Pilamaya (Thank you)
Your purchase and or your contributions goes to help those in need on Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D.
Each year we travel the midwest doing Art Shows and Native Gatherings. These shows, new ones and old, are constantly changing their juries to qualify for the event, so please check our list to see if we will be in your area. We look forward to reconnecting with our repeat customers and meeting new customers.
Buying one of our pieces means a lot to us as a percentage of all our sales goes to our Little Spirits Fund for diapers, baby food, baby wipes and much more. This year, with your purchase and your private donations, we were able to send over 30 cases of diapers of all sizes, several cases of baby food, baby wipes and more to our families that needed help on Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D. This winter we were able to assist in heating 14 homes with much needed propane to keep elders and families warm in the severe cold weather of the South Dakota.
We are humbled and forever grateful for your purchases and personal donations to help those in need. You can always make a private donation through our website on Artfire.com for as little as $15 or more at any time. Once you make a donation we will send you a 501C3 number, if you wish, so you can deduct your contribution.
Cedar Falls Farmers Market
When we are not doing an Art Show or Native Gathering we are set up at our local Farmers Market in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa. Every Saturday from 8:30 am until 12 noon beginning May 7th. Please support your local farmers markets by buying local. See you there.
This is one of our favorite shows by Sue Stookey from Stookey Shows in Des Moines Iowa. Join us June 25th and 26th inside the air conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines Iowa. Over 200 local, regional and national artists will show and sell their creations. Lots to see. Hope you can join us for a great weekend. Click the link below to visit the ArtFest Midwest Art Show Website.
Sugar Creek Art Festival
Join us Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th for the annual MeLean County Art Centers Sugar Creek Art Festival held in downtown Bloomington Normal Ill. 150 artists will show and sell their creations. Please join us if you are near.
Powder Horn Art Fair
Join us Saturday August 6th from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-5 for the 25th annual Powderhorn Art Fair, 3400 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis MN. 184 regional and national artists of varied disciplines will show and sell their creations. Set in scenic Powderhorn Park, there is lots to see and do. Hope to see you there.
Amazonite Gemstone Beaded Pendant
Agate and Turquoise Pendant with Shell, Earrings. Click the pic or the link to find out more and to purchase.
'Sacagawea'--Commemorative Coin with Sage Green Turquoise, Earrings. Click the pic or below for more information and to purchase.
Hand Carved Pipestone Bear
Our Own Hand Carved Pipestone Bear with Pure Turquoise. Click the pic or the more info link for more information and to purchase.
Turquoise Cuff---Beaded Center, Brushed Silver. Click the pic or the 'More Info' link for more information and to purchase.
Lately we started buying some rough turquoise blocks. It's quite a process to do these cabs, especially turquoise. You need a high speed rotary grinder or jewelers press, diamond bits and diamond grinding wheels and a lot of patience. Turquoise has to be kept cool when drilling, sanding, etc. or it just explodes from to much heat. Normally this is done with water fed equipment or in this case just feeling the temperature of the stone as you are working on it then dipping it under water, letting it cool and continuing on.