JOIN US! It is time to CELEBRATE

our 10th anniversary of sharing creativity & community!

Our first handmade Winter Market was only open for one day & was held on Saturday December 1st, 2007 and we had 32 fabulous vendors join us.

We have a few fun goodies planned to help you celebrate our 10th anniversary with us! Such as retro vendor table rates, LIVE music, CAKE and other fun surprises!

This year, we will be open on Friday & Saturday (not on Sunday), Nov 11 & 12, 2016!  The LIVE MUSIC and CAKE will be shared with you on Friday from noon until 6pm!2016-craft-show-advert

We look forward to receiving your vendor applications !

Please keep in mind that we are only accepting vendors selling & showcasing their very own handmade wares, be it art, craft, food, music, etc.CLICK HERE to APPLY

1 & 2 Day VENDOR Spaces available!

BACK by popular demand… we now have 1 day vendor spaces available at our 9th annual Creative Finds Winter Marketplace held at the historic Sullivan Hall!!!!

CONTACT US TODAY to reserve your space!button APPLY Winter

(All items must be handmade by the vendor themselves

or supplies used to make handmade creative goodness!)

2015-vendor-search* If any existing Vendors have questions regarding the one day or two day vendor spaces, please feel free to contact us and update your vendor preferences , if need be.  FYI: We will be mailing out promotional cards at the beginning of September.

Happy Crafting!


Washing the dust off

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May 22-24, 20142013-RETREAT-Poster-girl-ha
Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Nicci Dot CA and other kindred spirits at the “Into the heART” Art Retreat! Besides being surrounded by creative individuals such as yourself, you will find that you are residing in a lake side resort featuring natural hot springs in the pool and spa areas on beautiful West Coast of Canada. Partake in lots of laughing, two 6 hour art classes of your choice, cocktail welcome party, daily meals, nightly gatherings and more!

All SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!


Annual Winter ARTISAN MARKET update

Hi All,
For those of you that have sent in your MARKET applications this week,2013-Poster-girl MARKET I just wanted to let you know that I will be going over your applications this weekend or this Monday by the latest.

I am launching registration for our Spring ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreat this week and it has been crazy busy for me. I am the Web Team, The Accountant, the everything pretty much at this point for it…lol. Take a peak…. we would love to have you join us this Spring!

Have a great week/weekend and I will get back to you early next week.
Keep smiling and creating … and thank you for your patience.


5th WORKSHOP unveiled!

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WORKSHOP “Concrete, Steel & Color” by Josephine Jones

Saturday May 24, 2014 ~ Into the heART RETREAT ~ Harrison, BC

Students will have a blast with me learning to mix, mold and color concrete! Once our molds have cured, we will play with cold enamels and patinas to add juicy colors. Then we will entrap our creations by forming a steel frame and assembling our finished treasures into keepsake pendants to wear with pride.


Josephine Jones “Jo” or “Jomama”

Mostly self-taught, Jo is a mixed media artist who’s been creating her entire life. Part environmentalist, part fashionista, she started her creative path with sewing and painting. With her love for metal, her path veered towards jewelry, and her recent pieces are a compilation of soldering and cold connections using recycled cans.

She is drawn to discarded items radiating nature’s patina. Crazy about color and texture, and taking it to the next level, she incorporates soldering, casting, fold forming and enameling to add layers to her designs.

With an organic bohemian vibe, her one of a kind works include jewelry and accessories made from found, re-purpose and salvaged stuff. Jo also crafts personal family heirlooms into wearable memories.

She teaches locally, is on the Ice Resin® design team, was an ambassador for Bernina, and will be teaching at Into the heArt art retreat in 2014. She’s been featured in Daily Candy, Celebrate Green Eco blog, Antisteez, OM times online and is being published in Jewelry Affaire magazine in January 2014. She’s attended Artfest and Bead & Button Show.

Jo lives in South Florida with her husband, cats and chickens. She loves to travel and pick up treasures along the way!     

Class kit is $25 and includes:Concrete, Steel wire, Steel wool, Molding putty, Cup and spoon, & Glove.

Supply list: Students should bring: Hammer, Bench block, Sturdy pliers without teeth (for steel, not fine jewelers pliers), Files, Embossing gun (if you have one), Pad and paper to sketch designs, Small items to mold.

Students may also bring: crystals, gems, beads, glitter, charms, trinkets, found objects, silicone molds, chains or ribbon to embellish, to use in your project.

Student registration BEGINS Sept 21, 2013