By Diana Voigt

Special to the Pilot

Newcomers selling floral arrangements, costume jewelry

Beverly and Wess Lyell retired from Grass Valley, Calif., to Brookings, six years ago. This is their first year exhibiting at the Christmas Bazaar.

Beverly will be featuring andquot;Keepsakeandquot; floral arrangements, specializing in Thanksgiving, fall and Christmas arrangements, which are a wonderful touch to thank a hostess or to display in the home or business to celebrate the season. Her creations are extremely lovely and will be priced between $7 and $40, making them extremely affordable. She will also take special orders for holiday fresh flower arrangements.

Wess discovered recently that he has a creative talent for making costume jewelry. He has always appreciated lovely women's jewelry, and is using his precision machinist skills to make stunning, handcrafted necklaces, bracelets and earrings. His pieces are made from gemstones, Swarovski crystals, glass and beads and have a wide appeal to everyone. Wess will also be taking special orders.

Chip Moore's glass art inspired by beauty of the coast

Seven years ago, Chip and Liz Moore moved to Brookings, prompted by the events of Sept. 11.

Although he worked as an audio-video technician in San Diego, Calif., running sound and other media for events at convention centers and other large meetings, Moore started a handyman business here.

He became involved with glass lamp working about four years ago as a hobby, and is just now beginning to exhibit at local crafts fairs. This is his first year exhibiting at the Christmas Bazaar.

Often inspired by the beauty of the rugged coastline and mountains in Oregon, Moore has endeavored to recreate these elements in his glass works. Some of his pieces reflect wildflowers and ocean water. Many of his exquisite pieces are small and very affordable.

Moore continues to refine his glass-making skills and is very proud to be able to offer his work to the public.

Don't forget the country store at the VFW Hall

When strolling around the schools for the Community Christmas Bazaar, don't forget to make a stop across the street at the VFW Hall for the annual Brookings-Harbor Garden Club Country Store.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include everything imaginable for the garden.

In addition to the plants that have been grown by members of the garden club, the sale promises to have handcrafted items, antiques and other items for the garden either for personal use or as gifts.

Bazaar set Saturday

The annual Brookings-Harbor Community Christmas Bazaar will feature booths of nearly 100 artisans and crafters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Azalea Middle School gymnasium and Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria in Brookings.

The Chicken Casserole Lunch will be served in the cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch includes casserole, gelatin salad, a roll, drink and homemade pie. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.