This weekend was an awesome one, crammed so much into my Saturday, I can’t quite believe it. Anyway, more that to come. First off, me and Gemma from Flutter and Sparkle (blogger bestie) headed to the Old Truman Brewery, just off Brick Lane in Shoreditch to check out the epic Renegade Craft Fair. This fair originates from the States and is crammed with all the best bits from Folksy, Etsy and the like. I love being able to see some of the crafters I love in real life and am always tempted into purchasing, or am too overwhelmed to make any decisions.
Anyway, here’s some snaps of my favourite bits, enjoy!
The awesome Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes make super intricate, colourful and fun acrylic jewellery. I’ve got a couple of pieces from these guys and absolutely love them.
Lucie Ellen is one that I’ve been following for ages, and I finally met her this time! Lucie makes bold and cute jewellery out of wood. I purchased the Watermelon necklace, which I’ll feature in an outfit post very soon.
Kayleigh O’Mara was a new find for me. She’s a designer and illustrator and I love her acrylic jewellery. I should have purchased the scissors, aren’t they cute?
I often see I Am Acrylic on the Old Spitalfields Market on a regular basis, more cute acrylic jewellery. This time their Wallery caught my eye, jewellery for your wall!
Bonnie Bling was my favourite new find this time (hence the three photos!). A Scottish crafter who started out making acrylic jewellery using Scottish slang words and now has branched out to make all sorts, from cute penguins to glitzy gothic inspired designs. The gold and red heart necklace is firmly on my wishlist.
Another old favourite, DesignosaurYEAH, starring their Chameleon necklace which I adore.
Asking for Trouble is another old fave, one that I’ve been following for a long time because of her focus on Kawaii characters. I adore the little wooden food brooches.
I NEED the David Meowie on a t-shirt or a print, isn’t it cool? This is Mister Peebles, another new find for me.
Anyway, I went away feeling inspired for gift buying and with a very long wishlist of things for myself. I’m going to buy all my Christmas presents from independent brands this year, how about you?
Do you visit craft fairs?
Who are your favourite indie brands?