Friday, November 21, 2014

Shop Local, Shop Handmade - Corenas Creations

Featured today is Indianola artisan Corena of Corenas Creations. She fashions luminaries sculpted of handmade and recycled paper, fibers, wax, and other organic materials. Corena says that they are the result of an inspiring dream. The luminaries are intended to be enjoyed using a tea-light candle in a glass holder,which creates a beautiful illumination. As with any candle never leave burning unattended.


 For the winter season she also creates to most adorable snowmen luminaries and ornaments. I can not look at a snowman with out smiling! How about you? The ornaments are also created from handmade paper and wax. The arms are real sticks, the nose is made from clay. Each one is sculpted individually, you will notice that each of them have their own little personality! He or She can be illuminated by a battery operated tea light or from the twinkle lights that are on the tree. Its really fun to group several snowmen together and create a little family amongst your other holiday and winter treasures. You can imagine how much fun it is to make them!


Corena's work can be found at many local shops and galleries including Chuckanut Bay Gallery, Pine Cone Gift Shop in Kingston, Quite Light Candles in Stanwood, Wide Mouth Frog in Poulsbo, Nash's in Sequim. She also frequents the Kingston and Everett Farmers markets.  This weekend you can find her, along with myself and many other regional artisans, at the Bremerton Gift and Food Fair.

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