Sunday, February 26, 2017

Winterfaire 2017 Vendor Applications

This year's Winterfaire Craft Sale will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on October 21 and 22, 2017.  Vendor applications are due by May 31, 2017.  If you are interested in participating this year, you can download an application and additional information by clicking  here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rose Massara, The Elegant Rose Beaded Creations

When I am not riding my wonderful horse... I love to make unique beaded items such as large  and mini bookmarks, wine charms, sun catchers, clip on charms. zipper pulls, purse charms, Christmas ornaments, earrings... etc.. Please come by my booth which will be in the Co-Op area as you come through the front doors.                                                   

Rose Massara

"Nature is best from the back of my horse" -

Clip on Charms


Christmas Ornaments

Clip on Purse Charms

Bookmark with horse charm
Zipper Pulls or Clip on Purse Charms

Stemware Charms

The Elegant Rose has some outstanding gift ideas.  Be sure to visit Rose at Winterfaire this year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Winterfaire Vendor: The Artistic Garden

The Artistic Garden

Sue Amidon-Mansdoerfer has been a vendor at Winterfaire for many years.  Her booth has many exciting gift ideas and maybe even something for your own home.  Please visit her this year.

This painting is called Treasures of the Sea.  It is available as a giclee on
canvas 16 x 20 and also available in a metal tray or hardboard tray and
coasters.  Susan truly loves ocean creatures and finds them a lot of fun to paint.

This painting is called "a Night To Remember" available as a giclee on
canvas and trays and coasters.  All of Susan's art is photographed and made
available to her on a disc.  From that disc I can use sublimation to place
these items into the surface of the trays and coasters.  The giclee and
metal tray inserts are done by outside vendors.  This process enables her to
sell the coasters, including images of Nevada County, at Tess' Kitchen Store
in Grass Valley.

This painting is called "Essence of Nevada County.  It can be purchased as a
giclee on canvas, on a tile backsplash, and on trays.  Each of the scenes in
this painting can be put on individual coasters.  It has always been a
favorite at Susan's shows.

Sue Amidon-Mansdoerfer

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lorraine Barba, Custom Crystal and Bead Jewelry

I enjoy making one of a kind crystal and bead jewelry for a hobby. The photos below are examples of some of my work.

I use lead free findings, also sterling silver, gold plated, and pewter findings for all necklaces and earrings. Most of my pieces are made with Swarovski crystals. I will have my own booth to display my work at the Winterfaire, I hope to meet you then.



Sunday, September 11, 2016

Susan McGuire and Pockets


It all began in 2015 with a worn out pair of jeans in my closet and needing to replace the small cross body purse that I’d been carrying for years.  My first attempt was pretty crude, so I tried again with the other half of the jeans.  That one is the purse I carry, now.   I hooked a carabiner to one the belt loops in order to securely carry my keys on the outside of the bag where they are easy to find.
I had so much fun with this project, I decided to cut up my white denim pants that were too big and made 2 more purses.  I thought they were really cute and that other people might like them, so I kept going with the maroon jeans in my closet that I was never going to fit into again; then a worn out pair of my husband’s jeans before searching for more at local thrift stores.

 The brown denim is the perfect ground for the embellishments of delicate gold trim and ribbon with little yellow roses.

 My husband thought the denim bag was a little overdone, I love it with that hot pink ribbon jumping off the background and the bold gold trim.  I started with the patterned ribbon, just looking for a way to show it off.

I have the good luck to live near a Ben Franklin Craft store where I can find all sorts of embellishments, and whimsy. 
Be sure to stop by my booth at Winterfaire and say hello! 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year

This year has been a special one for Craft Guild members.  We have had three club sponsored shows this year;  many sales and lots of fun along the way.  We invite you to watch this little video showcasing our craft work and individual members in their booths. 

We hope you will follow our progress this next year on Facebook and at this blog.

Thank you all so much for being supporters of our guild businesses.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Come To the Winterfaire Craft Show October 17 & 18

Winterfaire is just around the corner.  Come to the Nevada County Fairgrounds on October 17th or 18th (parking is free) for the 33rd annual craft show put on by the Craft Guild of Nevada County.  Bring a can of food for the Interfaith Food Ministry and get $1 off of the $2 admission fee (children under 12 are free).  There will be fun for the kids with Ray Ray the clown and frequent door prize drawings on both days.  In addition, there will be desserts, soft drinks and coffee available for a pick-me-up during your shopping spree.

This craft fair features the very best in Nevada County artisans, with a few vendors coming from bordering counties. If your goal is to "buy local" this year, you won't want to miss this exciting weekend; a chance to get a real head start on your holiday shopping.