With the production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines, we hope to show attendees how the items they purchase are made. To that end, we have five vendors who will also be demonstrating their craft. We hope you’re inspired!
Andy Klindt is an Iowa artisan specializing in chainsaw sculpture and metal design. Fanciful, functional, or a fusion of each…watching Andy craft original pieces is sure to delight people of all ages!
Offering: Chainsaw carvings, hand-forged metal items, and mixed metal and wood items
Price Range: $20 – $2000
Friday, December 1: 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2: 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Come in and enjoy the world of glass. Indianola Glass Creations designs and creates colorful Stained and Fused Glass ornaments, suncatchers, jewelry and home decor. They will be demonstrating blown glass ornaments.
Offering: Stained Glass, Fused Glass & Blown Glass ornaments and suncatchers. Fused glass and china jewelry. Fused & Stained Glass clocks and home decor art pieces. Wine bottle tealights.
Price Range: $12 – $150
Friday, December 1: 3:30pm, 6pm
Saturday, December 2: 11:45am, 3pm, 6pm
Sunday, December 3: 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm
Dakota Tinworks is a family-owned business dedicated to making and selling traditional tinwares and ornaments, hand-made exclusively by tinsmith Karl-Josef Schmidt, using primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith’s tools.
Offering: Handmade tinware of all kinds: tin Christmas ornaments, tin tree tinsel, tin tree toppers, tin cookie cutters, tin biscuit cutters, tin candle holders, tin candle sconces, tin cups, and tin candle lanterns.
Price Range: $5 – $150
Friday, December 1: 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8pm
Saturday, December 2: 12pm, 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, 5pm, 6:15pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Quilted Gardens & Nursery is an independent nursery specializing in unusual and collector perennials, hostas, trees, shrubs and conifers.
Offering: Hand made wreaths, swags, kissing balls and wood, straw and glass ornaments, table top trees, garland holiday optical glasses.
Price Range: $5 – $150
Friday, December 1: 1pm, 6:15pm
Saturday, December 2: 1pm, 4pm
Sunday, December 3: 1pm
Wild Cherry Spoon Co. handcarves unique, one of a kind, pieces of wooden kitchenware along the banks of the Mississippi, in Rock Island, IL.
Offering: Handcarved wooden: spoons, spatulas, kitchen utensils, rice paddles, chopsticks, cutting/cheese boards, baby spoons, cheese spreaders, pizza paddles and pizza cutters, coffee and ice cream scoops.
Price Range: $5 – $75
Times: To Be Determined