Creative Crafts by Sharon Allen

Artist's Biography

Gallery I - Jewelry | Gallery II - Candles and Frames | Gallery III - Cards and Ornaments
Show Schedule | Ordering Information | Sharon's Page | Favourite Links

         Welcome to my web site - I hope you enjoy your visit to my craft pages and will come back often as I will continually be adding new items on a regular basis. Please feel free to drop me an email to ask me questions about anything you have seen or just to comment and say "Hi".

         I design and make my own line of jewelry which I display and sell to various shops in Ottawa, Ontario and surrounding areas, as well as mall and craft show exhibitions throughout the year. My designs are sought out regularly by clientele who look forward to my new collections every spring and fall. My jewellery is made from many different mediums. I use real pressed flowers and maple leaves; I use personal photographs of cats and dogs that can be made into broaches and earrings; I paint wood designs; I paint miniature watercolors that I call my wearable art pins; I also use fabric in some of my designs, as well as paper and some plastic designs. They are then coated with three coats of acrylic resin for durability. This is great for the ladies who love to wear big earrings because they are so lightweight. The earrings can be purchased in either pierced or clip and I use surgical steel wire findings. Inquiries about pricing can be made via email - prices range from $8-$24. I always offer something extra for my jewelry clientele! Buy 2 items and Get 3rd item FREE. (The lowest price being the free one). This is for jewelry ONLY.


         Sharon was recently featured on an Ottawa program called Regional Contact where she was interviewed by Kathie Donovan. She showed how she made her unique one-of-a-kind china angels that she smashed from broken china plates. She also showed how she painted flowers on her fluted beeswax candles. She made a pair of earrings with plastic and old watch parts. She was featured painting some of her watercolor pendants and other watercolour wearable art pins. As well, they showed a wide variety of her oil and watercolor paintings throughout the house, along with some stained glass lamps, sculpted whimsical faces in frames and decorative tables she had painted. Regional Contact is a wonderful exposure for people in the community to get to know the artists and personalities that live in the Ottawa valley.


         I hand-paint 5" x 7" picture frames - perfect size for your favorite snapshots! I can personalize them if you want something special written on them or just someone's name. They make a great gift for someone who has everything. They are done in off-white with colored flowers on the edges.

         I have a wide variety of rusty tin plaques. The plaques are very popular because most people love to buy things that are personalized. I have a wide variety of sayings that I can write on them or you can make your own up. They come in 5" x 7" or 6" x 9" size (or larger, if requested) and can be either vertical or horizontal. Welcome signs are also popular with the family name on the plaque also. My plaques are suitable for all occasions and make wonderful gifts. Just think of a saying and leave the rest up to me!

        In the summer I collect and press pansies, wild roses and various flowers that I make into jewellery and floral tiles which can also be personalized upon request. In the fall I collect Canadian maple leaves that are made into broaches or tiles suitable for hanging individually or in a collection. In the winter I collect numerous varieties of flowers from Nassau, Bahamas which are very unique and beautiful when arranged in tiles. I also do personalized tiles with school pictures or your favourite animal suitable for hanging. These are all coated with three coats of acrylic reson for durability.

         These are just some of the crafts that I do - I also have many other crafts that I make but too numerous to put on my site just yet. Keep checking in occasionally to see new entries or drop me a line. Love to hear from you. I hope you enjoy your visit to my web pages and come back again soon.

 

Gallery I - Jewelry | Gallery II - Candles and Frames | Gallery III - Cards and Ornaments
Show Schedule | Ordering Information | Sharon's Page | Favourite Links




Creative Crafts by Sharon Allen
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
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