June 8, 2010
On Saturday I headed over to a steamy Williamsburg for the annual Renegade Craft Fair. The last time I made it to the fair was two or three summers ago, but this year was WAY bigger than I remembered. Just booth after booth after booth of any and every handmade product you could imagine. It was as if the indie design blogosphere exploded out of the internet and landed in McCarren Park.
So with so much to take in and so much choice, how to possibly decide what to purchase?? Here was my strategy: I rarely buy jewelry for myself, so I decided I could treat myself to one piece of jewelry that I thought was special and under $50....
Feisty Elle, who has a bold collection of laser cut merino wool felt jewelry (affordable, too). I thought these earrings were a unique take on the feather trend, statement making, but not too loud. I was also able to meet Leslie--owner/designer pictured above. It always feels great to buy something straight out of the maker's hand! Did anyone else make it to the fair? If so, any great finds?