This weekend we were fortunate enough to attend two great shows featuring tons of independent artists & designers from the Dallas - Fort Worth area. Saturday was the Urban Street Bazaar which showcased more than 55 vendors, hip DJs, a fashion show & more.
We were thrilled to meet Julie McCullough Kim, owner of the Make Shop & Studio in Dallas. Julie also designs beautiful handbags (pictured here) that are even more fabulous in person. Her accessory line Enju is stunning!
Judy Stump of Superchica fame is a member of the Dallas Craft Mafia who creates cool jewelry & home decor. Amber Zuniga of Chromosapien, also a member of the Dallas Craft Mafia, creates fused glass designs that are striking. These girls are truly living with a DIY attitude!
I have long been looking forward to meeting Randi Deckard of Designing Diva. I have featured Randi's work before, but seeing her designs in person was a treat. Her jewelry is of the highest quality & is just beautiful.
Tara to the T (pictured here) was one of my favorite vendors that we met. She was dressed in such a fabulous, eye-catching way that you couldn't help but be drawn to her booth. And her bubbly personality was an extra treat! Tara's hats & other accessories are well made & very cool.
Amber Fort of Juxtapose Designs had a beautiful display featuring her jewelry that's created using interesting vintage buttons. I loved all the cool rings & earrings that she has designed.
If you are looking for lotions, candles & other products that smell fabulous Shambhala Body Gallery is for you. All of their products had a wonderful scent that wasn't overpowering.
Micca Rogers (pictured here) was the most exotic & interesting vendor we had an opportunity to chat with. Micca is originally from Dallas, but now resides in Bali where she works rescuing animals sold on the black market. Her scrapbook was fascinating! Micca was selling beautiful jewelry designed in Asia & other items that fund programs where she resides.
Ruth Lloyd creates what I consider to be a very cool form of a scrapbook. But this form of memory preservation isn't in a book...it's in quilt form! You supply Ruth with tshirts or other materials you want to preserve & she will create a keepsake that will be in your family for generations.
Tomorrow I will recap Deck the Halls, the event we attended on Sunday. I will also be hosting a giveaway later in the week, so stay tuned!