Wednesday, April 20, 2011

American Craft Council

Thanks to all who stopped by the ACC show this past weekend in St. Paul. The show was a great success and I am so proud to have been a part of this nationally recognized show. I met some other amazingly talented artists and got to share my whole collection with everyone. It is not very often when the whole gang gets together, so it was a grand reunion! I shared a booth with my talented friend, Emily Johnson so there was plenty of jewels to be had. There were lots of "oohhs" and "ahhhs" and of course lots of smiles. Here are some photos of the weekend along with a couple new pieces. I look forward to sharing my new work with you soon at First Thursday (May 5th 5-9pm) or at the Walker Art Local Jewelry Mart (May 7th 12-5pm)."Roots" necklace made of blackened sterling silver and emerald. (above) Hand forged ruby "Cala" necklace made of blackened sterling silver and briolette cut rubies. (below)

Monday, April 11, 2011

ACC Show this Week!

I am so excited to announce I have been asked to participate in the American Craft Council Show in St. Paul this week! Me and my studio-mate Emily Johnson will share a booth at this amazing fine craft event. There are over 240 new and established artists in all mediums that include handcrafted jewelry ;), clothing, furniture, ceramics and home decor. Stop by and see us at booth #2309!

American Craft Council Show
Friday April 15th 10-8pm ($5 admission after 5pm!)
Saturday April 16th 10-6pm
Sunday April 17th 10-5pm

St. Paul RiverCenter
175 W. Kellogg Blvd
Booth #2309

Tickets are free for American Craft Council members or $12 at the door. Friday special $5 after 5pm. This event is like a walking museum but better because you can touch and try things on, and not to mention bring something home with you!

"Show Highlights:

HANDMADE UNDER $100: Brand new in 2011! A perfect category for people just starting their addiction to craft! Don’t miss out on this fabulous collection of items for $100 or less.

LAWN & GARDEN: Features artists who craft furniture and decorative accessories to compliment and withstand the fluctuations of the great outdoors.

GREEN CRAFT: As a reflection of our social responsibility to the environment, this category features artists who incorporate recycled or found materials and use eco-friendly techniques into creating their work.

DEMO STAGE: Lively demonstrations, with topics ranging from ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry and wood techniques, will be presented by local experts.

$5 AFTER 5: Admission is $5 after 5 pm on Friday, April 15 and includes special giveaways.

PLUS, numerous NEW artists debuting their work for the first time at the St. Paul show, and over 25 LOCAL artists."

Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Open Studio and other Events

The sun is shinning! So let's shed those scarves, hats, and mittens and show off some brand new jewels. And here's where to get them...

tonight! First Thursday- April 7th 5-9pm
Open Studio at the Northrup King Building studio 435
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

***as always, if you are unable to make it to open studio hours please email me to set up an appointment when I am in the Twin Cities.

Upcoming events:

Walker Art Center- Local Artists Jewelry Mart

Saturday May 7th, 11am-5pm

Join me and eighteen talented jewelry artists from the Twin Cities as the Walker hosts their annual Artists Jewelry Mart. There will be jewelry in all mediums and price points. Stop by to find the perfect gift for Mother's Day or treat yourself to something special. The event is open to the public and Walker members receive 10% off. Make it a day event and visit the galleries of the Walker during Target Free First Saturdays!

Walker Art Center- Medtronic Gallery
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Other News:

I just got back from a gem show this weekend an found so many beautiful things that wanted to come home with me. Check out a sneak peek on my facebook page and watch for the final creations to come!

Britta Lynn Design coming soon to Grand Marais! I am so excited to have my work carried by Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN. This quaint Lake Superior town totally captures the essence of the North Shore. Next time you venture north look for my jewelry at this northern art destination gallery that specializes in regional and Canadian Inuit artists. Coming May 1st, 2011.