On Saturday I attended a craft show with Dori in Boston called, appropriately, CraftBoston. It was brilliant to walk around and see all of the lovely, well-made, and very sophisticated things that people were selling. This was a serious craft show (and you knew it was serious, because some vendors were asked to put special signage in their booth when they were selling things *under* 100 bucks)! There were 175 vendors, classical music playing in the background, and what seemed like thousands of craft-eager patrons roaming about.
I swear, I spotted local Red Sox celebrity Jerry Remy there. If this were indeed the case (I couldn’t be sure…) it was a collision of two awesome worlds. (But it doesn’t seem like his kind of place, really, does it?)
Anyway, upon entry to the show, both Dori and I had dreams of being rich so we could come to a place like this and buy whatever we wanted. We thought about different ways that this would be fun, including a lottery win, a surprise $5000 gift certificate, or just plain having the cash outright. Alas.
Regardless, I fell in love with several pieces of gorgeous silver and mixed-media jewelry, most notably by the talented Elise Moran, Ananda Khalsa, and Angela Gerhard. I also saw amazing bags by Ali Dryer, who actually makes all of her beautiful handles herself in her wood shop. Incredible. To top it off, I serendipitously ran into an ex-coworker from what feels like eons ago. She now makes enough of her own awesome and stylish hats to have a booth at a place like this. It’s inspiring to see people making a living from crafts.
I restrained myself, though, and walked away with only two (lovely) items, and spending under $100. This beautiful painted necklace from Happy Art Studio:
and this polymer clay button from Karin Noyes:
Apparently I’m heading into a turquoise phase! All in all, it was a lot of fun, and I think I’ll start saving up for next year!Posted by robyn on March 31st, 2008 under crafts
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