This time of year many of us are inspired to give hand made gifts. Be they food, or accessories, or ornaments, maybe games or toys. If you want to give something different but is fun, try researching games from periods in history! A great game that is easy to make with items found at the craft store is Gluckhaus. It’s a 16th Century German dice game played with a board, tokens, and a pair of dice. The tokens can be anything to mark the play, buttons, mini marshmallows etc. I made this board and it’s painted on a pre-cut wooden plaque and small wooden discs using acrylic paint.
I can custom make a set for you with your design ideas. A set similar in size to the one shown would be $35.00 with a fabric bag (or $40.00 – with a leather purse) and would also come with 25 tokens. Contact me for more information.
The rules can be found here – http://www.coht.org/resources/Gluckhaus.pdf
Get your Christmas lists together! I’m offering a coupon for Small Business Saturday (er Weekend). From Sat, 11/29 through Cyber Monday, 12/1, the deal is 15% off on everything in the shop if you use Coupon Code “SBS2014”.
Just a heads up, Martelvonc Studio is closed until Sunday, 11/23, as I will be at Holiday Faire on Saturday. I will open on Sunday with a couple of new items!
This holiday season I will have my hand dipped candles and ornaments at THE BOG TINKERS at 8086 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD. The shop opens this Saturday, November 22 and will run through January 15th, 2015. You can preview most of the items I will have at The BOG Tinkers in my Etsy shop:
The BOG Tinkers will feature the work of local artists and craftspeople. BOG stands for – “Buying Original Goods From Original People”
I will have a table at the Barony of Stierbach’s event – Holiday Faire. I will have most of my beeswax items to include hand dipped candles in 6″ straight tapers ($6.95 pr.) and 6″ twisted tapers ($7.95 a pr.) There will also be a variety of my hand woven belts and trim along with weaving by guest weaver, Marie Harold. Custom orders can be accepted for all items. Come and see me!
Payment methods available are: Credit cards, direct credit card sales through Etsy, cash, and checks with ID
This is a lovely decoration for your holidays. The natural scent of beeswax and honey are wonderful!