Ever since the days leading up to prohibition, America has always had a fascination with drinking. I like to celebrate that past time by creating unique art projects from beer bottle caps, wine bottles and wine glasses. Now you can wear, drink, or decorate your home with these special creations.
Paige Halliday - Trash Incorporated
Paige creates illustrations of everything wonderful that pop culture has to offer. Inspirations include the world of cartoons, movies and television. From bright, colorful posters to stickers that can be put anywhere, there is sure to be something that you're obsessed with!
Bethany Lumsdaine - Itchy Co.
Bethany Lumsdaine creates sweet, eerie, and affordable wearables. As an artist and printer, she incorporates both hand drawn aspects and printmaking into her products. Bethany makes small pins and earrings as well as screen printed items such as shirts and patches.
This year the organizers of the Bloomington Handmade Market have done something new and exciting. We have opened a portion of our show to student artists from IU Bloomington and Ivy Tech and call it our Micro Market. What we hope to teach these makers is how you can grow a business from things you make. So for today and tomorrow we will be introducing you to our amazing Micro Market artists.
And don't forget....the Bloomington Handmade Market is THIS Saturday, November 12th, at the Bloomington Convention Center from 10am-5pm.
I'm a girl who is born in Vietnam and soulfully nurtured in the USA. I love nature and Vietnamese traditional hand embroidery. This project aims at capturing the beauty of nature through hand embroidery in fabric products.
Leo Quirk enjoyed photography from a young age and purchased his first DSLR camera at the age of seventeen after becoming more serious about the hobby. Mr. Quirk has created conceptual photo series, done formal photo shoots for musicians, and documented events for multiple national organizations. Mr. Quirk was self-taught until last year when he began his minor in photography at Indiana University which encouraged a growth of conceptual nature in his work.
Logan Richards - Eyehart Toys
Logan Richards of Eyehart Toys brings art and collectible figures together with personal stories and flair. Combining detailed macabre sculpture with a bright and inviting color pallet Eyehart Toys makes the "scary" fun and exciting for art collectors of all kinds. From the heart of the corn-fed Midwest springs forward a determined and experimental artist bent on world domination and redefining how the world looks at the word "toy" one resin art figure at a time!
I am an handcraft and photography lover, who is still trying to express myself by art. My artworks always involve the elements from a specific historical period in 1960s-1970s China which was a very special time. Those elements were used to disseminate the government policy which have very strong character.
The Wood Frog
The Wood Frog is located in beautiful Nashville, Indiana. They value organic, natural and sustainable practices and incorporate them in their woodworking products. From furniture to baskets to game boards (and their always popular 6 pack carriers) they have you covered.
The Hoop & Needle
As the home of Purple Hippo Stitches, The Hoop & Needle designs and makes DIY cross-stitch kits and finished pieces. The store is dedicated to showcasing other modern and indie needlecraft designers that aren't represented in traditional stores. Handmade kits from around the country include Studio MME, Kiriki Press, Dropcloth Samplers, Spot Colors, Threadfollower and more.
Innovative and personal handbound books for the writer, creative, or bibliophile. Miniature wearable books with custom options available for the dedicated bookworm. Handmade in a sunny studio in Indianapolis, IN.
Sarah Tule Artworks
Sarah is a Michigan watercolor artist and illustrator. She loves painting nature and can often be found outside gathering inspiration. Her works are known for being bright and cheerful.
Newfangled Confections offers blast-from-the-past candy made with a dash of love and nostalgia. Candymaker Carrie Abbott’s modern take on grandma’s candy dish favorites is inspired by childhood memories including trips with her grandfather to Hook’s Drugstore in the late 1970s.
Carrie has been on the epicurean food scene since 2008. After an experiment gone deliciously right involving a peanut butter dessert for a reception she catered, her signature Frittle candy was born.
Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing is rooted in the hunt for rare pieces of earth to be collected, and for those bits of natural history to be preserved and captured in unique, modern handmade jewelry. All Sara B. pieces are handcrafted in her little Midwest mess of a home studio. Her quest is to create unconventional jewelry with a bit of raw earthiness and asymmetry. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques and tools to craft jewelry that is natural yet modern, she embraces the inherent imperfections of the stones and fossils as well as her hand at work.
Mojowear is an adult & children’s clothing line made with love, sass, and attitude…the good kind. A home based business from Madison, WI, Mojowear provides a sense of humor along with a sense of conscience with its hand-dyed, irreverent onesies and tees and its selection of trash-to-treasure, upcycled sweater skirts and tops.
The Smithery: artist made goods
The Smithery is a working jewelry studio and artist made shop located in Columbus, Ohio. The shop features work from resident metalsmiths Anne Holman and Jen Townsend, artist made jewelry from around the world, and a curated collection of fine handmade goods. You can find quality handmade work from over 80 artists at The Smithery.
POLYGONS + Peonies
POLYGONS + Peonies is a thoughtfully-curated collection of handcrafted clothing and textile items inspired by a love of bold patterns, colorful prints, and granny chic. A family collaboration, P+P brings together three sisters and their mother to present heirloom pieces inspired by their modern, graphic, bohemian sensibility.
Arthur's Plaid Pants
Arthur's Plaid Pants products begin as hand drawn illustrations adopted from pop culture moments that evoke sentiment and humor. Greeting card and prints are hand drawn, colored digitally and printed locally on 100% recycled, FSC, WWF & Rainforest Alliance certified paper. Magnet & button sets are hand drawn, colored digitally and printed, hand cut, pressed and packaged in-house. Enamel pins are hand drawn and manufactured in Florida. All craft show displays are built using 100% reclaimed pallets and found wood.
This is a new season and beginning for DaiPur Designs! A new cohesive brand moving forward! The elements that are used throughout the fall/winter collection are denim, zippers, snaps, beads and leather. You will see these elements across the board in all of my handmade designs from jewelry, bags and scarves. Each item is handmade in my smoke-free studio from designing, cutting and to construction.
RE by Kat Scott is based out of Indianapolis, IN. She works in repurposed and reclaimed materials to make unique art pieces and home goods that emphasize the natural beauty found in wood.
Hannah Hoffman creates work that embodies a contrast in texture, color & material. She creates well crafted, comfortable work out of quality materials. She is currently transitioning to using recycled metals and other materials whenever possible.
Pittman Design and Fab
A family owned and operated custom sheet metal and art shop located in Indianapolis. Indiana pride products created under the label Made in Naptown are very popular. Some of the types of metal used are steel, copper and recycled barn metal. All products are handmade and all metal is purchased locally.
Awesome by Jenna
Awesome by Jenna is a quirky handmade business that creates an assortment of affordable and nerdtastic items! They make embroidered home and kitchen decor, diy embroidery kits, and baby items like bibs, burp cloths, and state inspired onesies. For the holiday season, they offer pop culture themed ornaments.
Jamie Locke Art
A life long artist and maker in many mediums, Jamie Locke discovered a love for creating mandalas in 2007, inspired by the traditional Indian art form of mehndi. Starting with ink and paper, her unique style has since then evolved to carving intricate mandala designs onto wood, metal, glass and stone. For Jamie, the process of creating a mandala is always one of inspired revelation, elemental surprise and pure bliss.
JKM Soy Candles
JKM Soy Candles makes hand-poured soy candles made in small batches. They make fresh and modern looking candles with a twist of fun & unique scents you won't find everywhere else.
Detroit Jam Co.
Detroit Jam Co makes delicious, artisanal jams. They create unique flavor profiles that you won't find at your grocery store!
Dreaming of Johnny
Dreaming of Johnny is inspired by vintage romance comics, the 1960's, big hair, and horror movies. We offer kitschy and spooky products that include silkscreened tees and tote bags, enamel pins, magnets, and more.