Hi everyone! My name is Rochelle. ArtofRochelle is a chance for me to express myself while giving you a little color in your life. I learned about alcohol ink in 2018 and have loved the medium ever since. I have been selling my work since late 2020 and I'm excited to continue expanding. I'm still new to the maker space and open to artistic feedback and advice; I want to keep learning. I've always been so afraid to show my work until I started using alcohol ink. I hope people out there love my work as much as I love making it!
Avy Blue is a small family owned candle business located in Chicago that was started by husband and wife team George and Cathy. Our candles are all handmade using natural soy wax. We use high quality ingredients to ensure you receive the best products every time. Our candles are free of phthalates, lead and paraffin wax. We love making candles and we hope you'll love our candles as much as we do.
Bella & Olive
Bella & Olive was born back in 2016 after I became increasingly aware of the harmful effects of the toxins in store bought deodorants. Since then my mission has become to spread awareness about environmentally dangerous ingredients, and to provide a clean, healthy alternative that is better for your body and the world.
Bobbi June Collection
Bobbi June Collection wants to help you feel put together and styled, even on those days when you are short on time. Amanda, mom of two young girls would always find herself pulling her hair back to tackle the day. BJC will help find your style and inspire you to be confident with your everyday look.
Clever Kiwi USA
Though painful in so many ways, 2020 ended up being a renaissance year for Elizabeth. She finally got her education company, Clever Kiwi USA, off the ground, learned to play the ukulele, and discovered the craft of felting. To cope with the stresses of the year, Elizabeth created fairies. She loves to see who emerges from each bundle of wool, and is always pleasantly surprised by the results.
My name is Dayanna Barajas, I'm from Chicago, I do all my tinkering from my modest home art studio "Cosasdb Art". I started this small business on late December 2019...out of my passion to create, as therapy, to recycle, reduce and reuse! Thope to contribute towards a more sustainable future by being environmentally conscious through my Art and Jewelry creations. Always exploring and learning different methods to create...I draw great inspiration from my current life experiences and environment.
In 2016, Mindy started the Crafty Physicist Instagram account as a way to combine her love of sharing science content with her desire to create and make art and other crafty things. From original watercolor space art, to science pun greeting cards, to hand-painted ornaments, to textile work using her own fabric patterns... she dabbles in a host of mediums. Come join her as she showcases how beautiful, fun and interesting science can be!
Heather and Kris
Heather and Kris are two moms who have partnered to create whimsical, high quality coloring kits and accessories for children and the the young at heart. Heather’s line-art illustrations come to life with the help of Kris’s meticulous seamstress skills. Their screen printed totes made from organic cotton canvas, coin purses, and vinyl stickers all come packaged with washable or wipeable markers so they can be colored, washed, and colored again!
Heavenly Debbie Cards
When I found boxes of old family photos in my dad’s attic a few years ago I knew immediately that my obsession with funny greeting cards was about to become a business. I take a relative or two, add a touch of sass, a dash of snarky and a splash of humor and there you have it - Heavenly Debbie Cards.
Kono & Co.
Kono & Co. is a momprenuer-owned small business based in Palatine that delivers Effortless, Simple, and Meaningful gold-filled pieces. Initially, this company started off making modern friendship bracelets inspired by the founders' mother but has evolved with her new inspiration by her side, daughter Kono. Being a mom, you have enough things to worry about, your jewelry shouldn't be one of them.
Naimah Thomas is a Chicago-based artist and art therapist. Her art practice incorporates various mediums (acrylic, ink, watercolor) and technology to invite the viewer to explore the intersections of art, healing, and wellness. Naimah creates art that is geared to spark conversation, be accessible, and affordable for all.
Peppered Rose Design
Hi, I’m Madi Creator of Peppered Rose Design, I started my brand in 2017 after my daughter Pepper decided to make a very early arrival. I always struggled to find Homewares i loved in my budget so i decided to start making pieces, since 2017 i branched from Wall Hangings to other Homewares like Suncatchers and Wreaths (with more coming soon)
Plant Based Beauty
Plant Based Beauty is a one-woman, home-operated small business based out of Chicago, inspired by a holistic approach to health & wellness. We value real, nourishing ingredients created with intention and with a focus on sustainability & philanthropy. All of our products are made with organic, good-for-you, superfood ingredients derived from nature.
Ruby Moon Ceramics
Ruby Moon Ceramics are created by Jessica, out of her south side home. When Jessica is not teaching high school sculpture and ceramics, she is working on her own pieces. Each ceramic object is unique and one-of-a-kind, made through a multi-step process which includes handmade, screen printed transfers, layers of hand painting, and various carving techniques.
SJM Wood Work
Hello, my name is Steve and I'm the owner of SJM Wood Work. I've worked as an electrician for many years, but, like many others, my life took a turn this past year and I had more time on my hands. I rediscovered something I love - woodworking. I was introduced to woodworking through the Chicago Park District when I was 9 and continued into my early teens when I worked for an uncle who was a finished carpenter. Enter 2021 and what started out as a console table project grew into a business making cutting and charcuterie boards, coasters, and jewelry boxes. It has been personally rewarding and now most Saturday mornings I can be found wandering the lumber yard aisles. I am very thankful to Made for giving me an opportunity to share my creations.
Hello everyone! Jamie Payne-Miller and Carmen Fleischauer here - we are Sputtering Glimmer. If you know us, you know we are opposites in just about everything. It enriches our friendship and partnership and we have a good laugh about our differences on a near daily basis.Carmen is intrigued by horoscopes and convinced Jamie to sign up for the Co-Star astrology app (if you know, you know). The final line of one of the compatibility sections said, “There’s less of a spark between you two, and more of a sputtering glimmer.” After a hearty laugh, we decided this HAD to be the name of our business.One thing we DO agree on is our love of clay earrings. Thanks to the pandemic, we needed something to do to help stay sane. Clay now occupies our evenings/weekends as we work to create earrings we love to wear (and hope you will too!).
T.C. English-DuMont is an artist creating figurative art with surrealistic themes. There is a focus on universal human experiences such as fears and hopes that transcend normal reality. English-DuMont’s work has been shown in wonderful spaces such as The Bridgeport Art Center and The Old Court House in Woodstock. T.C. has won several show awards including The Alice and Arthur Baer Award and The Southshore Arts Salon Show Award in 2020.
Tammy Riegel Photography
Tammy Riegel left the corporate world and began her photography career in 2019 to bring together her passion for travel and her need to be more creative. She loves to photograph whatever she may see and offers a great collection of travel, landscape, nature and wildlife photo prints. Her goal is to bring the world to you by offering a large variety of wall art options for your home décor.
Here is my bio: ThisCityMaps makes minimalist style maps of public transit systems, cities, and neighborhoods. The owner, Jenn, works as an urban planner in Chicago, so making maps quickly went from a hobby to a business. Jenn loves spreading the love for maps and minimalist design through her work!
Anna Sands is the maker and designer behind True Lovelies. She started crocheting as a way to practice patience, reduce anxiety, and to express herself creatively. After needing a last minute gift for plant exchange, Anna began designing and creating crochet cacti and other plants that don't require a green thumb and will last you a lifetime.
Twenty Thou is the jewelry & accessory line of Chicago based designer Nicold Pittman. She strives to create unique, simple jewelry using copper, brass, sterling silver, gold fill, and rose gold fill. She is always on the lookout for interesting stones and beads to make her work stand out including leather, bone, wood, and even fossils, porcupine quills, and sea urchin spikes. Twenty Thou is her own personal student loan bailout, her goal is to sell twenty thousand pieces to pay off her student loans.
Singing Raven Photography
Singing Raven Photography/Raven Gemini is simultaneously a fine art photographer and three woodland creatures in a trench coat, based in Chicago. The passage of time is of particular interest to me, the way it moves quickly in some places, and much more slowly in others. As someone who has always seemed to exist at a slower pace than everyone else around me, places where time runs deepest and slowest are my favorites. This manifests itself as a body of work done primarily in rural and natural environments, but also encapsulates occasional forays into the very urban. Cities are curious creatures, the razors' edge of style butts up against buildings that have existed since the Civil War.
Sandhill Coffee was started in 2018 and was inspired by reading a history book of coffee and doing some home roasting. We started out in farmers markets and have grown into a mobile café three years later. All of our coffee is sourced directly from the farms and roasted locally.
Rose Anna was started in 2017 after Allison had spent years making handmade items for her loved ones as gifts. With the encouragement of her family and friends she was able to begin her adventures into organic natural bath goods and herbal tea blends. Upon further research she realized that she could go one step further by sourcing her ingredients from only ethical, sustainable sources and began her journey to train as an herbalist.
Redhead by Design
Redhead by Design was created from my love for beads and unique materials and my desire to share the bright, shiny objects I create with the world.Since every piece is one-of-a-kind and crafted by hand, you can be assured that your jewelry, chime, suncatcher, keychain or ornament is original and unparalleled. I love to create interesting juxtapositions of colors, shapes and designs which make each piece fun, noticeable, and unmistakably unique.
Girl Undecided Vintage
Girl Undecided Vintage started roughly 5 years ago, mainly as a way for a broke college kid to make some side money and pay for a consistent ramen noodle supply. What started off as a simple side hustle, quickly grew into a passion for thrifting and salvaging vintage goods. For Jessica, fashion and self expression has always been important, and it's her mission to pass on beautiful pieces of history onto new owners so that they may be cherished for many more decades to come.
BeauLou Designs, is the creation of local artist Theresa Daniel. Her work is a confluence of her love of photography, travel, street art and architecture. Each piece in her collection is uniquely created from her photos. Her designs are a fresh take on the original - a new perspective that captures the essence and beauty of her subject. The collection includes wine stoppers, jewelry, accessories and home décor.