RAW VENUE # 16 – Ambertique, located on scenic Wilson Ave in Ravenswood, is a friendly family owned boutique that specializes in 100% genuine amber jewelry & women’s clothing.
LOCATION: Stacy Rauba & Yutaka Fujita have been married and creating together for over 20 years. They make fine quality custom clothing and do specialized sewing for movies and TV commercials filmed in Chicago. They exercise their own Artistic vision making hats, clothing, scarves, and more for Artisan shows. They love beautiful fabrics, feminine design, comfort and practicality are reflected in…
Solder & Sage is an adornment apothecary creating spiritually focused products to help set daily intentions. Expect to find beautifully crafting hand-made jewelry, emergency smudging kits, chakra incense and ceramic incense holders. Each item is handmade by the artist in Chicago, IL.
I make aluminum jewelry and wearable art by cold-connecting anodized aluminum rings and die-cut components. I love creating sculptural, unexpected pieces that are lightweight and easy to wear.
I create jewelry based on precious stones and nature. It is inspired by the middle east, bodies of water and history.
In addition, I am showing some ocean paintings, so I can give the viewer a calm and beautiful environment to take home.
I decided to learn metalsmithing as a way to create more structure for my textile art, but became enamored with the metal itself, and the wonderful stones to set with it! I love the way you can melt it (reticulation), connect it (soldering, fusing), color it (enameling and patinas), cut it (sawing) and form it (hammering, texturing, forming, stone setting). Each piece I make is a small material study which can be worn on the body, or just enjoyed by holding and looking. I make jewelry with traditional techniques, yet designed for today.
Fun, modern, colorful T-shirts that bring Abraham Lincoln and his message into the 21st century. All shirts feature the original artwork of Chicago artist and designer Chris Umhoefer and are 100% American made.
Eric The Red – Creations started with just making unique Day of the Dead Teddy Bears, called Skelositos, which then branched out to include Dragons and other Fantasy Creatures. Eventually I started to include a variety of bags ranging from Messenger Bags, Book Bags, to over-sized Totes and ipad/tablet covers.
The vernacular of both aspects is to make one of a kind creations , while using unique fabrics and techniques.
Using Silver, Copper, Brass, a variety of stones and found objects I aim to create unique wearable art pieces. Most of witch are one of a kind or of a small collection. From a variety of rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, pin and brooches as well as tie/money clips I try to create for everyone. All of my pieces are handmade using traditional metalsmithing techniques.
Gretchen C Studio brings you hand sewn beaded jewelry for all occasions. All pieces are original designs, made in limited quantities by Gretchen incorporating Japanese Seed Beads, Czech Fire Polish Beads, Swarovski Crystals and Gemstones.
Chicago based, AVBeadDesigns started as a form of exploring all the different techniques of bead weaving. I started to incorporate Gemstones, Swarovski Elements, Wire, and Leather to create timeless and unique bead woven jewelry. I’m inspired by both the Old Hollywood Glamour and Bohemian fashion, that is the reason why my jewelry is both casual and sophisticated.
I make paper quilled jewelry and whimsical art pieces. Quilling is the curling, twisting, and otherwise manipulating strips of paper to create intricate designs. Being made from paper, everything is eco-friendly and super lightweight. But it is also sturdy and water resistant, as I hand paint each piece, each nook and cranny with a protective water based sealant.
RAW VENUE #5 – Mr. & Mrs. DIGZ is a boutique for men and women that carries items made by 20+ local artists as well as new items, and designer resale. Helping people do what they love for a loving is very important to us. We are honored to help make it happen!
Maike’s Marvels offers one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and home adornments. Steel wire is hand-bent into organic and abstract shapes, and embellished with waxed paper, beads or other meaningful items. Maike’s art is an expression of the joy and gratitude she finds in everyday living, with an aim to share that tranquility with others. In addition to jewelry, you will find garden stakes and ornaments at Maike’s booth.
My journey to making jewelry began in 2001 with beadwork, which I still incorporate in some of the metal work. The pieces I currently create started with metals classes at Lill Street Arts Center & continue at NEIU. Between having degrees in Sculpture, Photography & Interior Design & living in Chicago, Milan & NYC, I have a rich background from which to pull creative ideas. My work is both designed and fabricated totally by myself & it is my goal to make original, appealing beautiful work.