Allie Hafez Wearable Art: New Work

Some New Allie Hafez work in The Art Shoppe

Award-winning jewelry artist Allie Hafez’ work is branded OTIWA, which correctly stands for “Oh. That’s Interesting Wearable Art.” Some of her new work is now in the Art Shoppe.

Testing My Balance: brand new piece

Allie Hafez Testing My Balance

Allie Hafez Testing My Balance

She fell in love with the matte finish of this slab of red creek jasper. She writes,  “I didn’t want to use it predictably as a pendant. So I decided to make it the focal of an asymmetrical bracelet that can be attached to a necklace with similar components to make a longer and more interesting necklace.”

Noting its spiritual and metaphysical properties, she writes “Jasper is associated with
protection, nurturing, joy, awareness, relaxation, tranquility, wholeness, astral travel, Yin/Yang. It is said to calm a troubled mind.”

Laser Flash

Allie Hafez Laser Flash

Allie Hafez Laser Flash

Laser Flash has a compelling story, fully told in Allie’s blog. She explains how she found the central pendant and the graciousness of its makers to her notion of incorporating it into a necklace.

She shares the spiritual and metaphysical properties of the piece: “Labradorite is said to promote clarity and insight into one’s destiny. It is thought to be especially
helpful for recalling dreams and relating dreams to daily life. It has
a connection to love. It helps strengthen the will and one’s inner
strength and convictions. It’s believed to aid in combating addictions.”

An Allie Gallery

You Got Me, Copper

Allie Hafez Copper wrapped with beaded rope

Alllie Hafez Copper wrapped with beaded rope

“You Got me, Copper;” how it came to be

After several discarded ideas about how to use the chunk of melted copper, I realized I’d found a use for a length of beaded rope that I’d gotten bored with doing. I’d abandoned it when it was too short to be a bracelet; but it turned out to be perfect for creating a decorative bail that would turn the copper piece into an interesting pendant.

Art Shoppe Notes

10% off everything every Monday.
1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a merchant’s stamp.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art from Art Shoppe Artists

WOW. Every day new art comes to the Art Shoppe from its 90+ Minnesota artists.

Here is a sample, row-by-row:

Row 1: Allie Hafez (OTIWA Jewelry); Andrea Martin (Paper Cutting and Painting).

Row 2: Bonnie Somdahl (needlefelting); Carole Hallman (Delightfully Dyed adult and children’s clothing); Jim Price (painter of “In Lieu of Flowers).

Row 3: Julie Woodbury (watch-parts jewelry); Bev Golberg (Kathryn is Wired Earrings); Nicole Fierce (Fierce Glass: wine stoppers, paper weights, business card holders, cups)

Row 4: Right Reverend Ryan Richards (bolos); Tom Cornish (fused glass jewelry); Nora Brody (wired and beaded jewelry).

 

10% off Mondays.

1-1/2 hour free parking in the ramp with a merchant stamp.

Art Shoppe Artists Ready for Fall

While Minnesotans are enjoying the last days at the lake and seeking the best new foods from the Minnesota State Fair, Art Shoppe Artists are bringing exciting work to the Shoppe here at Midtown Global Market.

Here are a few of our artists and some of their unique — one of a kind — art pieces. Note, please that most of our artists accept commissions. Inquire at the Shoppe.

Counter Clockwise. Kathryn Rosebear (ceramics); Kim Buell (polymer clay jewelry and photography); Megan Funk, aka Starry Night Beadworks (Jewelry made from original watch parts). 

 

Counter Clockwise. Bryce Brown (talking and walking sticks); Greg Pususta (Carved wooden bird feathers); Margie Weaver (Home grown Sweetgrass and copper jewelry).

 

Counter Clockwise. Carla Brown (Gemstone and Bead Jewelry); Mary Holland (marbling: paper, wood, ceramics, leather and paper); Melinda Wolff (jewelry from reclaimed wood and clovers).

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10% off everything every Monday. 1-1/2 hours free parking in the ramp with a Merchant stamp.

 

Allie Hafez – new wearable art

See beautiful new work from jewelry artist Allie Hafez whose creations are appropriately named OITWA: “Oh. That’s interesting! Wearable Art.”

Click on each image for a description. See this and more of her work at The Art Shoppe.

Earrings

 

Necklaces

 

Bracelets

 

 

10% off Mondays

Every item is 10% off on every Monday.

The Art Shoppe. Quietly. 20% off everything (except books)

Not wanting to point fingers (real or virtual) at the merchants (brick and mortar or on-line) who are sending out notices of hot, hyper, super, super-super, BLOW out! sales, we at the Art Shoppe are quietly offering 20% off everything except books until the Shoppe closes on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Come to the Midtown Global Market for food-unrelated-to-turkey and then visit The Art Shoppe to see the work of 90 local artists.

Meet Kim Buell: Photography, Polymer Clay & Mixed Media

At the Art Shoppe!
November 19, 2015
5:30-7pm

During the past 20 years, Kim Buell has worked with her hands making art that is inspired by nature, people, and everyday experiences.

During this Meet & Greet, Kim will answer everyone’s questions about her photography, her process, and her inspirations from nature. She will also talk about the jewelry and other objects that she creates from various forms of clay.

The Art Shoppe’s North Wall is full of Kim’s photographs. Come and see them.

Kim Buell, Photographer

Kim Buell, photographer

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 Lee Schultz

From Lee Schultz: color, texture, shiny things

I am drawn to color, texture, and shiny things. Therefore, my jewelry has a lot of those elements in it. I love the way silver reflects the light and at the same time, I also adore making copper turn color with a torch….. voila….patina.

Last but not least,  texture.

Texture from wires, from rivets, from swirls, and weaving. Just for good measure I’ll make a lampwork bead, or a bit of enamel, and add that to the mix. I let the pieces play together and come up with a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. The name of my jewelry, Amorini, loosely means cherubs. It also happens to be the letters of my angelic grandchildren mixed together.  Both alike, a mixture of beautiful pieces.

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