Friday, December 3, 2010

One of a Kind

Dear blogland, I apologize for my brief hiatus, but grad school got the best of me these last couple weeks.  Fortunately, I only have one paper left this coming week and then the semester is over and I can get back to exercising my creative energy.

I did get a chance to spend a couple of hours at the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Chicago at the Merchandise Mart yesterday.  It was amazing.  I really didn't realize how huge it was going to be and the talent pool for this show is just awe-inspiring.  Unfortunately, I did not think to bring my camera.  Such a shame too because there was some beautiful art as well as some amazing fiber artists. 

But I can share with you some things that I bought at the show!

I took the opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping at Blush Envy's booth while I was there...


Brandy's jewelry is amazing.  These flowers are all hand-crafted from paper and you'd be surprised at how durable her pieces are!  Her Etsy shop will reopen in January, but if you get a chance to get to the show you should definitely check out her booth.  You can also find her on facebook here.


Another Christmas gift... the detail is incredible...


And, of course, I did a little Christmas shopping for myself as well...


This is one of her "dainty" rings.  It perfectly matches a sweater of mine.


This next piece I found at another vendor there that happens to be a Chicago artist.  Her name is Carrie Notari of Notari Studio.  She's got some pretty neat pieces and I bought this one for myself...


Check out the back... it's a domino!  LOVE!


The One of a Kind show was really amazing and if you live anywhere near Chicago try and sneak in a visit.  It runs through Sunday and you will not regret it.

Also, just a reminder that Haul Out the Holly is going on now over at Gwenny Penny.  Check it out!  My tutorial will be featured there tomorrow...

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I really like the domino necklace that you got yourself...very cool.

Brittany said...

WHAT great stuff!!!!

Seriously beautiful! I really love the paper flowers!

Michele Pacey said...

wow! some people have all the talent eh? just beautiful are those jewels!

Zibeline Knits said...

I don't think I'd have the patience if I had to make flowers like that petal by petal, but they are really nifty. Why didn't I think of something so simple as that domino necklace thing? What a draw for kids that would be! Have an awesome weekend!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Those rings are pretty, especially the one you choose to match your top, but I am too clumsy and would ruin one if I wore it! I do, however, love that peach colored one! Is it a decoration for the home, or is it a necklace? Whatever it is, it's pretty! :)
Best,
Gloria
P.S. Are you sure that you were working all these weeks on your graduate papers and you really weren't out gambling?? :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Beautiful jewelry, Cecily! Great choices. Hope your semester ended well:)