The first vendor to catch my eye was HAWKHOUSE by Jessica Kramer. Jessica creates electroformed jewelry incorporating raw crystals, gems and fossils. I loved her work so much that at the end of the day I returned to purchase a chunky Herkimer diamond ring.
|Circuit Breaker Labs|
Circuit Breaker Labs was my next stop. Artist Amanda Preske, creates wearable pieces out of e-waste. She uses discarded circuit boards, recycled solar cells and resin to make necklaces, bracelets, keychains etc... She happened to have a small selection of expandable badge holders/lanyards for sale. Colin thought they were perfect for his badge at work so he happily made a crafty purchase.
Another Brooklyn-based business, Eisentraut Jewelry features an insignia line of pendants and rings. Included in your purchase are two sticks of sealing wax perfect for those that enjoy sending handwritten letters. Eisentraut also has two other jewelry lines based on nature and pigeons.
Overall, it was a fun day out filled with crafty goodness and geeky fun! Maker Faire hosts shows all over the world. Check their website to see if there is one in your area. You never know what kind of inspiration you will come home with!
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