Thanks to all of the amazing artisans who braved the Columbus Marathon and joined us for the Second Annual event!!! Check out some of the wonderful booths!
35+ vendors with amazingly unique items to get those special people…start your holiday shopping now…
Time to start announcing the artisans for this event!!! I am soooo very excited because we have so many new people joining us!
Shaggy Sheep (Lindsay House)
Shaggy Sheep will also be joining our outdoor vendors with reclaimed products such as signs, windows, ornaments etc. to spruce up your home decor! There are so many Ohio themed products in their inventory to please your palate!!!
L & L Natural Products by Julie (Julie Carter)
All natural bath and body products, wool and alpaca dryer balls, and detergents. Julie makes all of her products in small batches to ensure the best quality available and her best selling item are the dryer balls. They are made from wool and alpaca fiber and take the place of your dryer sheets and fabric softener. They also cut down on your drying time by up to 35%, so you save money and energy.
Local Liberation (Valerie Mailman)
Hand-printed, original shirts in adult, children, toddler and infant sizes! Local Liberation prints every shirt individually, by hand. And construct all of their screens by hand and even mix their own ink colors! Their unique designs support equality, positivity and Ohio!
Curl Girl Designs (Claire Patterson)
Claire creates one of a kind purses, totes, clutches and wristlets made from recycled leather… so happy to have another eco-friendly artisan joining our ranks!
WhoopeeDoodle! (Judi Young)
Don’t remember exactly where and when I first saw Judi’s creations but I do remember that I have loved them ever since so I am thrilled she is joining us at the conservatory!!! Her whimsical works of original collage artwork is certain to please the the young and young at heart.
Beau + Pearl Jewelry (Rhonda Newsome)
If you like precious metals, then you will love this hand forged copper and sterling jewelry made from recycled stock. And if that isn’t enough, Rhonda also makes vegan, all natural cold process soaps. Can’t wait to see her wares in person!
Megs LeVesseur Pottery (Megan LeVesseur)
MJaxWax (Michele Jakubowski)
MJaxWax creates candles that are hand-poured in repurposed containers like wine and beer bottles using 100% soy wax. I purchased a couple of Michele’s candles at an event at 400 West Rich this summer and they smell deelish and burn wonderfully! AND they are definitely eco-friendly.
Devon Palmer Woodturning (Devon Palmer)
Not only will this talented man have his lovely wooden wares for sale, he will be demonstrating and creating gorgeous wood turned items during our event! Woodturned bowls, peppermills, ornaments, platters, pens and vases made from Ohio Reclaimed hardwoods will be featured at his booth.
Emerald Artifacts (Karen Harrison)
Emerald Artifacts items have been artfully created and handcrafted using some materials that have been rescued, reclaimed, renewed, repurposed or recycled into beautiful one of a kind items for your home, porch or yard. Great gifts for those people on your list who love their gardens (like me!) and love turning old into new again!
Open Hand Leather (Peter Brown)
Hand crafted leather purses, wallets, clutches, totes, portfolios, dopp kits, etc. are what Peter is all about! He has a studio at 400 West Rich St. where he produces everything, starting with a full hide, cutting and patterning the pieces down and then sewing them himself. Peter has a love, appreciation, and passion for handmade local goods that he would like to share with everyone in Columbus! Forget Burberry, Coach and all of those mass made bags and buy yourself a truly local bag!
Pure Beeswax Art (D. Alice Altman)
Hand rolled and hand designed pure beeswax candles with a cotton wick and beeswax art (sun catcher placards & big hearts, wearable pendants) designed with real flowers, rose & flower petals, leaves, lavender, ocean stones & sea shells are what Pure Beeswax is all about. All of Alice’s products are made from scratch making them all natural and eco-friendly!
Buckeye Blossoms and Bows (Natalie Wilcox)
Mitzy Blitzy’s Workshop (Melissa Blandi- Kulwicki)
Check out these handmade bow ties for children, pets and adults, handmade hobby horses, infinity scarves/ nursing wraps, handmade hair bands, handmade banners/flags Ink and pastel flower drawings are just some of the many goodies that Melissa is going to have at our event!
Nearing Polymer Clay (Nancy Nearing)
Nancy makes a variety of jewelry, buttons, ornaments and so much more from polymer clay. Each item is truly unique and handmade by her! Decorate your tree this year and support a local artisan!
Out of the Box Framing (Doug Trott)
Doug is a local fine art photographer that has launched a first of its kind mobile custom framing experience. He creates hand crafted real wood picture frames from materials such as oak, bamboo, and kirei board. He also plans to have completed framed prints of his work available for sale as well as handing out materials for prospective clients to schedule their in-home custom frame design consultation.
AdoreJules Jewelry (Nancy Lacke)
Handcrafted jewelry using gemstones as well as freshwater pearls, vintage materials, sterling, 14k gold. Nancy incorporates gemstones and chains as well as beading and makes clay pendants and rings set with rhinestones. Her jewelry is gorgeous and a great gift idea for those special ladies on you gift list!
Ambiguous You (Amber Buckley)
Ambiguous You is an all natural, vegan, gluten free bath and beauty company making products such as lip balm, cuticle cream, sugar scrubs, bath teas and salts, massage bars, face care and mineral makeup. These products give our community a local and ethical option for affordable bath and beauty pampering.
Creux Poche (Laura Stith)
Creux Poche is a hollow concave shape made by removing something and seems to pretty much explain what Laura creates! She makes three-dimensional bowls that are reversible and washable as well as Ohio-shaped bowls, flame-safe candle holders, masks, baskets, bookmarks, change pinches and other small items ..all with fabric.
Painted Patchwork (Patrick Wayne)
Patrick hand cuts vintage maps and prints to create background patterns on a handmade wood canvases. On top of the custom patterns, he illustrates animals and/or insects using a combination of a stencil technique and spray paint, acrylic paint and ink. He then makes custom wood frames with design notching to create a one of kind pieces. In addition, he makes cocktail trays and coasters utilizing the vintage patterns and finishes them with an epoxy top coat so they withstand any water, and normal wear and tear. His art is definitely unique and gorgeous!!!
Old Man Withers Jewelry (Lindsay Withers)
Lindsay creates unique handmade jewelry specializing in crystals, gemstones, minerals, seashells, geodes, fossils, bones, wood and other beautiful pieces of Earth and nature. We are pleased that she will be a part of our event this year.
Fugly2Pugly (Heather Chapman)
I first met Heather at an event at a Westerville High School last year and just loved what she does to re-purpose vintage items. Her take on what to do with old ties, suitcases, encyclopedias and more just thrilled me. Sooo, I asked her if she would be interested in doing the show and, happily, she applied! I think you will love her creative spin on all things old and recyclable!
Hearten Hand Knits (Laura Berry)
Laura creates Designer Fair-Trade Accessories. She designs with the finest yarns produced in co-op’s in 3rd world countries supporting women that are put it into kits. Then women in need in SE Ohio knit or crochet accessories completing a full circle of support. She features handmade scarfs, wraps, gloves, shrugs and pins, and more! This is her first time at the event and we are thrilled to support such a worthy cause!
Keikos Beads (Angela Hopkins)
All of Angela’s pieces are one of a kind and completely handmade by her.The majority of her jewelry is made from upcycled and scrap leather that she cuts, shapes and tools to fit her designs. Then she adds hardware and embellishments, often incorporating recycled and reclaimed copper wire and sheet to make clasps, findings and to adornments.She also makes her own beads and pendants from glass rods. These handmade lampwork glass beads are then worked into the pieces as well as sold as pendants alone strung on cords and ready to wear.
Diane Ackers Art (Diane Ackers)
I first saw Diane’s work at an event at 400 WEst Rich Street and fell in love! She creates contemporary acrylic mixed media paintings, art prints, mounted art prints, magnets and jewelry made with her artwork. So happy to welcome her to the event!
Hobbygirl Crafts (Lori Summers)
Lori creates fabric accessories in bold colors and fun patterns. Her line includes cross-body bags, tote bags, scarves and fabric wallets. Lots of great gift ideas for the girls and ladies on your lists…
Chicken Mash Farm (Kim Mash)
Kim will be joining us for the first time this year with her goat milk soap and body products and soy wax candles. Fresh from her participation in the Country Living Fair, her products are sure to please those who love goat milk (and goats!)
Lily & Lola Pet Boutique (Jennifer Haapapuro)
Jennifer makes handmade pet collars and collar accessories, such as bows and flowers, doggy gift baskets and dog greeting cards. that are beyond adorable….shouldn’t this family member get a special holiday gift, too???
ReJen Recycled Arts (Jennifer Roy)
Joining the show for the third year is the lovely Jen Roy with all of her wearable art accessories made from re-purposed silk saris and sweaters, felted from wool and cashmere. I am thrilled that she can be part of our show again as her Indian inspired accessories are gorgeous and truly one of a kind!
Daisy Mae Designs (Kristy Sickles)
Daisy Mae is the home of the original vintage map wine bottle stopper! They have a wide variety of handmade personalized jewelry, cuff links, hair pins, cabinet knobs, wine stoppers, and other accessories all featuring maps from all over. You can either purchase a pre-made item or order custom made to fit your needs. Kristy is also new to the event but not new to me…she sells her wares at Celebrate Local along with lots of other area and national venues. We’re pleased that her schedule allowed her to be join us this year!
Sweet Tooth Studio (Kristi McCandless)
Sweet Tooth will be joining us with her jewelry and accessories – necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, key chains, book marks, etc. made with sterling and fine silver, Swarovski crystals, and artisan lampwork glass beads. This will be Krist’s first year with our event and we are looking forward to seeing all of the sweet things she has to offer!
Genoa Soap (Deborah Wright)
This is Genoa’s second year at the market and we’re thrilled! Her soaps smell soooo good and feel even better! And she just introduced her pumpkin pie soap again so you better hurry out and gt some as it is sure to sell out quickly! I know cause I think I got the last bar last year. AND perfect for the holidays, she has gift sets that are sure to please any one on your shopping list.Melissa Morehart (222 LaRK Street- pronounced two twenty two)
Just starting out in the marketplace, Melissa will be selling furniture, home decor times, antiques and unique finds in her outdoor booth. We are pleased that she chose Falling for Local as one of her first venues! (https://www.facebook.com/222LaRKStreet)
Cute of a Kind (Elena Joldersman)
Elena will be joining us again this year with her adorable crocheted stuffed toys and animals and hand made purses and pouches. We are delighted that she is able to be part of the event again…the quality of her little toys is superb. I had to give in last year and get my own little kitty from her!
Just Jeff’s Lamps and More… (Jeff Jones)
Just Jeff will be joining us for the first time this year and I’m thrilled cause his lamps are amazing! Jeff makes lamps for salvaged musical instruments (trumpets, clarinets, flutes, and saxophones) He also make lights from pipe (black and galvanized) using old gears and pressure gauges, and flea market finds. Wouldn’t you like to have one of his unique lamps in your house!?
Valerie’s Stuff (Valerie Cheski)
This is Valerie’s first year with us so we are excited that she chose our show! I have known her for a year or so and love her work. She specializies in handmade, unique polymer clay jewelry. I’m sure you’ll find something you love to purchase either for yourself or someone special on your gift list!
Crazy Craftin’ Ladies (Sandi and Audra Minter)
We are pleased to have these lsdies back for a second year! Audra and her mother, Sandi create hand crocheted and knitted scarves, hats, headbands, wrist warmers and bags as well as kitchen items such as dishcloths and pot holders. It’s already time to start wearing their items (and they DO make Buckeye gear!!!)
Beaniestalk (Teresa Clow)
We are so pleased to have Beaniestalk join us for the third year!!! WOOT! Terri makes adorable hand cut and hand sewn leather and suede accessories. All items are made from recycled leather and suede clothing. Items are adorned with vintage buttons and various doo-dads. Her products include: headbands, hair clips, earrings, bobby pins, mini hair bows, baby headbands and lapel pins. And I can vouch for them as I own several!!!!
Heart and Handcraft (Sandra Geronimo)
Sandra’s notebooks are made from recycled beer cartons and recycled paper courtesy of her friends and a local craft beer store. Coasters are crafted on ceramic and travertine tiles using her own photography, art work, graphics and fine art images. When possible, she purchases tiles from the Habitat for Humanity store. She also uses gemstones, glass, sterling silver and copper in designing her jewelry…cutting her own metal and hand stamping many of her pieces.
Our vendors are chosen and we have over 30 amazing artisans who will be selling their wares at Franklin Park! This year we will be both indoors and out so I hope you will join us and get a head start on your holiday shopping!!!!!
Stay tuned for details about each and every vendor!!!
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK:
Booth spaces still available!!!
10-9-13: A final shout out to yours truly! Yes, Paper Pieces by Vicki will also be vending at the event this weekend. I will be selling a variety of pre-made scrapbooks. journals, clipboards and holiday items, including my favorite holiday, Halloween!
I hope you will join us for this market as all of these artisans are truly unique, local and have LOTS to offer for early holiday shopping!
10-7-13: Another birthday occurs for one of our vendors~~Marie Godwin of Contemporary Cottage will be selling her gorgeous pillows/pillow covers at Falling for Local….wishing her happy birthday today!
10-6-13: I’m sorry to say that I just heard from Rachel Murdock of Artzymorena and she will not be able to join us this year due to family issues. Please keep her and her mother in your thoughts and prayers.
10-5-13: For our vendors! Silver Bridge Coffee Company donated coffee to keep you movin’ both days!!! And Sweet Simpliciteas will also have a couple of gourmet teas available if you are not a coffee afficianado (like me!) accompanied by Honey Run Farm‘s lemon verbena infused honey! Woot!!! We will be eating and drinking local and in style next weekend!!!
10-5-13: Sunnie Bezeredi of Sunart will also be selling her lovely mosaics and glass art not limited to mosaic fountains, garden stones. kaleidoscopes, sundials, and eclectic items using glass next weekend.
10-4-13: Tracy Leinbaugh of Peach Ridge Fiber Arts from Athens Ohio will be selling her felted (wet felted and nuno felted, some embellished with beads, novelty yarns, and feathers) scarves, wraps, vests, necklaces, earrings, pins and brooches, bags, bowls, vases, and lanterns at our show this year…welcome Tracy!
10-3-13: New to the show this year will be Virtue Salon with co-owners Melanie and Thomas Guzzo located in Clintonville on High Street.
“As passionate beauty professionals, Virtue Salon is committed to helping men and women enjoy the luxuries of the modern beauty industry without harming animals, the environment, or our health. We are dedicated to working in an organized, stress-free environment while enjoying a holistic lifestyle within true community.”
10-2-13: With a little over a week away from the event, I would like to introduce you to another of the fantastic artisans who will be joining us this year. Funki Lovely / Original Designed Jewelry made by Lisa Scott. Lisa’s jewelry is hand made one of a kind made out of leather, denim, wood, glass, crystal, ceramic beads often using recyclable materials. Look for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings at our event!
9-30-13: Vendors will be getting goodies provided for them each day by Allyson Blackwell of The Pastry Factory! We will ahve coffee/tea and yummies from Allyson both days of the event. Although she will not be vending with us, we will be promoting her with business cards,etc. I am already drooling thinking about what she will be preparing for the artisans!
9-29-13: Not only is Lisa McLymont a fantastic chalk artist (Grand Award Winner by Lisa M. McLymont and Catherine Sheridan, #1 People’s Choice & Chalk the Block 2013!), she is a talented jewelry artist specializing in copper, silver and other metals. We are pleased to have her join us! Coppercurious
9-28-13: Jennifer Roy of ReJen Recycled Arts will be returning to the event this year with her colorfully unique handmade accessories created from recycled silk saris, wool and cashmere sweaters and other specialty fabrics.
9-27-13: I’m pleased to say that Meghan Stout of Megalo Designs will be selling her very unique jewelry that includes her most popular items: acoustic, electric and bass guitar string bangle bracelets made with salvaged strings from local musicians in Columbus.
9-26-13: Unique accessories for you and your home, hand crafted from vintage recycled fabrics are what Natasha Pesicka of Willow Textiles creates. Lovely and eco-friendly!! We’re happy to have her join us again for the show.
9-25-13: Another amazing potter will be joining us this year! Rebecca Rea of Spinfire Studios will be selling her functional one of a kind wheel thrown vessels, jars, planters, birdhouses, and more. All of her work is handmade and meant to to be used, to hold something precious, or even become a home for something living.
9-24-13: Only 2 1/2 weeks before the show and now I have to get to work and make some of my own product! Yikes!! In the meantime, I would like to introduce you to another one of our artisans…Frank Kozarich of KozaVision Photography will be selling his beautifully extreme macro photography of plants and flowers making them look abstract and unframed macro photographs of insects. Some of the botanical pictures are matted and framed while others are printed on sheets of aluminum. I think these will be a gorgeous addition to our show!
9-23-13: To continue with the child and cute theme, let me introduce you to Jennifer Kohl-Hanley of Hound Dog Designs. Jennifer is returning to the show this year with her adorable hair pins, t-shirts and onesies. Like most of the artisans who will be at the event, she not only pre-makes her products, she also takes custom orders…I know cause she made 2 darling little onesies for my best friend’s first grandson!
9-21-13: Only a few weeks away and I am getting so excited for the show! Getting postcards out to vendors and promoting away. So let me promote a few other artisans who will be joining the show.
I ran into Deborah Wright of Genoa today at the Worthington Market Day and got to see a preview of what she will be selling at our event: Handmade soaps and bath products for anyone who wants to get back to basics while treating themselves to luxurious bubbles and creamy lather. Lovely soaps and delicious scents!
Fill your cuteness quotient and get some truly unique toys for the little ones on your list with Elena Joldersman’s The Red Haired Girl’s stuffed animals and adorable cards. She also is a blogger so you can check out her words of wisdom, too!
Equally adorable are Jen Walkington of Kiwifruit Designs’ monster hats for kids, baby bibs and little bow ties. She will have all of these and more at the Conservatory so come prepared to buy for young and old alike!
9-18-13: I am pleased to say that we will also have an artist who will be demonstrating his skills to customers. Paul Courtwright of Wood Chip Wood Working will be turning wood on his lathe to create a variety of objects as well as selling his handmade wooden bowls, pens, art pieces and more. So make sure to stop by his booth and watch him make lovely flowers, pods and whatever suits his fancy.
9-17-13: Featured artist for today is a personal friend, a creative lady and a member of the Alternative Fashion Mob as well as an artist and art teacher in a local school district. Rachel Murdock of Artzymorena has her fingers in quite a few pots but has made time to join us again this year at the Conservatory. She makes a variety of lovely hair adornments including headbands, flowers, hair pins and more using vintage materials including slips and lingerie. In addition, she creates unique skyline paintings.
9-16-13: I met with Dee Ashworth, Visitor Experience Coordinator, at Franklin Park today to go over the final details of our show and I am very excited about the event… I even have some things to post about the upcoming featured artist installation at the Conservatory. Going to write about that in a little while:)
In the meantime, I want to tell you about another couple of artisans who will be joining the fun. Audra Minter and her mother, Sandi, of Crazy Craftn’ Ladies will be selling their crocheted and knitted garments and accessories this year. Seems a perfect day to feature Audra as today is her birthday!!
9-15-13: Less than a month away!!! I am super psyched about our show and the artisans who will be vending with us. Today I will feature 2 of our artists~~the first being Angela Pennock of Marang Studio. I’m pleased that Angela is returning to the show…she creates unique accessories like belts, hair adornments, necklaces, pillow accents and more.
The second artisan is Christine Burke of Laughing Leaf Studio in Athens. Christine is new to the show and makes terra cotta leaf hangings and bowls. Laughing Leaf faces are perfect wall hangings for home and office, and great in multiple groupings.Their smiling faces are guaranteed to brighten your day!
9-13-13: Friday the 13th may mean bad luck for many but it means good luck for our show because today we are featuring a new artist who is a laser engraver/etcher, Chelsea Ridenour of Determined Caterpillar.
Her work includes wooden crop circle pendants, engraved stone tiles, birds and wall art from cut and engraved matboard, glass vases and engraved cork coasters.
9-12-13: Do you like to accessorize with hair accessories, earrings, rings and girly glitz and be ‘green’ at the same time? Then Terri Clow of Beaniestalk is the artisan you want to check out at our event! Terri makes all kinds of adorable adornments using recycled fabrics, particularly suede. Don’t miss out on her booth again this year.
9-11-13: There are so many talented people involved in the show this year and one of them is Julie McCala of Branching Creations. Julie makes original artistry inspired by nature using pyrography or “wood burning” as her primary method of art/craft. Some of these include wooden bangle bracelets, trinket boxes, plaques, and ouija boards. Custom work is also available.
9-10-13:Today I will introduce you to Kristin Ellis of Silver Flame. I have known Kristin for about 3 years and am delighted to have her join us for the show. She makes such unique jewelry using spoons, forks, and more…I can’t event begin to describe all she does so you need to come out and see her on Oct. 12 and 13th!! I’m also happy to announce that she is soon to be featured on my blog in an artist interview so stay tuned for her story in the next week or so!
During the coming month before the show, each artisan who is vending will be featured so please make sure to stop by often to see all of the talented artisans that you will be able to purchase items from at Falling for Local.
First, let me introduce you again to 2 previously featured artists who will be joining us. Karen Buonocristiano of Crafty by Nature (swear by her Skin Repair!), creams, lotions and pottery and Aisha Echols of Sweet Simpliciteas, gourmet dessert tea blends.
Both of these lovely ladies will be selling their unique products. Check them out!
A Facebook event page has been created:
https://www.facebook.com/events/642132189164228/ Vendors, please promote as much as possible!! APPLICATIONS ARE IN! Over 40 artisans applied for the show this year…WOOT! Acceptance letters to those chosen (26 total) will be sent by the weekend. This is bound to be an awesome show!!!! **************************************************** I am so excited that so many wonderful artists/crafters/artisans have already applied to the Falling for Local: An Ohio Artisan Market at Franklin Park Conservatory BUT there are still openings and the deadline is Sept 1st. Only a few weeks away!! Please check out this link if you are interested in applying: Falling for Local: An Ohio Artisan Market Vendor Application If you have been accepted, you will be notified by September 15, 2013
About the event:
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory 1777 E Broad Street Columbus, OH 43203 When: Saturday, October 12 , 10am-5pm Sunday, October 13, 12-5pm