Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Small Business Saturday at The Gifted Hand Shop

Join us this Saturday Nov. 24

to celebrate Small Business Saturday at 

The Gifted Hand Artisan Shop. 

{Shop Small Instead of Shopping Mall}

In appreciation of your support of my local artisan endeavors,

 I'll be offering:
• 20% off all Fern House Studio artwork, prints, cards, 

stickers, mirrors,
felt purses and zipper pulls.  Plus...
• 10% off many other selected items only on  Nov. 24. 

I'll have some treats & hot cider to share with you
Enter a raffle to win a gorgeous 24" wreath decorated by
Leslie Harlow!

• E X T E N D E D  H O U R S on 11/24: 9:00am To 7:00pm •

You'll find us at 169 Main St, Next to The Grand Theater in 

Downtown Ellsworth.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gifted Hand Show Receives MAC Grant

I'm pleased to announce that the Gifted Hand Show has received an Arts Visibility Grant from the Maine Arts Commission. The grant will be used for a special invite program for Maine gallery owners, members of Maine State Government, arts patrons and collectors, members of the media, and Maine museum directors. The goal is to benefit Show Artisans by connecting them with new outlets for their work. We also seek to spread information about the creative economy to those in leadership positions in State Government. It is an honor to receive this grant, which was sought after by applicants throughout the State. It is a testament to the quality of the Gifted Hand Show and the Artisans involved to win this grant. The Maine Arts Commission is a State agency that seeks to encourage public interest and participation in the cultural heritage programs of our State. The agency also strives to expand the state's cultural resources, as well as encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts. The Gifted Hand Show is an annual fine art, craft and gift show taking place in Ellsworth. Now in its seventh year, the show features works by sixty five juried Maine Artisans. Including pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, wood, and paintings, the show has become a Holiday shopping tradition in the area. This year's show will take place at the Ellsworth Ramada on November 9 and 10. Cleonice Bistro will also be at the show selling meals and snacks. For more information visit www.giftedhandshow.com or email show organizer Christina Heiniger at fernhousestudio@roadrunner.com

Fall Bead, Jewelry and Fiber Show Coming Soon

Beads, Baubles & Fleece Downeast: Fall Bead, Jewelry & Fiber show 4th Annual Show, happening Autumn Gold weekend in Ellsworth. Friday September 28, noon-7pm Saturday September 29, 9am-4pm Ramada Inn (Schoodic room, off lobby) 215 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine Doorprize of over $150 of beads and goodies. $1 Admission Adults, children 12 and under free. 25 Vendors will be participating in the show, including Bead Shops, area jewelers and fiber artists. Something for everyone: Featuring both supplies and finished work. BEADS: Czech glass, gemstones, vintage, porcelain, crystal, pearls, lampwork, findings, and more. JEWELRY: Handcrafted by talented artisans. FIBER SUPPLIES: Handspun and hand dyed Yarn, Roving, Buttons, felt beads and more. FINISHED FIBER ART: Knit, woven and felted clothing, accessories and more. FMI: www.giftedhandshow.com/events.htm or call Christina at 664-2404 Beads, Baubles and Fleece Downeast is part of Ellsworth’s Autumn Gold weekend of family events and fall sales. For more information about Autumn Gold visit www.ellsworthchamber.org Throughout the weekend many businesses will be offering specials and Autumn Gold Savings, the Grand Theater will be featuring the World’s Only Global Film Festival, Home Depot will host the 29th Autumn Gold Car Show, and the Downeast YMCA will present a 5 and 10k road race, among the many activities.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Bead & Jewelry Show Coming Up

The 4th Annual
Beads & Baubles Downeast
Spring Bead & Jewelry Show

Friday May 4, Noon – 7 pm
Saturday May 5, 9 am – 4 pm
At The Ramada Inn (Schoodic Room – off Lobby)
215 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine

$1.00 Admission for Adults
Children 12 & Under FREE
Door Prize of over $100 worth of beads!
Sweet treats and coffee available at the show from Yummy Perfection

The Show features the largest selection of beads and handmade jewelry in the area.

Beautiful and unique
Mother’s Day gifts!

These exceptional artisans and bead shops will be selling their wares at the show:
Priscilla Wentworth (polymer clay beads & jewelry), Margaret Hagopian-Slack (beads & handcrafted jewelry), Kathleen Henderson (Lampwork glass beads), Butterfly Beads (Bead Shop), Sharon Broom (hand crafted jewelry in fine silver with gems),
Sihaya Hopkins (Lampwork glass beads, buttons & jewelry), Jennifer Miller (Beads), Janelle Delicata (handcrafted jewelry in gold & silver), Jenny King (Beads and beaded jewelry), Leslie Jones (Beads and beaded jewelry), Downeast Sticks ‘n Stones (Bead Shop), Eyrlynne Kitagawa (handmade beads & jewelry), Christina Heiniger (Beads – specializing in pearls & porcelain beads), Mira Coleman (Fair Trade beads, buttons & handmade jewelry), Jackie Haines (gemstone, glass & seed beads and hand crafted jewelry), Emily Delfin (handcrafted jewelry in silver & gold wire, and Swarovski Crystal), Tina Beachy (Lampwork beads and jewelry), Beads from Ginger Manna’s collection, and Veronica Espinoza of Yummy Perfections (Coffee, delish cupcakes & cookies, plus other treats).

This show and sale of Beads, Beading Supplies and artisan created jewelry includes:
Pearls, gemstones, lampwork glass beads & buttons, vintage beads & buttons, seed beads, Czech glass, findings, porcelain beads, Fair Trade beads, Swarovski Crystal, felt beads, handmade polymer clay beads, and so much more!