Judy Gadicke showcased her Lavender Lampworks jewelry during the Jaffray Christmas in the Country Craft Fair last Saturday.

Judy Gadicke showcased her Lavender Lampworks jewelry during the Jaffray Christmas in the Country Craft Fair last Saturday.

A handcrafted Christmas in Jaffray

Vendors sold crafts and a variety of unique items at last week's Jaffray Christmas in the Country Craft Fair.

Vendors selling everything from baked goods, jewelry, handmade candles and unique decorations made their way to the Jaffray Christmas in the Country Craft Fair last Saturday at the Jaffray Community Hall. Outside, fresh fruit from the farmer’s market was made available to visitors.

Organizer Doug Lyon has been putting the event on since it began 24 years ago.

“It brings a lot of business to the community and brings some really amazing displays to the hall,” said Lyon who is also the manager of the Jaffray-Baynes Lake Farmer’s Market.

One such display was Kim Serwatkewich’s Scentsy table, where she sold all kinds of heated candle warmers that melt scented wax instead of traditional open-flame candles.

“I’ve bought a lot of scented candles in the past but I was always afraid of leaving them alone or someone knocking them over,” explained Serwatkewich.

Judy Gadicke of Lavender Lampworks, based out of Creston, isn’t afraid of the heat and actually spends hours at a time in her home studio making jewelry out of melted glass.

Gadicke selects different rods of Italian coloured glass, melting and swirling them together to create beautiful necklace pendants. She’s even taken to designing flowers onto them or turning them into owls.

She’s also added cake testers and hair ties to her roster, each topped with a different handcrafted glass piece.

Fernie will be hosting its own holiday craft fair at the community centre on December 6.