Katie Krug is a Recreation

Selkirk College held a pre-holiday student craft fair

Selkirk College held a student craft fair on Thursday, Nov. 26 .

Selkirk College held a student craft fair on Thursday, Nov. 26 .

There were seven student vendors at the fair, three of whom were from the Selkirk jewelry making program in Nelson.

Brittani Buettner runs her own jewelry making business and decided to enroll in the program to improve her skills.

“I’ve been starting up this business for about three years now, so I wanted to take it to the next level and like actually have a certificate in a trade skill,” she said.

The jewelry programs students were a multi-talented bunch. All three had other crafts on display as well.

Buettner was also selling a selection of hats and headbands she’d crocheted and infinity scarfs she’d hand sewn.

Marlee Lievre, also from the program, previously attended Emily Carr in Vancouver for print making, and had some of her prints available.

And Sauhaira Darwel brought baked goods and unique hand-painted t-shirts to sell.

The jewelry program students were’t the only ones to bring jewelry.

Katie Krug, a recreation, fish and wildlife student, was also selling handmade jewelry, including wood-burned necklaces bearing runes.

“I use specific wood, such as hazelnut or alder, which is important when creating a signal, which is like a talisman almost,” she explained.

Krug has been attending craft fairs with her mother for over ten years, but this was her first fair on her own.

“So this is really exciting, especially being at Selkirk College and surrounded by friends,” she said.

Forestry student Will Kruse also does some wood-burning and had to get some more of his wood-burned treasure chests after he sold out of them early in the day. He was also selling decorative paper cabins and golden railroad spikes.

He also regularly sells his crafts at the Robson Flea Market.

“I use this as a sideline business to earn money for my college,” he said.

 

Just Posted

Castlegar council set to rule on three retail cannabis proposals

Residents have until Dec. 27 to comment on the business proposals

West Kootenay police take 18 impaired drivers off the road

Eight drivers were criminally impaired, says Sgt. Badry from West Kootenay Traffic Services

West Kootenay highways a mess as heavy snowfall continues

‘Roads are very icy, people have to be patient and have to slow down’

Nelson-area man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Snowfall warning across the West Kootenay

A strong Pacific frontal system had Environment Canada issuing a snowfall advisory early Tuesday

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

‘People talk about deep sadness:’ Scientists study climate change grief

Some call it environmental grief, some call it solastalgia — a word coined for a feeling of homesickness when home changes around you.

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes.

Senate delays start of sittings in new home, delaying start of broadcasts

The Senate and House of Commons are moving into temporary homes for the next decade as a result of long-planned and badly needed renovations to the Centre Block.

UK leader seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

EU leaders gather for a two-day summit, beginning Thursday, which will center on the Brexit negotiations.

French police try to catch attack suspect dead or alive

Local authorities increase death toll to three, including 13 wounded and five in serious condition

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

Second Canadian missing in China after questioning by authorities

Michael Spavor, founder of a non-profit that organizes cultural-exchange trips to North Korea, “is presently missing in China”

Cannabis gift ideas for this holiday season

Put the green in happy holidays, now that cannabis is legal in Canada

Most Read