Here's a screenshot of the blurb about the fair in the Editor's Event Picks section of this week's Phoenix...
Given how shaky glorious capitalism is looking these days, there’s no better time to start preparing for the eventual resurgence of the barter economy. But you don’t know how to make anything, you say? Gird your DIY loins and take notes at the Holy Craft Fair and Flea Market. In the same vein as the Bizarre Bazaar — only without the theremin serenades and, we’re guessing, the suffocating packed-to-the-gills attendance rate — Holy Craft brings together a slew of vendors hawking handmade knickknacks, clothes, jewelry, baked goods, and more at the Cambridge Elks Lodge, 55 Bishop Allen Dr, Cambridge noon–6 pm $1 http://www.myspace.com/holycraftfair.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Designer Nicoletta Lyons has developed a range of designs in various media and finishes. Her hand-crafted art has a unique style that draws from a variety of influences including vintage glamour and urban edge. Her creations include handbags, jewelry and other accessories.
Lou Leelyn's trashion creations are made from plastic. From plastic that holds food products to plastic shopping bags that he picks up at the grocery store recycling container. His creations include shopping bags, courier bags, wallets and baby bibs.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Libby Meehan finds pleasure in rediscovering the beauty of discarded daily garments and home goods. She works primarily from recycled T-Shirts creating skirts, dresses, tops and scarves. She also creates machine stitched greeting cards featuring vintage paper dolls.
Lifetime B.F.F.'s, Mary Helen McNally and Michelle Barney have a taste for the unusual. Inspired for their combined collection of kitsch, Mary and Michelle get together to make their own unique creations. Their wares include jewelry, cocktail hats, plushies and much more!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thirteenth Story is the art of Jaye Frisina. Jaye's illustrations can be found on notecards as well as prints and in her new zine FIN, which brings together her art style and love of story telling.
Vintage by Crystal are the whimsical figures and decorations created by Crystal Hanehan using antique, vintage and new items. Many of the materials used are recycled and re-purposed; all of her work is inspired by decorations and objects from the past.
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Cadence Innovative Designs are artistic creations by Cadence Mapes-featuring new jewelry and accessories that already have a bit of history to them. The current collection contains many hand-decoupaged items featurng both modern and vintage paper and ephemera along with buttons--using many treasured items from my personal collection. The result is necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and home decor that are reminiscent of treasures brought home from markets by a world traveller.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
A moth is a good omen in north africa. Moth designs was borne of Mary E. Robbins' love for thrifting, vintage materials, silkscreen, and her sewing machine. Her silkscreened t-shirts with arabic captions are created in support of the arabic speaking community, local and at large. By learning one word, we take a small step towards closing the gap between east and west.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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Monday, February 23, 2009
An offering of handcrafted jewelry and accessories inspired by the little girl in each of us who once picked wildflowers and collected pretty stones and shells because they made her feel special. Well, she is all grown up and the stones are now faceted and the shells cut and polished but that feeling remains the same.
Olaria Studio is the porcelain jewelry and pottery line by artist Amy McClure. She creates these gorgeous pieces using the elements of printmaking and graphic design while keeping an eye toward function and quality.
Pinecone + Chickadee is a collaboration between graphic designer, Amy Teh, and her musician husband, Noah DeFillips. The due silkscreen their artwork onto greeting cards, journals, apparel and accessories.
Hung Up On A Dream is a jewelry and accessories line created by crafter Leilani Collins. Using refashioned vintage supplies Leilani creates fabulous hairclips, brooches and headbands.