Margaux at WNYBAC Last-Minute Panic Sale


My daughter will be participating in the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative’s (WNYBAC’s) Last-Minute Holiday Marketplace this Friday (4-8pm) and Saturday (12-6pm) at WNYBAC (468 Washington Street at East Mohawk, Buffalo).

It’s her first “professional” gig selling handmade glass bead jewelry, of her own design, as well as these nifty candle holders made from the tops of wine & liquor bottles.

Daddy bought a bottle cutter — we had to do something with all Mommy’s empties. Actually it was a family crafting project that took up the better part of a weekend.

(Christmas gift spoiler alert coming – stop reading here if you’re normally on our gift list) These were the left over parts of making candles from the bases of the wine & liquor bottles. With all the bottle cutting, sanding, melting wax, and hot-glue-gunning decorations to the bottles, we ended up with 17, basically free, gifts that turned out rather well, if you ask us.

My daughter has sold her glass bead necklaces, bracelets and earrings at “KidBiz” in our local Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers’ Market the past few years. KidBiz is a program of Buffalo State College’s  Small Business Development Center.

On Friday, they’ll be displayed a bit better than this.

Her business name is The Wright Accessories. Her angle? Partial proceeds go to benefit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex. So if you buy something from her, some of the cost will be donated. Her necklaces start at only $6. For this show, she’ll have some garden/botanically-themed pieces for the first time.

Our friend Roxanne (Tuckamore Design) will be there selling her handcrafted fine art cards and original prints. Roxanne got a shout out on Garden Rant last week. Another friend, Carol (Crowbiz) will be there with her unique vintage book page & map prints and home decor.

The Last Minute Panic Holiday Sale is free and open to the public. Stop by after work on Friday, or Saturday afternoon to purchase handmade/self published/locally produced items. Perfect gifts for giving. Or keeping.

This Years Vendors:

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