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The Rickie Report has seen Lee and Sidney Klein at many juried art shows and they’re booth never fails to bring sounds of wonderment from passersby and customers alike. How DO they DO that? Consider the size of a dime, observe that they have cut through the coin to make the image stand out with meticulous skill and care. Stop by the Stuart Craft Show and see their work!
13th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair
October 13 – 14, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kick Off the Fall Season with Juried Craft Festival in Downtown Stuart
Featuring the Country’s Top Crafters & Eclectic Mix of Unique Handmade Crafts
Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart – Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994
To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs
Admission Free and open to the public
Sidney and Lee Klein have been traveling the country, sharing their passion for fine crafted jewelry using what we think of a “small change”. Lee learned to solder while “on the road” and took an immediate liking to making cuff links. She shares, “Look at these Kennedy Half Dollar Eagles. These beautiful eagles are on the center of the Kennedy Half Dollar, which is the symbol of our nation. The eagle is the same shape as the eagle on the Morgan Dollar, so they would make a nice set. The eagle is the size of a dime. The Cuff Link backs are made of Sterling silver. They have a small joint at the attachment, so that they will give when you set your arm down. These are dipped in Sterling Silver and 14k gold, but I love to make cuff links, so we can dip them in all gold, or all silver if you wish. They are coated with 4 coats of automotive acrylic to protect the finish.” At $80 for the pair, what a meaningful gift for someone who is a coin collector, relative who is a public servant or an eagle naturalist!
If you are looking for something a bit more contemporary, check out this dolphin pendant cut from a Gibraltar 50 pence. These beautiful dolphins are seem to be saying good things will always be going ’round, and ’round. Dipped in 14k gold to enhance their beauty. Size approx 1/2 dollar. A special treat for the dolphin lover in your life that is not mass marketed!
Sid relates, “International Cut Coins has been creating beautiful hand cut jewelry out of coinage from countries around the world for the past 35 years. Cutting coins is perfectly legal. Section 331, title 18 of the U.S. code, prohibits, among other things, the fraudulent alteration and mutilation of U.S. and foreign coins. For example, it is illegal to alter the date, or mintmark of an inexpensive common coin so that it has the date and mintmark of a valuable rare coin. This statute does not the mutilation of coins if done without fraudulent intent, or if the coins are not used fraudulently.”
Beautiful cut coins featuring animals, and just about any other subject, hand carved Zodiac signs, hand carved military emblems, hand carved AA Recovery pocket pieces, hand carved service organization medallions, & other miniature works of art transformed by hand into one-of-a-kind masterpieces by Sid & Lee Klein. Most of these pieces can also be made into earrings, cuff links, tie tacks, bolo ties, belt buckles, key chains, and money clips.
The Rickie Report looked at an meticulous and detailed list of coins the Kleins use for their hand-made pieces. There is something for every hobbyist, nature lover, international country-focused collector, religion, military designation. Know someone who collects angels? This might be the one for them! ”We call this Chile 5 Pesos our ‘Angel of Freedom’. On the whole coin, she had chains on her wrists that were broken (freedom). She has wings (freedom to fly) and under her feet the coin said “Libertad” (Liberty). We love this angel who is the size of a U.S. dime. If you love turtles, you can purchase one made of a Tuvalu dollar. Klein took some liberties with this cute turtle, adding the water lines and the golden coral. It is a unique shape for a coin.
Coins have been used as jewelry for centuries. Sid and Lee Klein’s business takes this tradition to the next level. Each piece is individually created to enhance the beauty of the coin and makes a perfect gift for any occasion. If you have a special coin of your own, stop by and see what Sid and Lee can design for you! For more information look for Sid and Lee at the Stuart Craft Festival or contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-4976. Check out their website at: internationalcutcoins.com
The Downtown Stuart Craft Fair, October 13 – 14, 2012, marks the beginning of the Fall Season. This juried festival showcases the work of 100 of the finest crafters in the country. Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart will be transformed into a top-notch outdoor art gallery with an eclectic mix of unique and affordable crafts. Partial proceeds from this very popular festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Programs.
The craft festival allows the public to support the arts, crafters and the local community in a fun and family friendly setting with many one-of-a-kind gift items for sale. A full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
This is just one of the many juried events that American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events bring to historic Downtown Stuart. These highly anticipated art events are popular because of the vast array of quality handmade items and art on display as well as the number of leading national artists and crafters showcased at each festival.
In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of high-end outdoor craft festivals throughout the country. All of the crafters will be present for the duration of the festival with their finest work, available to discuss their techniques and inspiration. They will also be accepting commissions for those looking for personalized items.
INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE: Juried outdoor craft showcase * Original crafts – Handmade in America * Unique and affordable gift items * 100 crafters from 30 different states * Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000 * Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants * All crafters on site for duration of festival. Vast array of craft media: Folk art * Pottery * Handmade jewelry * Paintings * Personalized gifts * Handmade clothing * Scented soaps * Body products and much more. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program.
About American Craft Endeavors:
American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts. www.artfestival.com email@example.com or 561-746-6615
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