What a treat to have Tanya McGuire here in Aberdeen last weekend! She displayed her beautiful lampwork beads and handmade jewelry at our local bead shop, Gold n Gems.
Here are some samples from Tanya's Etsy store. How can you not feel happy, looking at these lively colors and fun shapes?
Tanya exhibits in Aberdeen at our annual Arts in the Park and Winterfest. She also plans to do another trunk show in the fall.
I've begun my own stash of Tanya's beads:
It's going to be fun to play with the colors. Here's my first (rough) attempt at earrings:
Wouldn't it be fun to knit or crochet something with one of Tanya's buttons as the closure?
It was great to able to shop local and support such a skilled South Dakota artist!