May 16, 2017
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The Handmade Project

We were just contacted by the casting department of The Handmade Project. They are looking for a few well rounded crafters (we do know a few) for their new series hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. If you’ve got mad skills…get that application in!!!
https://thehandmadeproject.castingcrane.com/

Do you thrive on creating? Armed with a hot glue gun or a hammer, can you make just about anything?

Whether you are a late-night garage tinkerer, an Etsy-preneur, or everyone’s favorite crafting grandma, we want you to apply!

You could be a household hacker, a DIY decorator, a quilter, knitter, a scrapbooker, basket weaver, needle pointer, wood worker, accessory or jewelry maker, doll maker, textile maker, shibori expert, potter, hand-builder, paper crafter, leather or denim worker, costume maker, an artisan or maker of any type… basically any super creative person who loves making things by hand…

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May 14, 2017
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Thanks for coming to The Handmade Market

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

What a great day it was for everyone at the the 22nd edition of The Handmade Market this weekend! We were so worried about the predicted rain and so happy that it stayed away! We had an amazing turn out!  On behalf of all the fabulous artists, thank you for putting us in your plans and taking the time to stop in and shop! We had such fun getting to know new artists and chatting it up with so many new shoppers! It’s always exciting when someone new discovers The Handmade Market and all the talented artisans.

When we started The Handmade Market we wanted a place for artists to put their creations in front of excited shoppers who appreciate their work! The Handmade Market has built a great following and we thank you, but our artists REALLY thank you!

I think we can speak for many of the artists when we say: We don’t make things just to sell them. We make things because we can’t NOT make things! That’s what it’s like in our idea churning heads! So thank you again for coming to check out all the pretties and allowing us to keep those ideas coming!

deco250A very special thank you from The Handmaidens goes to our top-level sponsor — DECO! If you haven’t stopped in to their 2nd store DECO home, please do! It is fabulous!

And now our BIGGEST SHOUT OUT goes to YOU, the contributor to our chosen charity The Beehive Collective. YOU, who gave a little cash so that The Beehive Collective can continue to give to others. Together with YOU, we raised $488.35 so that they can award more grants to local non-profits, benefiting our whole community. One of our favorite parts of The Handmade Market is knowing that we helped give a little to others. And can you even believe the goodness inside those raffle baskets? There were people standing around at 5 o’clock waiting for the drawing! There were some VERY happy winners!!

If you want to stay up-to-date on all the latest news about The Handmade Market — including the call for artists and dates for upcoming shows, sign up for the newsletter and follow us on Facebook,  Twitter, and Instagram.

If you have a story to share about your day at The Handmade Market, we would really love to hear from you. If you took photos at the event be sure to hashtag handmademarketnc. In fact it’s not too late to take some pics of your purchases! We’d love to see what you just couldn’t go home without!!!

The Handmaidens

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May 13, 2017
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The Handmade Market Is Today!

 

The Handmade Market is TODAY!

The doors are open for Early Bird shoppers at 10 am. The entry fee is $7.00 and your arms will be filled with swag as soon as you walk through the door. Enjoy relaxed shopping, slow pours from Big Boss Brewing Company, a complimentary raffle ticket and some lovely gifts from our sponsors.

FREE ADMISSION begins at 12 pm and goes until 7 pm. This is our biggest show since we started this crazy train over a decade ago so there will be plenty to see, eat, drink and buy.

This show is featuring more than 50 local and regional artists, designers and makers that have those perfect gifts to make your last-minute Mother’s Day or graduation shopping a breeze.  Don’t forget you can get a jump on something for Dad, too. There will be music, food and libations to make that shopping a little easier on you as well!

In lieu of an entry fee, please consider making a cash donation to The Beehive Collective Your donation will get you a raffle ticket good for a chance to win one of several gift baskets full of goodness from our fantastic, generous artists.

Hope to see you today!

Here is the map of all the vendors!

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May 12, 2017
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: HTY Jewelry

Hsiang-Ting Yen from HTY Jewelry

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Through the years, the style of my work has been shifting from literal context to a more abstract and organic aesthetics, and it’s emphasizing on the relationship between the jewelry and the wearer. The majority of my jewelry is designed for confident and sophisticated metropolitan women, it conveys the symphony of bold colors, organic forms, gemstones, wearability, and artistic instincts. My goal is to always trust my artistic gut when it comes to jewelry design, and I’m determined to create the most unique and timeless piece to every single of my jewelry lovers. It’s not dare, it’s a promise.

In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Craft shows, Facebook, and my website.

What is the weirdest job you have ever had?:
I’ll say this is the second coolest (besides my jeweler job). Housekeeping at Yellow Stone National Park Old Faithful Inn for the Summer in 2005. It was also my best Summer ever!

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
Everyone!

Follow HTY Jewelry:
Website- htyjewelry.com
Instagram- instagram.com/htyjewelry
Facebook-facebook.com/HTYJewelry

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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May 12, 2017
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The Handmade Market Is Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow for The Handmade Market! Early Bird shopping begins at 10 am and goes until noon. Entrance to “Early Bird”  is $7.00 and includes an event notebook, raffle ticket and complimentary beverage samples from Big Boss Brewery. Be the first to shop the latest designs and enjoy a more relaxed shopping experience with some elbow room.

FREE ADMISSION begins at 12 pm and lasts until 7 pm.

Join us for a jam-packed day of shopping with more than 50 independent artists, designers, and makers from all around the city, state, and region! It’s the perfect time and place to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift!

 

 

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