Buy Carolina Snowflakes
You can buy your original Carolina Snowflakes through my Etsy store:
- In 1993, as part of the Year of Craft in America, I was invited to be an artist of the White House Christmas tree with the Carolina Snowflakes.
- In March of 1998, QVC featured me with the Carolina Snowflakes on "Quest for America's Best – 50 state tour". The show aired live nationwide on Easter weekend. I took a Christmas tree from the tree farm next door, along the interstate to Charlotte, to hang the snowflakes on…on Easter weekend. Eleven hundred were sold in a matter of minutes.
- Again in 1998, I was an invited artist of the White House Christmas tree with the Carolina Snowflakes. I was actually invited to the White House for an artists' reception.
- Our State Magazine has sold them through the Our State Store (2003-2004).
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I began my basket making career in 1983 in New Bern, North Carolina. There, I often demonstrated weaving at Tryon Palace. In 1984, I was trying to create a four-leaf clover during a demonstration but it looked incomplete. I then connected two of them and created an eight-point object. I called the design a Carolina Snowflake. The Palace bought over 300 of them that year to hang in the windows at the Palace complex and to sell through their gift shop.
I wrote a pattern booklet for the Carolina Snowflake which I copyrighted (VA 219 131) and I copyrighted the design itself (VAu 536 810).
In the last 30 years, the Carolina Snowflake has hung on Christmas trees, windows, and walls all over the world.