Sunday, May 23, 2010

Glitterfest 2010

Glitterfest is a mixed media art show and sale held in Santa Ana, Ca.  I first attended in the fall of last year and saw some amazing and inspiring Halloween altered art and jewelry. This spring Glitterfest brought amazing florals, bright colors, and sea inspired work. Not only do I leave with empty pockets, but also with tons of inspiration form the amazing work I see. Here is a little sample of some of my favorites
Terry Hales amazing sock monkeys!
I just fell in love with this cow and still don't know why I didn't buy it! Christy Silacci's amazing animals are so clever; the details, the materials and textures. You can just keep looking at them and finding new things. Find her at
Lisa Loria form Vintage Bling offered up some of the most creative pieces. Her doll head pieces are amazing. She also made these amazing clothes pin "helping hands"! So creative. Stop by her Vintage Bling blog to see some better pictures of these adorable hands. I love how they have bling! 
at first i was a little creeped out, but then fell in love!
I forgot what Lisa called these, but they are to hang your own vintage bling on!
This beautiful crown was created by Lori Gutierrez, this lady is the real deal an amazing artist, I thought I got more pictures of her work but probably didn't due to the crowds at her table!

just awesome
okay the owner of this amazing shell art did not have any cards left, so just enjoy this amazing work, and if you know who this is please email me so I can give credit for the creative and whimsical use of these sea shells!
This amazing layer cake is from Michelle Legler of the detail in her pieces is amazing and they looked like they were selling like hotcakes!
of course those sales we possibly due to the magnetic personality of the lovely Maija Lepore. Maija (left) and Michelle were out from Arizona to help celebrate the launch of Jenny Doh's website
okay heelllloooo, I had to wait in line to get to this table but it was well worth it! Randy Jones does graphic design and printing, but also is a collector of fun vintage findings. I got some bottle caps, letter tiles, and some very cool fish playing cards. 
ooohhhh, ahhhhhhhh
this was my loaf pan o' goodies! Check out Randys blog for more of his booth and eye candy.
And The Shabby Red Door had such yummy creations, it was like being in a candy store! I loved her little mermaid shadow boxes, she puts me to shame!
I wish my pictures came out better of this impressive artists work. Sue Smith makes the most amazing shadow boxes and dimensional art. Sue you need to start blogging! I don't have a site to link to but I found some of her stuff and a nice picture here!
And these blingy vintage hair pieces are from none other then the talented Christine Rose Elle from Dollybelles Peepshow. Christine seems to be good at just everything from sewing to fine art, to mixed media, to graphic design...shall I continue???
all of that and amazing personal style! 
I was really looking forward to seeing some of Ivas Creations. I don't think she has made on piece that I didn't just fall in love with.  
This is one of Ivas pieces that is made from a light kit and a quaker oatmeal container. Iva teaches at Guilding the Lily in Fullerton, ca, be sure to check their site for her next class.

Here are me and Mom, I treated her to this day as a belated mothers day gift. I got her one of Dollybelles wristlet kits, and she is already working away at it. We also headed to the Vintage Paper Faire in Glendale, more on that later. (I love how this  picture makes me look like I have a flower halo!)


  1. Beautiful photos Denise. I think it is so wonderful you and your Mom were able to enjoy the day together

  2. Hi Denise
    Thanks for the post and pics of my booth, I had a great time at the show and all the great customers like you. Looks like I have a new venue for all the trinkets and treasures I have to sell. If anyone knows of other similar shows in the area coming up please let me know.

  3. Denise...that pic of you and your lovely Mom with the flower Halo is just DARLING!!!
    Thank you for the sweet words and pics of my work.
    My Vintage dolls are called "Bling Babies...for your Bling, Babey!
    I sold out of them. It was a wonderful show!
    I will be teaching some classes on them at Gilding the Lily and the Urban Barn in Escondido.
    Lisa Loria

  4. Hi Denise! I love your blog & all the things you showed from Glitterfest. I soooooooo want to come out for that next spring. I am friends with Christine Rose Elle & also Christine Saquira that was a vendor there. I can't wait to meet you at Kim's Event Les Sirenes. Thanks for sharing. Charlene