Jane is a local artisan focused on using salvaged and recycled supplies in her crafts. She makes a full array of accessories (which include pendants, barrettes, felt brooches, and adorable hair elastics). You'll also find some stamped gift tags for all occasions and a wide variety of colorful magnets. Everything is hand cut, stamped, glued, sewed, or otherwise fashioned by Jane herself. Each item is unique because of this, but that's the beauty in choosing a handcrafted item. Jane worked for Portland Center Stage for three years as the Armory Café assistant manager, and is a returning artisan at the PCS Holiday Oasis!
As far back as Kira Trelor can remember,
she has had a love of fashion. Her mom
began teaching her how to make jewelry in high school, and she fell in love with it!
Kira has since continued to increase her skill level and learn new techniques in order to create in new ways. She has found wire wrapping to be her absolute favorite! When Kira creates with wire, she enters into a meditative state and does not return until
she has created something beautiful. Kira
puts a lot of love into every piece of jewelry
she creates and feels truly blessed to be able
to share it with the world. Her jewelry is heavily influenced by the styles of ancient cultures (especially Egyptian culture), as
well as the southwestern styles of Mexico,
and, of course, the bohemian trends of the
Marion took up beading with her daughter when she was a teenager as a way to stay connected with her. Her daughter is now 32 and off doing interior design. Now she has taken the beading to a new level of metalsmithing. Marion makes jewelry from flat-sheet silver and copper. She also casts in metal from mini wax sculpture. Her latest is pounding metal backs-plashes for kitchens. Backs-plashes can be colorful as well. The color is created with chemicals so she can also put the title of "chemist" on her resume, since she mixes chemicals in beakers and creates smoke and horrible-smelling things that way too. When not making jewelry, Marion also volunteers as an usher at PCS. Come see what she does, it's great fun!
Ever since Portland Center Stage moved into the Armory, Meghan has been helping out backstage. Interested in taking old techniques and patterns and creating objects for the home and body that capture where the techniques have been, Meghan brings them up to date for a somewhat whimsical feel. The thought of
her time at PCS and the ages
that have come before us to
bring A Midsummer Night's
Dream to the stage have been
the motivation behind what she
is bringing to share. Her pictures show just a peek at the variety
that Meghan says will eventually come. Meghan hopes you enjoy
the show and what everyone has brought to share with you.
Using a variety of materials—some new and
some recycled—Melissa creates mixed media earrings and pendants that are classy, timeless pieces with a pop culture twist. Her designs incorporate a variety of papers, including
Japanese Chiyogami paper or Origami paper
and game piece tiles; each piece also includes sterling, gold-filled, or silver-plated components. Gallery.etsy.com
Shana Brianne Carr
Shana recently graduated from Portland State with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, International Studies, and Psychology. While in school, she basically studied everything that would allow her to become a spy. Alas she is not a spy. But she sure does like to travel and act and make crafty things, which is pretty cool too! She currently works as a bartender at Portland Center Stage and will mostly be selling necklaces made out of antique skeleton and clock keys. She will also be selling some ‘rawrtastic’ magnets and handmade cards!
Portland actor Sharonlee Mclean has worked at Portland Center Stage since 1995. She will soon be seen in the up and coming production of "Clybourne Park
" and can't wait! Sharonlee has been selling her outer knitwear for a few years now. Her uniquely designed hats, warm and cozy scarf's, neckwarmers, and cowls will be featured at the PCS open house. Sharonlee also has a shop on Etsycalled GARBOGEKNITS.
Turtle Monkey Bug
Turtle Monkey Bug is a mother owned and produced, eco-friendly toy line featuring one-of-a-kind toys that bring art and imagination into the playroom. Products range from dolls and stick ponies to felt moustaches and artist journals. When she’s not designing, cutting and sewing beautiful, handcrafted toys, Heather (the creator of Turtle Monkey Bug) also works part time as a stitcher in PCS Costume Shop.