Tasselled Totes started in 2005 with the combined efforts of mother /daughter
team, Cindy and Christen Parzych as Christen’s graduation project for high school.
I (Cindy) now run the business from my home in Bucks County, PA. A textile and
design major in collage, I design and make embellished fabric handbags, totes and
All of the bags are made with an embellishment of handcrafted fabric flowers,
custom ceramic buttons, ribbons or trims. All of the bags are fully lined with an
inside pocket and are available in a wide variety of sizes, silhouettes and handle
Accessories include eyeglass cases, scarf holders, lavender scented boot shapers,
wristlet key fobs, lanyards, water bottle holders, BYOB bags, etc.
Jay Stutman designs
Ms. Jay Stutman
Jay Stutman is an award-winning jewelry designer. She lives in Newark, Delaware with her husband, a very large blind dog, and a sassy cat. As a self-taught beader, she fell in love with off-loom beadweaving and has been exploring the endless possibilities in design for the last thirteen years. Using a variety of beaded stitch techniques and art glass, she enjoys combining unusual color palettes that result in unique works of “wearable art”.
Ignoring the latest fashion trends, she creates jewelry that is timeless. From classic elegance to bold and funky, her style of intricately woven spiral rope sewn from seed beads and her passion for color translate into one of a kind jewelry pieces. “Classic Designs with a Twist”
Jay sells her jewelry at Arts by the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace Maryland, Ivystone Studio in Downingtown Pennsylvania and juried art fairs in the tristate area. She is also a juried Chester County member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman.
Toll House Studio & Off-Track Art
Linda Van Hart & Gail Martensen
Union Bridge, Maryland
Linda Van Hart is a total process metalsmith. She interprets historically significant botanical symbols with contemporary flair using classic techniques. She exhibits her botanical portraits, sculpture and mixed media collage in predominantly east coast galleries and high end crafts shows. Her Holly and Ivy series are particularly appropriate for this show. A world traveler, Linda is in many private collections in the USA, Italy, Switzerland, Scotland and Russia.
Since 1981, Linda is the metalsmithing part of the Art & Art History Department, McDaniel College where she is The Visual Arts Coordinator for Common Ground on The Hill. Each summer she also teaches at Common Ground and Peters Valley.
Off Track Art is located in downtown Westminster, Md.
Established in 2009 as a place where local artists can work together to display and
sell their work, and support the arts in Carroll County.
We feature a variety of art works for your home, gift giving and personal adornment.
Warren Wilson Photos
As an artist, I’ve chosen photography as my vehicle in allowing the viewer a glimpse into how I interpret life, all the while hoping to show a different perspective than one might expect. Photography has been a near-lifelong passion for me. I started out with a cheap box film camera in the mid-1950’s, photographed Vietnam in the mid-1960’s, worked as a photo lab technician 1970-2005, picked up a digital camera and joined a camera club in 2006. Joining the camera club taught me the skills and discipline needed to be a good photographer.
Although I’ve worked with film, I now devote most of my energy creating digital images. These digital images are then fine-tuned using various software packages. Then the work is sent to a professional photo lab for prints.
I’m what is considered a “generalist” photographer. A generalist is one who photographs a variety of subjects. Although I’ve found my passion in photographing nature, abstracts, and travel, I’ve also been known to photograph street scenes, extreme close-ups, and portraits—in other words, just about anything. I’ve found that doing so helps to keep me motivated and provides me with a large subject list.