The elves at Globe Ice Lantern Kits just wrapped up a show at the Minneapolis Midwest Mountaineering Winter EXPO--a winter sports extravaganza--showcasing everything from sled dog racers to nordic ski suppliers and snow fort makers. EXPO vendors and attendees alike seemed to be looking forward to winter, so it seemed a perfect way to introduce our new Globe Ice Lantern Kits and replacement supplies. We had huge ice globes sitting in nests of winter greens and a small globe nestled in winter white roses and pepperberry plants to demonstrate a possible wedding or holiday party centerpiece.
Given the time of year we had to make the globes in our deep freezer, so they did not display the beautiful pincushion effect that tends to happen when made outside. Therefore, we decided to thermal shock the globes so that rivers of cracks developed to refract the light--they looked beautiful!
I LOVE to make ice lanterns for events, so I am thrilled to mention a wonderful new EXPO connection with Linda Nervick of the John Beargrease Dog Sled Race. I get goosebumps (of excitement) when I think of how much fun it could be to help make the Beargrease Gala Dinner and Silent Auction on the January 29th and the race's finish line something to behold! I hope we can work out the details to make it happen . . .
So, the EXPO was a success for many reasons, but most importantly – people loved the kits! We SOLD OUT! It was delightful to talk about ice lanterns all day for 3 days. It's the beginning of the season, so I am getting excited about all the ways to light up the cold winter days ahead. Globe Ice Lanterns--great and small--are, as one happy customer said, "an exciting new way to celebrate winter!"
I couldn't have said it better myself.
Enjoy the glow,
Jennifer Shea Hedberg
P.S. My long-time hobby site, www.icelanterns.com will soon be transformed into a new site for purchasing Globe Ice Lantern Kits and supplies--not today, and probably not tomorrow, but soon. In the meantime, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org