that my business partner and I came up with. Answers to these questions would be extremely helpful to us. If you choose to answer, please copy and paste this to an email , answer the questions and I will send you a coupon for $5.oo off a future purchase! Raeven… Read More We Need Your Input!!!