I've been a gourd artist for about eight years and
I specialize in jewelry made from gourd pieces we often refer to as " gourd
shards." Browse these pages and find a great piece that will turn
heads and start a conversation. My work is made from an organic material
that gets recycled from a cracked gourd which is headed for the burn
pile into a piece of art. I set up a booth at Arizona Gourd Festival
in February and sell online here. This site is especially for my referring
costumers and those who just want to take a look at something different.
Please read more about my process under About My Jewelry link.
" I am also a "zentangled-inspired artists
and have another site that showcases my drawings with zentangles patterns.
Visit Bettie Lake's
Zendrawing Gallery and check out this new art form!
I also offer wood burning classes that teach you how
to add tangles to your gourds and other art media.To help those who can't
take a class from me, check out my instruction books.
to my website where I share my work .
can follow my tangling work by joining my Facebook group, Bettie's Tangled
my new Books
Click on the books link above!
I have been a long admirer of the work of Phyllis
Sickles and had a booth
next to hers for years. This year as I approached her booth I saw my favorite
gourd that had been a Grand Master Entry a few years ago. I fell in love
with it then and had assumed she sold it! But there it was in the corner
sitting proudly on a pedestal.
It took most of my sale money, but I went home with my Fish Tail Cactus.
I love looking at it every day!
Spent another year as a vendor at the Arizona Gourd Festival. Had a great
time selling my jewelry and telling visitors about my wood burning classes
and my new books
Gourd Festival Competition
I entered a piece in the Wearable Art Category in the Master's Division
and won the blue ribbon.