As always, one of our favorite things is to spy on what RCF makers are cooking up for the fairs. This weekend’s RCF Chicago is no exception! Process & completion, oh so satisfying.
Cities In Dust
“Getting bezels ready…“
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“Mystical Dichroic Glass Ring”
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“Only 56 more bags to finish. That’s 448 rivets in case you were wondering. Also known as the longest afternoon ever. Someone bring me a cocktail!”
Polka Dot Screen Print Natural Linen Weekender Tote Bag
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“I love fabric painting days…”
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“Things are getting wild in the studio here. Renegade Chicago is this weekend and I feel dizzy and overwhelmed having just returned to work with the kids back in school yesterday. The kiln will be going non-stop through Friday. Wish me luck!”
Hanging Faceted Porcelain Air Plant Holder
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Meet these makers and the incredibly talented (300+!) artists at the 11 annual RCF Chicago Summer, this weekend. + get more sneak peeks here.
See you this weekend beautiful people!
Why should grown-ups have all the fun? Here’s a little round-up of our favorite wares for cool kids, all of which can be found at Renegade Chicago.
For the coolest sleepover E V E R . (Handmade huts by hiphuts)
A handmade ferris wheel that’s built to last (by A Summer Afternoon) Because a baby can’t carry a watermelon. (By The Social Dept.)
Nothing is cooler than a mermaid puppet show. Nothing. (by Owly Shadow Puppets)
These bright, whimsical paintings don’t *have* to go in a kid’s room, but look how great they would look in one! (by golacygo)
These Renegade Chicago makers are giving some of this week’s best sneak peeks!
Flowing fabrics from Folklore Dress (@lasims21)
Jewels in progress by Yellowgrey (@yellowgreyjewelry)
Some of 1,500 (!) bars of soap from Formulary 55 (@formulary55)
With the 2013 Renegade SF just two days away, we thought we’d share this amazing stop-motion video of last year’s fair, from set-up to the end of the day. It’s almost dizzying to watch it all come together, and the video really captures the process, energy, and excitement of the fair. We are so excited for this weekend, are you?
Special thanks to Samuel Sharkey (@cinethesia on Instagram) for filming the video.
(Click on the picture to play, our embedding skills are a bit lacking today!)
July is that magical summer month that actually feels like summer all month long. While we gear up for tomorrow’s barbecues and sparklers, we’ll leave you with these perfect summertime prints by Renegade SF maker Sean Mort. Even though he’ll be joining us from across The Pond, these popsicle prints feel like the perfect image for the eve of America’s birthday. Happy July 4th, everyone!
With the 2013 Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn just around the corner, we’re seeing more and more sneak peeks from some of our favorite makers. We’ll call this one the color + glass edition. No sleep ’til Brooklyn!
A rainbow of rings from Urban Revisions (@urbanrevisions)
Colorful cowls from MusumeWear (@musumewear)
Already dreaming where we’d put these amazing glass pieces from ABJ Glassworks (@glassandsnacks)
Check the detail in this collage by Dolan Geiman. Unreal. (@dolangeiman)
How’s about a little handmade inspiration to start your weekend? More sneak peeks from the upcoming Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn! Makers keep making, and we are getting SO. EXCITED.
Process shot by The Knotty Owl (@theknottyowl)
Letter press in action by B. Impressed (@b_impressed)
Digging the fishbone effect by Oceanne (@oceannejewelry)
Boom! Statement piece by The Stray Arrow (@thestrayarrow)
We’re loving these process shots from some of our Renegade Austin makers. Who’s pumped for next weekend’s fair? (Spoiler alert: we are!) Check out all of this year’s talented Austin makers here.
Loving the use of driftwood as jewelry display from Dea Dia (@deadia)
Can’t wait to see the rest of the year from Feb10 Design (@feb10design)
A Lesson in Geometry from Voz Collective (@vozcollective)
Pretty Papers from PrettyKiku (@prettykiku)
A sparkly display (from small home design) makes everything better (@smallhomedesign)
Piles and piles of colorful pouches from madebyhank (@madebyhank)
Sometimes, when you’re curating a fair, certain puzzle pieces fall into place in such an easy, natural, “oh-my-gosh-best-booth-neighbors-ever” kind of way, you just have to smile. Such was the case with Renegade Austin and some of the first booths you’ll see as you walk through the door. The one-two-three punch of AMiRA Jewelry, Little Things Studio, and Perfect Hair Ties is a colorful craft explosion, and we can’t wait to see what these amazingly talented makers will bring to the fair. (PS: Get a complete lay of the land with the official Renegade Austin map.)
Loving these feather fringe earrings by AMiRA Jewelry
So excited about the new hand-painted silk scarves by Little Things Studio
Can’t help but think we’ll be picking up some of these Perfect Hair Ties for our unruly locks
With two fairs cookin’ right now (Austin + Brooklyn), it seems like every time we turn around, we see new examples of the amazing work our makers are makin’. Here’s a sampling of what’s to be found at Renegade Brooklyn.
Crazy for this collage by Emily Jeffords Studio // @beautifulhelloblog
Body Scrub that seriously looks good enough to eat. By DollyMoo // @dollymoobody
Amazing jewels by Dinosaur Toes // @dinosaurtoes