Meet the Makers: Bazaar Valentine at 78th Street Studios #5

It's our first show of 2024, in our 20th anniversary year, and we'll be at the place it all began: 78th Street Studios! Saturday February 3rd from 10-6:00 shop with 100+ makers bringing you the very best in handmade + local gifts for your sweetie (or yourself... we don't judge).

1301 West 78th Street (look for the Your Art Sucks neon sign above the door). We'll be on the lower and first floor levels, and the resident artists will be open throughout the building.

Kate Craine, Sweet Punkette 

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“I take old, unplayable vinyl records and create clocks and jewelry. 45rpm record clocks are made from the actual 45 single, and make awesome gifts, especially when you find that special artist or song! The cuff bracelets are hand painted, hand-sanded and shaped (many are Cleveland inspired art). The earrings are cut from the original LP labels- all one-of-a-kind and unique. I also have tarot card necklaces and celebrity mug shot necklaces- which may be the best conversation starter I’ve ever worn! My shop name comes from my nickname given to me by Betsey Johnson. When I worked for her, she would call me her "Sweet Punkette""

Eric Strickland, Funky Designs

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“I make beautiful jewelry, décor, and art using pigmented concrete. I blend colors of my fine artisan mix of fiber reinforced concrete to create organic designs in unique forms. Each piece is hand sanded and sealed to protect the art. My handmade concrete jewelry stones are mounted on stainless steel settings. They are surprisingly smooth and lightweight. My décor includes bookends, coasters, planters, and incense burners. Each piece is unique and has colors ranging from subtle to bold."

Kerry Wills, Daymaker Cards

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“Specializing in small batches of handmade cards for all occasions, Day Maker Cards are full of positivity + encouragement, uplifting sentiments and bright + happy colors. Each card features an original design from a combination of stamping, die-cutting, ink blending, foiling, and embossing to make them truly unique. In addition to the major holidays, we have a card for nearly every occasion that's worth celebrating. Sending - or receiving one of these cards is sure to make your day!"

Kaylyn Eging, Traditional Tallow

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“I make nontoxic skincare and candles/wax melts. Our products are clean and natural and all tallow based. We source our tallow from a small local regenerative farms here in NE Ohio. Our customers have used our tallow for eczema, diaper rash, burns, severe dry and cracked skin, rashes, cold sores, sunburns and more! Our candles are made from tallow and organic beeswax and have a clean fragrance. These scents are free from all of the carcinogens and toxins that we normally find in candles. If you have wanted to try clean and natural products this is a great place to start!"

Heather Smotzer, Heather Smotzer Jewelry

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“I design and hand make fine jewelry using traditional metalsmithing techniques out of sterling copper and brass."

KaShala Smith, Steeped Pearl 

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“Loose Leaf Herbal Tea, and tea accessories. We are locally grown, black, veteran, and fully women owned! Steeped Pearl is a loose leaf artisan blend company connecting flavor profiles, health benefits, and family history into each cup! We mix traditional blends with unconventional flavor!"

Wesley The Keeper, Akron Honey

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“Honey so good that you can use it on anything."

Jenn Szalkowski, Refill Goodness

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“Refill Goodness is an eco market and refillery offering bulk refills of cleaning supplies and body care products, as well as sustainable swaps for more disposable items. Our goal is to help reduce waste and to offer an alternative way to source the things we need to run our homes and lives. We partner with local makers whenever possible and support circular businesses as part of our mission of sustainability."