As mentioned, I stopped by the Renegade Craft Fair, and there were some serious crafters, artists and designers on hand. Unfortunately I could only make it on Sunday, so I missed out on the Swap a Rama Rama, but still had plenty to take in and get inspired from. A few of the stand out companies with fun, quirky and artistic products to share…
First up is the lovely jewelry from Ornamental Things, a indie jewelry company out of Austin Texas run by Natalie Tischler. I was drawn to her hand made wares, and with the use of vintage pieces, she takes old and mixes in a touch of new to really make these pieces pop. Not only are they great to look at, most pieces on display at the show were very light and delicate, perfect for a night out! Be sure to check out her site where you can buy directly! A few of my favorites I saw at the show and a few from the site I love, from left to right: Purple Romance Ring, the Moroccan Tea Room Necklace, Gilded Lantern Earrings, Skeleton Key and Pearl Necklace, Queen of Roses Necklace, and the Pearl and Brass Necklace.
One of my next stops, was over at Sycamore Street Press to find all things paper. From prints to cards, tags and even letter-presed frames (one of my favorites!) this booth had so much to look at. Owned by wife and husband team, Kirk and Eva Jogensen, their work was simply beautiful and quirky, just the way I like it! A few items worth a second look… from left to right: Letterpress Friendship Card, Letterpress Frame Mat, Botanic Thank You card, Numbers and Letters posters, and a Limited Edition Original Print. Be sure to check out their site for shopping fun and inspiration, and if you still are craving more, stop by their blog and Etsy shop.
Perhaps one of my favorites of the show was Tanya Aguiniga, an artist and furniture designer raised in Tijuana Mexico and now based out of L.A. I was drawn into her booth by the amazing wool yarn necklaces, cuffs and jersey bracelets. They look incredible on, and are amazingly light and airy. After talking with Tanya, I found out she was in fact a furniture designer and wow, her work is a-maze-ing! And, thanks to Tanya, my fiance may have found his wedding ring! I highly recommend checking out her site, there are tons of great furniture designs as well as additional goodies for sale.
There were so many great artists at the show, I will feature a few more throughout the week for all of you that missed it! If you are in the San Francisco area next weekend (July 18-19), the Renegade Craft fair will be going on and most of the vendors are making the trek up north, so do check it out!