138 arts and crafts vendors expected
MORGAN CITY, La. -- The 36th annual arts and crafts show and sale is to feature 138 vendors as part of the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival will be Friday through Monday.
Among the featured vendors is Carol Oxendine Pritchard from Garyville who sells bead embroidered jewelry inspired by her Native American heritage.
Spirit Threads Jewelry will be among the featured vendors under the U.S. 90 bridge during the Labor Day festival weekend.
Pritchard uses gemstones, wood, animal bones, shells, glass, sterling silver and pewter charms, porcupine quills and lots of seed beads to make the necklaces that are finished in leather. Each piece is designed so that it can be worn either formally or casually.
Small necklaces and earrings take about four hours to complete, while the large, detailed collars can take up to 80 hours to make, she said.
Another vendor of note includes copper artist Terry Williams from Austin, Texas, who sells decorative bowls, plates and wall art.
Ms. Annette’s Ceiling Tins will return with 100-year-old ceiling tins crafted into everything from headboards to wall art.
Also scheduled to be in attendance are caricaturists, face painters, an author and vendors selling numerous types of jewelry including that made from coins, rock candles, original artwork and various wood work.
The schedule for the craft show is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday.