Friday, October 5, 2012

walking around an indie gala...

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.

Serial Bender


Below are a couple other artists that I saw and fell in love with their pieces.

Alice Art

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.


Foamy Wader

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.  


Sparrow Studios

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!

10 comments: said...

Newest follower here! I love all the that jewelry so cool! I can't wait to read more!

Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Love the mixed media house!

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Rachel said...

Silverware jewelry is so cool! I have a pair of earrings made from the handles of silverware.

Stacia said...

those rings are marvelous! I totally agree with you on the buying from local artists and such.

Wish more would follow suit!

happy weekened!

Live Simply- Live Well said...

I love those pieces from Alice art!!!

Jillian Carreira said...

I remembered stumbling into a gypsy fair where I found very unique jewelry pieces. These pictures you posted are beautiful.
I am following you now and I would love for you to follow back.

smaichel said...

I love all of it! I will be checking out "Foamy Wader" ASAP. I just discovered your blog and am SO glad...we share similar tastes. I can't wait to read more!

Unknown said...

oh man i think i definitely need one of those rings! i had a roommate who had one of these types of rings and it was so pretty when she wore it.

Sarah Leonard said...

Wow - you found some gorgeous things didn't you? I love those chunky rings.


Janna Renee said...

I would have gone buck wild at that festival! Some seriously awesome stuff.