Friday, August 6, 2010

The Real Mercantile- A gathering of hand made artists Aug 8

Hand made artists often spend time finding the right shows and fairs to bring their goods to. It can be a daunting task.

All it really takes, though, is one person to say, “Hey, lets have a gathering of artists.” … and few others to say, “OK!”

We have seen this recently with the SF Esty Sampler and I coordinated a St. Valentine’s Sweetie Pie festival and art show with some of my friends. I have even been known to call up my local tea shop and host a Saturday morning trunk show.

Nieves Rathbun, who owns By Nieves Handmade Natural Body Care, has created a similar event. She has gathered over 25 artists at Chez Poulet in SF for The Real Mercantile event this Sunday, August 8, from 1-7pm 3359 Cesar Chavez at Mission.

Come by and support local artists and craft people
from around the bay area:
Alta Accents- Hand decorated boxes and home accents
Blue Ribbon Salvage- Vintage Bling, Found and Redeemed
Bonjour Teaspoon- handmade items made from recycled textiles
By Nieves Handmade Natural Body Care
Calliope- handmade clothes and accessories for kids and grown-ups
Dawn Stott- Charms, necklaces, pendants, earrings embroidery
Desiree Salas- Vintage inspired dresses
Elzza Doll- home sewn clothing and accessories
Frieda Kipar- Herbal syrups and potions
Full Moon Pickles- traditional and innovative preserves
Helena Bianca- Jewelry
Janay Rose, the window lady- handsewn clothes and accessories made of all recycled materials
Kimmy Phi- Leather wallets and bags
Lizard Works Glass- Fused and Slumped glass dishes in festive jewel tone colors.
O'Lover Hats- Premier handmade felt and straw hats
Rosemary Dudley Designs- Handcrafted distinctly elegant and whimsical contemporary silver jewelry.
Salvaged Scraps- Handmade books. made completely from found and repurposed materials.
Sensory Revolution- Sensational Salts, Sensational Seasonings
Silver Lucy- gorgeous dresses
Steph's Cafe- Jam, Cookbooks, Baked Goods
Super Sugar Ray Ray- Legwarmers, hand warmers, Ruffle skirts
T.S. I love You- Handmade Cloche bomber hats
Tamo Designs- cloaks and coats
Velvet Otterhound- Vintage Glam Jewelry

If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Jen from Mama's Magic Studio about joining SFEtsy!

1 comment:

Nerd Jerk said...

I met Nieves at Renegade and she was a completely delightful woman. I hope that people were able to make it to the show. Knowing her eyes for quality, I have no doubt it was a smashing success. :D

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