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April 17, 2015
by The Handmade Market

Artist Spotlight: S. Tector Metals

Sarah Tector of S. Tector Metals says she likes to keep it simple. Her design philosophy is “less is more.” She creates her jewelry by letting one element stand out and take the shape of the piece. Her work with precious metals is her mainstay but don’t put it past her to try anything…felted wool, wood, enamels…anything. Her creativity seems to know no bounds and her desire to keep learning never stops. If you have seen Miss Tector around Raleigh at different events, you may have noticed that her stance on keeping it simple does not apply to her shoes. They tend to be amazing and not for those with weak ankles. When you are at Handmade Revelry at Rebus on May 3rd, take a peek under her table and you will see what I’m talking about.  You can see more of Sarah’s work by clicking on the image below:


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April 9, 2015
by The Handmaidens

Announcing Handmade Revelry at Rebus!

We know what you are thinking: Now that there is no Handmade Market this spring, WHERE am I going to get my mother’s day gift?! And all those graduates, what about them?!

We have fantastic news! We have been hard at work to put a great show together for you after all. It may not be The Handmade Market, but it’s pretty darn close.


On Sunday May 3rd, Rebus in Boylan Heights will host Handmade Revelry from 11am-4pm. We have selected and invited a beautiful variety of local and regional artists to sell their lovely wares that day, check out the artist line-up here.

Due to time constraints for this show, we selected the artists instead of our usual call for applications. You will be sure to find a great curated collection of gifts and handmade goods.

This is shaping up to be a really fun event, with food trucks, music, and coffee & beer available for purchase. In addition, many surrounding Boylan Heights art studios will be open to the public that day. A great opportunity to check those out while you are strolling about!

Spread the word! Invite your friends! We hope to see you there!

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March 6, 2015
by The Handmade Market

The March Challenge: Autocorrect!


We hope you have enjoyed The Challenge sofar, and congratulations to Muro Jewelry for winning our first one!

Are you ready to flex your makers muscles and curious what we challenge you with this month? Your wait is over friends: Our March challenge is “Autocorrect”

Interpret this any way you like, just don’t forget to submit your creation through our submission form. We also love to see work-in-progress updates; use #maidenschallenge when you post them so we can easily share your work.

You have until March 20th to submit, we can’t wait to see what you’ve got!


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March 5, 2015
by The Handmade Market

and the winner is…

Did you participate in the February Art Challenge?

Rosa Murillo of Muro Jewelry did! She was inspired to make this ring of “ice” for our monthly challenge. Rosa used a ring mold. Instead of resin, she filled it with water and some glitter. Ironically this ring didn’t have a very long life, much like Ice in the South! Rosa tells us that after the photograph was taken the ring melted into a mess! That didn’t matter though, the fun was in the creation! Isn’t that what we as creators strive for?

Ice Ring

Rosa created another ring that should get a mention too. Check out her Instagram to take a look!

Congratulations Rosa and thank you for participating in our first MaidenChallenge!

The next Challenge will be posted tomorrow… get your supplies ready, this is going to be FUN!

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