Thursday, October 27, 2011

What is on Your Jeweler's Bench Wednesday

on the bench with tiered copper and stone necklaces

Putting together the tiered necklaces and simple scarf necklaces with cutting out jumprings, rosary wrapping and finding making.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Broadcasting Live 'from the bench'

I am going through the process of getting a teaching channel up and running from my studio using Livestream.  I should be good to go in a few weeks after my connection is better suited for wireless out in the studio. 
The plan is to have a scheduled broadcast each week! 
So, look for me :)

Watch live streaming video from stephaniedistler at

Monday, October 10, 2011

Book Signing and Artist Reception at The Flemish House Art Gallery during Art on the EDGE Artisan Trail Event

This coming weekend, during The Art on the EDGE Artisan Trail event, Stephanie Distler and the Flemish House Art Gallery of Johnsonburg, 600 Market Street on the1st floor of the Historic Johnsonburg
Community Center will be participating for the entire weekend's offering a featured artist in the gallery, a book signing plus, local artists in the gallery and out. Friday 3 to 6:30, Saturday 10am to 5pm and then Sunday 11am to 3pm.
*Local author Robert Ford is available on Saturday 1pm to 5pm for a book signing of his new offering Beagle Tales first on Sunbury Press bestseller list for September.
Sunbury Press has released Pastor Bob Ford's humorous and inspirational compilation of stories entitled "Beagle Tales". The book focuses on beagle ownership, rabbit hunting, faith and family. Ford has been attending book signings all over the region and now we have him in his hometown of Johnsonburg where it all started.
from Sunbury Press's website:
Bob Ford has lived all but three years of his life in the hills of Pennsylvania. The three exilic years were spent attending seminary at The Methodist Theological School in Ohio where he lamented the lack of topography that characterizes the central portion of the Buckeye state. He purchased his first beagle for $75 in 1985 with money earned delivering the Erie Sunday Times. This first beagle committed Ford to the company of hounds, and has resulted in a life that has gone to the dogs.

Bob has hunted rabbits and hare throughout the country, ranging from Northern Alabama to the Quebec border, and he is always looking for new places to hunt and new species of rabbits and hare for his hounds to pursue. He is an ordained pastor in the Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church and currently resides in Clearfield County, PA. Ford believes that American-made, double barrel,16 gauge shotguns from the previous century are the best firearms available to the small game hunter, and that few things compare to the sound of a pack of beagles chasing rabbits.
 Artists and events this weekend:
The Flemish House will be featuring Barbara Redmond Kronenwetter's first artshow 'Flights of Fancy'. Kronenwetter's unique perspective is a breath of fresh air that will delight the viewer. Her show will be on display for October and November.
Kronenwetter is a self-taught, self-representing artist from the area. Kronenwetter was a member of Johnsonburg's Gateway Art League, the League was the beginnings of what we now recognize as the Elk County Council on the Arts. Come and join us for her first showing!
Other artists are on display in and out of the gallery during this weekend trail event, refreshments available.
More information can be found at the gallery owners website the event is also listed on facebook under The Flemish House Art Gallery!
Come join us in the ART!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Upcoming Artisan Trail Event October 14-16

Art Beat for October
October is National Arts and Humanities month, hoot, hoot! We have a fabulous line-up of assorted events to celebrate in so many ways and with so many artists, studios, galleries and shop from our Pennsylvania Wilds Region. 
The classes in the ECCOTA gallery include Ray Biemel's digital photography class starting 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and ending on 10/25 at 6:30-8:00pm. Please call ECCOTA at 772- 7051 to find out more from this very talented photographer.
Our big event for the month will be The Art on the EDGE Artisan Trail with Openhouses throughout the region. Each "trail-goer" will be provided with a map and rack card of trail stops including artist studios, galleries, wineries, farms, and artisan fooderies. The rack card outlines the 14 participating trail stops, including Laughing Dog Mosaics, Cats Eye Stained Glass, Flower Ridge Studio, Pontzer's Portrait Studio, Elk Mountain Winery, Grant's Pass Wrought Iron & Antiques, Donelle's Gift Shop, Nuthatch Studio, Flemish House Art Gallery and Jewelry Studio, The Winery at Wilcox, Elkwood Arts, Shop on Main and the Elk County Council on the Arts.
The weekend long event kicks off with an open house mixer Friday, October 14 from 7pm-9pm at the Winery in Wilcox, 1867 Mefferts Run Road in Wilcox. The event continues on Saturday, October 15 with open houses at participating trail stops between 10 and 5 (times may vary per location and are listed on the rack card) The weekend will round out on Sunday October 16 with open houses at participating stops from 11:00 to 3:00. All weekend events are open to the public and are free to attend. Times will be listed on the rack card and may vary between participating locations.
Funding for the event was made possible by support from the Elk County Hotel Tax Grant program, administered by the Northwest Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau.
The Art on the EDGE event fits in perfectly with the Arts and Humanities push for the month with not only the visual arts featuring artists and studios but, also the stops featuring a bit of the literary arts with book signings from 2 different local authors located at ECCOTA and The Flemish House Art Gallery and Jewelry Studio. ECCOTA will be presenting its 10th Annual Benefit Concert at the Grace Episcopal Church, 216 Center Street in Ridgway from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. which fills in that lovely performing arts facet.  
A more detailed description is available from particapating trail stop's websites and physical locations.
You can find more links at from the participating stops if you are wanting to find out more, more, more ;) 
To quote our most fabulous Executive Director Abbi Peters: “The goal of the Art on the Edge trail is to promote local artists, artisans and businesses while providing a welcome opportunity of outside visitors to our region to experience the cultural and artistic flavors of Elk County while they also revel in the riotous fall colors”.
Thank-you for taking a break with me!
Stephanie Distler board member and artist,
you can find me at


~Elk County  Council on the Arts has written Art Beats in the local papers for quite a few years now.  I was asked to put together one for October and then our brand spankin' new Gallery Coordinator will take over the duty of getting the artie words out there. Welcome Kelly Carver, we can't wait to see the magic. 

Dyeing for TEA and Krafty Branding, what could be better :)

Here are 3 new treasury s I collected from ETSY shops yesterday.

Dyeing for TEA
Naturally Art
Krafty Branding

  So much fun filling up those 16 blocks with gorgeous products, supplies and art. Last night my brain was too crazy busy thinking up new themes for my next adventure in collecting products and making them a treasury ;)

dyeing for TEA by stephaniedistler on Etsy


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