By Jenny Vickers
I love buying handmade jewelry. Some of my favorite pieces of jewelry are handcrafted. Each piece is so unique and one of a kind, I always feel special wearing them. But what I really love most is giving handmade jewelry to my friends and family because you are giving a gift you just simply can't buy anywhere - a gift that is not mass produced or made in a factory under unjust working conditions; something that someone poured their heart into and made with love. It's magical.
We are lucky to host some very talented jewelry makers at the Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar this weekend! You can find the vendors below this Saturday & Sunday, Dec 3rd & 4th, in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall in Asbury Park. Be sure to stop by their booth to say hello and pick up some amazing, handmade gifts for someone you love...or just treat yoursel!
Crea Designs - Sunday, December 4th
Handmade jewelry using semi precious and precious gemstones with a minimalist design. Designer Christina Rea also offers custom orders, crystal home decor including druzy/Quartz drawer pulls, agate coasters, geode air plant holders, and jewelry/Christmas stocking holders.
JMK Jewelry - Saturday, December 3rd
Hand fabricated jewelry made with sterling silver, fine silver, 14k gold fill, 22k gold overlays on fine silver, copper and semi precious and precious gemstones. Designer Janine Krantz also makes earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and hair pins/sticks.
Jtm Creations - Sunday, December 4th
Handmade bohemian style jewelry and dream catchers.
Meadow and the Lark - Sat & Sun, December 3rd & 4th
Luxe handcrafted jewelry infused with free-spirited energy and love.
Moonage Daydream - Saturday, December 3rd & 17th
Hand crafted crystal jewelry including wire wrapped crystals, copper electroformed rings and pendants, gemstone shamballa bracelets, loose crystals and standing crystal points.
Ophelia Moon - Saturday, December 3rd
Handcrafted necklaces, earrings, bracelets featuring natural stones; wraparound choker necklaces; and recyled bullet shell necklaces.
The Wandering Gypsea - Sunday, December 4th & 18th
Handmade jewelry made with recycled sterling and brass, some stainless steel, and with artifacts found from the ocean and the land. Designer Brie Fagan will also be selling a new line of silver casted succulents.
Velvet and Slate - Sunday, December 4th & Saturday, December 17th
Handmade Jewelry that combines a boho sensibility with urban flair using materials such as feathers, gemstones, leather and metals.