Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jan Francoeur Clay Sculpture Demo at Carolina Creations

For my American Craft Week Demonstrations I worked on some clay pieces using some techniques I learned from my friend Steve Fabrico.

Using a mold i make shapes and press them into the mold, The really neat thing is I don't know what it looks like until I pop it out of the mold.

I then make a second one and put them together.

Making a garden ball!

Then just for fun I decided to make a sunface.

I cut a circle out of a slab of clay then cut the edges and started adding the features.

Boy I was busy those two days! I also made a funky moon face.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

15 Stocking Stuffers for $15 or Less from Carolina Creations

CD style New Bern Calendar featuring 12 new paintings by Janet Francoeur $15 to purchase

Birthstone soap - beautiful glycerine soap that looks just like your birthstone to see them all

Calendar by Sticks! To purchase click here.

Handkerchief angels by Shirley Erickson

Toss this in your tub for a soothing holiday bath! $5.80
Neat tin ornaments full of seeds! $3.75
2011 New Bern Ornament $13.50 Details click here
New Bern Peace Magnet Click here for details
Beeswax Bear Candle $9.95 Purchase
Holiday Earrings $14 many designs!
Set of 2 coasters for your car drink holders! Many designs!
New Bern Flashcards To order & more details

Magnetic budvases/pencil holder $14
Slab budvases $14 assorted colors To order click here

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Carolina Creations Wreath Contest Entry

32 businesses in Downtown New Bern are participating in a wreath contest!
This is our entry, created by Jan Francoeur
Voting is taking place on the Sun Journal Website.

You can vote by clicking here.

People that vote are eligible to win one of 5 $25 gift certificates
the winning wreath will win $100 of free advertising in
the Sun Journal.

Friday, November 18, 2011

You're Invited to our Open House

Open House
Friday & Saturday
November 25 & 26, 2011

Friday 10-8   Saturday 10-6

Door Prizes

Kicking Off the Season!

Read all about the Dickens of a Christmas in the Downtown special section Click Here


visit our Downtown New Bern Blog 

Monday, November 14, 2011

The other day

The other day a lady was in and said, "I guess this isn't the place to come if you need a gift that costs $20 or less." We said, " au contraire", and in less than 3 minutes we had the entire counter filled up and could have filled it up at least 6 more times or even more.

Hand crafted in the USA does not always mean expensive.

Of course some things are just inherently expensive to create - like blown glass - the equipment is expensive - $30,000 just to start.  Or gold jewelry - today gold is $1770 an ounce. In 2000 it was $300. And so on.

Today we got in another thing we could have put on the counter. Hummingbird, dragonfly and butterfly magnets - handcrafted in North Carolina - $4.75 - each identified with the species - natural colors - printed both front and back and covered with acrylic that makes them look like glass.

We also got a beautiful tree to display them on.

In a few days I'll post 15 gifts for $15 or less - like I said, this will be a short list and we have lots more than that!

Every year we hear "I should have started my gift shopping here!"

You can too click here!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Very Cool Reindeer at Carolina Creations

To purchase

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Meet Barbara Burlingame mixed media artist

Barbara Burlingame has been creating colorful, whimisical art since the early eighties. She focuses her work on contemporary paintings and sculptures that incorporate paint, handmade papers and found objects.

As a child asthmatic, Barbara's limited mobility fueled her imagination to treetop level. "This was my favorite vantage point! I could see my surroundings from an aerial view and I mentally played at picturing landscapes, animals, and people interacting. Now I realize this childhood game experiment is the basis of my art."

Barbara's work reflects her surroundings not in a realistic way but, instead, with color, shapes and textures. Her interpretations encourage the active involvement of the viewer.

For more information or to purchase click here.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

New Paintings by Brenda Behr

We've just gotten several new paintings by North Carolina artist Brenda Behr!

Brenda is a multi media artist work in oils, watercolors and acrylics.

We're always excited to see what she brings us. To see the details click here!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Carolina Creations Our State Magazine

Our friend Bruce Wise  shared this picture with us - a full page in Our State Magazine in November inviting people to come to New Bern for the Holidays!!

We're proud to share this page with Mitchell Hardware, The Aerie B and B, Tryon Palace, the Hilton, and the New Bern Visitors Center! You can visit our website by clicking here  Carolina Creations.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Coupon for our Newsletter Readers!

For our loyal, newsletter reading customers, bring this coupon in and receive a Votivo travel candle.

The scent is Bright Leaf Tobacco - Centered around cured tobacco leaves and rooted with Tonka, Vanilla and Patchouli notes that add strength to the familiarity of an Amber and Lavender top for a unique twist on an American Classic. You receive a sample candle as shown far left.

Watch our Facebook Page or Blog to see when we give away number 300!

Quantities are limited, one per customer please! Available to the first 300 customers!

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