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Made in Chicago Market, Hosted by the Chicago Reader

Eda Pendant and Earrings, Hand-Etched and Enameled on Copper

This Sunday, August 6, I’ll be at the Made in Chicago Market, sponsored by the Chicago Reader. The market takes place at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington, Chicago, from 11am-5pm.

It’s indoors and air-conditioned, and admission and parking are free! Find beautiful, locally-made jewelry, accessories, apparel, housewares and more, as well as many delicious food and drink vendors. I hope to see you then!

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Bronze Double Arch Ring

Bronze Double Arch Ring

My bronze Double Arch Ring was just purchased as the signature ring for actor Juno Temple in the sci-fi series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”. The series will be out this fall in the UK on Channel 4, and then on Amazon Prime! Juno’s stunt double gets one too!

Read more about the series here:

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38th Annual Evanston Chamber Artisan Festival

RedAvaDesigns will be participating with Remix 2017 as part of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce’s 38th Annual Evanston Chamber Artisan Festival (formerly known as the Fountain Square Art Festival). The festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 11am to 6pm both days, at the intersection of Church and Sherman Streets. I hope you’ll visit me in booth 124!

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Evanston Made Pop-Up Store

Paisley and Turquoise Pendant, Etched Copper and Prong-Set Stone

RedAvaDesigns will be selling select items at the Evanston Made Pop-Up Store, at the Evanston Art Center, from June 2-30, open every day (hours vary). Evanston Made is an annual celebration in June that showcases Evanston creatives. A portion of proceeds from sales benefits programs at the Evanston Art Center.

I will also be at the store this Sunday, June 4, from noon until 4pm, so stop by!

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What’s Blooming on Harrison

Amethyst Geode Earrings
Enamel Deco Paisley Earrings

Celebrate springtime in Chicago at What’s Blooming on Harrison, the Oak Park Arts District’s annual street festival, on Saturday, May 20 from 11 am – 7 pm. You’ll find us on Harrison Street in Oak Park between Lombard and Harvey. Our booth number is 44. I’ve got a mix of new work for the show, from enameling to metalsmithing!

The show will be brimming with talented local artists, music, food, and family activities, and admission is free!

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Elmhurst’s 21st Annual Art in Wilder Park

Turquoise and Sterling Silver Prong-Set Ring

RedAvaDesigns’ first outdoor event of the year is at Elmhurst’s 21st Annual Art in Wilder Park, this Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7. This will be our first year at this long-running event! Hours are 10am-5pm both days. I will be in booth #65 and I hope to see you there!

This juried show of fine art, craft, and design will have over 125 Midwestern artisans selling their art, including fiber, ceramics, jewelry, painting, sculpture, furniture, glass, mixed media, photography, and more.

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First Event of 2017!

 

RedAvaDesigns’ very first event of 2017 is the Handmade Market at The Empty Bottle! I’ve been working on several new designs and will be debuting them at the Handmade Market on Saturday, February 11, from 12 noon until 4pm. Walk next door to Bite Cafe for a bite, grab a drink at The Empty Bottle while you shop, and pick up a Valentine’s Day Gift for a loved one or for yourself. More than 30 sellers will be on the premises.

The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western
Chicago, IL 60622

Fingerprint Enamel on Copper Earrings, 14k Gold-Filled Wires and Chain
Fingerprint Enamel on Copper Earrings, 14k Gold-Filled Wires and Chain

 

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Holiday Remix

Corsage Pendant, hand-enameled and etched copper
Corsage Pendant, hand-enameled and etched copper

Join me for the 2nd annual Holiday Remix! Building on the success of the annual Remix Chicago summer festival, Remix is continuing its holiday fair. Remix Chicago Holiday Craft Fair is a fantastic way to kick off the holiday shopping season with handmade and recycled artwork and crafts! Free admission.
Saturday, December 10, 11am-4pm
Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway Ave. Chicago, IL 60660

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Waters Annual Holiday Craft Market

Big U Enamel Pendant, Open Rectangle Earrings
Big U Enamel Pendant, Open Rectangle Earrings

Shop local and handmade! This Saturday, December 3, RedAvaDesigns will be at Waters Annual Holiday Craft Market along with over 30 artisans offering handmade gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including jewelry, clothing and accessories, home goods, and more!

While you shop, we will have lots of fun activities for kids, including Santa, Holiday Gift Tree and Cake Walk. There will also be food trucks parked outside. The event proceeds benefit Waters School.

Hours are 10am until 3pm and admission is free!
Waters Elementary School
4540 N. Campbell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60025

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