Last weekend we went to the Strange Folk Festival that was held at a local park.
I loved it.
It was basically an Etsy convention so I was in heaven. Really it's an indie arts & crafts festival, but isn't that kinda what Etsy is?!
I saw so many booths that had the most amazing pieces from handmade jewelry, to clothing, cupcakes, art, and some very eccentric, individualized items.
Unfortunately when we got there I had realized I'd left my camera at home. Bummer.
My friend was lucky enough to have a booth there and he makes some very cool jewelry. He pretty much takes old silverware and bends it into jewelry, rings specifically. I love his stuff. Here is what I bought from him.
These are a few of his other rings that I love. I just need more fingers so I can wear more.
Below are a couple other artists that I saw and fell in love with their pieces.
I don't know how she creates these beautiful designs, but I love every single one of them. I wish I had just a tiny amount of her talent. The way she combines her colors and textures just amazes me. I want my walls filled with her art.
I love this girl's jewelry so much and that fact that her work is inspired by the sea makes me love it even more, since I have such an obsession with the ocean.
Her style is simple, yet glamorous and fun. I don't wear as much jewelry as I'd like since I spend my days in scrubs, but I can see my entire collection filled with her stuff. I only wish she didn't live so far away so I could see her line more often in person.
Her jewelry is unbelievably unique because she crochets it. Yep, crochet.
It was so intriguing that I could not quit looking at all her work when I saw it.
I don't know how she does it, but it's awesome.
If you're interested in any of their work, click on their links and tell them I sent you.
Like I have said before, I am done buying my jewelry and some other things from big, money hungry chains. I'm all about supporting individuals in their handmade, creative items and you should be too!