an opportunity to embrace the creativity of the spring holidays, enjoy unique handmade items, and/or collect vintage collectibles. The "Glitterfest" shows are created by Sheryl Simpson and
Dianne White. Here is a peek at what I found at this year's Fall Glitterfest which was held on October 15, 2011, at the Elks Lodge in Santa Ana, California. My friends and I arrived early to be able to catch all the fun and excitement of the event.
So we followed the excellent signage and joined the line of excited attendees who were kind enough to share their excitement with us. They told us a little about the various artists that they were going to see. Below is a peek at some of the wonderful work these artists had on display (and for sale).
IAbove is "In My Blue Room" and below is work by "Dennis Haynes".
Polka Dot Pixie flicker site.
The outside area of the show had some amazing booths that included the "Blossom Vintage Chic" booth, where I got to meet Debbie Watts.
spent some time talking to Linda Fitt and Sandi Woods of Eurotrash.Co. They had some fun mini kits
for jewelry making and for tabletop decor, as well as a great selection of vintage inspired jewelry.
I was excited to find out that Michele Legler (Mosaic Cottage) had a table at this show. I love her
mosaic work and I was excited to see what merchandise she had to sell. She makes these very cool
mosaic cupcake pieces and mosaic cakes that I just adore.
Another fun booth was "Beyond the Poison Apple" with fun selection of holiday merchandise made by
Rose Polanco. I especially enjoyed her cute Halloween inspired tree ornaments and potion bottles.
The Myer Imports German Glass Glitter Staff was so very helpful in
the glass glitters and some of the cool fun things I could do with them.
blog where they post ideas, links, and more on glitter related topics. I purchased some cool silver glitter, that tarnishes over time, to use on my crafty projects.
Additionally, each person who attended could enter their names in a drawing to win one of the many
|Fun earrings by Sandy Moreno|
|Trinket Pin by Susan M. Walls|
lovely prizes shown below (this is only a sample of the prizes).
Elks Lodge in Santa Ana, California. The admission is $7.00 at the door and the parking is free. You can park at the store in Tustin and take the shuttle or park at the Elks Lodge. I recommend the shuttle service because then you can visit the vintage "Whimzy" store and have a lovely lunch in the downtown Tustin area.