The next class I am teaching is going to be a wire wrapping class. I have had several requests for this one, so here it is! We are going to make a pendant with a Faux Dichrotic Glass Center piece. This will be fully wire wrapped around it and a wire bail at the top… Read More Wire Wrapping Class at the Kountry Nook
The local craft mall that I sell at, the Kountry Nook has recently started hosting craft classes. Somehow I got roped into teaching a few, not that I mind! So I have added to my already packed schedule a crafty class once a month! So my students get to partake in my wittiness while I… Read More Teaching at the Kountry Nook
My husband and I watched this amazing documentary. A non artist decided he needed to figure out how the artist Johannes Vermeer (1632 – December 1675) produced such photo-realistic paintings hundreds of years before the invent of film technology. I found this documentary absolutely fascinating and would highly recommend it even to those not… Read More Tim’s Vermeer HD Trailer – YouTube
This is a list of upcoming events and shows I will be attending with my handcrafted jewelry. October 30 Mackinaw valley Winery 12-5 November 5 Germantown Hills 38th annual Fall Craft Show November 6 Lewistown High School Holiday Showcase 11-3 November 11, 12- Mt Zion Christmas Craft Show, Mt Zion IL December 3 Pekin Moose… Read More Ravenwing Creations Upcoming Events As of 10-20-16
I have blogged about GenCon before, but for those who don’t remember I will recap. GenCon is a 4 day Gaming and role playing convention in Indianapolis IN. Held at the Indianapolis Convention Center, this years convention was attended by over 56,000 people. In addition to all of the gaming events, there are workshops, lectures… Read More Wire Wrapping Class at GenCon
So when I finally came into this decades technology and got a smart phone, I signed up for Instagram. I know, Finally! I love all of the filters and fun thing yo can do with it! So here is a link to my profile. http://instagram.com/ravenwingcreations/ . If you follow me you can get sneak preview of… Read More Ravenwing Creations on Instagram
Well its 2014, and we survived another crazy chaotic holiday season. Here’s to a colorful, artful 2014. This year for the holiday, my family was amazing enough to gift me lots of amazing new tools for my jewelry! I have never bee so happy to get a jewelers anvil, a beading hammer, wire file, and… Read More Here’s to a Colorful 2014!
Today I finished setting up my new booth at the Kountry Nook, Kountry Nook in Pekin, IL | 212 N Capitol St, Pekin, IL | Superpages.com. I left the Crafty Corner and went to a craft mall that had regular hours, and better hours. Hopefully this will be a great new start, and the opportunity… Read More The Kountry Nook
So I thought that I had posted about this, but apparently I did not. A few months ago, I entered an art contest at the Chatham Sweet Corn Festival. The library there was hosting an Altered Book Contest. There were no rules, only to make your submission from a book, and to not use a… Read More Win for Best Use of Materials!!!
I think I have a problem, more than the usual. I have so many ideas swimming around in my bag of cats I call a brain! I find it nearly impossible to dedicate myself to one specific type of art or craft. I get bored and distracted easily. Maybe that is why I am always… Read More Crafters ADD