The Brassiere Chandelier

The Brassiere Chandelier

My art offering to Jacoby Art Center’s BRAS ON BROADWAY breast cancer awareness fundraiser – blown, pressed, dichroic glass, recycled chandelier crystals, pearls, lace, wire, beads, brass, & many hours!


After being part of Bras on Broadway during October 2013, this bra will be donated to South Hampton Health Care Center in St. Louis, Missouri, where I have been a patient for almost 25 years.


On the 9th day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me:


a beautiful fused glass pendant, dark cobalt blue background, white and gold enameled butterfly, that was in two juried art shows in 2011 (Jacoby Arts Center and The Glass Workbench) – because I love beauty and butterflies and glass and Christmas is all about connecting with the ones we love, thinking about what they would appreciate, what would bring them joy, and because butterflies have always meant hope to me…

(for sale – contact me if interested)


On the eighth day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me –

a compliment on one of my recent creations – a gold choker and some beads and a piece of fused dichroic glass, golds and deep teal and bronzes on a china red base – quite festive-looking, without being traditional Christmas jewelry…and even 3-D…

When I made the necklace – I started out to do one thing, but this piece wanted to go its own way, so I just went with the flow, and got the heck out of the Muse’s way – it’s the wise choice!

The photo doesn’t do it justice.  Available for sale, with matching crystal earrings, $35 plus S/H.

On the fifth day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me –

5 dichroic fused glass rings!

A big thank you to eveyone who supported small business, shopped local, shopped homemade, and stopped by the Green Gift Bazaar!

We the artists appreciate it more than you will ever know!

We will not be amused…

If you miss ArtEAST – it’s this weekend, Oct. 20 & 21, 11-5 – the Madison County IL studio art tour is in its 15th year…

I will be showing handmade glass jewelry & mixed media items at the Jacoby Arts Center on Broadway in Alton, along with 18 other artists – and more within walking distance!  A nice way to spend your weekend….supporting local arts!

thank yous are in order…

Thanks to the Grafton Chamber of Commerce for putting on a great Art in the Park Sept. 8 & 9 – the weather was so pleasant too!

And thanks to all the customers to bought things and the others who complimented my work – it makes the effort worthwhile!

 Sincerely, Kerry Ellen

If you did not get a chance to visit Grafton this weekend, I have things year-round at the Grafton Artisan’s Village and in the Artist Shop at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL.

My next show will be at the Jacoby, October 20 & 21, for ArtEAST!

My Pretties

My niece Lindsey and I and the Reflections of Style Fashion Show (put on by the Community Hope Center of Cottage Hills, Illinois) with a display of my crystal cluster necklaces, which will be on sale at the Carlyle Art and Wine Festival in Carlyle, Illinois, August 18 & 19, at the Grafton’s Art in the Park September 8 & 9 at The Grove Memorial Park in Grafton, Illinois,  at ARTEast in Alton, Illinois, October 20 & 21 at the Jacoby Arts Center, and at the Christmas Market at Hawken House, Webster Groves, Missouri, November 4.  These are each one of a kind – when they are gone, they are GONE!

Have a Cool Yule, Y’All!



open Wed & Thurs. 10-6, Fri. 12-7, Sat. & Sun. 10-6

Grafton Artisan’s Village

15 E. Main Street, Booth 19

 Grafton IL

Jewelry & Gifts – On-going offerings in one-stop artisan’s shop along the Great River Road
November  18 – January 8, (Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-4, Mon. closed) Jacoby Arts Center Holiday Art Show! –

627 E. Broadway

Alton IL

The Holiday Art Show! – “featuring functional artwork and artisan wares” – supports Jacoby Arts Center
November 26, (10-4, no admission fee)

–Kids Zone, free yoga, Eco-themed films, bring old holiday lights, cell phones, batteries, glasses & shoes to be recycled

Riverbender Community Center

 200 W. 3rd Street

Alton IL


Green Gift Bazaar – supports Illinois Sierra Club – Piasa Pallisades Group
December 3 (9-5)

$2 admission

Dec. 4 (10-4)

$1 admission

Alton High School

4200 Humbert Road

Alton, IL

23rd Annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Show supports Alton HS band & orchestra programs
December 10 (10-4) Concordia Lutheran Church

21 Circle Dr.

Cottage Hills, IL


Stop & Shop Holiday Event – supports Lutheran Women’s Assoc. charities