LAMOILLE — ’Tis the season for arts and crafts, and, in the spirit of early shopping, local artist Kristi Lyn Glass is opening her studio to the public Saturday, just a few miles down the road from the Lamoille Women’s Club Fall Craft Festival.
Glass will be selling jewelry, Anglican prayer beads, local area photo magnets and other handmade artwork.
“My artwork is complex, and it usually needs to tell a story,” she said. “I love things that sparkle and glow with vibrant color.”
Glass was an active artist in St. Paul, Minnesota before moving to Nevada in 1996. Her works have appeared and sold in many galleries and art fairs.
Glass’s artwork often captures the awesome beauty of Nevada’s scenery. It also frequently incorporates her love of the ocean and mountain horseback riding.
“Some of the magnets are now becoming collectibles because they are mementos of Lamoille Canyon,” she said.
“I am always pushing my creative envelope, exploring and often mixing a variety of media, including watercolor, stained glass, enamels, encaustics, resin and digital art,” Glass said. “In addition to producing amazing fine art, I feel compelled to invent and create products that are practical, yet bring joy and beauty into everyday life.”
This is evidenced by her artisan jewelry and other unique products, such as SteedBeads (jingling necklaces for real and model horses), Protestant prayer beads and embellished stained glass multi-day pillboxes and UnderCovers (decorative secret storage cubes). She markets her creations locally on her website, Pinterest (Kristi Lyn Glass LLC) and Ebay.com.
Glass will be demonstrating her process for making melted wax art. Visitors can try their hand at it, too. Glass can also create personalized bead earrings on the spot.
People who can’t make it to the show will find many items on sale on Glass’s website. Elko residents qualify for free shipping as Glass can either hand-deliver or leave purchases at the Chamber of Commerce for customers to pick up.
For those unfamiliar with the location, Glass will be placing signs along Lamoille Highway so that it is easy to find the turnoff to her studio.