Show and Workshop Schedule

2018 Upcoming Shows:

April 13 (Friday) and April 15 (Sunday), 2018- AnKara Designs Spring Open House and Creativity Day

In an all new format, we have added a brand new feature to the AnKara Designs Spring Open House. This year, we will offer shopping and creativity together! On Friday, April 13th, we will have extended shopping hours from 2-8 pm. On Sunday, April 15th, you can choose shopping or creativity, or a little of both! If you wish to participate in the creative activities, you will have two projects to choose from. Ann and Karen offer polymer clay basics for creating either a floral pendant/pin or a pair of earrings. For another option, artist Elizabeth Butterfield will guide you through the history and process to make a Victorian nosegay (small floral bouquet). Each project has a small fee of $10, and a half hour will be allotted for each activity. If you wish to participate, you can reserve a your spot in either or both creative activities by contacting Ann and Karen at ankara@ankaradesigns.com or call AnKara Designs at 626-798-8491. Time slots will be available every half hour between 11:00 and 4:30, until activities are full. You can also decide when you arrive, and options will depend on availability. Shopping hours are from 11-5 on Sunday. 

Location: AnKara Designs studio, Altadena- 2323 Pinecrest Drive, Altadena, CA 91001. 

Please note: There is no parking on Pinecrest on weekends, so please park on Crescent Drive and walk down Pinecrest on Sunday. If you need to arrange for passenger drop-off or additional information, please call Ann or Karen at 626-798-8491Bring a friend and receive 10% off of your AnKara purchase (does not include creative project activity). We will not be open on Saturday, April 14Snacks and refreshments will be served.

New Days and Hours:

Friday, April 13: 2 pm to 8 pm

Sunday, April 15: 11 am to 5 pm


May 12-13 and May 19-20, 2018- Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Irwindale, CA

Guest artists.

June 2-3, 2018- Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival, Montrose, CA.

August 24-26, 2018- AnKara Designs Fall Preview Open House, Altadena, C

Hours: Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

September 7-9, 2018- Harvest Festival- Las Vegas, NV

Cashman Center. Booth #127.

October 5-7, 2018- Harvest Festival- Ventura, CA

Ventura County Fairgrounds. Booth #106.

October 12-14, 2018 - Harvest Festival- Del Mar, CA

Del Mar Fairgrounds. Booth #109.

October 26-28, 2018 - Harvest Festival- Pleasanton, CA

Alameda County Fairgrounds. Booth #506.

November 9-11, 2018 - Harvest Festival- San Mateo, CA

San Mateo Events Center. Booth #137.

November 16-18, 2018 - Harvest Festival- Sacramento, CA

Cal Expo Pavilion. Booth #801.

November 23-25, 2018 - Harvest Festival- San Jose, CA

McEnerny Convention Center. Booth #123.

November 30-December 2, 2018 - Harvest Festival- Pomona, CA

Fairplex Building 4. Booth #211.

December 7-9, 2018- AnKara Designs Holiday Open House, Altadena, CA

   Hours: Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Workshop Summary :

May 3-7, 2018 -Orlando Clay Fandango 2018, Lake Yale, FL

This is an all-inclusive 5 day/4 night retreat at Lake Yale, about a one hour drive from Orlando, Florida . Meals and lodging are included. The instructors are: Ann Mitchell and Karen Mitchell, Christi Friesen, and Donna Greenberg. Retreat Demos by various artists. Link for  online registration: http://www.oapcguild.com/view/dsp_reg_form.php

Our Workshop (as included in the retreat):

Engineering and Construction for Polymer Jewelry Design

Ann Mitchell and Karen Mitchell

Are you in the mood to make something exotic, vintage, steampunk, or culturally inspired? An assortment of interesting materials lie in front of you- where do you go from here? How do you plan the design? How do you make the individual elements connect successfully for visual impact and wearability?

This workshop highlights the benefits of using polymer for the successful design progression and completion of an original mixed-media jewelry piece. We will feature methods for building jewelry elements that can be assembled in various configurations, adding stable loops for connections and drops, and utilizing chain as a functional and decorative material. The engineering of a piece of jewelry is as important as the surface treatment. Your own interpretation and integration of the techniques demonstrated will help personalize your design.

Some basic bead jewelry making techniques will be reviewed. Since there are multiple baking steps involved, the creation of elements and assembly will occur continuously throughout the class. This is a comprehensive workshop aimed not only at creating spectacular designs, but also is focused on incorporating liquid and solid polymer techniques seamlessly into jewelry design resulting in elegant, sparkling, and vintage-inspired pieces. We bring to you our 25 years of experience as mixed-media jewelry designers, liquid clay innovators, and mad scientists in polymer clay integration techniques.

Experience level: All skill levels welcome.

    About us

    Established in 1991, handcrafted in U.S.A. Original and affordable fashion jewelry, custom designs, costume jewelry repair, restringing, and redesign,  classes, project and product development.

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    AnKara Designs
    2323 Pinecrest Drive
    Altadena, CA 91001




    AnKara Designs
    2323 Pinecrest Drive
    Altadena, CA 91001
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