Monday, December 17, 2012
You don’t even have to leave your living room to buy from some New Trier Township artists, thanks to Etsy.
We hear a lot about the benefits of shopping locally, but online shopping isn't always part of the conversation. It really should be. There are many Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield artists selling their hand-made products on Etsy, and their pieces could make for good gifts this year. This list will grow as the holidays approach. Please add more in the comments section if you have recommendations. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for Winnetka-Glencoe Patch's newsletter or "like us" on Facebook.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Winnetka Community House.
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- Chi-an Chang
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
More than 70 artisans, crafters and fair-trade vendors will be offering a variety of unique items such as jewelry, dolls, photos, knit wear, tasty preserves and more from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Winnetka Community House. Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Winnetka-Northfield and Wilmette Harbor, the fair’s net proceeds will benefit Rotary International’s End Polio Now Initiative and the Winnetka-Northfield Charitable Foundation’s Community Grant Awards. Patch chats with four Winnetka residents about the collections they’ll be selling at Wednesday’s fair. Want to follow similar articles on Winnetka artists? Sign up for Winnetka-Glencoe Patch's newsletter or "like us" on Facebook.
Mary Willian McKey will be selling her jewelry at Winnetka Artisan's Fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.
One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure and for Mary Willian McKey, who designs jewelry with beach glass, this is certainly true. “For me, every walk on the beach is a treasure hunt,” McKey said. The Winnetka resident lives a few blocks away from Lake Michigan and loved collecting beach glass on her walks. Beach glass or sea glass begins as a bottle or other glass object but becomes smooth and glossy over time, McKey said. Five years ago, she decided to take up metalsmithing so she could turn some of the beach glass into jewelry. “Each piece tells a story,” she said. “Thicker pieces or ones with irregularities are usually the oldest. The colors indicate the origin of the bottle: a light blue or green piece may have been a…
Ingrid Anderson-Grace will be selling her works at Winnetka Artisan's Fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.
Seeing the works of architect Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona inspired Ingrid Anderson-Grace to join a friend’s mosaic art group in Wilmette five years ago. Anderson-Grace will be selling mosaic tiles and magnetic pins she made with her friend Susan Segal at Winnetka Artisan’s Fair. The full-time occupational therapist is shy to call herself an artist but says, “I’ve always liked to do artsy, crafty things.” Apart from mosaic works, the Winnetka resident will also be selling knitted items. “In recent years many new novelty yarns have appeared – this makes it fun to combine different textures, colors,” Anderson-Grace said. “Some of my items this year are not even knitted with yarn.” More than 70 artisans, crafters and fair-trade vendors will …
Winnetka resident Susan Segal will be selling her work at Winnetka Artisan's Fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.
In high school, Susan Segal enjoyed making jewelry and working for a local silversmith. Segal picked up jewelry making again about eight years ago and will be selling her handmade jewelry at Winnetka Artisan’s Fair. The Winnetka realtor says she uses only semi-precious stones, sterling silver and gold filled products for her jewelry. “Natural materials inspire me in the sense that they are from all over the world,” Segal said. “Rotary and my jewelry have a global, earthy feeling.” For more about Segal’s work, visit: www.siouxshi.com More than 70 artisans, crafters and fair-trade vendors will be offering a variety of unique items such as jewelry, dolls, photos, knit wear, tasty preserves and more from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at …