Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years!

As 2009 draws to a close and 2010 is just around the corner (or clock!), I want to Thank all of you who stopped by the see what I'm up to! I treasure each and every one of you and wish you excellent lives full of fun and adventure in 2010.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas...

Happy Yule and just plain HAPPY!! Or MERRY!!!
That ought to cover it!

This is a time of reflection, warmth, laughter, light and love.
A time of keeping some traditions and starting new ones.

For all of those who are traveling and all - MERRY!! HAPPY!!!
May these days be filled with Joy, Safety, Laughter, Love and Fun!

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Creations-Pictures!

A few quick pictures, so no time to make the pictures perfect!
Come and see these, if you are in the area, at the Women's Art Festival !

"Guy" Jewelry

Popcap Pendants

Also, not pictured:
The Bones of Time (Earrings)
Frost Flowers (Earrings)
Knowledge Ahoy! (Bookmark)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Creations!

I just finished drilling!
Yup, Drilling!

And I now have my first set of computer keyboard key earrings!!!
This one is for all of my geek friends!

The set is.....
wait for it....

Ctrl, Alt, Delete!!!
I'll be wearing them at the Women's Art Festival this Saturday, 'cause I have the appropriate number of earholes :)

Also, resin popcap pendants, including unicorns :)
You'll just have to come on down to see!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

What You May See at the Women's Art Festival...

Coming up this Saturday at the Midtown YWCA. 10am to 5pm. Live Music all day, coffee and coffee shop edibles, massage, all things handmade-from soy candles to jewelry, fiber to clothing. Stop by and use this opportunity to shop and buy handmade for these Winter Holidays!


Now, for the new shinies!
Title: Earth and Sky
Ingredients: Hand-made copper chain, hand-finished brass, all made in USA.

Title: What Keeps Us Warm
Ingredients: hand-made ceramic teapot and cupcakes, lead-free pewter, metal, glass.

We hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We now have Gift Certificates!!
These are good for jewelry and Sprite Services and for any denomination of US Dollars. (Sorry no Republic Credits honored)

I'll have them available for the Christmas Expo tomorrow in Blaine, the Stress-Less Holiday Event at Sacred Paths Center this Saturday and the Women's Art Festival, which is a week from Saturday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

News and an Updated Show Schedule!

Sprite Creations is diversifying! We are now offering spiritual services. I'll let you know what we'll be offering at each of the upcoming shows and announce other spiritual opportunities here as they are finalized.

With that in mind:
Come on out and celebrate Christmas and the Anniversary of Curves in this Blaine, MN, USA location! Thursday, December 3rd, 2009, from 5-8pm take a break from the Holiday stress with this fun, yet low-key event and stop by for a Faerie Card reading from Sprite Creations!

I'll be at Sacred Paths Center on Saturday, December 5th from 11am to 2pm for their Stress-less Holiday Event. This is in conjunction with Holiday Celebration happening througout the neighborhood and local businesses! Come learn ways to relax, recenter and refocus on what should be a joyous holiday season! I'll be offering Faerie Card readings to help with your life's focus.

I'm returning with my jewelry creations to the 17th Annual Women's Art Festival in Minneapolis, MN USA! Saturday only, December 12th from 10am to 5pm at the Midtown YWCA (2121 East Lake Street). This is an event organized by an all-woman staff to give women artists and independent business owners opportunities to offer their art and services to the Twin Cities.
See the flyers above for details!
We would love to see you at either of these!

Monday, November 16, 2009

This Just In....

Audacious Alchemy Events
This Friday Evening

Spirituality & Sexuality Kundalini Yoga Class
special price $10
with Tracy Guru Sandesh Cielto

and then our 3rd

Goddess Night
at Audacious Alchemy

Featuring JJ Norman, Medium and Psychic Healer
November 20th
7-9 pm

Learn how 4 sacred essential oils can transform, heal and enhance
your intentions. We'll be talking about enhancing love,
spiritual connection, focus, protection, and clarity of thought in this workshop.
Specific information about Gemstones and how they work and shift energy for your highest good.
Hands on exercise with dowsing rods! See how your own energy is increased by using tools such as essential oils and gemstones.

About JJ Norman,

"JJ shifts energy and plants seeds for more"
International Medium and Psychic, JJ Norman reaches "into spirit"
and receives insight and information from the Divine for clients highest good.
Third generation healer, clairvoyant, JJ has been practicing her devotion for over 28 years, traveling internationally..
Motivational Speaker, teacher of Meditation, intuitive development, How to contact your spirit guides, Past Life Regression, How Sacred Sound and Text Affects our DNA...
the list goes on....
Come Experience a wonderful Evening at
Audacious Alchemy...
please reserve your spot..
759 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul, Mn 55114
next to Key's Cafe..

Where in the World is Sprite Creations?

More shows!
I'll be at Girls Night Out in Forest Lake, MN, USA this Thursday for a Mini-Expo from 5pm to 8pm. Come on out and pamper yourself or someone you love!
Details are below and stop on by if you are in the area!

Other places and times to stop on by and see me:
I'll be at Audacious Alchemy, on the corner of University and Raymond in Saint Paul, this Friday evening for God/dess Night. This Yoga Studio features Massage-by-the-Minute, a Vibe Bar and my creations, among many other services. The God/Dess Night is scheduled for every third Friday of the month and with the intent to uncover the Divine in all of us.

This Saturday I'll be a few doors down from Audacious Alchemy at Sacred Paths Center from noon to 6pm. Sacred Paths Center has been a partner for adopting my creations and I'll be playing with Faerie Cards all day.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Finished! And other news...

Fire Sprite's Jewels are finished!

Another creation I would like to present to you!
Title: Keyper of Time's Treasures:

And, in other news:
There is another place in which to find Sprite Creations!
These two creations as well as two other necklaces and two pairs of earrings now reside at WillowBridge Center , in the Bead Shop! I am excited about this partnership as I love the mission of this center and the beautiful new center. If you are in the area, stop by and say Hi to Deb and all the ladies there!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Remember the blue dragons I posted about ...

last Friday??
I took pictures, I really did!!! But the dragons didn't cooperate and all of them are blurry! I think these guys just didn't want to be seen clearly... it is a plot, I *know* it!

Did you ever feel like you spent all day trying to accomplish just one measly task?
This is what I've been forging today.
Identity: Fire Sprite Necklace

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Upcoming Jewelry and Bead Show!

A detailed look at the offerings at the Grand Opening of Willow Bride Center this Friday and Saturday in Cambridge, MN, USA.
I'll be at the Jewelry and Bead Show on Saturday from 1 to 4pm!
Stop in if you are in the area and say Hello! Take advantage of the Wellness Seminars by the beautiful fireplace in the lobby and so many other opportunities!

WillowBridge Center
Grand Opening Celebration
Friday, November 13th: 9:00-6:00
Saturday, November 14th: 9:00-5:00
Get a head start on your holiday shopping with
10% off all gift boutique items.
Visit WillowBridge Center’s new location and find
unique, inspirational gifts.
$5.00 Brow Waxes
$1.00 Minute Chair Massages
Complimentary Beauty, Health
and Wellness Seminars every $.50 Minute Foot Bath/Reflexology
(Call to sign up)
hour on the hour by the fireplace
Free Make-up Consultation (Call to sign up)
Aveda and Aihu Representatives
will be on-site for consultations $5 Off Massage or Facial bookings
scheduled at the Grand Opening Event
Jewelry Show & Sale featuring
Free gift w/purchase of a Gift Certificate
handmade jewelry from local and/or all purchases over $50
artisans (Sat. 1-4 p.m.)
Free Gift Wrapping with all purchases
Complimentary Boot Camp over $100
12:00-12:30 (Fri. & Sat.)
$10 Off your first full month Class fees if
you sign up for the WillowBridge Yoga
Fung Shui Representative on-site and Fitness program
to answer your design questions (See Heidi at the Grand Opening)
First 5 people to sign-up for 12 Personal
Complimentary beverages and
Training Sessions receive 2 Training
treats, including locally made Sessions Free and a Complimentary
truffles. 30-Minute Massage

Willow Bridge Center
A Place for Healthy Living
A Full-Service Wellness Center
Esthetician/Skin Care
WBC Yoga & Fitness
Will-O Salon
Gift Boutique & Jewelry/Bead Shop
Classical Homeopathy
Epona Counseling
Cambridge Chiropractic
In His Steps Ballet
DanceSport Center
Total Wellness Coaching
Natural Health Design
Quantum Biofeedback
Dr. Hauschka
807 Main St. N. ▪ Cambridge ▪ 763-552-6161
6041 Main St. ▪ North Branch ▪ 651-277-6161

Friday, November 6, 2009

I am amused!

I just finished a pair of dragon earrings that are comprised of hand-made Blue Dragons and their treasure orbs suspended from blackened metal... Do you think Someone has been defending their treasure recently?

Pictures as I can!

New Creation and Show Update!

This is one of the new creations that will make their debut at the Crippled Children Relief Fund Annual Fair in Wahkon, MN.
It is titled: Surfing the Galaxies
Ingredients: Lampwork Glass, lead-free pewter and tarnish-resistant wire.

The CCR Annual Fair will be at the Sacred Heart Church in Wahkon and is part of the Christmas in Wahkon Celebration!
Join us in being a part of thisand celebrate Christmas small-town-style!

Other Upcoming Shows:
Jewelry and Bead Show November 14th Saturday only 1pm to 4pm
Willow Bridge Center 807 Main Street North Cambridge, MN 55008
The Willow Bridge Center has just opened their flagship location in Cambridge, MN, USA and is "a place for healthy living". Come check out the show and then wander through the bead store, spa and browse through the retail store. There are so many options at Willow Bridge Center, you might just come away with an appointment for a massage in addition to hand-made and eco-friendly Christmas presents!

3rd Annual Ladies Night Out! November 19th Thursday only 5pm to 8pm
Stylin' by the Lake 168 South Lake Street Forest Lake, MN 55025
This is the first time for us at Sprite Creations to be vendors here and we are excited about the opportunity to help all the ladies out there pamper themselves!
More details are here

17th Annual Women's Art Festival December 12th Saturday only 10am to 5pm
Midtown YWCA/Minneapolis Sports Center 2121 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55407

So, that takes us to the end of the calendar year!
We hope to see you at one of these!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Creation!

I've been playing with resin a bit more here and there. This particular creation includes two links that I created with resin. I love the contrast of the riot of color with the antiqued metal tones!
This creation has meaning on many different levels, from the surface to the profound, and could even serve as advice on how to attain Nirvana!

Title: Advice
Ingredients: Green Girl Studios pewter lotus, metal and resin links, aluminum, metal and sterling silver clasp.

I'll leave you with this picture and wish you-all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Clockwork Swan

The title of the earrings just finished and that were inspired by The Silver Swan . This mechanically automated Swan was invented in 1773!!!
click here to see it!

And here are the earrings!

One last note before I'm out the door:
If you are in Saint Paul, near the University of MN, consider stopping by!
I'll be at Audacious Alchemy (759 Raymond Ave Saint Paul) from 7-9pm or so for God/dess Night!
Audacious Alchemy has Yoga, a Vibe Bar, Food on Purpose and all sorts of hand-made goodies including some of my creations!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Voyager

which is the title of my first earrings created with resin!
I loved the sepia-color to these hand-made cats by Earthenwood Studio and I envisioned pairing them with these metal photos frames to evoke an old copper-plate photo album feeling. The idea being snapshot of a globe-trotting cat complete with antique maps with a compass rose and a 'sea monster'.
Title: The Voyager
Ingredients: hand-wrought ceramic cats, metal, brass, glass, recycled paper, resin, surgical steel earwires.

Other news:
I also wanted to give an update on my show this last weekend. This was a two-day show and was a lot of fun!! This was the second year of our participation at Pagan Pride and it was good! Some folks sought us out, remembering us from last year and many were new people to the show and to us. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and we're looking forward to being back again next year!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat, browse and adopt!

One last news tidbit: If you've seen any of our creations at Sacred Path Center in Saint Paul, MN, USA and were traveling back there to adopt them, these have now come home with me. While I needed these creations with me for the upcoming Winter Holiday season, I am excited to see the Center's development plans and am looking forward to their fruition in the months to come! Feel free to contact me about creation adoption inquiries or arrangements and pop on over to SPC here for more details on what is moving and shaking with them!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Playtime with Resin!

This is a photo of my first round of playing with Ice Resin!
I think these pendants turned out pretty for a first try!
I can see a lot of possibilities for these and I am looking forward to more experimentation...especially with glitter!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shiny Loot!

from the wholesale show last weekend!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where in the World is Sprite Creations?

I'm excited to be returning to Twin Cities Pagan Pride, which is this coming weekend from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday! It was a fabulous show last year and promises to be excellent this year!
Come on down and look at the new creations, hand-made soaps, essential oils, photos, cards, artwork, and more!
It is not too soon to ponder supporting local artisans and purchasing hand-made creations for the upcoming Winter Holiday season!
Details are here

Also, this will be there!
Title: Blessed Be
Ingredients: Hand-crafted ceramic focal and brass (including filagree), hand-dyed silk, hemp, aluminum, Czech-pressed glass.

A view of the clasp:

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Creation!

Title: The Mechanics of Infinity
The chain link pattern has been called "mobius strip", which is the symbol of infinity, as is the clasp.
I wanted to create 'chain mail steampunk' as these two concepts seem made for each other.
Ingredients: old watch parts, sterling silver, base metal.

Next up: Resin!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keying the Gears

The show at J.S. Bean Factory was a good time! The morning was relatively busy and the lulls in the afternoon were filled with the excellent company of friends and some browsers!
It turns out that being one of the later vendors to pack up has unexpected advantages in last-minute adoptions!

Which brings me to the theme (and title and creation) that you see above. Each show brings an opportunity to organize processes both at-show and in-studio upon each return. We always return with more ideas, suggestions and !happily! usually with commissions or custom requests. What I'm focusing on though is on tweaking what is in place, adjusting and sometimes stepping outside the process or adding another gear-set (as it were) in developing all of this into the full magnificence I've envisioned.
I suspect this will be an on-going journey.
Thank you for joining me on it!

Monday, September 14, 2009

What You Missed and What You May Find...

at the show on Saturday and at the 1st Bean Factory Artist Market this Saturday from 10am to 5pm. JS Bean Factory, Randolph and Saratoga, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Gifts From The Sea

The show on Saturday was pretty well attended, especially in the morning, though there were at least a few big art fairs in nearby towns. I had a chance to meet and chat with the other artists during the lulls. However, I dressed for 80 degrees with a slightly chilly rain/damp all day. Which is not what the weather was. And so was exhausted upon arriving home and immediately changed into cooler clothes. Food and relaxing were the order of the evening!

I am looking forward to this week of creation and another show this Saturday!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Where's Sprite Creations?

Come on out and support your independent artists and businesses at the Fall Art Festival in Cambridge tomorrow from 10am to 4pm, if you are in the area!
Details can be found here!

I'll be returning to the JS Bean Factory next Saturday, 19 Sept. 2009, in Saint Paul from 10am to 5pm!
This will be the first Bean Factory Artist Market!
We had so much fun with the Coffee Crawl in July that we decided to gather together again!
Yet another opportunity for you to support independent artists and independent businesses and just hang out with myself and . *grin*
Details and directions can be found here!

We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Show Update!

Sprite Creations will be at the Fall Art Festival in Cambridge, MN USA this Saturday. Come join us in this outdoor show organized by and for independent businesses and artists! We'll be right outside City Centre Market, a Food Co-Op, Cafe Caffeine, an independent and yummy! coffee show and Scout and Morgan Books, an independent and lavish bookstore with nooks and crannies and nifty books!
Hours are 10am to 4pm Saturday only!

122 North Buchanan Street
Cambridge, MN 55008

FYI: Cambridge is about an hour North of the Twin Cities in MN, right off Highway 65.

And THIS will be there:
I have three necklaces with books as pendants.
This is the Book of Love.
Hand-dyed silk ribbon, organza, hand-wrought brass clasp and findings, cloth, shinies and paper book.
It's siblings are the:
Book of Life and the Book of Magic.

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Creation! A Necklace!

A Necklace:
Title: Unknown
Ingredients:Pewter, natural brass, base metal.
I've had this pewter pebble for a while and wrapped it with this natural brass filagree frame. Voila!
I love that the focal is as beautiful on the back as it is on the front and that the materials allowed me to keep the back of the focal open. Thus the necklace reversible!

New Creations! A Pendant

A Pendant:
Title: Enlightenment, Suspended
Ingredients: Hand-carved stone from Nepal, Sterling Silver
The mantra on the back reads "Om Mani Padme Hum" which is a Buddhist prayer for Universal Peace.
The other side features exquisitely carved eyes, meant to protect against evil or negative influences.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Creations! Steampunk!

Both of these are up on my Etsy shop.

The first is a ring, size 7
Title: Spare Parts
Because you never know when you when old watch gears might come in handy!
Ingredients: Czech-pressed glass, old watch parts, non-tarnish brass wire
Two of the three gears can be turned by hand, the third gear does flip on the wire structure from time to time.

The second is a brooch
Title: A Small Token, Really...
As one might say of something that is actually quite impressive. Which is exactly what this is. This brooch seems simple upon first glance but isn't.
A heart dangling in air, flanked with old watch parts above and below and finished with a mysterious, faceted jewel that glows from within.
There are stories in this!
The perfect accessory to your Steam Punk persona or simply an intriguing creation to love and wear.
Ingredients:Recycled, Basemetal key brooch and heart, basemetal jumprings, old watch parts, 'sea opal' glass, hand-finished brass.
Key Brooch and dangle are both 1 and 3/8th inch long.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Earrings!

I revisited a design I invented myself a while back. I call them "Chain-link" Earrings.
Here is one example:
Sea Blue

And a pair of wire-wrapped earrings. This is all suspended from a single strand of wire.
Swimming in the Sun

Praise That Warms the Heart

Hiya Amy

I just wanted to say you are such an inspiration to have put in all the hard work needed to do what you love and create beauty. I have really enjoyed looking through your creations!


The thought that I might inspire others is just absolutely awesome!!!
The compliment about my creations is lovely, too *wink*

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

On the Road

I wanted to showcase some of the creations that came forth while I was at Braham Pie Day!
I have had a lot of fun with creating the wire-wrapped rings and more wanted to come alive!
The first two are on my Etsy Shop:

Ancient Symbols

Sea Blue

The last three are on my ArtFire Shop:


The Glow Within

Window of the Past

Monday, August 10, 2009


Well, I had a new category of creations to debut at Braham Pie Day! Rings!!
I was inspired by seeing another artist and her ring work, so I thought I'd try my hand (get it, hand?!) at making rings.
I *love* it. These work up more rapidly than many of my creations and I get to play with wire!

Here is a 'group photo' of my first batch. I hope you like what you see!

I'm pleased to say that the two cat rings found their people at the Pie Day, YAY!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pie! Or perhaps 3.14, etc.

Where in the world is Sprite Creations?
I'll be in Braham, MN this Friday from 10am to 6:30pm or so for Braham Pie Day!
Pie Day Art and Craft Festival is in Freedom Park, Main Street on Hwy 107, Braham, MN 55006
If you are lucky enough to have Friday off or can finagle it to be that way.. come on up to Braham and see the entertainment, me and my creations and, of course, Pie!

Braham is located about an hour north of Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metro Area at the intersection of Hwy 65 and 107.
This is a small town with a lot of heart and they require that all of their art and craft be original and hand-made.
So, you can feel good about supporting your local, indie artists!

Click here for more info!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Framed Art!

for the Coffee Crawl that happened last weekend. JS Bean Factory kindly offered to hang all participating artists' work if it was brought to them in suitable hanging condition.
So, I framed my A-Lure-ing Spirit:Freyja necklace and earring ensemble, hand-wrote an original poem for the background and frame it.
I think it turned out rather well!
A picture of it on the wall at JS Bean Factory is below!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Let's Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer!

So, this is where we were this weekend.

We were fortunate to have folks and several friends stop by during the weekend and so we had little mini-parties in our booth for most of the day each day, Thanks Guys!!!!
This is a picture of one of our new friends... whose home is the JS Bean Factory, where the Crawl was held.

The Crawl went so well that a Bean Factory Artist Market has an Inaugural Show already scheduled!
That would be:
Saturday, September 19th from 10-6pm.
JS Bean Factory
Randolph and Saratoga
Saint Paul, MN USA

Come on out and join us if your schedule allows!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ready, Set, GO!

Just to get your attention!

I'm off to the Twin Cities and the Coffee Crawl.
Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm
J S Bean Factory
1518 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN

Look it up on the web for directions.
I'll be sharing booth space with a lady who hand-makes chocolates!!!
*mischevious grin*

You could come on out and say Hi!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Creations!

Fae Forest Stream

Natural opal, hand-wrought wool pebbles, silk cord, sterling silver

Modern Rainbow Tribe

David Christensen Furnace glass, lead-free pewter, sterling silver, leather

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Experiences!

This last week and weekend was a time of new experiences! I created my first framed art ensemble. This was fun and unusual because I wrote a poem as a match to a necklace and earring set which was then mounted in a shadowbox with the poem in the background.
I am excited to think of the possibilities of this melding of art forms and am looking forward to doing more!
I was not able to take pictures, as this was finished at the 11th hour. However, you should be able to see this art on the walls of J.S. Bean Factory, which is where it will be displayed until the 2009 Coffee Crawl this coming Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
The link to their website is here as are more details. Come on out and say HI!

Last Friday saw the Grand Opening of Audacious Alchemy, A Yoga Studio, asthetics and more! Tracy Cielto is a Kundalini Yoga Guru and the owner of AA. There is a Vibe Bar, massage by the minute, my creations as well as hand-crafted nifties from all around the world. I'm happy to say that the Grand Opening was a hit and people flocked in well after the 7pm end time.
This is just one of the creations at Audacious Alchemy. (Aurora, boulder opal, hand-dyed fiber, natural brass)

If you are in the neighborhood of University and Raymond, stop by!

I also paid a visit to a new Art Gallery over the weekend and arrangements are in motion for my creations to have a temporary home there so as to find their people. I'll keep you posted!

Whew! and now, to create!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Early-Bird Notification...

'Cause I know how full summer schedules get...
My next show is the 2009 Coffee Crawl.
Here are the details!