Earring Artists of the Art Shoppe

Earrings: Exquisite. Original. One-of-a-kind.

Art Shoppe Earring Artists continue to astonish with their creativity and ingenuity. Each creates one-of-a-kind pieces by enthusiastically exploring their tools and materials.

Above: Terry Day (Earwings/ “Friendly Plastic”); Megan Funk (Starry Night/watchparts, gemstones); Stacy Mielke (SOL Jewelry Design/beads, gemstones).

 

Above: Tom Cornish (Fused Glass); Mary Holland (Marbled Leather); Melinda Wolff (Reclaimed and Recycled Wood).

 

 

Above: Margie Weaver (Copper Mojo Copper Jewelry); Lee Schultz (Amorini/Wire); Kim Buell (Polymer Clay); Carla Brown (Manipulated Metal, beads and gemstones).

 

Above: Brenna Klassen-Glanzer (Sterling); Katherine is Wired (Bev Golberg, beads, gemstones, wire); Bambi Johnson (Leather and fabric); Allie Hafez (Tourmalinated quartz, stick pearls, Bali Silver, Sterling Silver).

 

Nora Brody (wire and beads); Gayle Weigle (metal, beads)

Commissions

See something you like? Most Art Shoppe Artists accept commissions. Inquire through the Shoppe.

10% off Mondays

1-1/2 hours of free parking in the ramp with a Merchants’ stamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day at the Art Shoppe

90 Minnesota Artists

Stop by The Art Shoppe if your Mother might like jewelry (large and small, leather bracelets, marbled leather earrings, fused glass jewelry, watch-part jewelry, necklaces, beaded necklaces and bracelets, polymer clay earrings and necklaces, rings, bracelets and more), clothing, paintings or prints, needlefelted creatures, magnets, photographs, glass work (blown glass and fused glass),bookmarks, suncatchers, walking and talking sticks, wine stoppers, ceramics (plates, bowls, cups, masks), and lots, lots more.

A store full of unique, one of a kind items

10% off everything on every Monday

Art Shoppe Artists July Art Fairs (revised)

July 2015

 

July 11

Megan Moore, Art at St. Kate’s, 10-5

July 11

Allie Hafez, Robbin Gallery Art on the Lawn, 10-5

July 11

Wendy Benson, Peter Elvidge, ZagZum ART EXHIBITION + SALE,  9:30am-7:30pm
Minneapolis Convention Center, The Seasons
1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis MN

 July 12 
Susan Gainen, Como Fest Art Fair,  10 -2,
Como Lakeside Pavilion (part of Como Dockside restaurant)
1360 Lexington Parkway N, Saint Paul 55104
July 17-18 Susan Gainen, Diane May, Kim Buell, Rae Ash, Kip Shane, Tara Innmon, Festa Italiana, Harriet Island, Minneapolis
July 19 and July 26 Susan Gainen, Kathryn Rosebear, Made Here Market, 11-6
1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis

Art Shoppe Artists in shows in May

April 30-May 22

Wendy Benson, 2015 ART OF POSSIBILITIES: the Courage Kenny International Art Show & Sale, Opening Reception: April 30, 2015, 5:30-8 p.m. , Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, 3915 Golden Valley Road,Minneapolis, MN 55422.

May 29-30

Northstar Watermedia Society Artists’ Market, Fine Arts Building, MN State Fair Grounds
Susan Gainen

May 28
Susan Gainen, Arts Cafe at Struthers’ Parkinsons Center (demo and storytelling)

May 15, 16, 17 (Art-a-Whirl 2015) [Friday 5-10; Saturday noon-8; Sunday noon-5]
Megan Funk, aka Starry Night Beadworks, East Side Neighborhood Services Building, NE Mpls
Susan Gainen, Art-a-Whirl at the Keg House, 34 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
Megan Moore, http://nemaa.org/art-a-whirl, Northrup King Building #423

May 8-9 Pottery at the Friends’ School Plant Sale, MN State Fairgrounds
Kathryn Rosebear Pottery, 20% benefit to the school

 

Artist of the Day Megan Funk, aka Starry Night Beadworks

StarryNightBeadworks_jewelry5Starry Night: Jewelry from antique pocket watches and natural stones

 

In the beginning

At age 11, I decided to take my beading skills public and go into business for myself. I chose the name Starry Night based on my favorite Van Gogh painting at the time.

Changes with time

Over the years my design skills changed and evolved greatly. I tried everything from peyote-stitch pouches and loom weaving to elastic wristbands, and from hand-rolled sculpey beads to hand-lacquered fall leaves. One little problem always nagged me, though… how could I justify creating so many “new” things in a world already overstuffed with them?

Green design

After nearly a decade and a half of exploration (and a college hiatus), I found new inspiration and new determination to succeed as a jewelry designer in the area of “green” design. Finally, a way to justify creation: by renewing things that already exist! Equally serendipitous was the connection I discovered between my long-ago chosen business name and my current medium…

I create jewelry from antique pocket watch parts and natural stones using wire-wrapping techniques; many of the watches I use (most dating from the 1860s-1930s) were born in Van Gogh’s era!

New ways with metal and stone

These days I spend a whole lot of time in the “office” creating watch-part jewelry and coming up with new designs. Wire-wrapping has been my focus lately, and I enjoy developing complicated new ways to join metal and stone through wrapping alone. It’s important to me not to destroy the integrity of the antique timepieces that I work with by gluing, cutting, or soldering.

Research

When not designing, I’m researching! Behind every pretty (watch)face I want there to be depth and meaning as well. With each piece of jewelry I provide a card that details the meaning of the stone, the materials used, and the date the watch was made (if known).