Last month was a blast at the Handmade Market. The streets were cleared from the snowstorm and while side streets by the Empty Bottle were slightly messy, I found a spot on a plowed road and happily unloaded my things. This Saturday I return to Handmade Market Chicago from 12 PM – 4 PM at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, in Chicago.Â Booths include funky jewelry, knitted items, clothing, baked goods, handbags, paper crafts, skincare and more. I had fun neighbors last time, and look forward to who is in the mix for March.
Numerous people wandered around with Bloody Marys and beers in hand, and I enjoyed introducing them to my new pieces. The Empty Bottle starts serving at noon on March 10 as well. You can also grab brunch at the tasty Bite cafe next door.
This month features:
1500 Park by Andrea Jones ~ Soaps are made by mixing components and heating them (oils, butters, milk/water, and lye). Body butters, sugar scrubs, bath teas, and salts are altered to create the finished products.
Affinity Design Co. by Geena Sondy ~ Leather and canvas goods, each item is made with love and care in the Chicago studio.
B’Love Bath Boutique by Stephanie Williams ~ Handcrafted artisan bath treats made with skin loving oils and ingredients.
Burning Midnight Oil by Kara Schultz ~ Narrative inspired, hand carved, relief prints and I am in the process of exploring hand embroidery.
Clix2pix by Georgia Velisaris ~ Unique Chicago, Galapagos Islands animals, International, and seasonal themed mini-collages. She also makes Chicago/Galapagos Islands themed coloring books and prints of her Chicago themed Mixed Media artwork.
Crystal Gravy by Heather McCall, Sara Fagala and Eliza Epstein ~ Rock and roll inspired clothing line, using upcycled items. Creating original pieces inspired by the 70â€™s, velvet, tie dye, leather and metal bands.
Damsel In This Dress Designs by Heather Flett ~ Cool stuff for women who donâ€™t need to be rescued. Purses, totes, bags, and more.
Debbieâ€™s Designs by Deborah Solomon ~ Handmade sterling silver jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones.
Design Delights Ltd by Linda Sue Collins ~ Treasure chest of handcrafted gemstone jewelry featuring semi-precious stone, amber, pearl, shell, crystal, glass, wood, leather, fiber, sterling silver, & more!
Eclectic Redesigns by Julie Matos ~ Handmade metal jewelry designed from all recycled materials such as salvaged copper, vintage components, and found objects. Each piece is made using a primitive metal-smithing technique, completely by hand, no machinery.
GretchenC Studio by Gretchen Colavito ~ Original beaded jewelry hand sewn with needle and thread, inspired by Tribal Art, Couture fashion, the Victorian Era, and Belle Epoque Eras.
Kelly McRay Ceramics by Kelly McRay ~ Handmade pottery for the home. She puts detail and care into each piece hoping that her pottery will bring a little extra joy into everyday life.
LuDesigns Creations by Lucy Clasen ~ Silver smith, lapidary, leather, stamped and beaded jewelry. Some fiber art and greeting cards. Offering items for males has been an addition to my line.
@LUKETTI handcrafted jewelry by Claudia Darak ~ Jewelry is all handmade, working with different materials using silver, copper, steel wire, and recycled material. I am always making new things to have a variety of fresh designs to choose from.
made by Q (Made by Q) by Lindsey Quaglio ~ Eco friendly handmade goods. Resuse..Recycleâ€¦Rethink
Maike’s Marvels by Maike Van Wijk ~ Pendants, earrings, necklaces, keychains, bracelets and ornaments are hand-wrangled from steel wire and then embellished with encaustic-medium-treated paper or vintage ephemera to gift to your loved ones or for yourself.
MojoOwl by Nors Beatriz ~ Jewelry from natural raw gem stones. I often mix them with recycled jewelry to make new wearables. Lots of love, light and energy goes into them.
Natalie Walser Art ~ Original arts and prints, pottery and cat toys, all exploring the joys and the hilarity of urban modern life.
Naturally Refreshed Essential Oil KreationsÂ by Nicole Singleton ~ Essential oil infused products for everyday relief perfectly crafted. Pregnant and Breastfeeding Friendly.
Pure & Simple Studio by Maggie Lamain and Molly Manson ~ Provides handmade, all-natural products to our customers. We are focused on healthy skin care and household cleaning products.
rj studio inc. by Rashida ~ Handmade jewelry, stationery, and accessories.
Rose Buds Chicago by Mariya Sicilian ~ All natural badass skincare, everything is handmade in Chicago and all products are approved by the Leaping Bunny Program!
Sine Qua Non Salons by Laura Boton ~ Wellness-based beauty products that combine incredible style and a high quality of ingredients for the health conscious individual.
soapably by Shannon Armstrong ~ Bath and body products that are palm oil free (a rarity in the soap and bath product business).
stephXstitch by Stephanie Rohr ~ Cross stitch is cool again! I use this traditional method to create one-of-a-kind, sassy and subversive art that is cheeky, fun, and still beautiful to look at.
SunshineIsHappiness by Susan Lechner ~ Oil hand painted magnets, canvas boards, coasters, and prints, some are sweet, some are whimsical, but all are created to bring you warmth and happiness.
The Family Vegan by Christine Kane ~ We use reclaimed items as the basis of most of our artwork. Handpainted items, repurposed handstamped forks, tiles on easels etc.
Tiddleywink Toffee The Thin English Delight by Laurie Norris ~ Single handmade batches of the Thin English Delight has a very thin toffee base slathered in milk or dark chocolate covered with various toppings, sure to please everyoneâ€™s palate.
WestviewLane by Joanne Staszak ~ Handmade wooden and wood themed home goods ranging from vases, air plant holders, wall hangings and more. Our goal is to make one of a kind useful items that are affordable, well made and look good.
What Jenny Makes by Jenny Ross ~ Colorful and fun to wear hand dyed silk scarves and wet and nuno felted accessories.
Yappy Snax by Rebekah Haferbecker and Rachel Castleberry ~ Natural dog treats and care items, and handmade doggie gear.
The event is free to the public, but isÂ 21+ and parents with kids. Parking: Street.Â Transit: #49 Western bus. Youâ€™ll see me at the April event as well.