Sadly Harmless is the work of Sally Harless, a full-time artist + illustrator in St. Louis, MO. Sally makes prints and cut paper shadow boxes of her ink and watercolor animal illustrations.
Starsprinkle Supercollider is a husband and wife artistic collaboration inspired by nature, fantasy, and a love of storytelling. They strive to promote peaceful coexistence between all living things and a better awareness of one's impact on their environment. Their work is varied, but always luminous, from small simple metalwork to detailed literary illustrations.
Urban Silver Works
Though relatively new to the silversmithing scene, Linda Romick draws inspiration and expertise from her vast background in textiles, jewelry, architecture and interior design.
An avid traveler, her work is not only inspired by Asian, Northern Africa and European dynamics, but also by living within the resplendent nature of her surroundings in the backwoods of Brown County Indiana.
Carrie Taylor is a silversmith hailing from Chicago but with Southern roots. Previously a firefighter so working with fire came naturally.
CMT Pottery provides functional ceramics of a whimsical nature. Each calm yet vibrant piece is one of a kind and will serve multiple purposes. CMT Pottery welcomes commissions all year round.
B. Happy Peanut Butter
B. Happy Peanut Butter is a family-owner business that creates unique small batch peanut butters. These snack mixes are so delicious and addictive that you can "eat it with a spoon."
Everyone loves a great bar of soapâ€”find yours at the Get Lathered Soap Company. Opened in 2008, Get Lathered offers an entirely handcrafted line of soaps, lip balms, and solid shampoo/conditioner bars, all made by Rhonda Frye, in Indianapolis. Get Lathered is dedicated to providing products with a high level of wholesomeness, richness, and beauty. Stop by and take a lookâ€”you may just find your new favorite must-have!
Red Herring Illustrations
Red Herring Illustration's work draws from a lifetime steeped in storytelling, adventure, and curiosity. It features gnomes and other fantastic beasts, scenes from daily life, and children, animals, and families exploring their world together.
Toys by Jean Elise
Toys by Jean Elise is a small toy company that operates with only one toy maker- Jean Elise! She works at an elementary school in Bloomington, IN and loves making toys and board games for children. She offers a variety of lovely things: toys that inspire, board games that educate and cute accessories that make you squeal with excitement.
Heartell Press letterpress greeting cards are printed with hand-carved woodblocks on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Artist and printmaker Rachel Kroh, who recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Fort Wayne, Indiana, began making cards in 2012 when she had trouble finding the kind of warm, sincere sympathy cards she wanted to send to family and friends who were experiencing hard times. Heartell Press launched online in 2014 and the collection now includes cards for all kinds of occasions, as well as art prints and boxed note cards--perfect gifts for the holidays!
Blue Bubble Soaps
Handmade soap, bath, hair, and skin care products. Inspired by the tradition of soap making and fresh, local ingredients, Blue Bubble Soaps strives to create beautiful products for your body and peace of mind.
I use a variety of natural materials like bone, teeth, antlers, sea life, wood, leather and stone to create one of a kind jewelry pieces that inspire a connection with mother nature. As the ultimate upcycler, I aim to bring creepy and classy together where they belong. I strive to challenge our notions on death and decay and to see the absolute beauty in all the facets of nature and life.
Melange "Seriously Fun Art"
Melange "Seriously Fun Art" drawings incorporate patterns that are not normally found on the surface of an object and use them to decorate and describe the form of the object. This unusual art form creates depth, interest and whimsy in the work. The artist, Kristin Moger, finds inspiration from nature as well as cultures from around the world. After sketching her composition in pencil, she painstakingly draws freehand with an ink pen on acid free paper to create her final patterns.
Beas Soda Bar
Bea's Soda Bar is a local food truck turned artisan food producer. Bea's creates handcrafted syrups made from local ingredients to be used in craft sodas, coffee, cocktails, ice cream, their famous waffles, and more. In addition, their popular Puppy Bark Candy Bar is a grown up version of your mom's puppy chow snack mix. Bea's is committed to using locally sourced and organic ingredients, so you can feel good about indulging in their syrups and sweet treats.
Talia Halliday started Conduit Press on her dining room table in 2008 with scrap paper and staples. Her brand has now grown into a full-blown line of leather goods ranging from high quality leather journals and sketchbooks to leather clutches, bags, wallets and vessels. Each piece is Lovingly made by hand in her studio in Bloomington, IN. You can find Conduit Press all over the United States in galleries and boutiques, and once per year at the Bloomington Handmade Market. Conduit Press has been vending with the BHM since the beginning and is now (and has been) an organizer of BHM as well as owner of Gather, a shop that specializes in creating a community around handmade goods.
Mary Wells Designs
Mary Wells makes lovable creatures that are inspired by a lifetime of working with children. From concept to finished product, Mary has kids and the kids in all of us in mind. Her plushes range from the rugged, machine-sewn, cotton figures that are ready for play to more intricate, hand-sewn, wool felt animals for more mature kids.
1337motif is Cameron Oehler an Indianapolis-based geek and woodworker who grew up playing Nintendo and helping out in his dadâ€™s cabinet shop. He eventually branched off to create his own work, and began doing geek-inspired woodworking in 2008 when he realized the wooden blocks that make up an end-grain cutting board could be arranged to create cool pixel-art designs. He draws inspiration for his creations from videogames, fractals, and anything else that piques his interest. His work includes end-grain cutting boards, coasters, keychains, jewelry, and more.
In Case of Emergency Press
We are a Bloomington Indiana print shop focusing on hand screen printed goods, merchandise, and fine art. Our primary customers are local business, organizations, and bands. Recently we started an Etsy account for our own art.
1UP Gallery was born from a love of retro gaming. Accessories and housewares are handcrafted from discarded game cartridges and controllers. Recently, I have begun to explore embroidery to create ornaments and wall hangings with a vintage game theme.
Naughty Pig Studios
Jessica uses a unique mix of fine art and craft techniques to create artworks to wear and decorate your home. Jewelry, ornaments, soft sculptures and framed originals are constructed from hand cut stamps, wool blend felt and hand embroidery and beading. Each piece is individually made with a love of detail and high level of craftsmanship.
Scrap Cycle comes from a desire to create new designs without taking away from new resources. Owner, Julie Jackson, meshes her love for the environment with her love for trees by creating home decor, furniture, and jewelry from reclaimed or scrap wood. The production yields unique, functional pieces that display the beauty of wood!
Aromaholic is handmade lip balms and soaps with flavors and scents inspired by classic cocktails, modern mixed drinks, and craft beers, as well as an assortment of pop culture-themed products. 'Fun' and 'natural' don't have to be mutually exclusive, and that is reflected in Aromaholic's diverse assortment of products. Loads of awesome plant-based ingredients like essential oils, cocoa butter, avocado oil, and organic flavor oils go into each item to provide the finest in bodycare. With years of experience crafting handmade soaps, lip balms, and truly original scent and flavor blends, Aromaholic products are inspired, both literally and figuratively!
Jessica Wolf started Paper Acorn in 2009 as a creative outlet. She offers unique
paper goods for weddings, parties, gifts, and home decor. Jessicaâ€™s original designs
are now available as DIY papercrafting kits for crafters of all ages!
What started out as a way for a stay at home mom to share her creative side JO Designs is now a business selling handmade crocheted and knitted items. From funny beards to new zipper pouches you will always find something new from JO Designs.
Tactile Melodies jewelry is handcrafted in Bloomington, Indiana. Metalsmith Chelsea Jones creates simple and unique jewelry from sterling silver, copper, and brass. With traditional metalsmithing tools and techniques, Chelsea transforms wire and sheet metal into beautiful, versatile pieces that will put the finishing touch on your favorite outfit. She is most inspired by architecture, space, nature, and the materials themselves. Be sure to check out the stargazing Constellations series, richly textured Tectonics and earthy Scribbles sets, and delicate silver/24k gold Gilded series.