Coast Highway Art Collective
284 Main Street, Point Arena, California, 707 882-3616, www.coasthighwayartists.com
We were honored to have the Coast Highway Art Collective at the Art on the Coast Event.
For the past two years I have stopped making jewelry to dedicate all my time to beading collectible Teenie Beanie Babies. These small stuffed toys, created by the famous Ty Company that makes Beanie Babies, were manufactured for McDonalds as give-aways for Happy Meals. The program was first unveiled in 1996 and continued through 2009.
These stuffed toys were avidly collected and bought for the day when they would increase in value. The best ones are still in their original plastic bags with the swing and tush tags still attached. I buy these when available. I carefully remove the animal in its pristine condition, cut off the tags and save them in the original plastic bag.
Then I began to bead. Sometimes the bead colors and shapes follow the design of the beast and other times whimsy takes over and I create completely new animals.
P.O.Box 767 Gualala, CA 95445
Gualala web sites: http://www.ahapoetry.com/jrART/beadhmpg.html
Showing at Coast Highway Art Collective in Point Arena and Gualala Arts.
I am a Mendocino County jeweler working mainly in silver, semi-precious stones, and pearls. My style ranges from the traditional to the modern, and is completely unique. All of my pieces are individually handmade, and are therefore one-of-a-kind or in small series with repeating motifs.
email@example.com, 707.884.9153, Ling-Yendesigns.com