I also met Diane Alymeda, an IGMA Artisan who makes breathtakingly beautiful miniature stained glass and contemporary plique-a-jour enamels. I was lucky enough to take her jeweler's saw class. Wow, did I learn a lot!
Every year I have some sort of binge at the Chicago International. This year, it was baskets and glassware. Luckily, I had plenty of both to admire and choose from!
|From left to right: sewing basket by Crystal Monson; square basket with handle Precious Little Things; rounded top basket with lid by Francine Coyon; twig basket Marie's Mini Shoppe; oval basket TYA Kitchen; wire basket by Le Miniature de Eurosia; Native American birch bark basket by Boyne Miniatures.|
|For my Art Deco library: a 1:24 scale decanter and glass by Gerd Felka.|