Images Arizona and editor Shelly Spence are great supporters of local artists – check out the HIDDEN IN THE HILLS ARTIST STUDIO TOUR & SALE! section in the November issue.
I am hosting four talented artists at my High Desert Creations Studio #12 and NEXT DOOR see these four artists at cuvée art Studio #13. BTW: I am happy to report that the calls keep coming in and a gentleman from Canada just purchased one of my original works of wearable art to give to his wife to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
I am so grateful to so many of my followers who express their appreciation for my work – like Britt Lahey who says ~ “Good jewelry like yours NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE OR FASHION!!!!” and Shirley Anne Mann who says: “I look so forward to seeing your creations I feel as if I know you so well - thank you for sharing your precious heart🎈🌹🎈”
Southwest Art Magazine helped me reach collectors and art enthusiasts on the inside back cover of the October 2018 issue – resulting in a number of calls and two commissions so far. As a unique niche, I celebrate my affinity for fellow ranchers by creating custom ranch brand pendants and bracelets – for both women and men. See pendant on page below - top left:
And I’d be happy to work with you to create your personal storyteller pendant (below). Storyteller pendants feature hand-made meaningful and inspirational symbols that represent three major things in a person’s life.
Send an email message to me at email@example.com or text 775-304-6756 and express your interest in collaborating on a ranch brand or storyteller pendant as a gift or for your very own.
From Workbench to Wearable Art
“In The Back Country” Pendant ~ Turquoise Mountain stone shaped by master cutter Jason Brousseau of NM set in textured sterling silver. Hanging from an 18” wheat weave chain the pendant measures 2 ¾”h x 2 ¼”w. Even more amazing layered with additional silver & turquoise neckpieces.
Phoenix Home & Garden November 2018 focuses on my original wearable art.
“On The Edge Of Someday” Bracelet: outstanding Hubei Turquoise shaped by master stone cutter Jeff Hanson, AZ set in 20 gauge sterling silver with sterling silver accents.
HDC SHOWS OFF “Messages From Heaven” pendant in City Sun Times – which was acquired and sent off to one of my valued collectors in Pasadena, California. Thank you, Valerie, I love return clients, it keeps me inspired and creating!
The Hidden In The Hills Tour & Sale begins in ONE WEEK on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16. I am pleased to host four exceptional guest artists who work in oil, acrylic, mixed media or wood at High Desert Creations HITH Studio #12.
OPEN 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on November 16-17-18 & November 23-24-25 (the weekends before & after Thanksgiving). Come early for the best selections: 31616 N. 70th Street, N. Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Singular and distinctive, a custom piece of jewelry is most meaningful. I welcome collaboration and the chance to create a ranch brand, pendant or bracelet that fulfills your design vision – an original work of wearable art for yourself or as a gift. I’m currently taking orders for Christmas.
This commissioned pendant is off to Diane Parker at Parker Brangus Ranch, San Simon, AZ.
This commission bracelet is off to Jenny Anglen in Bosque New Mexico. Thank you, Jenny for allowing me to create a piece with your hunting treasures. It’s a big responsibility, although I welcome it.
HIGH DESERT CREATIONS is one of 44 studios on the Hidden In The Hills Tour & Sale and is well-known as a must visit studio! Plan your tour: You can pay $10 online now to have the 2018 HITH Artist Directory mailed to you or you can easily pick up a FREE copy of the Directory at my Studio #12 during the HITH event.
"All Things Natural" found a new home right here in Winnemucca. Thank you, Carolyn Dufurrena, with your Geology back ground, this piece is right for you, and when I say you rock, you literally rock.
Not only for women – comments below are from male facebook followers:
Paul Smith ~ Wow. Your creativity just amazes me! An amazing piece.
High Desert Creations ~ Thank you Paul, as you can see, I have no one particular set style. I like to do it all.
Knole Shepherd Deacon III ~ I was born and raised in Prescott. That's where I became The Turquoise Cowboy. I'm gonna buy some of your jewelry when I can. I love it.
"Wild and Free" is off to Washington State as an unexpected gift from her husband to his wife, how sweet is that. Thank you, Mike!
A facebook comment exchange between loyal follower Denise Jansky and Kathi Turner:
Denise Jansky ~ Lucky lady, lovely piece of jewelry with love from her husband. Smart man!
High Desert Creations ~ Denise, he brings her special pieces from all parts of the country he travels though. I thought what a kind and thoughtful husband.
The 2018 Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour and Sale is fast approaching – November 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25 in North Scottsdale, Carefree and Cave Creek, Arizona.
The City Sun Times is a free monthly publication that covers events in Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Northeast Phoenix; Black Canyon City; Fountain Hills and Anthem, Arizona.
I thought this image was priceless. It surprised me in two ways. How Vickie displays my pieces when not wearing it, but that she has also acquired so many pieces. Thank you, Vicki McPeak, for sharing . Follow me: facebook.com/High Desert Creations
Additional comments from followers include:
Cheyenne N Jake Fowler ~ Wowsa! Color me jealous! Those are fabulous!!❤️😍❤️
Adrianne Ricci ~ Absolutely beautiful every piece you are so talented
Shelia Martin ~ I love that! She's so lucky to get to have a collection of your pieces! I only have one but, it is my favorite necklace.
Marlene Sabatina ~ Wonderful customer and great taste in jewelry
This annual art event is a real western favorite – for me and those who attend!
The three-day Western Art & Craft Show will run August 1st (9 am-6 pm); August 2nd (9 am – 7 pm); August 3rd (9 am – 2 pm). Held in conjunction with the famous Superior Livestock Auction, you can find me in the East Hall/Main Floor of the Winnemucca Convention Center located at 50 W. Winnemucca Boulevard in Winnemucca NV. I look forward to seeing you and to showing you my original Western/Southwestern bracelets, earrings and pendants. Visit my High Desert Creations Facebook page to see more of my work where I am pleased to receive these simple and sincere comments: Absolutely Beautiful! That’s Beautiful! Beautiful Work! Beautiful Piece! WOW! Gorgeous! Stunning!
Admission to the Western Art & Craft Show is free and be sure to enter the giveaway – the lucky winner will receive a shopping voucher.
IMAGES ARIZONA is a widely-read – widely distributed professional publication with a focus on supporting the arts. I am pleased to be a featured artist in the October 2017 issue. See page 64 of the Carefree, Desert Mountain, North Scottsdale edition.
A heartfelt thank you to all who visited High Desert Creations during the 2017 HITH Tour! I so enjoyed meeting new friends, welcoming back long-time friends and sharing my jewelry making process with all of you.
I love seeing eyes light up and hands reach out to touch and put on my original pieces of wearable art. Many have a story to tell and now you add to the experience your story about finding, admiring and acquiring. Meaningful and memorable to both you and I.
Please know that I am just a text or phone call away (775-304-6756) and will be happy to set a time to meet with you in my favorite place – High Desert Creations Studio in North Scottsdale.
Visit: HIGH DESERT CREATIONS - HITH Studio #13
31616 N. 70th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 (N. Scottsdale Rd. & E. Lone Mtn. Road)
TOUR & SALE OPEN: 10 am – 5 pm on the weekends before and after Thanksgiving
November 17, 18 & 19 and November 24, 25 & 26, 2017
Representing her connection to the earth and its beauty, Kathi Turner follows her free spirit in constructing neckpieces, bracelets and earrings in Western, Southwestern and Contemporary designs.
GUEST ARTISTS: Morrie Elmer wood; Jan Griggs, acrylic/mixed media; new to the tour this year: Brian Johnson, mixed media/fiber/metal
I'm so thrilled to participate again in Sonoran Arts League's Hidden In the Hills Studio Tour (11/22-24, & 11/29 - 12/1)! It is my 2nd year being part of this awesome group of artists coming together to open their studios and meet the community.
I have spent weeks getting ready - and tonight I share this picture of "the night before". Must admit, I feel a mix of emotions - "Will they come?? Will they like my work? Will they see the love I have put into each piece??"
I share this because Studio Tours are about getting to know each artist, and the heart and soul they put into their work. Each of us (no matter how experienced or seasoned) looks forward with a bit of anxiety to putting their heart on the line throughout the show. We welcome you into our work and our world. We're honored by your visit.
Below is my quiet studio tonight..."the night before". Can't wait to see it come to life tomorrow. For me it's about the work, the inspiration, and the connection that happens when I'm creating. I'm happy thinking whoever is drawn to my work is meant to have it.
Hope to see you throughout this weekend and next...