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My Handmade Finds This Weekend…

Two of the city’s best holiday craft shows went down this weekend and thanks to my penchant for gift-giving and handmade jewelry, I managed to completely deplete my bank account in just 48 hours. I am of course talking about Crafty Balboa Holiday and The Punk Rock Flea Market, both of which did not disappoint.

Crafty Balboa had so many amazing jewelry designers in attendance that I practically had to hold my hands behind my back like a kid in a candy shop. Meanwhile, PRFM seemed to have beefed up the number of vintage sellers this year, all of whom had plenty of goodies on their rack.

Since I couldn’t even begin to list my favorite vendors, I figured I’d just show you some of the awesome stuff I got and which awesome local artisan I got it from (excluding items I bought as gifts).


BirdQueen DesignsBirdQueen Designs, $12

While I came really close to paying full price for one of Gretchen Diehl’s handmade plastic statement necklaces, I opted to rummage through their reject-bin instead and found these two discounted treasures.


Rouge Theory, $25

Finally, a clutch big enough to hold my crap! Even better: they have a wide array of fabrics to choose from.


Bathtub Jungle, $5

Rather than pony up $60 dollars for their amazing Philly skyline necklace (which I’ve been dying to get), I opted to buy their ridiculous rubber chicken earrings instead.

joey five cents bracelet

Joey Five Cents, $15 

By far my favorite vendor of the night! The line of repurposed vintage jewelry literally had something for every taste. Ultimately I decided against the more gaudy pieces and went with this simple leather wrap bracelet, which wouldn’t bug me all day.


Most of my PRFM purchases were gifts, so unfortunately, I gots to keep them under wraps. But here’s two vintage items I bought for myself!


Shadow People, $3


Unknown Seller, $10

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