Friday, July 20, 2012

South Side Exposed I Made It Market Recap

Several of our members can often be seen vending at local indie craft fairs and artist markets. On July 13-15, 2012 several of them vended at the South Side Works Exposed artist market that was sponsored by I Made It! Market and featured over 60 unique artists.

Countless shoppers came over the course of the weekend and we thank each and every one of you!  We'd like to extend a special thanks to Carrie Nardini who organizes the markets!
Following are pictures of our members who were at the market, their booths, and several of their items. If you see something you like, chances are good it's for sale on Etsy. If not, our members often take custom requests. Please feel free to send them a convo and ask.

First up, several shots of the booth of our Team Captain, Tamara Barker, of Barker's Herbs & Heirlooms (many items pictured are available for sale at Boutique 208) which she shared with Samantha Bower of Designs by Samantha.

Red Robot Creative features pop art style illustrations of various pop culture icons, including one of Pittsburgh favorite Mr. Rogers.

Angela Rocco Photography features unique photography as well as jewelry featuring her photography.

The Pretty 1 is a boutique for chic, eye candy accessories. They design bohemian style crocheted necklaces, bracelets, and anklets as well as elegant earrings, organza flower jewelry, and wool felt flower hair clips.  The Pretty Little 1 is their little girls boutique for vintage inspired clothing and hair accessories.

Trilodeon designs tools and toys for your exploration, such as engaging creations of evolutionary arts, sacred geometry, learning toys, healing, aromatherapy, apparel, home decor, and much more.

Recycled Reads, makes fabulous book sculptures and other items out of discarded and unwanted books.  Her items can also be found at Boutique 208.

Pocket Size Production makes breathtakingly beautiful pottery.

Wild Notions features unique and original creations for your home and your life, including barrettes made from repurposed keyboard keys.

Garbella features designs for women, men, & children that she designs and hand screen-prints in her Pittsburgh, PA studio.  A selection of her items are available at Boutique 208.

Grace in Abundance features an assortment of sweet handmade items for the little ones in your life.

Vehement Romantic features the beauty of nature, highlighted in her jewelry, protected and captured forever in resin.  She is shown here sharing a booth with Erra Creations who features items created from reclaimed materials, mainly bike chains.

Also sharing a booth were Party Paper Scissors and Gillie Beans Boutique.  Party Paper Scissors features adorable and unique items for your party including banners and cupcake toppers.  Gillie Beans Boutique features items for little ones, including "Made in Pittsburgh" onesies and super hero masks made out of felt, including an angry birds mask.

Amber Coppings Designs features hand-dyed Xmittens, scarves and other clothing and accessories.  Each item is hand-dyed individually within a series of colorways chosen from her travel inspirations (Bloomfield sunset) to childhood experiences (Wax).

Whimsical Wonders turn discarded or unwanted silver-plated items into beautiful creations for you to enjoy!  They feature the finest home decor, wind chimes and jewelry made by hand, with love, from recycled and repurposed silver-plated silverware and other kitchen items.

Charmed by Nature's Lynn is also the keeper of Pittsburgh's own Craft-O-Tron and his bride Upcycla-Tron.  She makes a wide selection of jewelry and other items from vintage materials she finds at flea markets, thrift stores, and locations like Construction Junction and Creative Reuse.

Everyday Balloons offers handprinted original illustrations on t shirts and handmade totes.  Their designs are absolutely adorable and so are they!

Marcia, of Cinnamon Squirrel, is a seriously talented artist and offers original art and items featuring prints of her art.

Go Carr Go features absolutely stunning papercut art and items such as greeting cards featuring print of her original art.

 Judith Browne Calligraphy offers a wide selection of paper items.

 Lucy, of Belmonili, creates one of a kind wearable pieces of art using upcycled vintage jewelry & materials.  Her items are also available for sale at Boutique 208.

Liz, of After Dinner Designs, creates wearable artisan jewelry and accessories handcrafted from recycled broken dinnerware. Each plate, saucer or cup is recycled from used dinnerware, so there may be scratches and utensil marks on the surface.It adds character to the overall feel of each piece. They cut and grind each plate by hand , so each piece is a one of a kind piece of wearable art. While there may be pieces that are similar in appearance and shape, each piece is unique to the wearer.

Last, but certainly not least, no I Made it Market would be complete without these two lovely smiles!

Thanks for enjoying this glimpse into the market.  We hope to see you at another I Made It Market soon!