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Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Angie's Originals Artist Creations | 0 comments

Passing of the Torch – Welcome Denese

Passing of the Torch – Welcome Denese

Angie’s Originals is re-opening Sept. 19 and is happy to welcome Denese Peebles as the new manager.

Angie Sivori passes the torch to Denese Peebles

Angie Sivori, left, welcomes Denese Peebles as the new manager

On Aug. 2, I hosted a welcome reception offering customers and friends the opportunity to meet Denese Peebles.  Following my move to Louisiana, Denese will take over as the manager of the Angie’s Originals store in Metropolis on Sept. 19, 2014.   I will continue to operate the Etsy Shop on-line and many of my soaps and other creations will continue to be available at the store in Metropolis.

Many people in the Metropolis community know Denese from her volunteer activities with Save the Massac, Zeta Zeta Sorority, and the Superman Celebration, just to name a few.  Denese has recently began a new chapter in her life, and operating the artist boutique is an exciting part of that new adventure.  She is ready to dive in!


Aug. 2 was a day filled with lots of emotions.  So many nice people stopped in to say goodbye and good luck to me and wish Denese all the best.

Angie and Janet

One of my good friends, Janet, picked out a worry doll with a blonde color scarf.  She said she wanted to get a doll that would remind her of me! How sweet was that?!!  So many customers came in that day – it really warmed my heart!  I received phone calls and even special prayers from people wishing Bill and I a safe journey as we begin this new chapter in our lives.   It is hard to find the words to express the depth of gratitude I feel for all who have supported me and area artists during the last four years.  I will miss everyone SO much!

But, it makes me feel really good to know that Angie’s Originals is in good hands.  Denese is a creative busy-body just like me!  She has been busy re-arranging the shop and adding new artist creations.  She excited about the shop, and I am so excited for her!

I hope you will stop in and see the new look soon! Originals will be open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. The boutique has a new phone number, 270-883-0278.

Wishing everyone all the best…and a life full of “Cool Things!”


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Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Angie's Originals Artist Creations | 0 comments

Spring Spectacular Artist Demo Day

Spring Spectacular Artist Demo Day

Angie’s Originals held its annual Spring Spectacular event on April 12, 2014. The sun was shining while passersby were able to watch artists at work creating wood designs, pottery, jewerly and more.

Angie's Originals Artists

Monte Bremer (left) and Diane Bremer are a creative husband and wife team. Also on hand was Craig Rhodes, another of our featured potters.

Diane Bremer

Diane Bremer always draws spectators when she is at her pottery wheel

Mary Elliott

Metropolis Author Mary Elliott was signing her books.

Judy Dummeier

Judy Dummeier is one of our jewelry artists.

Anita Price

Anita Price enjoyed the beautiful day sitting on our porch swing knitting dish cloths.

Monte Bremer

Monte Bremer was busy creating beautiful wood pieces.

Monte Bremer

Monte Bremer chats with one of our customers as they look at all his beautiful wood bowls.

Diane Bremer

Diane takes a moment to pose for a quick photo on a beautiful sunny day!


Gotta give a shout-out to my girlfriend and jewelry designer, “Jane Plain” who also stopped by, but I did not get her photo 🙁

Thanks to all who attended our Artist Demo Day.  We plan to host another in the Fall of 2014.

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Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Angie's Originals Artist Creations | 0 comments

Bright Color Accessories Are Here

Bright Color Accessories Are Here

We Love Colorful Jewelry and Accessories for Spring and Summer at Angie’s Originals!

Handcrafted Bead and Wire Necklace from Angie's Originals.

Above is a beautiful creation by Judy Dummeier.  Judy does all of the wire work on this necklace by hand.  Beautiful, isn’t it?


Beautiful colorful paper bead necklace from Angie's Originals. The colorful beads in this necklace are rolled paper beads!  We have several versions of Fair Trade paper bead necklaces from Kenya. They are super-light-weight…after all, they are made of paper!


Copper and Glass Pendant

This unique necklace is made by a husband and wife team, Jay and LouAnn Elwell.  Jay creates glass beads and a variety of copper jewelry pieces, while LouAnn creates all types of beaded jewelry.   Jay hammered a copper ring and then melted glass around it. Various  glass beads dangle below, and the pendant is strung on a black deerskin leather cord. Love it!





Colorful beaded bangles from Kenya at Angie's OriginalsWe’ve got lots of bright colors when it comes to bangles.  These bangles are made by artisans in Kenya.  Wear several together for a fun look!


If you live in the Southern Illinois area, we would love for you to visit us at Angie’s Originals.  If you are interested in an item on our website that is not listed in our on-line Etsy Shop, just contact us and we’ll make special arrangements for you.

Happy Accessorizing!


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Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Angie's Originals Artist Creations | 0 comments

Soap Can Be A Work of Art, Too!

Soap Can Be A Work of Art, Too!

If I were to tell you what item I get asked about the most in my boutique – it would probably be the small, soft and fuzzy things that smell so good…

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“What ARE these?  What do you DO with them?”

They are Felted Soaps! Yep, Felted.  I had not seen them before I opened my shop, but have carried these by several artists over the years. And, they are so cool!

Tam PirrmanTam Pirrman makes her goat milk and honey soap from all natural ingredients. She and her family operate River to River Farm in Johnson County. Her soaps are made with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, goat milk and honey.

After Tam makes her soaps, she covers them with all natural sheep’s wool and works the fiber together by hand to create her “Felted Soap Stones.”  So as you use the soap, it’s like having a soap and washcloth all in one. As the soaps gets smaller with use, the felted wool shrinks down with it.  Pretty neat!

She adds lavender and other natural items and fragrances to many of her soaps.

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More and more people are looking for products made from all natural ingredients.  Perhaps you are one of them.


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