By Charles features jewelry created by torchwork glass artist Charles Rogalinski of Simpsonville, Kentucky. The “lampworked” one-of-a-kind beads are made by melting colored glass rods in the 2300 F degree flame of an oxygen-propane torch and allowing the molten glass to flow onto a stainless steel rod that is skillfully rotated using heat, gravity, and shaping tools to gently create the beads. The beads are then annealed at 960F in a kiln and cooled to room temperature inside the kiln over a period of 6-8 hours. Then, the jewelry design begins. Ear posts and wires are either sterling silver or 14K gold filled. Phone: 502-722-8224.
Doug’s Handmade Soap
We are located at 807 Taylorsville Road, Shelbyville, KY. Phone: (606) 305-7555. Our soaps are made by hand, using Kentucky rainwater and only superior quality oils such as Olive, Coconut, Castor, Corn, Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Macadamia Nut, Peanut, Safflower and Sweet Almond. We mix and match the oils to achieve the results that our customers desire. We make our soap using the cold process method which means that no heat is used to initiate saponification after the initial melting of the oils. The final product is very rich in glycerin and Vitamin E. The soap is mild, healthy and luscious and leaves you feeling clean and refreshed. Come visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/dougssoap/. We also sell several varieties of perennials such as Iris and Lillies.
Perfect Timing Alpacas
Perfect Timing Alpacas – a certified Kentucky Proud and Rooted in Shelby farm – is a family-operated farm owned by Steve and Karen Kennedy and home to a herd of curious, social, and fuzzy alpacas. In our increasingly “green” society, alpaca fiber has quickly become the fiber of choice because of its hypo-allergenic qualities. It’s softer than cashmere and warmer than wool and was once worn only by Incan royalty. Our most popular product is alpaca socks, which come in many weights, colors, and types such as sport, boot, casual, dress, golf, and therapeutic. Many alpaca socks are lightweight enough to be worn year round. We sell our alpaca products at the farm, in our online farm store, and at Shelby County Farmers’ Market. Come see us at market this year and learn what alpaca is all about! Visit us online at www.perfecttimingalpacas.com.
Yvonne Clark has been bringing her handmade jewelry to the market since 2007. This year, she will continue to provide customers with wire-wrapped and beaded jewelry as well as her new addition of art work! Yvonne says that she enjoys the family feeling the market has about it, the fresh eggs, and her favorite—fresh flowers!