Gentry Blackburn is a painter, crafter and owner of the kooky-cute boutique Frosty Darling where she shows her work along side other local artists. With a degree in painting she focused on her fine art and worked at the library until she started making button earrings and hand-painted throw pillows. Then came forays into knitting, sewing and a giant leap into retail to showcase all these new wonders. She was awarded, "Best Crafty Lady" in Salt Lake City Weekly's 2007 Artys issue and keeps on truckin' with her bright color vintage carnival style.
This holiday collection will feature felt finger puppets, button earrings, throw pillows, vintage fabric aprons, stuffed animals, and small paintings. I'm really excited about the super furry blue squirrels I've been working on!
I am a local girl from sandy utah. I have been crafting ever since I was young. along with a couple of our friends, my husband and I recently opened up Coal Umbrella. I am in charge of all the hand made, craft items. I am currently a student at BYU studying photography. I started huishbooks a few years back, after desperately searching for a cool wedding guest book. I had been selling primarily on etsy up until we opened coal umbrella and now sell at 30% off my etsy prices in store. I love creating and I am constantly looking for new things to try.
This year at the beehive bazaar I am going to be bringing a collection of vintage inspired handmade jewelry pieces from seagull boutique. (www.seagullboutique.etsy.com… a side project from coal umbrella's handmade) There will be a variety of hair clips (from $2.50-$10) , Earrings($6-$19), and necklaces($12-$20). These are great for Christmas presents and would be perfect as stocking stuffers! I am also going to be bringing the fabulous Huish Books! These are hand bound blank books. Perfect for your wedding guest book, journal, sketchbook, or photo album. Each book is completely original and unique. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They are totally customizable as well! You can check them out at www.huishbooks.etsy.com ($12-$50).
I am also working on a new series of decorative word sets! These are whimsical and girly and make any room look fantastic. They rage from $30- $50.
Fun new beehive necklaces are sure to grace my booth this year along with vintage glass and hand wrapped sterling silver necklaces and earrings! AND...This year I am launching my photography holiday and "all occasions" greeting card line. The cards range from vintage inspired floral images to cheeky everyday objects and people. Inspiring quotes jazz up the cards to give them a fun flare. All images are taken by me!
Isabell's Umbrella grew from an obsession with stationery, writing instruments and design. Ashley Giessing, owner/artist, believes she should have been born in the nineteenth century, when all correspondence was done by hand.
Specializing in stationery that will lift the clouds of a rainy day, Ashley’s hopes are to renew the lost "art" of hand correspondence by creating stationery you will want to share with others. "There is nothing that means more to me than a kind, heartfelt, handwritten note from someone I love."
Seriously cute stationery, buttons, pillows, artwork and children clothing are just a part of my line-up.
I make cards and pillows. I hate to see tiny scraps of fabric go to waste so I gather them greedily from friends and family and cut them into cute shapes to sew unique cards. No one should ever have to buy a card from the mall when something more personal and fun can be used. Pillows make a perfect canvas for my drawing to by ironed on! Visit me here...
I make fused glass jewelry, coasters, nightlights and business card holders. I also recycle bottles and turn them into cheese platters and bowls. I was interested in fused glass so I took a class, I liked it so much I bought a kiln. Since then I have been experimenting with my kiln and making new projects.
In the past i've made jewelry out of my paintings, letter-pressed cards and gift tags, children's books, and broadsides and prints of my paintings. I plan on continuing to make those things, but this year I am also working on puppets, new paintings and some printed books. Visit me here...
Vinylicious ...the vinyl answer when seeking functional eye candy! Vinylicious is a line of fun & functional vinyl accessories which includes notebooks, baby bibs, make-up bags and wallets. There is a wide variety of great colors and designs in the line to choose from. All of my products are made from top quality vinyl fabric which is sturdy, can be easily cleaned, and is vegan friendly! I really love working with color and creating simple modern/retro designs that make everyday necessities more fun and enjoyable. Visit her here...
I create jewelry and accessories for women out of vintage materials. I like to experiment while I'm making things to make sure everything is unique. I love to make statement pieces, things that don't need much else to make a big impact on an overall look. Visit her here...
I have gathered recipes from family and friends and compiled them into a published cookbook. I have sold approx. 5000 copies at Secret Haven in Fruit Heights where I work part time as well as home parties. Vol. 1 was so successful that I now have a second volume. Last year I was a guest on Good Morning Utah where I was able to share and cook a recipe.
We mke a variety of items including, bottlecap necklaces, diaper and wipe holders, childrens tutus,wands, crowns, hair accessories, and bags. We also make christmas ornaments and decorations, and what ever else seema to be inspiring us at the time. We do this because we have so much fun creating our items, and the only thing more fun than creating is sharing them with others.
I make functional fiber art. Beautiful handpun yarns, knit and crochet items such as scarves, hats, handbags, wraps and shawls as well as bath items such as felted soaps and cotton bath puffs. I love beautiful things, but I am also an extremely practical person. I enjoy coming up with ways of taking functional objects and turning them into works of art. That’s why I refer to my work as Functional Fiber Art. These are, for the most part, beautiful works of art, but they also are able to have a purpose. It reminds me of the human race, we also are works of art with purpose. Visit her here...