April 28, 2017
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: Juniper Bay Metals

Staci Phebus from Juniper Bay Metals

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
My style is organic with clean lines and textures. I’m inspired by the materials I work with and also by subtleties and intricate details found within the natural world. Earrings are always my best sellers. It thrills me to no end to spot my jewelry “in the wild” on lovely people who care as much about handcrafted culture as I do!

In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
I do best with in-person sales – custom orders and great events like Handmade Market – and Instagram!

What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity?:
I throw open my studio window, burn a little Nag Champa and get down to business. I start the day with podcasts and end it with music, of all kinds. The best way for me to get in “go mode” is to sit down at the bench and start on one simple task – I trust that the creativity and work come. Mid day walks are always a great way for me to take space and recharge.

What is the weirdest job you have ever had?:
I spent one summer making handmade dolls. They were quite elaborate and totally ornamental, made from vintage millinery, fabrics and glass glitter, etc. And lots and lots of hot glue!

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
I’m really excited to see Ashley of Twiggy Road Designs! I adore her and her work and just know the Handmade Market shoppers will love her jewelry. So creative!

Follow Juniper Bay Metals:
Website- juniperbaymetals.com
Instagram- instagram.com/juniperbaymetals
Facebook- facebook.com/stacisawyerjewelry
Twitter- facebook.com/stacisawyerjewelry

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you May 13th!

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April 27, 2017
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: Cottage Lane Kitchen

Samantha Swan from Cottage Lane Kitchen

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Cottage Lane Kitchen isn’t just a business, but a home kitchen with a family story. Our recipe has been passed down through generations. The last batch of my family’s spicy pepper relish was made by my Grandfather in the early 1990s. My father rationed them as gifts through the years and by 2010, there were only a few unopened bottles remaining. These treasures tied me to my family’s lineage of relish-makers and I was determined to keep this family heirloom alive. I asked my father to help me cook a batch since the recipe was an oral tradition, only passed down by making it together. I made my first batch of pepper relish in 2010 in our family residence on Cottage Lane, where my father lives today. I recorded his groupings of ingredients into cups and teaspoons so it would never be lost. We are proud of the lineage of our recipes; our homestead; the quality of the ingredients used in our products and the bold flavors we continue to preserve.

We have two flavors – Get Me A Switch is based on an heirloom family recipe. Its name embraces our southern roots and identifies its lingering zippy sweet/heat character while Cape Fear is a modern recipe and its name identifies its lingering habanero fruity/fiery character. People say they bite back, but we prefer to say they nibble.

In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Markets and Events have been our best selling avenues as people can sample our relishes and we can talk with customers in a more personal manner.

 

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
I love meeting and seeing all the designers.

Follow Cottage Lane Kitchen:

Website- CottageLanekitchen.com
Instagram- instagram.com/CottageLaneKitchen
Facebook- facebook.com/CottageLaneKitchen
Twitter- twitter.com/CottageLaneKitchen

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you May 13th!

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April 26, 2017
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: Lepidopteran Art

Patty Alder from Lepidopteran Art

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
I am an entomologist with North Carolina State University and have always been fascinated and amazed by insects, particularly butterflies. They are such delicate beauties, many of them with incredibly vibrant wings. They are natural works of art! By creating jewelry using real butterfly wings, these natural works of art can by preserved and enjoyed, even after the butterflies have passed. No butterflies are ever harmed or killed in the making of my jewelry. I obtain my butterflies from butterfly farms and conservatories after they have been allowed to live their full lifespan and have died naturally.

I plan on bringing necklaces, chokers, earrings, cuff bracelets, and cuff links – all made with real butterfly wings. My bestsellers tend to be cuff bracelets, earrings, and my tear drop pendants.

In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Art Fairs

What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity?:
I tend to create better alone. I usually have some music going and sometimes enjoy a glass of wine while I create.

What is the weirdest job you have ever had?:
Would have to say grad school

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
There are so many great ones to choose from, but probably most excited to see work by Thicket.

Follow Lepidopteran Art:

Website- etsy.com/LepidopteranArt
Facebook- facebook.com/Lepidopteran-Art

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you May 13th!

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April 25, 2017
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: Shabby Girl Creations

Michelle Thompson from Shabby Girl Creations

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
I am a mixed media artist whose style is whimsical, lighthearted, sweet and inspirational. I am mainly influenced by my faith and life experiences. We all go through battles in this life and often feel like we are alone, without encouragement to continue on. My inspiration is to encourage others, through my art, remind them how important they are, unique and strong. To keep pressing on and never give up. I love the stories of those who have shared the reasons they bought a particular piece of art from me – who it was for and why. I always say God knows who it is for when I am creating it. He is the artist and I am His paintbrush. I am humbled and so happy to do what I love!


In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
The best avenue for selling has been through social media and art shows, however, I just added a shop to my website so hopefully that will prove to be a great source as well, now that more people are discovering and loving Shabby Girl Creations.

What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity?:
My favorite way to get the creative juices flowing is to go into my art room, close the door, turn on my music and let what I feel in my heart come alive onto the blank canvas. I work better alone, indoors, but do like to carry a sketch book with me and jot down ideas whether I am traveling, sitting outdoors, etc.

What is the weirdest job you have ever had?:
In high school I worked as a clown, yes an actual clown, for a balloon shop. I would make deliveries dressed as a clown, as well as do children’s birthday parties to include face painting and magic tricks.

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
Truly, I am excited to meet everyone! I love people and getting to meet other artists is just inspirational! I’ve made many wonderful new friends through art shows.

Follow Shabby Girl Creations:
Website- http://www.shabbygirlcreations.com
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/shabbygirlcreations/
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/ShabbyGirlCreations
Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/shabbygirlcreations

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you May 13th!

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April 24, 2017
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: Herban Roots

Georgia Colon from Herban Roots

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
I think my style and inspiration can both be summed up in one word; uncompromising. I am passionate about raising my family in the most natural and holistic way possible; in going back to The Original Source for health and healing, and not having to sacrifice the quality or luxury of my skincare in order to do so. I’ll be bringing our All Natural Deodorant ( that ACTUALLY works! ) , DEET Free Insect Repellent in preparation for the southern mosquito season, and some other goodies, including a preview of our bath bombs that are about to launch!


In you experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Wholesale is my bread and butter at present, and our largest account is actually a private label deal with an Amazon seller. We work with a lot of smaller boutiques and privately owned shops though, which is a real pleasure as it really makes you feel connected to a community of small businesses supporting each other!

What is the weirdest job you have ever had?:
I don’t know that I’ve ever had a weird job per say, but my first real job was at the DQ, where I made all of the ice cream cakes. I turned it into a competition to see how fast I could churn them out (no pun intended, haha). In the end I set the record at 16 cakes an hour!

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
That’s a toss up between Oak Leaf Pottery and HeartMoss Pottery. I have a soft spot in my heart and a hole in my pocket for beautiful pottery, and am in the process of replacing all of my broken dishes with mismatched , unique handmade pieces.

Follow Herban Roots:
Website- herbanroots.org
Instagram- instagram.com/herbanrootsllc
Facebook- facebook.com/herbanrootsllc
Twitter- twitter.com/herbanrootsllc

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you May 13th!

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