Fiona Tranter

Letting off Creative STEAM


I usually sell my work at craft fairs and shows in the Chicago and southern Wisconsin area. I'll post information about where you can find me next, once I have more details to share.

If you would like to have a go at creating something similar yourself, or would like to discuss a custom order, please contact me at I teach individual or small group (2 to 3 people) classes in bead weaving techniques, basic sewing or quilting.

Get into the Holiday spirit and come support the Warren Township Band Boosters Fundraiser Craft Fair


On Saturday 7th November, 2015 from  9am to 3pm


At Warren Township High School on Almond Road in Gurnee

With free admission and 100+ vendors it’s a great place to get a jump on your holiday shopping.

I’ll have a selection of holiday bling, geometric designs and beautify made jewelry including the vintage crystal snowmen featured in this flyer.

Just in time for the holiday's I will be joining several local artists at a jewelry and accessory show organized by Ayla's Originals bead shop in Evanston.

Its just a one day show on Sunday 14th December at the Best Western hotel in Evanston located at 1501 Sherman Avenue.
The hotel is close to the metra train, the purple L-line and there is free parking in Evanston on Sundays.

So stop by and pick up some last minute holiday gifts or find something to treat yourself with at this hectic time of year.

The bead bazaar will be a mix of beads and findings and finished work. There will be several bead artists at the show selling their unique beads and designs, along with bead shops from the area.
The bead bazaar is again being held in the Highland Park Art Center which is located at 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL

Last year the booths were set up amongst the art work in the center, which gave the show a special twist.
This would be a great opportunity to shop early for the holidays and I've one or two new items that are in progress ready to be revealed at the show.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Ayla's beads who are the show organizers also have an admission discount coupon on their web site.

Past Shows

The 2014 Grayslake Art festival was lots of fun. The weather was beautiful and we had lots of entrainment to keep us going through out the day.
We met lots of new faces, while friends and family also stopped by.
It was lovely seeing everyone and I'm pleased our pieces went to such good homes.

This event was sponsored by Aylas Originals of Evanston. There were beadweaving and lampwork bead artists at the show in addition to vendors selling beads and findings. Lots of shiny objects to tantalize and excite!!

Our booth at the Boocoo Cultural Centers 2013 Spring Fair in Evanston, IL.

The mission of Boocoo Cultural Center and Café is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which individuals can explore and express their creative passions through music, theater, literature, visual arts, video and film, audio and sound production, and movement.

Our first show outside. We learnt a lot about the wind and jewelry stands, staying out the sun and staying hydrated at the Round Lake Library

"So Close to Summer Craft Show"

Details and photographs from my December show hosted with Jobi Cates of One Cheek Crafts.