Little Red Bird Studio

A cozy second-floor studio at 24 Main Street in Millerton, bedecked with thank-you drawings from young artists, is where artist Julianna Kreta creates, sells and nurtures whimsical, finely crafted objects, and runs workshops for all ages and skill levels. She also has an extensive online store with lovely items too numerous to mention. Shop online at www.etsy.com/shop/LittleRedBirdStudio.

 

Matryoshka Dolls $35-$42

A big favorite is sets of 3 or 5 nesting wooden Matryoshka dolls in animal motifs as well as the more traditional headscarved girls in diminishing sizes. A set of five made to order is $55.00.

 

Suncatchers $20

Suncatchers in delicate beadwork are available featuring birthstones, some in simple columns of small and larger colored crystals according to the month and others with tiny angels. Another type of suncatcher features favorite motifs—a pig, a football, an octopus, dozens to choose from— all with a final large German crystal teardrop that breaks sunlight into myriad tiny rainbows. Special orders are available for $30.00, and a made-to-order piece with a Svarovski crystal heart is $42.00 Shipping takes 3-5 days, except for custom orders, for which two weeks is needed.

 

Stained Glass $20-$28

Faux stained glass—hand-painted window clings—are beautifully textured and quite elegant single images or corners, ranging from $20.00 to $28.00. Special orders are welcomed.

 

Workshops $30

As to workshops—in her studio, private homes, or libraries—Kreta offers a vast array for people of all ages. Her favorite, she says, is paint-and-sip style events, which can be tailored to suit the participants.  

Another favorite class in the spring guides participants in creating Ukrainian Psyanky Eggs in an elaborate process using all the traditional materials, such as wax and open flames. Gift certificates are available. For full information, see the studio’s website.

 

Address: 24 Main St Suite B1, Millerton, NY

Social: @lredbirdstudio

Web: www.littleredbirdstudio.weebly.com

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Julianna Kreta of Little Red Bird Studio. Photo by Deborah Maier
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