Friday, February 15, 2008

Wednesday at Gallery 141

Sorry all, Wednesday at the gallery was a bust....we had an ice storm & torrential rain afterward. My morning was an hour of cracking & shoveling ice in the pouring rain. I was soaked to the bone & tired. Most schools & events were closed for the day, so I closed the gallery a bit early to dry off and get warm. Where is spring! The warm weather we had a couple weeks ago brought on a touch of spring fever!

To brighten the day, I had to include a little slice of artist Rob Kahn's vibrant & colorful work.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wednesday at the Gallery...

Hello! This is Kristie, one of the newer artists here at Gallery 141. I wanted to post an informal hello from the Gallery & and ME. I am the person who started this blog & I'm hoping Alana & some of our artists will join me in posting entries. So, come on everyone.... start typing... it doesn't have to be formal... just share a bit of yourself, your inspiration, your bio, or pictures of your art, or WHATEVER you like with the world!

Alana recently had surgery on her ankle... we're wishing her a fast recovery & I'm hoping she'll take some time to type a little... once the pain medicine wears off! She is always so full of energy and Alana, I'm challenging you to start typing! To our customers & fans, send us some comments!

Back to me for a minute... I joined the co-op at Gallery 141 in December 2007. The first time I entered Gallery 141 I was at home. I am new to the area, but fast becoming acquainted with the community & the many one way, confusing streets in Lancaster, PA! I have met so many artists, locals, & visitors and everyone has been so inspiring, friendly, and helpful. Moving here has been great, though I still mange to get lost now and then. I work Wednesdays 10-4 and the time goes by fast! So, I'm off for now... see you next Wednesday! Be sure to stop in to see my jewelry creations or visit me at

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Meet Gallery 141 Artist :Kristie-Lou Brigham

Kristie-Lou Brigham is a full time jewelry artist who recently relocated to Lancaster, PA. She is a graduate of the State University of NY, with a BS in Health Service Administration. Kristie-Lou is a self taught wire jewelry artist who has developed many of her own techniques & jewelry designs that are 100% handcrafted. They do not require the use of high-tech or dangerous tools or glues—all of her pieces are crafted with the skill of her hands and a few simple tools (ruler, pliers, & wire cutters).

Kristie worked in healthcare for 12 years before she discovered her calling as a jewelry artist. She embarked on a full time career in wire sculpture in 2005 as Sculpted Windows Jewelry. She has won several awards for her designs and they have been featured in Wire Jewelry Magazine-Summer 2007, Rings ’n Things Catalog 2007, and Fire Mountain Gems Catalog 2007-8. She specializes in wire wrapping, weaving, and sculpting and she enjoys traveling far-and-wide to find new crystal, gems, and stones to wrap. All of her jewelry is one-of-a-kind and features hand selected focal-pieces.

"I have treasured natural crystals, rocks, & gems as long as I can remember. I love organic gems, pieces that have not been altered to department store perfection, seeing stones in their natural crystalline state is breathtaking. When I discovered a way to create jewelry without the need for torches, solder, glue, or high-tech equipment, I was hooked. My passion is creating delicate appearing jewelry that is amazingly durable and leaves people baffled when they hear it has been HAND-made! And, once I start talking about the stones that inspired a particular design... I have a hard time stopping."

To get to know Kristie and see the inspiration behind many of her creations be sure to visit her blog about her Wire Wrapped Jewelry. Kristie also sells her jewelry online in her ebay store Sculpted Windows Jewelry.