Accessories fans, this one's for you! You can bedeck yourself with items from these three vendors at our November event. Clockwise from left:
B. Radley: B. Radley is a maker of fine embroidered jewelry. Adorable cross stitched necklaces, earrings, and a fresh new line of embroidered wooden jewelry and accessories will make an appearance at this year's market event.
Dulcet Design: Dulcet Design is a modern line of acrylic and glass jewelry and home accessories that have a distinctly architectural style. From state-shaped acrylic wall clocks to cuff links, there is something for every style and occasion.
Biggie: Biggie, a.k.a. Bridget, creates a variety of fiber-related goods such as handwoven scarves and pouches. She also makes handspun yarn and hand-felted wool jewelry. All of her items are made by hand with love!
Are you ready to shop? We are!
It's time to introduce you to two more great vendors that will be at our holiday event! From left to right:
Vincent Desjardins: Vincent Desjardins is a freelance illustrator who has recently taken his illustration skills in a new direction. Over the past year he has taken his love for vintage style illustration and combined it with his love for textile design to create repeating patterns which he has had printed on to 100% cotton fabric. As part of this new enterprise, he has taken to his sewing machine to create a line of sewn items like pillow covers, zippered coin purses and pencil and cosmetics bags, all of them featuring his own unique, retro style illustrations.
Siosi Design + Build: Siosi Design + Build employs the tag-team pairing of local artists, Audim Q. Culver and Ivy Siosi. Collaborators in life and love, Siosi notches out innovative forms of solid, sustainable, conscious construction. Each creation is as much a standalone art object as it is a functional testament to woodworking refined.
Be sure to mark you calendar for November 9th!
We love DIY. You love DIY. Share a photo of your best or favorite DIY project and you could win a BHM swag bag filled with fun surprises!
"DIY: Do it yourself (DIY) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals "
How to do it:
Share your photo here on the contest event page (the DIY project must be your own - you can take inspiration from Pinterest, etc., but 'before' & 'after' and project pics must be your own)
Enter as many times as you like!
A winner will be chosen at random. The contest runs through 11:59 p.m. EST on September 29, 2013.
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We say bagel, you say Bloomington Bagel Company. In Bloomington, that’s ‘nuff said. Located at 113 N. Dunn St, BBC is conveniently located downtown, a hop, skip and a jump from the IU campus. Their location isn’t the only thing that contributes to their popularity: these bagels, based on kosher recipes from New York, are heavenly. BBC makes their goods from scratch using real ingredients (local ones when possible), boiled and baked fresh daily. In addition to these delicious dough creations, BBC also has a variety of tasty drinks, bagelwichs, and other baked goods. Do yourself a favor and stop by today. Like right now.
Thanks to BBC for providing breakfast for our vendors on the day of our event! Nothing like a delicious breakfast to kick off a successful craft show day.
It’s time to introduce you to the next group of fabulous vendors you will see at our holiday event! Clockwise from top left:
Deesum Designs: Deesum Designs is hand-forged jewelry made by Molly Mayer in Bloomington, Indiana. She strives to make beautiful and lasting wearable art that is inspired by nature, travel, and love. Her materials are sourced from environmentally ethical suppliers and all scrap is recycled.
Vintageliz: Vintageliz is a handcrafted leather accessories company, specializing in hand bags, belts, cuffs and watches. Each piece is cut, dyed, tooled, and stitched by hand, which means you get a piece of handmade art that is unique, impeccably constructed and straight from the heart.
Colette Paperie: Colette Paperie strives to create unique greeting cards that are so hilarious and clever, you won't be able to resist sending snail mail again. All of the cards are handmade in their Cincinnati studio, using recycled paper and envelopes.
Kate Funk: Kate Funk's work consists mostly of greeting cards that showcase humorous photos she takes with her cat and sidekick, AC, in painted dioramas and ridiculous costumes that she makes herself. She also carries iPhone cases and an annual calendar that she creates with graphic designer, Brennan Groh, featuring a year's worth of themed AC photographs. This year's theme is magical creatures!
Are you excited yet???
The Friends of Art Bookshop is tucked away in IU’s School of Fine Arts building, off the beaten path for many students and campus visitors. However, it should not be overlooked! This store carries a wide variety of goods (such as stationary, art books, posters, and snacks from Bloomington Bagel Company) that can keep you browsing and happy for hours. Plus, your purchase goes towards supporting the arts: the bookshop is a non-profit organization that uses its profits to fund scholarships and research projects for SoFA students, and support the Grunwald Gallery and Fine Arts library. Friends of Art memberships also include a 10% discount on almost everything in the Bookshop. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal!
The vendors for our holiday 2013 event have been chosen! Keep your eyes peeled for information on all of these talented makers right here, on our blog. Let the fun begin! Clockwise from left:
You can check these three out in person on November 9th at the Convention Center.
Chances are you’ll find something unique at the Homespun: Modern Handmade boutique, which carries products from over 200 artists, both local and from across the U.S. and Canada. Located on the east side of Indianapolis, Homespun is dedicated to bringing handmade goods created with traditional methods to today’s audiences.
And if that isn't enough, the shop super crew is also responsible for the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange craft fair. Though their large summer event has already taken place, the group is putting together two mini shows, one in October and one in December, to satiate your handmade good needs. Details on the mini shows are provided on the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange website and Facebook page.