Hovey Lee

Established in 2005, Hovey Lee offers a variety of exquisite handmade eco jewelry. Although Hovey has a degree in music & library science, jewelry making has been a part of her life since her teenage years & she has earned the Gemological Institute of America's AJP certificate. Hovey Lee strives to offer thoughtful, inspired & meaningful pieces that are personal & timeless. I really like Gold Press III (pictured), a carved brass cuff bangle made using reclaimed brass metal. Hovey offers a wide variety of beautiful earrings, including the sparkly pair named Carney II and recycled green glass drops named Vanna III. Hovey Lee also features many necklaces & rings, some made using gems, as well as a men's section. Learn more about this wonderful eco-friendly company on Facebook.

Funky Finds Spring 2012 Events

Vendor applications are now available for
BOTH Funky Finds Spring Fling events!

On March 10 & 11, Funky Finds will host the
4th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling in
Fort Worth, Texas.

On April 21 & 22, Funky Finds will host the

1st Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling in Longview, Texas!

All event details can be found on each event website.

Funky Finds thanks you!

The entire Funky Finds team would like to thank everyone who participated in, attended & spread the word about Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! Through the charitable raffle, we were able to raise $1,200.00 for The Humane Society of North Texas and Toys For Tots! In addition to the money raised, SEVEN dogs were adopted and three large boxes of toys were collected! Photos of the event have been added to Funky Finds' Facebook page. SHOPPER SURVEY: Did you attend the event? We'd love your feedback!

Ray Koshy, Leaf Artist

Rajan (Ray) Koshy is a leaf artist and curator of the Rice Straw Museum in Galveston, Texas. All of his unique artwork is created using leaves of rice plants & cottonwood trees. Rice straw art is an ancient & endangered form of leaf art practiced by less than 100 artists around the world & Ray is the only rice straw artist in the USA. Rice Straw Museum is dedicated to Preserve, Protect and Promote this ancient leaf art from extinction and introduce this beautiful unique art to more and more people every day. Rice straw art uses only natural things in its creation like leaves of rice straw, leaves of cottonwood trees, gum arabic (tree sap) as the glue, and no color paint or dye is added to the natural color of the dried leaves of the rice plant.

The portraits, such as A Girl & Her Horse, are stunning intricate works of art. The American Indian Chief portrait is another show stopper. And I am absolutely in love with the beautiful Nativity leaves (pictured) that are perfect for the holidays! If you'd like to learn more about Ray & his work, his website is full of great information including a newspaper article that appeared in the Dallas Morning News. Also, he is offering Funky Finds fans BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE! Simply convo Ray after making a purchase & mention Funky Finds to receive an additional leaf art free of charge.


Rebecca Thygesen is the founder & artist behind BabyClay. Once a pilot, Rebecca's hobby of sculpting clay & creating unique accessories has now become her full-time job. She says the name was born of the fact that she is working on her business in order to become financially stable so she & her husband can start a family. What I love most about her accessory designs is that each one is a hand-sculpted work of art. The Bride's White Rose is a gorgeous accessory fit for any beautiful bride! Purple is my favorite color, so the Purple Rose is another one that catches my eye. And, if you're looking for something a little less frilly with a bit more edge, you'll love the Seriously Skull Headband. Rebecca was recently interviewed by The Philadelphia Examiner and will be showcasing her wares at several craft markets this holiday season, including Crafts in the Warren Tech at Warren County Technical School in Washington, NJ, on December 3 from 9am-4pm. And don't forget, all online orders receive FREE SHIPPING!

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats The Zoo! ***

PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate from BabyClay!

TO ENTER: Visit BabyClay & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY: Follow BabyClay on Twitter & tweet about this giveaway.

Sample Tweet: #giveaway: Enter to win a $50 gift certificate from @_BabyClay on the @funky_finds blog! http://bit.ly/vDxJpb

ENDS: 9pm CST, Saturday, December 3.

Now Accepting Applications - Fort Worth - Funky Finds Spring Fling


We are currently accepting vendor applications for the Fort Worth Spring Fling to be held March 10 & 11 in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as the Longview Spring Fling to be held April 21 & 22.

Vendor applications for the Fort Worth event will be open through January 8th and Longview applications will be open through February 11th.

All vendor, sponsor & advertising info can be found on each event website.

Subscribe to the Funky Finds newsletter to receive information regarding upcoming events, deadlines & more!

GIVEAWAY: Robbie Jenkins

Robbie Jenkins is a mixed media artist who describes herself as a quirky girl with an eye for imagination. A self-taught artist who was born & raised in Oklahoma, Robbie says her belief is that we all possess an innate ability & desire to create. Fascinated by transient tokens of varying eras, Robbie’s art draws together mementos of times past, nostalgia of old-world eras that spark the imagination, with a twist of humor. She has participated in numerous art exhibition shows, selling her art internationally, as well as to boutiques & museums. Also an accomplished silversmith, Robbie has been making dictionary pendants (pictured) for 20 years. Combining her desire to recycle & repurpose, her vintage dictionary pendants have become one of her most popular items. They are an inexpensive way to express oneself while eco-friendly. You can meet Robbie & purchase her unique work in person next weekend at Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience. She is a super cool, crafty & funky gal, so you don't want to miss the opportunity to make her acquaintance if you can help it!

*** GIVEAWAY - Closed - Congrats Mo & Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)! ***

PRIZE: Two lucky winners will receive a vintage dictionary pendant of their choice!

TO ENTER: Visit Robbie's website & leave a comment on this post noting your favorite item.

ENDS: 9pm CST, Saturday, November 19.

BUST Magazine

Sponsor: BUST Magazine

BUST Magazine is a generous sponsor of Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience. We were thrilled to learn that the event was recently featured on their wonderful blog! Read the article here.

At the event, the first 75 people EACH DAY to purchase a minimum of five $1.00 raffle tickets will receive a full-size Funky Finds tote bag full of swag. BUST generously donated 150 copies of their latest issue, so you definitely want to arrive early & purchase your tickets! All raffle proceeds benefit Toys For Tots and The Humane Society of North Texas.

Event Details
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 9am-4pm &
Sunday, November 13, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Small Exhibits Building, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76104

The Examiner

Thank you to Jessica Barst for writing about Funky Finds: A Holiday Shopping Experience on The Examiner! She has also spotlighted several participating jewelry designers, such as Diana Casabar Metalsmith and Fitzy Sparrow.