Monday, July 18, 2011

renegade handmade - july 2011

last july, saraya and i had a blast at this event with corey and elyssa.  this year, daddy joined in the fun and he sure is glad he did.  not only did he score some cool stuff but he also got to witness the pandi walk for the first time!

the 3rd annual renegade handmade craft fair was held at the los angeles state historic park near chinatown.  it was a gorgeous day and we arrived early enough get a primo parking spot.  in addition to all of the amazing artists displaying their wares, there were food trucks and workshops as well.  of course we had to partake in the dumpling truck - kimchee pork and chicken & veggie dumplings with a side of garlic fries and wasabi mayo - so yummy!

there were interactive workshops such as sewing, letterpress, and woodworking for kids.  oh how i wish i had a letterpress...
i don't know what gang sign she's throwing...

i am always in awe of and inspired by the talent at this event.  here are some of my favorite artists and some of the very cool things we bought.

london manori dips real leaves in precious metals to make pretty and unique jewelry pieces.  i got two oak leaves and a maple leaf in blue, purple, and gold.  another bonus about attending these fairs is that artists often charge a lot less in person than they do online!
homako is a fabric accessories shop that makes beautiful pieces like these necklaces.  i fell in love with one and had to own it.

mine all mine!

chime is another jeweler that recycles drum cymbals and handcrafts one of a kind pieces from them.  wouldn't one of these make a cool gift for a musician?

it wasn't all about jewelry though!  recycling and upcycling are so popular and it spans across so many mediums like albums, clothes and more.

for clothes, there was a swap-o-rama-rama where visitors could use sewing machines and screen printing stations to make a unique piece from a collection of clothes, or adapt clothing they already owned with help from local artists.  we didn't participate this time but we still found some fun clothes.  justin and saraya got some cool shirts and we also picked up some soap, jams and a gift for some friends.
reminds us of alaska - jonwye

we love lemonbird jams...apricot with sage honey and pistachio and the wrapped jar is tomato vanilla bean - sounds odd but it is so delicious!
 smells so good... clean getaway soap company

rising sun gift from dave marcoullier

this post is already super long so it's going to be a two-parter.  next one will include the pandi's first walk!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun!! And you found so many treasures :)