Meet Julie Huffman from Jac and Jul..
We are Mother and daughter-in-law. We are together just about every day working on pieces. We have different ideas but everything we do just comes together and shows both of our strengths and creativity.
We started around August/September of 2019 (it’s taken off quite nicely)
What inspires us to create.. When we make a custom piece for someone and they love it, sometimes it brings tears to their eyes-it just makes us want to do more and more.
How we got into our hobby.. Just by doing it! We both have areas of designing and creating that we prefer and excel in. We allow each other to apply our strengths. But every piece we do has both of our work and creativity in it. Together our talents flow nicely to create an end product
Our creative process.. We honestly do what the silverware guides us to do. It just sort of Happens. Jacque names every one of our pieces.
Our five year goal.. hopefully we just grow and continue to have clients that love what we do. Eventually (julie) wants to retire from real estate! (that will be about 10 years though)
The message behind our work. We repurpose family silverware (that’s shoved down in a basement or garage, not being used) we make special unique pieces (necklaces, bracelets, rings) that they can give to family members to wear enjoy “great grandmas” silver. It’s so great. People love it. It give something that was once treasured, new life and meaning. It becomes treasured again! At times we do money clips, key rings, & bottle openers for men.
We also take silver coins and make into rings. Both men and women enjoy those!
Meet Lynn Pelka from Lynn Patricia Designs...
Creating my handbags and accessories brings me much joy. I love working with the fabrics and textures making a classy looking handbag that may be just right for you. We, as women, look for a handbag that is specific to our needs whether it has pockets, zipper closer a certain kind of strap/handle. I create my handbags with a full front pocket to hold all your important items at your fingertips with soft webbing handles for a comfortable fit. Also offered are handmade zipper pouches, mini wallets and lip balm totes as well as special character handbags for the little girl in your life.
Even though I’ve been sewing since childhood, my business began when I launched an Etsy store 2011 listing at that time my very colorful handbags, tea bag wallets, and water bottle totes. With experience over the years, my design has settled down to a more classic handbag style in neutral colors. Things have blossomed and I am now established both at indoor and outdoor shows.
It is always a pleasure meeting and chatting with those who stop at my booth. The future looks bright with the hopes to one day retire from my day job as an office manager at a dental practice and participate in as many shows as possible.
I’ve found the Avant-Garde shows to be expertly done with vendors who produce beautiful and interesting items making for an enjoyable shopping experience. So hope you enjoy your day here at the show and be sure to stop by and introduce yourself as a one who has read this blog.