Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Introducing The Robyn’s Nest! The Second CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Featured Artist for Today.



I am pleased to introduce you to the second of today's CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market featured artists – The Robyn’s Nest!

Karen McKee of The Robyn’s Nest is an exceptional pottery artist. She creates truly gorgeous wheel & hand thrown porcelain pottery. Karen’s amazing handcrafted pieces are sure to make a splendid addition to any home d├ęcor.


And so we welcome you to Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see The Robyn’s Nest, along with numerous other talented artisans.

Introducing Isn't That Something! The First CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Featured Artist for Today.



I am pleased to introduce the first of today's CityCraft featured artists – Isn’t That Something!

Ringa Sunn of Isn’t That Something is a talented gal who enjoys creating what she delightfully describes as “grandma crafts.” Some of her eclectic crafting interests include (but are definitely not limited to) crocheting everything from adorable monster cell phone cozies, purses & scarves to making fun & silly movie themed buttons, light switch plates & bookmarks.



From her Etsy shop Ringa explains that she “strives to bring classic patterns, crafts & materials up to date with modern twists & unique touches.” She is intent on “inventing original items & improving old standbys in as many craft mediums as possible.”


Her work can best be described as super cute & a whole lotta fun!!
Just like grandma makes only so much better!

Come to Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Isn’t That Something, along with numerous other talented artisans.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Introducing Pretty Vicious! The Second CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Featured Artist for Today.


I am pleased to introduce you to the second of today's CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market featured artists - Pretty Vicious!
Christina, of Pretty Vicious, says "I’m a photographer, with a passion for experimental techniques. I realized that a lot of people lack the wall space to display large works of art – so I scaled my work down and found a different avenue to display my work…as necklaces. I create miniature wearable works of art, either using my original imagery or patterns found in nature. I also offer small, affordable prints of my photographs for sale – for those who do have a bit of wall space to fill. "
From her Etsy profile, " To me, photography is play. I find great joy in creating images. My approach to photography often employs techniques that blur space and time – making visible the invisible, conveying a sense of vitality and life in the static image."

Come to Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Red Raven Studios, along with numerous other talented artisans.

Introducing Red Raven Studios! The First CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Featured Artist for Today.

I am pleased to introduce the first of today's CityCraft featured artists - Red Raven Studios!

Amy Lumsden, of Red Raven Studios, makes jewelry from clay which she then collages with decals to create truly unique, wearable works of art.
From her Etsy profile, "I have been working in clay for roughly ten years. I had been making traditional, functional pottery since college and discovered that I enjoyed making jewelry from clay and collaging it with decals about two years ago.
I am influenced by all things vintage and old. I look for unique patterns and colors in old textiles and everyday things. You will find many decaled items in my shop. Ceramic decals were originally made for functional dinnerware and decorative items. I love searching for really great vintage or antique looking decals to incorporate into my jewelry and ceramics."

Come to Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Red Raven Studios, along with numerous other talented artisans.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Introducing Rough Around the Edges! The Second CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Featured Artist for Today.



I'm pleased to introduce you to today's featured CityCraft artist -Rough Around the Edges.



Alex Lobus, of Rough Around the Edges, says "I make decor and small furniture pieces from repurposed wood. All of the wood I work with is old and taken from torn down or rehabbed homes in and around Pittsburgh. I expose all of the charm of the wood and create new pieces from parts of old things. I will be offering picture frames, various types and sizes of shelves, and cabinets. I also have chalkboards, various key hook/holders, and framed decorative tiles."

He has exhibited at numerous local venues, including the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and is truly an extremely talented artist. Even though his business name is Rough Around the Edges, his pieces never are. They do all, however, retain vestiges of vintage charm.

Come to Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Rough Around the Edges along with numerous other talented artisans.

Introducing Marcym PC! The first of today's featured CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Featured Artists.

I'm pleased to introduce you to today's featured CityCraft artist -Marcym PC.

Marcia Morton, of Marcym PC, says she creates "useful objects out of polymer clay such as clocks, switch plates, bookmarks, and other household items."

Come to Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Marcym PC along with numerous other talented artisans.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Introducing Unique Gel Candles! The Second Featured Artist for Today's CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market.


For today’s special double CityCraft artist feature, I'm excited to introduce our second featured artist, Lorry Barone of Unique Gel Candles.

Lorry is a gifted artist who has been handcrafting gel candles for close to eight years. Her candles are extremely safe, provide exceptional fragrance release & last twice as long as traditional wax made candles. She uses only the finest of materials when making her gel candles.

Lorry considers her Seascape Candles to be her specialty. Her delightfully whimsical underwater candles are most certain to please!

Her Drink Candles are sure to get a lot of attention too. They look so real they may be mistaken for an actual beverage!

Want to show some team spirit? Why not light a Unique Gel Candle fashioned in honor of your favorite sports team! For whatever you fancy or for whatever occasion, Lorry can easily custom design a unique candle just for you.

And so we welcome you to join us at Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Unique Gel Candles along with many more talented artisans.


Introducing Ohana Glass Designs! The First of Today's Featured CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Artists.



For the first of today’s special double CityCraft artist feature, I'm excited to introduce artist Natasha Vazquez Lee of Ohana Glass Designs.


Natasha is a most talented artist whose interests include creating fused glass pendants & other beaded jewelry pieces. Her mediums of choice include dichroic glass, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, Czech glass & lampwork beads. Her designs are nothing less than stunning & oh-so-romantic!

Natasha provides perfect imagery when describing her works. Take for example her depiction of the above pictured In the Secret Garden necklace, “A simple twist of the key, a gentle tug on the creaky old door, & a riot of colorful blooms explodes into view.”

For the Swirling Eddies earings pictured below, Natasha invites us to, “imagine a romantic boat ride in a serene pond, trailing your fingertips through the clear, cool water…”

Her craft truly is a splendor of visual poetry!


Natasha is a recent member of Etsy Pittsburgh & we are thrilled to welcome her to the team!

And so we welcome you to join us at Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Ohana Glass Designs along with many more talented artisans.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Introducing Mira Ethnicity LLC! The Second Featured Artist for Today's CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market.

For today’s special double CityCraft artist feature, I'm excited to introduce our second featured artist, Meera Viswanathan of Mira Ethnicity LLC.



Meera is creator & proprietor of a stylish line of handbags made exclusively of fine Dupioni silk. Her classic, elegant bags are, “designed by women who know what a mother & a working woman want.” Each bag is durable, lightweight & generously outfitted with plenty of pockets for organization.



Meera provides high quality workmanship at affordable prices. Her bags are sure to make a bold fashion statement, combining style with functionality. As eloquently observed on her website, “why settle for ordinary bags when you can get extraordinary silk bags?”

Mira Ethnicity Bags most definitely, “have it all – style, craftsmanship & lasting good looks.”


And so we welcome you to join us at Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Mira Ethnicity LLC along with many more talented artisans.


Introducing Lazy Peas! The First of Today's Featured CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Artists.


For the first of today’s special double CityCraft artist feature, I'm excited to introduce artist Lynn Patton of Lazy Peas.

Lynn is an inventive artist whose interests include fiber, jewelry & paper craft. She likes to take found vintage objects & repurpose them into new & usable things. Her creations are truly unique & eco friendly!

Lynn has many vintage-to-new crafting endeavors. She often transforms vintage fabrics & quilts into beautiful purses & adorable stuffed creations. Her interesting jewelry designs often include such items as vintage typewriter keys, buttons & belt buckles. For paper crafts, Lynn often enjoys using old photographs in her works.

Lynn is an important new member of Etsy Pittsburgh & most certainly makes a welcome addition to the team!

And so we welcome you to join us at Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Lazy Peas along with many more talented artisans.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Introducing Angel Sent Wreaths! The Second Featured Artist for Today's CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market.



For today’s special double CityCraft artist feature, I'm excited to introduce our second featured artist, Carole Anne Robb of Angel Sent Wreaths.

Carole designs pretty decorative wreaths from various materials. Her one of a kind wreaths are available in all colors & shapes & can be made specifically for any occasion desired. Every handcrafted wreath is adorned with a single gold angel which is an insignia on all of her lovely work.


And so we welcome you to join us at Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Angel Sent Wreaths along with many more talented artisans.

Introducing Ale’s Creations! The First of Today's Featured CityCraft Handmade Holiday Happy Hour Market Artists.


For the first of today’s special double CityCraft artist feature, I'm excited to introduce artist Alejandra Quezada-Crowder of Ale’s Creations.

Alejandra is an exceptional paper craft artist who creates lovely & affordable items using paper, yarn & glue. Her specialties include but are not limited to making cards, tags, scrapbooks, bookmarks & frames. Alejandra's designs are fun, colorful & absolutely delightful to look at!


And so we welcome you to join us at Navarra on December 18th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to shop local, shop handmade, and see Ale’s Creations along with many more talented artisans.