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Hand-made alcohol ink Christmas ornaments are being sold to help benefit Shared Blessings this holiday season at The Fancy Crow in Bonne Terre and it all came together through community support.

The Fancy Crow Owner Shari House said they have glass ornaments that are all hand-decorated with alcohol ink paint and it all started with one of The Fancy Crow’s consignors.

“Jackie Roberts does the alcohol ink painting and she asked if we could do something to benefit Shared Blessings with the ornaments,” explained House. “So we scheduled some classes and we held three of them.”

House said people came to the classes and paid $2 to participate in the class, which was to cover materials.

“Jackie donated the money back to Shared Blessings and for the $2 they got to decorate three ornaments,” said House. “One of them they were able to keep and the other two were to put on a tree here in The Fancy Crow.”

House said they are selling those ornaments there and all the proceeds from them go to Shared Blessings. She added Roberts donated all of the materials, the ornaments, ink paint and ribbon while The Fancy Crow donated some ribbons and the tags for the ornaments and space on their tree.

“If somebody comes in and they want to buy an ornament, they aren’t priced,” House said. “They can pay whatever amount they choose to pay. They will get the ornament and Shared Blessing will get 100 percent of the funds that come toward that.”

House added they have several ornaments already and people are making very nice donations. She said she is very excited Roberts came up with the idea and they are happy to host it there.

“This is for great cause and Shared Blessing is a super resource for our community,” said House. “I hope people consider stopping in to help support them. Each one comes with a nice tag with the Shared Blessing logo and it says it was handmade on their behalf.”

The Fancy Crow is located at 28 Paul St. in Bonne Terre, behind Walgreens.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or



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