Hi, my name is Jackie Pecon. I’m an Eastlake resident of 14 years and I find the area very nice. I’m a mom and a grandma that loves her grandkids. Other grandparents play with their grandkids and send them home. I want to keep them. I work full-time and sew the rest of my time. I’m very busy with craft shows and my Facebook page featuring all of the items I make.
I have been sewing for many years. Every time there would be an occasion of someone getting married, having a baby or even getting sick, I would make a quilt, baby blanket or a throw blanket. It would bring a smile to their face and they knew that someone cared enough to take the time to make something so lovely. A few years ago, my daughter had her own daughter and the question was raised about what can the baby wear to keep her warm and safe inside the car. It has been a big concern that small children cannot wear coats in car seats because it has been found unsafe. The coat adds bulk and they have found that the child can slip out of the car seat on impact. So I got to thinking, did some research and that’s when I started making Car Seat Ponchos and Car Seat Covers. All the seat belts go under the poncho or the car seat cover. Car Seat Covers provide them with privacy and protects them from the elements and unwanted touching.
I started making NOT your parents sleeping bags. I never knew what a big hit these were going to be. It started off as a gift to my granddaughter and then took off from there. I have so many prints and colors to choose from. These are perfect for going to grandma’s house, daycares or even the overnight Girl Scout camp outs. They fit perfect on the cots.
You can fine me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BabiesComfortDesignsByJackiePecon/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Hello! We are Jess and Liz, the founders of Telluric Studios. Telluric Studios is a small design studio that specializes in handcrafted home goods. We met in architecture school at Kent State University, and have subsequently redirected o
Telluric Studios was created in 2019, and focuses on producing objects that are inspired by local nature. Many of our designs incorporate found materials such as glass, driftwood, and rocks from Lake Erie. In designing new products we honor the materials by creating new forms that amplify their natural characteristics. Telluric Studios has been a therapeutic, creative outlet that allows us to bond with each other as well as nature.
Through choosing a name for our business, we expressed our mutual affinity and appreciation for the earth and its gifts. "Telluric" means "of the earth" and the symbol we chose represents the Divine's intervention with the earth. The 2020 Rocky River Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show will be the Studio's official public debut, and we are very excited to meet new people and share our work!
I’m a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BRA in illustration and a minor in ceramics. I grew up in a family of artists, my mom is a painter. My father started with enamels before switching to lost wax casting of jewelry. Both of my parents had exhibited in a number of local art festivals. Personally, I have done a few local exhibits with my ceramic sculpture work.
This will be my first Avant-Garde show but over the years I have exhibited work in Clifton Music and Art Fest and another show that is no longer around. Since 2014 I have been an exhibitor at the Berea Alive and Well art fest that is held in September with the jewelry. I hope to expand to be doing more shows as this is just a hobby for now.
Over the years, I made my own jewelry creations that my dad created and casted into silver and sold. It was just recently when my father was terminally ill that I learned to do the casting process and have taken over the process of making the jewelry. Instead of sculpting in clay, I’m creating in wax. The message behind my jewelry is one of a kind handmade pieces that will be cherished for years to come.
Meet Milka Ambler from Eklektik Motef Studio...
My name is Mikki Ambler. I am a mother of two grown boys and happily marring for 20 years. I am the Creator and Lead Designer of Eklektik Motef Studio- Forever Wood Flower Decor. I worked as a Healthcare Administrator for two leading Dialysis Companies in the Cleveland Market for nearly 17 years. I grew tired of the pull between work/life balance, or lack there of, so when our youngest was in his senior year of high school, essentially leaving me and my hubby empty nesters, I saw this as an opportunity for me to “Do Me!" So that is what I did. I resigned from my leadership role and responsibilities, took 5 months off to enjoy the remaining months of our sons senior year, and here I am. Living my best life! I work full time at NASA and at Eklektik Motef Studio. That is where you’ll find me working in the evenings and weekends and I couldn’t be happier!
I have been creating my beauties for nearly 20 years on and off and mostly during the winter holiday season. It really just started as a hobby for me. Since I find to have more time on my hands, my drive to recharge and jumpstart my business is at a peak. At first, it was something for me do when our children were little tikes that didn’t include football and LEGO’s. I would participate in seasonal craft shows throughout the years to earn extra money and found many people enjoyed my style and creativity. So, when time permitted or no work interruptions I created my ”beauties”. Family and friends always complimented my work and began requesting custom orders and the rest is history. Now I am able to do what I absolutely enjoy more frequently and without interruption.
There really isn’t any rhyme or reason as to how I create what I do. It just kind of happens, if that makes sense. Each one of my “Beauties” is as unique as my customer. I have strong listening skills, when my customer tells me what he/she wants, I deliver. If I’m preparing for a show I ask myself, what will put a smile on someone’s face? What “Beauty” can I create that will bring joy into someone’s life”? Brining a smile and creating happiness for someone via my Forever Beauties inspires me. Following my dreams and ambitions to work for myself full time is inching closer and my supportive family gives me the drive to put my creativity in overdrive.
Each one of my Forever Beauties is as unique as each person I come in contact. My goal is for every Eklektik Motef Studio piece to bring joy and happiness to all. Flowers are an expression of love and gratitude, we all need to be reminded of this every now and then. What better way to express how you feel about another and/or yourself? Give the gift of Wood Flower Decor-they are sustainable and eco-friendly.
2020 Rocky River Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, 2020
10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday
11:00am-5:00pm on Sunday
Rocky River Memorial Hall
21016 Hilliard Blvd.
For more information, contact Becki Silverstein, Event Coordinator at Becki@ag-shows.com
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