This weekend's Renegade Craft Fair stocked the latest and greatest in all things crafty, from art prints and paper to pottery. We were crushing on the jewelry in particular, which adhered to a vintage-inspired, faintly masculine vibe.
This weekend's Renegade Craft Fair stocked the latest and greatest in all things crafty, from art prints to paper. pottery to cheeseburgers. We were crushing on the jewelry in particular, which pretty much adhered to a vintage-inspired, faintly masculine vibe.
Brookadelphia's punked-out style makes for some fun party pieces like the Brooklyn Bridge Necklace or shiny acrylic state charms that will show your pride no matter where you're from.
Adornments NYC designer Martin T. Lopez honed his intricate design skills in the theater, specializing in period pieces for the stage. His work is reminiscent of grandma's treasure trove, but with a fresh-and-clean modernity.
Milkweed & Honey
Milkweed & Honey's handcrafted designs, with its sweetly sharp aesthetic, extends from jewelry to prints and paper. We fell for their everyday baubles and scored a lovely gold-brushed base metal rosette ring that looks much pricier than the steal price ($12) we paid.
Rag Trader Vintage
The designs by
Rag Trader Vintage blend curiosities and charm for truly one-of-a-kind pieces. Particularly sweet was the Little Brass Love Letter Necklace, an antiqued trinket that consists of an I Love You card that can be tucked into and removed from its envelope.
Bloodmilk Sparrow Claw Ring
At first, the
Bloodmilk Sparrow Claw Ring just looks exquisitely luxe but look closer, and notice its slightly sinister edge. The prongs are, in fact, a gnarled pair of bedazzled sparrow claws clutching that sleek black onyx. A perfect example of the Philly-based designer's dark-side glam.
For the discerning eye that can find the fascinating in minimalism,
Erica Weiner is the jeweler to see. Her Faceted Teardrop Earrings are restored vintage. The perfect understatement.
In a sea of metals, a sprinkling of fabric, from leather to lace, caught our eye immediately.
Melody's Addiction Leather Ruffle Hoop Red Fringe Earrings flutter two bold fans in on-trend fringed leather from the lobes. If you're more of a romantic than a rocker, try a similar style in crocheted linen.
Behold the tiniest pleasure. Among her spare and sophisticated designs (and at super affordable prices!),
Lauren Haupt stocks this vintage-sourced Personal Circle ball locket which would hold a minute treasure.
We sure hope the Detroit-based
Chain Chain Chained comes back to the New York area soon, but in the meantime, for gamine little accents like the Vintage Buckle Bracelet, visit the designer's Etsy shop.
If we heard about Vera Meat's collection of pup-themed jewelry sight unseen, we'd have the same reaction - um, cheesy? But take one look at the double-finger
Puppies ring or - be still our hearts - the Boston Terrier Face cocktail ring, and you're torn between a melting heart and a satisfied aesthetic. Plus, she's got less downright adorable stuff, too, like vampire teeth, guns and graffiti.