Hooey Batiks   I use melted wax to draw my designs on fabric which resists the color when I dye my material. The waxing and dyeing can be repeated many times for multiple colors and varied designs. After 25 years I'm still having fun making a mess and splashing around in dye! — Jill Miller   www.hooeybatiks.com

Hooey Batiks

I use melted wax to draw my designs on fabric which resists the color when I dye my material. The waxing and dyeing can be repeated many times for multiple colors and varied designs. After 25 years I'm still having fun making a mess and splashing around in dye! — Jill Miller

www.hooeybatiks.com

  Anne Leuck Studio   Welcome to my Middle Age Freak Show! I'm a visual storyteller creating Humorous 'Hormone Therapy' Cards, Art Prints and Paintings for truth telling women standing in their power...all inspired by my own freaky journey through mid-life! —Anne Leuck   www.anneleuck.com

Anne Leuck Studio

Welcome to my Middle Age Freak Show! I'm a visual storyteller creating Humorous 'Hormone Therapy' Cards, Art Prints and Paintings for truth telling women standing in their power...all inspired by my own freaky journey through mid-life! —Anne Leuck

www.anneleuck.com

  Sara Lenart Jewelry Design   Each Stone tells a story, it's infused with its own unique energy. I adore these gems and thoughtfully research, design and hand fabricate my pieces around them to honor their beauty and add to yours — Sara Lenart   www.saralenart.com

Sara Lenart Jewelry Design

Each Stone tells a story, it's infused with its own unique energy. I adore these gems and thoughtfully research, design and hand fabricate my pieces around them to honor their beauty and add to yours — Sara Lenart

www.saralenart.com

 
  Margie Criner   Abstract sculptures hide miniature narrative sculptures. Exteriors are informed by architecture, lab equipment, & 60’s sci-fi. Interior stories reflect the everyday, from dreaming to commuting, from record stores to vacation spots. Interiors are lit with LEDs — Margie Criner   www.mcriner.com

Margie Criner

Abstract sculptures hide miniature narrative sculptures. Exteriors are informed by architecture, lab equipment, & 60’s sci-fi. Interior stories reflect the everyday, from dreaming to commuting, from record stores to vacation spots. Interiors are lit with LEDs — Margie Criner

www.mcriner.com

  Anastasia Mak Art   My paintings are inspired by destinations. They originate from photos and sketches that I capture while traveling, or exploring Chicago. They combine bright colors and abstract / geometrical forms with compositions containing buildings, trees, or landscapes — Anastasia Mak   www.anastasiamak.com

Anastasia Mak Art

My paintings are inspired by destinations. They originate from photos and sketches that I capture while traveling, or exploring Chicago. They combine bright colors and abstract / geometrical forms with compositions containing buildings, trees, or landscapes — Anastasia Mak

www.anastasiamak.com

  Sue Rosengard Jewelry   My timeless designs in silver, gold and black are engaging, unique, and affordable. Inspired by the modernist movement, the elegant and understated sculptural designs are perfect for the modern woman and are intended to be enjoyed for a lifetime — Sue Rosengard   www.suerosengard.com

Sue Rosengard Jewelry

My timeless designs in silver, gold and black are engaging, unique, and affordable. Inspired by the modernist movement, the elegant and understated sculptural designs are perfect for the modern woman and are intended to be enjoyed for a lifetime — Sue Rosengard

www.suerosengard.com

 
  Strong Wear   My hats are all about travel. I want to look good, be comfortable and have my hats work in many different situations. Keeping you dry in the rain, earflaps for the cold and all machine washable.  That’s Strong Wear! — Kate Strong    www.strongwear.com

Strong Wear

My hats are all about travel. I want to look good, be comfortable and have my hats work in many different situations. Keeping you dry in the rain, earflaps for the cold and all machine washable.  That’s Strong Wear! — Kate Strong

 www.strongwear.com

  Nancy Gardner Ceramics   Pottery is fundamental to my life. I can't figure out why everyone isn't making pots all the time. Nothing is more satisfying than making something from dirt. Across all cultures and all of human history, ceramics express the human facility for creativity — Nancy Gardner   www.nancygardnerceramics.com

Nancy Gardner Ceramics

Pottery is fundamental to my life. I can't figure out why everyone isn't making pots all the time. Nothing is more satisfying than making something from dirt. Across all cultures and all of human history, ceramics express the human facility for creativity — Nancy Gardner

www.nancygardnerceramics.com

  Veronica Riley Martens   I create unique jewelry using ecofriendly products, primarily tagua nuts from the Amazon rainforest. With a background in interior design, I love to combine interesting textures, colors and shapes — Veronica Riley Martens   www.etsy.com/shop/veronicarileymartens

Veronica Riley Martens

I create unique jewelry using ecofriendly products, primarily tagua nuts from the Amazon rainforest. With a background in interior design, I love to combine interesting textures, colors and shapes — Veronica Riley Martens

www.etsy.com/shop/veronicarileymartens

 
  Rapt in Maille   My stainless steel jewelry combines traditional patterns of chainmaille with contemporary decorative elements and a modern, urban design sensibility. When designing, I like playing with the idea of masculine vs. feminine. I weave, measure, cut, and assemble everything by hand — Melissa Banks   www.raptinmaille.com

Rapt in Maille

My stainless steel jewelry combines traditional patterns of chainmaille with contemporary decorative elements and a modern, urban design sensibility. When designing, I like playing with the idea of masculine vs. feminine. I weave, measure, cut, and assemble everything by hand — Melissa Banks

www.raptinmaille.com

  StellaLily    I started StellaLily in 1992 as a photography studio. In 2011 I expanded my business to include hand transfers on marble and resin art featuring my photographs. I strive to find beauty in everyday scenes and create a contemporary presentation of a classic art form — Juana Ryan   www.stellalily.com

StellaLily

I started StellaLily in 1992 as a photography studio. In 2011 I expanded my business to include hand transfers on marble and resin art featuring my photographs. I strive to find beauty in everyday scenes and create a contemporary presentation of a classic art form — Juana Ryan

www.stellalily.com

  Weener Ware   Discarded things need love and that is what we do. The transformation of something everyday into something special has always been our inspiration. It's hard for us to throw anything away and one day those bottle caps needed "saving"! — Jean & Barb   www.weenerware.com

Weener Ware

Discarded things need love and that is what we do. The transformation of something everyday into something special has always been our inspiration. It's hard for us to throw anything away and one day those bottle caps needed "saving"! — Jean & Barb

www.weenerware.com

 
  Sharon Sears   I enjoy applying traditional stained glass techniques in non-traditional ways to create unique pieces of functional stained glass art that include jewelry, coasters, picture frames and mirrors. Jewelry items include earrings, necklaces brooches and barrettes — Sharon Sears   www.etsy.com/people/sharonsears

Sharon Sears

I enjoy applying traditional stained glass techniques in non-traditional ways to create unique pieces of functional stained glass art that include jewelry, coasters, picture frames and mirrors. Jewelry items include earrings, necklaces brooches and barrettes — Sharon Sears

www.etsy.com/people/sharonsears

  Lisa Williams   I love the process of nurturing a piece from start to finish, watching it evolve and experiencing the tremendous fulfillment of seeing someone wearing and enjoying it — Lisa Williams   www.lisawilliamsjewelry.com

Lisa Williams

I love the process of nurturing a piece from start to finish, watching it evolve and experiencing the tremendous fulfillment of seeing someone wearing and enjoying it — Lisa Williams

www.lisawilliamsjewelry.com

  Of Nature   This jewelry is created from natural objects that are electroformed in copper and other metals. They are bead-blasted and finished with layers of patinas and/or illustrated with colored pencils — Sandy James   www.ofnature.com

Of Nature

This jewelry is created from natural objects that are electroformed in copper and other metals. They are bead-blasted and finished with layers of patinas and/or illustrated with colored pencils — Sandy James

www.ofnature.com

 
  Michele A. Friedman    Fabricated jewelry in oxidized sterling, 18k Bi-metal & set with my wool felt "stones". I developed a technique to achieve my goal of incorporating color, pattern & texture into my work by manipulating wool felt into shapes and then treating them like actual stones — Michele A. Friedman   www.micheleafriedman.com  photo: Cole Rodger

Michele A. Friedman

Fabricated jewelry in oxidized sterling, 18k Bi-metal & set with my wool felt "stones". I developed a technique to achieve my goal of incorporating color, pattern & texture into my work by manipulating wool felt into shapes and then treating them like actual stones — Michele A. Friedman

www.micheleafriedman.com photo: Cole Rodger

  Kiku Handmade   I make colorful + contemporary coasters + serving pieces by screen printing designs onto colorful sheet glass, then fusing in a kiln.  My pieces feature bold graphics, botanical drawings, pop-culture personalities + iconic city landmarks, and are as functional as they are pretty — Laurie Freivogel   www.kiku-co.com

Kiku Handmade

I make colorful + contemporary coasters + serving pieces by screen printing designs onto colorful sheet glass, then fusing in a kiln.  My pieces feature bold graphics, botanical drawings, pop-culture personalities + iconic city landmarks, and are as functional as they are pretty — Laurie Freivogel

www.kiku-co.com

  Judy Zeddies Printmaker   My work takes an uncommon look at everyday objects. Whimsy and nostalgia mix with shape, color and texture to draw the viewer in to closely examine my work and the daily objects around them. The rhythm of repeated lines, overlapping patterns and colors fascinates me — Judy Zeddies   www.judyzeddies.com

Judy Zeddies Printmaker

My work takes an uncommon look at everyday objects. Whimsy and nostalgia mix with shape, color and texture to draw the viewer in to closely examine my work and the daily objects around them. The rhythm of repeated lines, overlapping patterns and colors fascinates me — Judy Zeddies

www.judyzeddies.com

 
  Ladysmith Jewelry   My work is wearable nostalgia. I create new life out of old items including chandelier crystals, autograph books, diaries, vintage pieces and flea market finds. I find inspiration in the ways that jewelry can spark memory and play the role of souvenir — Amy Butts   www.ladysmithjewelry.com

Ladysmith Jewelry

My work is wearable nostalgia. I create new life out of old items including chandelier crystals, autograph books, diaries, vintage pieces and flea market finds. I find inspiration in the ways that jewelry can spark memory and play the role of souvenir — Amy Butts

www.ladysmithjewelry.com

  Mary Laskey Designs   My collection of glass enamel and metal jewelry unites bright pops of color, organic textures and bold patterns to create a vibrant contemporary style. I like to create jewelry pieces that are easy to wear, yet eye-catching and memorable — Mary Laskey   www.marylaskeydesigns.etsy.com

Mary Laskey Designs

My collection of glass enamel and metal jewelry unites bright pops of color, organic textures and bold patterns to create a vibrant contemporary style. I like to create jewelry pieces that are easy to wear, yet eye-catching and memorable — Mary Laskey

www.marylaskeydesigns.etsy.com

 
  SwedeEva   I believe that what you wear reflects who you are, and it is a great way to express your own individuality. Creating and designing feed my spirit, and the bonus comes when I find a person who appreciates my sense of detail, and who finds enjoyment in wearing my accessories — Eva Nye   www.swedeeva.com

SwedeEva

I believe that what you wear reflects who you are, and it is a great way to express your own individuality. Creating and designing feed my spirit, and the bonus comes when I find a person who appreciates my sense of detail, and who finds enjoyment in wearing my accessories — Eva Nye

www.swedeeva.com

  (wired)   I design handmade wearable artwork entirely from reclaimed and surplus industrial material. Salvaging components such as colorful alternator wire, tubing, and transistors, I fashion one-of-a-kind and limited edition works. The color, texture, and malleability of the found materials guide the design of each piece and foster different compositional challenges than traditional materials — Melissa Kolbusz   www.wiredresistance.com

(wired)

I design handmade wearable artwork entirely from reclaimed and surplus industrial material. Salvaging components such as colorful alternator wire, tubing, and transistors, I fashion one-of-a-kind and limited edition works. The color, texture, and malleability of the found materials guide the design of each piece and foster different compositional challenges than traditional materials — Melissa Kolbusz

www.wiredresistance.com

  Rest in Pieces   My work is influenced by my experiences and speaks from a feminist standpoint. Body parts are embellished in mosaic using ceramic from the home and kitchen. The work intends to breathe new life into cast-off materials with strong imagery and irreverent humor — Staci Sterenberg   www.etsy.com/people/RestnPieces

Rest in Pieces

My work is influenced by my experiences and speaks from a feminist standpoint. Body parts are embellished in mosaic using ceramic from the home and kitchen. The work intends to breathe new life into cast-off materials with strong imagery and irreverent humor — Staci Sterenberg

www.etsy.com/people/RestnPieces

 
  Circa Ceramics   Pop cultured practical pottery handmade in Chicago — Nancy Pizarro   www.circaceramics.com

Circa Ceramics

Pop cultured practical pottery handmade in Chicago — Nancy Pizarro

www.circaceramics.com

  Deana Rose Jewelry   Combining color and texture is my passion. Using semi precious stones, pearls and wire, I create simple and elegant jewelry that is personal and timeless. My hope is that it brings light and joy to your world — Deana Rose   www.deanarose.com

Deana Rose Jewelry

Combining color and texture is my passion. Using semi precious stones, pearls and wire, I create simple and elegant jewelry that is personal and timeless. My hope is that it brings light and joy to your world — Deana Rose

www.deanarose.com

  Daisy Bags   I manipulate fabric while playing with textures & colors to create one of a kind fiber handbags.  A modern take on traditional techniques of appliqué & quilting are used to give each bag its distinct characteristics — Jill Scales   www.daisybags.com

Daisy Bags

I manipulate fabric while playing with textures & colors to create one of a kind fiber handbags.  A modern take on traditional techniques of appliqué & quilting are used to give each bag its distinct characteristics — Jill Scales

www.daisybags.com

 
 
  Puffs of Doom   I love food – creating it, sharing it, and eating it. I utilize inspiration of flavors from across all cultures and a love for classic meals to create non-traditional cream puffs, street food for Doom Street Eats, and cheffed-up meatball/gravy dishes for Papa Luke’s Gravy Balls — Rebecca VanderKloot   www.puffsofdoom.com

Puffs of Doom

I love food – creating it, sharing it, and eating it. I utilize inspiration of flavors from across all cultures and a love for classic meals to create non-traditional cream puffs, street food for Doom Street Eats, and cheffed-up meatball/gravy dishes for Papa Luke’s Gravy Balls — Rebecca VanderKloot

www.puffsofdoom.com