We sell handmade items for area crafters and artists. We accept all items without review for approval on an ongoing basis. It just needs to be made with love.
Below are links to some of our favorite artist’s websites and shops. Each offers their work for consignment at The Silver Chest. Please be sure to stop by the store to see their work and to purchase it for your special event or gift!
Bachelor of Arts from The University of Punjab,the world’s oldest University of Pakistan and India with a degree in Liberal Arts ,1993.This degree is recognised by The World Education Services, New York. He attended the Manchester Community College Manchester CT as a digital art and design student with the courses of Introduction to Graphic Design,Two dimensional design’2006.
I am a Visual Artist with excellent artistic skills in Painting (oil,acrylics,water) Drawing, Mural Production, Sign writing, Calligraphy with comprehension over the use of different colors and paints.I also participated in different Art exhibitions in USA, Malaysia, Mexico and Pakistan. During 1998, I served with The Boy Scouts of America as a Camp Counselor and Visual Artist with the assignment of Art and Craft.Services duly recognized for the establishment of a wall,with the depiction of my designs ,artistic /craft skills. Awarded the certificate of commendation,from the Boy Scouts of America, for my service and promotion of World brotherhood, as an artist through scouting in the International Camp Staff Program,recognised the world over. Foreign visits. As a goodwill ambassador ,visual artist and extreme interest in Art, I visited ,United Kingdom,Thailand,South Korea,Malaysia,UAE and Mexico. My Supreme objective is to demonstrate my artistic skills and prove my ability to serve with diligence and attention.
Works with seedbeds. She has been beading for over twenty years. “I like to challenge myself and make different things. I am able to customize my items if people have problems with fit.” She designs jewelry for weddings and other events. “I don’t like to make the same things twice so often my designs are one of a kind.” If you buy one of Valerie’s items, no one will ever have the same thing. Said she, “I like to work with natural materials, nothing is ever dyed.”
Lilian Climan of Vernon
of Manchester, CT, is actually an expert in lapidary arts, enameling, water color painting and many other arts. In her jewelry making foray, she loves seed bead weaving. At the store, she left these earrings for sale along with some herkimer diamonds (4-8mm).
→ Annmarie Dina
of South Windsor has been very popular at local craft fairs. She has sold hundreds of her trademark leather bracelets.
Donna Jean Eno of Vernon
→ Jen Eno
Jen, of Vernon, designs jewelry using metals and seedbeads. She also works with paper to make beautiful handmade cards. Arriving in December 2011, she was one of the first vendors selling on consignment with The Silver Chest.
Judy Foster of South Windsor
Judy makes jewelry under the name Second Wind Jewelry Designs. She likes to work with metal (silver, copper and I think brass). Many of her items feature metal etching in her designs. She also like to wire wrap. She and her family run the Foster Farm in South Windsor (90 Foster Street).
Kim used to work in the financial sector before switching to her creative side. She now works with special paper(s), alcohol inks, polymer clay, and ordinary objects like scrabble tiles. She works part time at the Inspiration Station in Stafford. She also teaches classes there.
In addition, she paints in watercolor and acrylic. She has studied painting with Linda of Linda’s DayDreams in Vernon, CT. In this picture, we see one of her paintings and three of her unique pendants.
In the picture one sees Martha’s lawn stakes. She has also had her batik fabric artwork here as well. Martha paints and sews and does many other creative things. She has painted wall murals in the past.
Andy Hakey of Vernon
Robin Hary of Ellington
Robin Hary owns Robin’s Glass World. She designs a line of dog items in stained glass that one can order.Her stained glass items are popular gifts all year round.
Jennifer is an artist in many mediums. She paints, works with paper to create art, and melts glass as a lamp work bead artist. She runs Art Sake Studio in Tolland CT for all your framing needs.
Sheila uses only sterling silver and stainless steel to design her jewelry under the name of Caligal Designs.
is a potter, photographer and blogger living in Belgrade Maine.
Joanne knits beaded items and non-beaded of all shapes and sizes. She also teaches at Knit Two Together in Vernon.
Cherished Beads by Cherish Lisee
Cherish is a writer and artist living in South Windsor. She makes beads from polymer clay for sale to use for your own jewelry. In addition, she makes handmade jewelry using her polymer clay beads.
→ Sarah Loiselle of West Hartford
Has brought in jewelry made from seed beads, gemstones, washers, bottle caps and other items. She brought in the art of Zen Tangles which had been unknown to me until another customer said, “Wow, that’s great!”
A Pe Khuk (Tibetan book cover) is traditionally used to protect precious Buddhist scriptures. We have several for sale ($19.99) . Each was handmade with love by a Lama (monk) in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He lives in a mountain monastery in Nepal where he teaches and cares for young monks. He learned sewing as part of his monastic training. He makes robes and other times for ceremonial work. These Pe Khuks are the ideal size to hold a tablet or IPad for anyone wanting a fancy cover for their electronic devices. This monk is sewing these to raise money for his monastery in Nepal.
Karen Pietruszkiewicz of Marlborough
I am a Neonatal nurse practitioner and Animal rescuer and LOVE to craft in my free time as it is a wonderful stress reliever! I love scrapbooking, reading, gardening, history, and travel…my newest love is jewelry making!!! I fell in LOVE with BEADS (my favorite are natural gemstones) a couple of years ago and self taught myself with watching “Jewel School” on JTV, and youtube videos!!! I am always trying to learn new things, and am having LOTS of fun…I found that people were interested in the baubles I was making, and started to sell some slowly…my LOVE for animals created “PAWS and WHISKERS” Beads, where all $$ is donated to Animal Rescues here in CT. I can create fun jewelry and help animals at the same time! Karen :)))
The Mushroom Lady/ Tracy Rotkiewicz of Windsor
Jaci Sinkiewicz/ Pieces of the Sun Glass
I am a lampworker with over 15 years experience. I love melting long rods of glass in a torch flame, and making beautiful things in the fire. Jaci owns Pieces of the Sun Glass.
Joan Smith of Vernon
Diane Snarski of Manchester
Michele Staczek of Tolland
Jo Anne St. James
Jo Anne is an award winning jewelry designer and polymer clay artist. She has taught various forms of jewelry and beading design including techniques in off loam beading, wire works and creating one of a kind art beads from polymer clay. You can see Joanne’s designs on etsy and accessorize.com. Her designs have been sold locally as well as internationally and have been exhibited at local museums.Her designs include the use of semi precious stones, pearls, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, metal, glass, wood and polymer clay beads. Jo Anne is an active member of the International Polymer Clay Association and Connecticut Bead Society.
Judy Traverso: I have been interested in making jewelry ever since taking a class 7 years ago. Since then I have taken many classes, including wire-wrapping, sheet metal jewelry and copper etching. I continue to collect beads, my favorite being Kazuri beads from Africa. I’ve had fun designing different pieces of jewelry; each piece is unique.
Tammy Watson of Manchester
is The Stitching Medic, a jewelry making-clothing designing EMT turned lawyer.