Monday, December 10, 2012

Buy Handmade!

Last Saturday, my Mom, Felicity and I all ventured into the city for Pittsburgh's "I Made It! for the Holidays" event. The "I Made It!" event featured over 90 local artisans who sold everything from soaps to jewelry. I have to say, the amount of talent in that one space was overwhelming! So today, I thought I would feature some of my favorite artists, you know, just in case you still have some holiday shopping to do. :)

First up is my good friend Amy from Redraven Studios. Amy is a super talented artist who creates jewelry and wedding/home goods using vintage decals and porcelain. She is a newlywed who had the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to...she pretty much hand made every piece of decor at her wedding and it was AMAZING. Check out some of her work below and be sure to check out her shop Redraven Studios.

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Next up is Garbella: Handmade Goods and Gear...I personally LOVE the baby onesies and bibs from this artist. She also sells shirts for adults as well as screenprinted accessories. Garbella was also featured in the most recent issue of Food Network Magazine, which is super cool! I have met this artist a couple of times through my friend Amy, and I can tell you she is as nice as she is talented. Make sure you stop over and check out Garbella on Etsy where you will find the items below plus more!

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I was first introduced to juNxtaposition at the Market, and I instantly liked everything that I saw. I actually purchased two of her prints and added them to the gallery wall that I have in my hallway. In addition to prints, juNxtaposition also sells jewelry...check out the products below and more by visiting juNxtaposition's online site.

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And last but not least is another artist that I found at the Market, Bel Monili...this artist makes jewelry and accessories using upcycled vintage jewelry and materials. I can't wait to order a necklace or one of the cuff bracelets, the perfect piece of statement jewelry. Check out Bel Monili on Etsy!

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Be sure to check out the artists above and leave a comment with your favorite items...it's always a great idea to buy handmade!

5 comments:

  1. Love the cuff! And love that the pictures are taken with the item on music!

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  2. Awesome Post! Thanks for the bel monili love!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I find a new leather cuff in my stocking next week :)

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  3. thanks for the props !! was great to meet you !

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! Keep up the awesome work! :)

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