Lexington Farmers' Market Artisans

The 2014 application for the Artisans' Tent is now available:

 

Questions can be directed to:  Adrian Leone, 617-877-7684 or adrian.leone@gmail.com

2014 Artisans' Tent Application

 

ARTISANS' TENT

 

In 2007, the Lexington Farmers' Market was pleased to provide tent space for local artisans.  Each week four artisans are invited to share two tents to display their work and provide items for sale.  The selection includes a variety of work, from jewelry and ceramics to fiber-arts and hand-crafted furniture.  

We invite you to stop by the market and view the work of these creative and talented individuals. 



the bead lady,
pam newman

 

 

Pam Newman makes custom jewelry using fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones, sterling and gold filled beads and chains, and crystals.  Many unique pieces are also available for children's parties or adult girls' night out.

At the market:  6/4/13, 7/2/13, 9/3/13, 10/1/13


 

Sue bruce, winey old bags & new england knittery

 

 

Winey Old Bags:  Hand-made wine bags, crafted by hand using fabulous fabrics and interesting up-cycled items.

New England Knittery:  Beautifully hand-crafted luxury knitwear, created using the finest and rarest naturally colored, hand-dyed or hand-painted yarns -- cocoon silk, qiviut (musk ox fiber), mink, angora, baby alpaca, cashmere, merino and of course pure new wool.

At the market:  6/4/2013


 

 camla

 

My jewelry designs are inspired by the beauty of nature and art, especially flowers, the ocean and sculptural elements.  It strikes a beautiful balance between simplicity and femininity with a modern aesthetic.   With a keen eye for colors, textures and shapes, I strive to make jewelry that is unique and elegant yet wearable.

At the market:  7/30/13, 9/10/13


 

Can't resist pillows

 

 

 

I create decorative toss pillows using a unique blend of high end fabrics and trims.  I add a "happy word" to personalize the pillow using a 3 inch jute strap.  The rough jute is an unexpected contrast to the high quality fabric.

At the market:  6/4/13, 7/2/13, 9/10/13


 

cape cod beach stone jewelry

 

 

My designs transform beach stones from a place in the waves to a new palette of silver and leather. I do not tumble my stones or alter them in any way other than drilling a hole or an occasional engraving.  Mother Nature provides the smoothing and polishing.  Each of my pieces is unique to itself as no two stones are ever identical.

 At the market:  6/18/13, 7/30/13, 9/24/13


 

deborah macfail designs

 

 

Handcrafted fine artisan jewelry using semiprecious gemstones and freshwater pearls and finished with sterling silver and 14kt gold-fill. Inspired by nature's offerings, Deb MacFail strives to find unique and unusual gemstones and endeavor to create jewelry that enhances their natural beauty. Her designs range from the small and delicate to the large and dramatic. Custom orders are also welcome.

At the market:  5/21/13, 10/15/13


  

designer beachglass
diane page

 

 

An avid scuba diver and world traveler, Diane Page has searched the most exotic waters and shores of the world for colorful treasures known as beachglass.  Ms. Page uses the color, form and shape of each unique piece to reflect the ocean's beauty, power and mystery.

At the market:  6/25/13, 7/23/13, 8/20/13

  


 

designs by laurel

 

 

 

I am an artist/jewelry designer working with fused glass, copper and silver for a number of years.  My creations incorporate the color and vibrancy of the fused glass along with texture and form from the flexible and dynamic properties of silver and copper.  Much of my inspiration comes from my upbringing in the woods of Carlisle, MA and I continually explore new techniques to infuse my jewelry with nature.  I particularly love to imprint the metal with flower petals and leaves from my yard to give a unique organic look.  I also use the "fold form" technique to create jewelry that has a more 3 dimensional, natural appearance.

At the market:  7/2/13, 8/27/13


 

dizzy d designs, deb orlando

 
 
 
dizzy d designs creates wonderful hand wrought sterling silver jewelry with an organic basis – making use of organic forms such as leaves, beach rocks, beach glass and much more. Each piece is unique and made with love in Portsmouth, NH. This spring I am releasing a new production line that will include a peace sign and a perfect beach rock cast from recycled aluminum. This is not your ordinary peace sign and the beach rock will be reproduced in solid recycled aluminum. This a very exciting new venture for dizzy d designs and I am excited to share all my creations with the Lexington Farmers’ Market!

 At the market:  7/16/13,  8/6/13, 8/27/13


 

suzette durso

 

Suzette is a paper/book artist.  She designs her own paste paper that she then uses for her handmade books.  Suzette's colorful books come in a range of prices and sizes and make a perfect gift.  Suzette also will be selling delightful pop up cards that can be used for any occasion.

At the market:  6/25/13, 7/23/13


 

elsie kaye glassworks

 

Elsie Kaye Glassworks specializes in handmade lampwork (glass) beads, fun and whimsical gifts for the home, kitchenware and unique artisan jewelry.  Owner and artist Holly Kenny creates all of her beads in her Westborough, MA studio, using a propane/oxygen-fueled torch and kiln.  She loves to create large focal beads that incorporate elemental components like fine silver, copper and fine enamels.  She incorporates these into unique gifts and art deco pieces such as ceiling fan pulls, letter openers, magnifying glasses, serving platters and other items.

At the market:  5/28/13, 8/6/13, 9/17/13


 

ERIN MORAN DESIGNS  

  

Erin Moran hand-builds ceramic tableware using a low fire white clay and uderglazes.  She keeps the forms and colors simple, which makes them perfect for blending with her customer's other pottery collections.  Erin says, "If you have never tried using hand-built ceramics you will be amazed at how much you love it!"

At the market:  6/18/13, 7/9/13, 8/20/17, 9/17/13


 

funtastic fruits, veronica johnson

 

 

Unique hand crafted soaps.  Some soaps include natural exfolliants like oats, coffee, charcoal or poppy seeds, while other soaps are colorful and fun.

At the market:  6/11/13, 7/23/13


 

 dave gehman

 

 

Artist in oils, just outside Boston, Massachusetts, and specializing in house portraits, landscapes and still lifes.  Most of my subjects are local -- Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine for the most part.

At the market:  5/21/13, 7/30/13


 

Sue handman fabric collage

 

 

I transfer vintage photos and quotes onto cloth and create fabric collages which I then sew onto clothing, bags, jean jackets, hats and cards.

At the market:  7/16/13, 8/27/13, 9/24/13

 


 

happy art studio      

 

 Creating is a very essential part of my life.  I spend many hours of the day making things and thinking about making things.  I love colors and various materials and am always on the lookout for interesting combinations.  I studied art and silvermith and my current art work consists of a combination of silversmithing and painting and found objects. 

At the market:  6/18/13, 7/9/13


hoist away bags

 

Being a sailor and gardener, Laura Cleminson started Hoist Away Bags to created one-of-a-kind recycled, functional sailcloth products, which range from various styles of bags for both men and women along with garden products as well.  Each product has a bit of the sail legacy stitched in as well.

 

At the market:  5/21/13, 8/13/13, 9/17/13, 10/1/1


idazz custom designs
trish kozub

 
 
 
iDazz jewelry is vintage with a contemporary flair.  I love to revise and repurpose vintage elements and restyle them to give them a trendy new life!
 

At the market: 

 


jennifer's handmade soaps                     

 

 

Jennifer makes a variety of handmade soaps that are nourishing and moisturizing.  She also makes specialty soap cupcakes and soap popsicles that make fun and unique gifts.

At the market:  6/18/13, 7/9/13


journey gems               amy sophiella

 

 

Mixed metals, kiln fired enamels and gemstone artisan creations handcrafted to empower your journey honoring mother nature.  Pieces include earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, animal tags, window hangers and more!

At the market:  7/9/13, 8/13/13, 9/17/13


JSW Therapies

 

 

JSW Therapies body products are created at Jacqueline's Farm in Hubbardston, MA.  For more than 25 years, Jacqueline was a professional chef and now a practicing massage therapist.  Jacqueline creates handcrafted body butters, glycerin soaps and therapeutic sea salts with natural, organic and pure ingredients.  Custom blends are available as well as holiday and personal gift baskets.

At the market:  5/28/13, 9/3/13


KAROL PERALTA JEWELRY

 

I use all swarovski crystals and pave beads that are designed and made by Karol Peralta.  My line is creatd in a beautiful hue of colors.

At the market:  5/21/13, 9/10/13


 

 Leigh Keenan

 

Leigh has been working with glass and metal for over a decade.  She is continuously challenging her abilities to bring the work to a place of maturity, through countless classes in the glass and metal field. The dedication and knowledge she has acquired shows through her uniquely stylistic jewelry and glass beads.

At the market:  8/13/13, 9/3/13


 

knitting mills     barbara mills

 

 

The Knitting Mills hand-knit children sweaters in sizes newborn to 6.  They also offer hand knitted mittens, scarves, afghans and doll outfits.

At the market:  9/24/13, 10/15/13


Krafts benefit kids, karen yeh

 

 

I am a self taught crafter and my media is free hand painted textiles and various types of hand crafted jewelry in particular crocheted  wire jewelry in precious metals (14k, sterling silver, pure copper).

One day, my daughter asked me if she could also learn to craft and so we studied various jewelry making techniques, and together began crocheting jewelry with precious metal fine wire.  Our variety has expanded to include cord bracelets with genuine stones, felt floral barrettes, and other wire jewelry.

We decided that it wasn't enough just to help ourselves with our crafting so our creations benefit a children's charity called Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan's Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org).

At the market:  7/16/2013


 

littlemoon designs

 Littlemoon Designs is named after the English translation of the designer's Italian surname, Lunetta.  Deriving inspiration from many different forms of artistic expression, Kristen Lunetta enjoys seeing the many ways in which accessorizing can either subtly or overtly bring about cohesion to any look.

While Kristen is fond of most genres of jewelry, for now she seeks to juxtapose the dainty with a touch of edge.  She is wielding the nacient bold technique of chainmaille with use of varied metlas paired with natural gemstones, beads and well-crafted glass and synthetic beads in order to create delicate yet dazzling pieces.

It's an old time way to offer fashion forward accents!

At the market:  8/20/13, 10/1/13


mei mei of lexington
Henrietta Mei

 

 

 Mei Mei of Lexington, Fine Handcrafted Jewelry, in business since 2002.  One-of-a-kind jewelry designed and created by owner and registered architect Henrietta Mei.  Her jewelry is made out of fine hand selected beads during her travels abroad.  They are made of hand-made glass, Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones and metals right here in Lexington, MA.

At the market:  6/11/13, 10/22/13


 

 M.E.R. Joolz

 

Whimsy you can wear!  Handcrafted jewelry for women and girls designed and created by Meghan Rooney.  Her jewelry is made of artisan lampwork beads, swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, pearls, sterling silver, gold, brass and copper components.

At the market:  6/4/13, 7/23/13, 8/6/13


 

pink pigeon creations beth rosa

 

 

My Messy Bags come in two styles and three sizes per style.  They are machine wash and dry safe, waterproof, food safe, and made a perfect reusable substitute for plastic dosposable zip top bags.  Use them for snacks, wet swim suits, dirty laundry or cosmetics when traveling, etc.  I use the same waterproof fabric on one side of my children's aprons, making them perfect for water play, arts and crafts projects, as well as cooking.  I also make coordinating adult aprons -- not waterproof, but reversible.  I also make a vatiety of diaper bags, diaper clutches, burp cloths, and unique toddler belts that hold up pants on skinny kids but still allow easy access for diaper changes.  Finally, I make WonderCovers -- combination nursing cover, car seat cover, and stroller cover -- all in one item!  Just switch the straps with easy snaps and go!

At the market:  5/28/13, 6/25/13, 7/30/13, 9/3/13


rustica
Susan Rioff

 

 

The furniture built by Susan Rioff includes tables, benches, stools, planters, and trellises.  Rustica furniture is build using wood she finds: branches blown down during storms, trees cleared for other uses of the land, trimmings cut to clear paths, lumber scraps, building demolition remnants, and discarded furniture pieces.  All proceeds are donated to the Boston Minstrel Company, bringing music to homeless shelters and prisons in the Boston area.

At the market:  7/16/13, 8/13/13


 

 sea salt design

 

I create unique collections of handmade sterling and fine silver jewelry inspired by nature.  I incorporate the techniques of hand forging, precious metal clay, mill rolling, oxidizing, beading and wire work into my jewelry designs. Semi-precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other natural elements are used to enhance the beauty of each piece.

My work is inspired by the incredible beauty I find in the natural world around me; often during family outings, walks in the woods and trips to the beach.  It could be the golden fall foliage, the particular shape of a small stone or the unique color of a piece of seaglass.  My jewelry reflects the incredible beauty I contnually discover within nature.

At the market:  9/24/13, 10/22/13


 

marie serra


I make 2 piece adult reversible aprons / casserole mitt sets, children’s aprons, separate casserole mitts, microwave mitts, microwave baked potato bag, wine carrier bags, wine glass koozeys.  I also make animal products, such as catnip nap mats, doggie poop pouches, catnip fish toys.  All my items sell at very reasonable prices.

At the market:  10/8/2013


 

SHAYNA'S HANDMADE BAGS                          

 

 

 

Handmade handbags from mostly recycled materials such as leather, upholstery samples and remnants, antique rugs and interesting things I find.  The bags are made entirely by me.

At the market:  8/20/13, 9/10/13


stamp with linda walsh

 

My craft is implementing paper, stamps and inks to create beautiful gifts in packaging that is unique.  Such as stamping on tile coasters, creating purses out of paper filled with goodies, unique fift purses and 3d items for gifts.

At the market:  8/6/13, 8/27/13


Wet Dog Canvas

 

Each piece is made with marine grade nylon webbing, UV resistant thread, high quality plastics and STAINLESS STEEL leash clips and D-rings.   A contour side release buckle used with a wide mouth slide and strap keeper make the collar easy to adjust but difficult to slip loose.  The leashes are 5 foot long with a Stainless Steel swivel bolt clip.  All are sewn with an industrial machine and finished with box stitch to ensure strength, individually customized with only high quality nylon woven jacquard ribbon. They are stylish and durable for the active beach and boating dog.

 At the market:  5/28/13