fun with hot glass

We had an amazing time with Kim Fraczek last Saturday. She brought her whole glassblowing setup and made custom pieces for folks who stopped by.

glassblower Kim Fraczek

glassblower Kim Fraczek

The first was a pair of glass bulb pendants with tiny stone fossils trapped inside.

fossils - before

fossils - before

finished fossil necklaces

finished fossil necklaces

Another was a piece for this little girl, a small Swiss coin trapped in a glass bubble. Perhaps the coin was a gift from the Tooth Fairy! Here’s a video of Kim working on it.

A little girl shows off her new trapped coin necklace

A little girl shows off her new trapped coin necklace

She also made a ring for Phil in purple and green to match his bowling ball.

Phil and his new ring

Phil and his new ring

glass ring by Kim Fraczek

glass ring by Kim Fraczek

The weather was not great at first but it cleared up, becoming a lovely day for a craft show.

Kelly Werkheiser and her jewelry

Kelly Werkheiser and her jewelry

Salihah Moore and her Lion of the Sea booth

Salihah Moore and her Lion of the Sea booth

And Jonathan’s jazz guitar set was low-key and lovely.

Jonathan York

Jonathan York

Our next Second Saturday event will be November 14. It will be hard to top this one, but it will be our Second AnniVIXary party that day. The craft show will be on too, moving indoors to Danger Danger Gallery, 5013 Baltimore. (Email satellite2ndsaturday@gmail.com if you are interested in vending.) Hope to see you there!

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thanks for the love!

Today VIX was featured on the Philly UCD’s blog, Break My Routine. Thanks so much to Samantha Lazar for the swell writeup!

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more 2nd saturday fun!

Just wanted to post some photos of our last two events.

In August, we hosted an opening for Jen McCleary, a local artist who does collage, digitally manipulated imagery and jewelry. Shakey Lyman belted out the blues and vendors enjoyed the clear bright sunshine outside.

Jen McCleary with her artwork and jewelry (August)

Jen McCleary with her artwork and jewelry (August)

one of Jen's collages

one of Jen's collages

Shakey Lyman and Blondie (August)

Shakey Lyman and Blondie (August)

Krista Peel at her jewelry booth (August)

Krista Peel at her jewelry booth (August)

Wilder, Ellie, Mike and Mike's jewelry

Wilder, Ellie, Mike and Mike's jewelry

In September, the dreary weather kept a few vendors away, but Nora did manage to score some awesome baby leg warmers. Our featured artist, Sara Selepouchin of Girls Can Tell, showed visitors her screenprinting process and even debuted a new diagram, “knitting”. Kassie Richardson played some old-time favorites and some of her own tunes to a rapt audience.

a gray day for a show (September)

a gray day for a show (September)

sara explains her printmaking process (September)

sara explains her printmaking process (September)

knitting diagram newly printed on a t-shirt (September)

knitting diagram newly printed on a t-shirt (September)

sweet, sweet music by Kassie Richardson

sweet, sweet music by Kassie Richardson

We’re really excited about October’s event, coming up on the 10th. Jeweler Kim Fraczek will bring her torch and do some glassblowing. In the store, no lie. She can even do custom pieces, like encapsulating something in a pod, like this.

seed pod earrings by Kim Fraczek

seed pod earrings by Kim Fraczek

We’ll also have jazz guitarist Jonathan York as well as a diverse assortment of vendors on the triangle. Snacks too. See you then, OK?

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