Monday, September 13, 2010

Meet Carol Butler!

The lovely Carol Butler will be working at Artist Alley tomorrow from 11:00 - 5:00. If you're in the area, please stop for a visit with her! Carol and her daughter, Cassie, joined us at Artist Alley last month, and they've quickly become part of our family. They were each also award-winners at last month's Moore County Arts Council Fine Art Show at The Campbell House. Talk about talent running in the family!

This is one of Carol's most recent paintings. You'll find it in our front window as the perfect tribute to the end of summer and beginning of yet another season in Southern Pines.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Speaking of Beads...This You Have To See For Yourself!

"Tiny Shiny Beads" is the name of her company, and when you see the artistic endeavors of Rita Dixon-Kent, you'll understand why! Rita makes the most amazing Peyote Stitch jewelry, and her attention to detail produces exquisite results.

Peyote is a Native American Art Form, and while Rita herself is not of Native American descent, her efforts pay homage to their traditions. Departing from more traditional designs, Rita has also recently unveiled a line of custom bracelets that include the words and colors of your choice. These are especially appropriate for your team and college allegiances. Whether you support UNC, State, Duke, or another Alma Mater, Rita will create just the piece for you!

Rita will be demonstrating her craft at Artist Alley from 12:00 - 4:00 tomorrow, and I promise that it will be worth a visit!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Debie Keen's Handmade Beads for Pandora Style Bracelets

These lovelies are handmade one-at-a-time by our very own Debbie Keen. Debbie lives in Blowing Rock now, and we miss her here in The Sandhills! Luckily for us, she continues to create new beads, and we receive deliveries from her on at least a monthly basis.

While Debbie has an amazing eye for designing finished jewelry, she also makes and sells these beads individually. Each is a unique work of art; they're made to fit Pandora, Troll, and other similar bracelets; and they're available at a most reasonable price of $8 each. Fashion can be fun and affordable!