Easter at Artful Persuasion

Need a little something cute for your Easter basket this weekend?

Come on down to the new shop at 80 York to see what we have for you! Cute bunny-themed fused glass magnets and recycled sweater ornaments, Easter onesies and chick hats for your little ones, and handmade paper cards and baskets. Just a small selection of the amazing – and all locally handmade – options we’re happy to share with all of you.

We’re closed Friday, open 10 to 5 on Saturday, and closed Sunday. We’re not officially open on Monday, but some artists may be coming in and out, so call the shop (450-0464) first before stopping in.

Happy Easter from all of us at Artful Persuasion!

Easter at Artful Persuasion

Craft Supply Sale

Have you heard? We’ve all started our spring cleaning and are sifting through our masses of creative bits and bobs to find the ones we don’t use anymore. And we’re making them available to you.

On Saturday, April 12th, from 10 am to 4 pm, stop by our old location at 79 York St. for our craft supply sale. We’ll have miscellaneous craft supplies, doll heads, yarn, stamp and paper craft supplies, wool and cotton sweaters, fabric, beads, findings, and other items for making jewelry, tole painting books and supplies, embroidery and cross stitch supplies, knitting patterns and books, cake pans, candle seconds, and more.

There’s a few tables left if you have craft supplies to sell and want to participate in the sale. Contact jamds@nbnet.nb.ca for more information.

And once you’re finished at the sale, pop across the street to 80 York St. to see our new location.

Craft Supply Sale

We’ve moved!

Have you been in to see the new Artful Persuasion yet?

March has been an exciting month for all of us crafters and artisans at Artful Persuasion!  We decided to make a move to a new location – all the way across the street to 80 York Street. It was a big task, but we all pitched in and got it done. We cleaned the new store (and it really needed it), coated the entire place in several coats of paint, designed new and creative displays, and lugged it all across the street – all in the span of just a couple of weeks.

Artful offerings

We’ve got something for everyone – jewelry, children’s tutus and accessories, candles, fused glass, knitting, recycled bags, pottery, mineral make up, pet accessories, books by local authors, art, handmade cards, bath and body products, art, and so much more.

  We’re open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Summer in the City!

Welcome to Fredericton…and Welcome Visitors to Artful Persuasion!

Are you looking for the perfect store to take a handmade Maritime gift home to your loved ones? Drop into our bright and cheerful store at 79 York Street (downtown Fredericton) for all your gift giving needs. We are a collective of over 20 local artists. You’ll find quality and fun gifts for the entire family…all handmade…from baby booties and bibs…pewter scarf pins and jewellery…wood walking sticks…stained glass suncatchers and panels…sterling silver jewellery…handmade purses…artwork…fabric art…condiments for your favourite meals…amazingly crafty cards…silverware jewellery…pottery…quilts…paper art…even bow ties for your cat or dog! Our list goes on and on…drop in, we’ll be pleased to help you with your selections and wrap them to go!

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Show your Mum (or Mom!) what she means to you!

Mothers day is that one time of year that you can really show your Mum (or Mom!) what she means to you.

I have created two classes; one for children so they can make a gift to give their mothers, and one for adults. Being a Mum myself I treasure the handmade gifts my children give me. Their gifts are my inspiration for my children’s class. I also wanted to run a class that adults could attend; either to create something to give their own mothers or to give their mothers the actual class experience so they can create something for themselves. All are gifts made with heart. ♥

For both classes all supplies are provided and no experience is required.

If you’d like to sign up for either contact Inky Moose at: inkymoose@gmail.com

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Take a Class at Artful Persuasion! Here’s what’s going on this week!

For Kids! Make Mothers Day Memorable
Create a beautiful gift box and matching note cards for your mother.

Saturday, April 20th, 10am – 11:30am
Cost is $20
Call 450-0464 to register!
Another fantastic class from Maree Streeter of Inky Moose!


Mothers Day Class for Adults!
Make a vintage inspired gift purse and its contents for your mother.

Saturday, April 20th, 2pm – 4pm
Cost is $25
Call 450-0464 to register!
Another fantastic class from Inky Moose!


Just Baked Gluten Free Presents!
An Introduction to the Gluten Free Life style

Thursday, April 25,  2 – 3:30pm
Class will follow a Q & A format.
Participants are asked to keep a food journal for 7 days prior to the class.
Cost – $20/person
Please message Michelle Lyn Swan on FB at Just Baked to sign up.

CD Launch Party for Emanate 7

We’re having a CD launch party!Emanate7

7PM – Thursday, March 21

…to celebrate the completion of 2 new works, Future Bodies and Sky Dancing, and the Spring Equinox, Nate Miller, of Emanate 7.

All are welcome to drop by.
Future Bodies and Sky Dancing are the latest works of Emanate 7, Nate Miller’s own label. Miller, a new-age record producer and professional drummer, is already known in the area for his work on a full range of CDs for yoga and energy healing practitioners, as well as his own Chakra series.  The new recordings can be sampled on iTunes and recordings of Miller’s many other CDs are available at Artful Persuasion, as well as through his website, http://www.Emanate7.com/.

Mini-March Break Scrapbooking Camps for Kids at Artful Persuasion

Join Maree of Inky Moose for a special scrapbooking class for children on March Break.


Dates: Thursday, March 7th or Friday, March 8th

Location: Artful Persuasion at 79 York Street, downtown Fredericton

Time: 10am to noon

What you’ll make: Make ALL 4 different projects – an Angry Bird style card, a Hello Kitty style card, a moveable puppy card and a treat card to put chocolate in!

Who: Children ages 8 and up

Cost: $20 per class

**Spaces are limited, so message Maree today at inkymoose@gmail.com to reserve your spot.


Everyone Should be Artful!

Winter Craft Activities for Kids

Brrr…it’s cold out there but you can stay warm (and be entertained) inside this winter. We have lots of snow outside but if playing outside has lost its appeal for your little kidlets, staying cooped up inside doesn’t have to be boring. Try making some of these creative crafts with your kids to break their cabin fever. Homemade is fun…we at Artful Persuasion ought to know! It’s what we do every day.

Make a Snowy Winter Landscape From Paper!








Materials You Will Need:

1. (1) 9″x l2″ blue or black construction paper

2. (1) 4′/2″x l2″ white construction paper

3. Scraps of colored construction paper, all colors

4. Paste or glue


1. Tear the 4′/4″x l2″ white construction paper in half, lengthwise. Use one piece to make the ground. Tear the other piece into very small pieces for falling snow. Paste or glue the ground and some snowflakes on the blue or black paper.

2. All other things in the picture must also be torn. They can be made from construction paper scraps of all colors. Make things from geometric shapes and piece them together.

3. Add the rest of the torn pieces of white paper used for snow. The picture can also be sprayed with snow from a spray can.

Thanks to the good folks at fun.familyeducation.com. Check out more homemade paper winter ideas!