Meet Some of Our Artists!

Winslow's Choice

  

Winslow’s Choice, LLC is owned and operated by Greg & ViolaBieniecki of Burt, NY. 

We have been making traditional jams, such as apricot, blueberry, peach, strawberry, and our best seller, tart cherry jam, using locally grown fruit for over 15 years. We also bake and sell Greg’s own original, wholesome, and delicious cookie recipe, the Oatmeal Cranberry Raisin Delights, sold at local farmer markets, or available by order.



   

Oak Ridge Designs

  

My husband Chuck and I operate our business under the name Oak Ridge Designs.  We hand craft jewelry using silver and gold-filled materials and semi-precious gemstones.  Wire-wrapped jewelry is a large part of our inventory but we also make rings from silver coins.  Dealing in estate jewelry is another part of our business.  We are always looking for unique pieces.  Chuck is a retired college professor and works as shopkeeper in our Olcott shop.  I work full time as an architectural designer and craft jewelry on the weekends.  We both enjoy the art of making jewelry.

Hawk's Glen Healthy Living

  

Welcome to Hawk’s Glen Healthy Living! My name is Amy Bush and my family and I invite you to join us on a journey of health and wellness. I began my steps along the path to healthy living when I was introduced to essential oils by my physician and my reflexologist over two decades ago. I started my essential oil business, Hawk’s Glen Essential Oils, when I became an independent distributor of Young Living oils in 2004 after leaving my career in education. I now devote my energies to teaching others about the amazing benefits essential oils provide and the importance of living toxin free. I am passionate about sharing information to assist people in removing chemical-laden products from their homes and providing plant-based alternatives. 


Four Hearts Soap Shoppe

  

Hi there! 


My name is Jennifer. I am the owner and creator at Four Hearts Soap Shoppe. I am a wife and mommy to four awesome kids, hence the “four hearts” in my business name. I work full time as a critical care nurse at Buffalo General Hospital. 


I started making soap over 5 years ago. I wanted a healthier alternative to the detergent soaps found in grocery stores. After several years and several recipes, I have found which oils and butters make amazing soap that your skin will love. 


I have expanded my line from strictly soaps to skin loving body products, soy candles and wax melts. Some of my body products include sugar and salt scrubs, body butter, bath salts and lip balms. 


I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy making them!

   

Wood Treasures N Melodies


Hi, my name is Christopher “Chris” Weber. I am 58 years old and have been a resident of the Town of Newfane my whole life. I currently reside in Burt with my wife Sally. I work as a Surgical Technologist at Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport.

I have always enjoyed woodworking, something my brother and I inherited from our father. I dabbled in it over the last 40 years. It was not until recently (2 yrs ago) that I became pretty serious about it. I first built a couple little trinket boxes as a project with my grandson. From there came the music boxes and that’s when Wood Treasures N Melodies was born.

Since then I have branched out and build a little bit of everything including picture framing, clocks, game boxes and shelves. In 2017 I added a CNC router to my arsenal of tools and now can carve and customize most everything.

Every box I build is numbered and is unique to that box and kept on file.

As always, I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy building it. 

Rosanna's Simple Elegance

  

It started as a hobby…then got out of hand! My love of costume jewelry was shackled by a limited budget for the purchase of the shiny baubles. Then I discovered I could make my own!  Beads were everywhere! The colors, textures, sheen and shine drew me in and I became addicted to their charms. Pearls, crystals, natural elements—the range of possibilities was limited only by budget and time. My hobby, initially contained in a few boxes shoved under a desk, now demanded space of its own. Today, my “stuff” has a room of its own. 

Friends and family began asking for designs for occasions or to use as gifts, which extended to friends-of-friends, then into selling at craft shows. When rental space became available at the Shoppe on Main in Newfane, now Jest in Tyme, I took the opportunity to showcase my designs in the quaint retail space, and the evolution began: Beaded necklaces and bracelets, wedding wear for brides and bridal parties, special occasion designs, each unique to the buyer, restoration of worn pieces. Then, in 2017, a new element was added.

Like many living in close proximity to any large body of water, collecting glass from the shore of Lake Ontario, was a spring ritual that filled not only time and the spirit, but jars and bowls with the beautiful translucent gems that washed up there. I began incorporating these treasures into unique jewelry pieces that showcased the gems from the sea. When high water levels on Lake Ontario limited the amount of exposed shore line, I had to seek other sources of glass for my designs. As a result my line, Gems from the Sea, came about and incorporates sea glass gathered from shores in Italy, Ireland, Japan, Ukraine, Canada, and states such as Maine and California. 

Jewelry RN, another of my enterprises, came into the being after many requests for repairs to broken, well-loved pieces. Giving new life to old clip-on earrings by giving them ear wires, replacing broken elements and/or missing stones has returned heirloom pieces to useful life. There is great satisfaction in taking something from “sad and tired” to gleaming treasure. “Restoring broken jewelry to beauty” has become a busy sideline.

So whether your passion is new, restored or one-of-a-kind, Rosanna’s Simple Elegance has something that is sure to meet your jewelry needs. 


Hannah Huntington

  

My name is Hannah Huntington and I am 17 years old. Originally from North Carolina, I have always found comfort in my southern roots. At the age of 8, I was adopted by my wonderful parents. However, my past has greatly influenced my art. I have always tried to stay positive through all my struggles and art has helped me do that. I hope greatly that my art will bring joy to others and maybe even speak to them.

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Judy Liberante

  

I am an artisan in Western New York who is inspired by the beautiful romantic styles of yesteryear. When my mother passed away I wanted to create a memorial to her and also allow others to preserve memories of their special loved ones, places and heirlooms in a creative fashion and thus was born my memorialized custom line.  I repurpose and restyle vintage jewelry, silverware, broken china, postcards and lace into pieces for today’s women who share my passion for this romantic look.  

Some of my specialties are:

· Rare pieces of artisan jewelry featuring vintage post cards, stamps, lace/doilies and prayer cards

· Hand-cut glass transformed into amazing ornamental pieces like pendants, bracelets and earrings with vintage costume jewelry finish

· Rare works of art can be created using your pictures, doilies, vintage china, silverware and incorporating your own family jewelry.

· I also specialize in creating custom orders for weddings and other special occasions.

Sally Johnson

 A retired English teacher I’ve loved photography as long as I can remember. For years I was an active member and officer in local camera clubs. While working on a Masters Degree in Creative Writing in Vermont I was surprised by the interest of others in my photography and began combining my images with poetry. With an even stronger need to grow and create, these morphed into the addition of watercolor, acrylic painting, collage and different kinds of mixed media. I think I have finally learned it is all part of the same thing, seeing color, shape, and light. My work is usually inspired by my garden and long walks in nature both locally and trips to National Parks. It is a way to share with others the beauty I see every day.