1 The Renegade Craft Fair is a large scale marketplace event, showcasing the work of contemporary indie-craft artists. Besides Brooklyn, the fair is also held at Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and London.
2 Featuring hundreds of artists at a time, vendors travel from all over to sell their handmade goods and original artwork.
3 The First Ever Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market was held in Brooklyn on November 17th & 18th at the East River State Park on the Williamsburg Waterfront.
4 Katie Gastley - Based in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, my side project–Rocket Ink–is a boutique paper goods company with an environmental conscience. http://www.rocket-ink.com/
5 I create each design from my original paintings, which lend a purposely hand-made quality to digitally produced cards & prints.
6 Printed right here in New York, all of our papers are high-quality, 100% post consumer.
7 MSLO employee, Christina Tobia, has a little business called Tobia bakes. http://www.tobiabakes.com/
8 Her creations include maple bacon peanuts, sweet & spicy mixed nuts, trail mix, and brittles.
9 There are also figs stuffed with a whole roasted hazelnut & chocolate ganache, dipped in chocolate with crushed hazelnuts on a bay leaf.
10 Individually wrapped stuffed figs
11 Maple bacon peanut crumbs
12 Maple bacon peanuts
13 Mikinora, an Italian jewelry designer, produces her jewelry in sunny and romantic Florence.
14 Her pieces are unique in shape.
15 They are industrial, but relaxed enough for everyday wear.
16 Haus Leather creates very handsome, quality leather bags, belts, and accessories. http://hausleather.com
17 The leather has rich colors and its wonderful aroma permeated the booth.
18 Very unique bags
19 And functional, too
20 And also beautifully crafted cuffs
21 Aaron, Haus Leather owner, was very busy tending to his many customers who were eager to make a purchase.
22 Michelle Krassy is owner of Nestle Berry, based in Vermont. She says, "It's hard to find pretty things for the eco-friendly home." So, she makes them! http://www.nestleberry.com
23 These towels are 100% organic cotton.
24 Everything is American made!
25 Fiber-reactive dyes will not damage the environment.
26 Among the many beautiful towels and aprons and bags, Michelle also hand-crafts cute eco-friendly outlet covers.
27 Noelle Ventresca is owner of Impish Lee - Handmade Couture Lingerie & Accessories. http://www.impishlee.com
28 Every article is one-of-a-kind.
29 You can find Noelle's unique creations on her Etsy site. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ImpishLee?ref=pr_shop_more
30 Dani Golomb and Rudi Munroe of Rabbitbrush Gifts, had a very creative and wonderfully arranged booth, showcasing their beautiful handmade jewelry and trinkets. http://www.etsy.com/shop/rabbitbrushgifts
31 All of their handmade creations are inspired by nature, like these tumbled stone earrings.
32 These earrings are fashioned from old skeleton keys.
33 A felt Amanita Mushroom in a Mason jar terrarium
34 This handsome locket contains hemp.
35 Grace Colon (middle) has a wonderful skin care line specially formulated for skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. Ingredients are natural and organic and the entire line is produced in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Her husband, Tony, and her daughter, Nicole, help run the business.
36 Her extensive line can be found in various health care stores and spas throughout Brooklyn. Find a dealer or purchase right from her website at http://www.pielnyc.com/.
37 This combination of hand, body, and foot creams make a great gift set.
38 Also, very good men's products!
39 Bhavesh Shah and Samara Mahendru of Muny had a very beautiful selection of children's clothing, blankets, and scarfs. http://www.munyshop.com/
40 These particular scarfs were made by formerly abused and unemployed women in India, who are now empowered by and affiliated with the wonderful Women Weave organization. http://www.womenweave.org/
41 These quilts were adorable!
42 And these throws were so colorful and beautifully crafted.
43 Former MSO employee, Dani Fiori has created the wonderful Sweet Dani B company, where she creates her yummy and gorgeous signature custom-made cookie treats. http://www.sweetdanib.com
44 This squirrel cookie is adorable and quite delicious!
45 In her booth, Dani decorated a feather tree with her treats. She asked her customers to write down what they were thankful for and she hung those thoughts on the tree.
46 Holly Slayton of Artikal is a master in the art of millinery and had an impressive selection of handmade hats. http://www.artikal.com
47 Many of Holly's creations are inspired by the styles of the 1920s.
48 Karen Lai and Annie Lim endeavored to write a children's book in 2009. When the publisher suddenly passed away, they decided to make children's clothing using the characters they created for the book. Their company, Twinko, was born. http://www.twinkoNYC.com
49 All clothing is 100% organic cotton.
50 And everything is made right in Brooklyn, New York
51 Brooklyn Assembly sells kits and patterns that make it easy to make amazing things with your hands. No experience necessary. http://brooklynassemblykits.com/countdown-to-launch/
52 Althea Erickson of Park Slope, Brooklyn designs these handy little kits to stitch your own map!
53 The kits come with easy-to-follow instructions, even for beginners.
54 Specify a location, and you'll receive a custom template with instructions in your kit! If you don't have the skills or time, she can also stitch a custom map for you! A perfect unique wedding gift!
55 BRYR is a shoe manufacturer. Bryr means to care in Swedish and is pronounced like the English word briar. http://www.bryrstudio.com/
56 Isobel Schofield designs these beautiful shoes from her studio in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
57 Her shoes, crafted in American leather and European soles, are made in Minnesota, where she travels on a monthly basis to oversee the shoemaker's handiwork.
58 You can choose from a variety of styles and designs, but each pair is made to order, making these a super special splurge!
59 This is Isobel Schofield.
60 This booth is Docksmith. Lee Goodwin fashions these fantastic electronic docks out of Maine driftwood. http://www.etsy.com/shop/DOCKSMITH
61 By flattening one side of the wood and carving a well-placed hole for the electronic components, Goodwin crafts the perfect union of form and function.
62 This booth is Forestbound. http://www.forestbound.com/
63 Alice Saunders, from Boston, hunts estate sales and flea markets for beautiful vintage textiles to make into her sturdy totes & bags.
64 Military prints & salvaged historical prints are her favorite finds and most often become the signature marks of her company's goods.
65 She is currently collaborating on a line with Levi's.
66 Aimée Schiwal of Hook & Matter in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn designs fabulous pieces of jewelry in laser-cut acrylic. http://hookandmatter.com/
67 When the acrylic catches the right light, it looks almost as if it glows!
68 She also works in porcelain and crochet to add finer detail to her one-of-a-kind pieces. Her jewelry ranges from subdued enough for an everyday accessory to far-out & fun statement pieces.
69 MGMY is the shared studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn of Michiko, Megumi & Christine. The trio met 5 years ago in ceramics classes at Parsons School of Design & they enjoy showcasing their complimentary works together. http://www.etsy.com/shop/mgmy
70 Michiko specializes in casting animals and figures, Megumi creates tiny planters and cups, and Christine casts skulls and other ephemera of the animal kingdom!
71 MARKET GROWN - Catalina Rozo from Greenpoint, Brooklyn sews these handy market totes. https://www.facebook.com/MarketGrown
72 They are made with biodegradable burlap on the outside.
73 They are lined with waterproof material on the inside - perfect for taking home produce from the farmer's market!
74 Vanessa Lianne is a metalsmith & jeweler working from the East Village in NYC. Her work is made by hand-fabrication and features detailed hammering, stone setting & casting.
75 She made these unique lace cuffs by casting vintage lace remnants in various metals and platings, then forming them into wrist-friendly bracelets.
76 Earrings by Vanessa
77 And rings, too