Syndi Black’s jewelry business developed from my love of fine jewelry and subsequently, Murano glass beads! She has been designing and beading since 2004. Was fortunate to connect with a supplier who personally requested the bead makers in Murano to design beads to their unique specifications. Began designing with Murano glass beads incorporating Swarovski crystal, .925 sterling silver beads, and 14k gold filled findings. She also became familiar with various beads from other regions and diversified from my original “Murano beads only” designs. Currently incorporates turquoise, lava rock, ceramic beads, glass beads, and beads handcrafted from bone, (nothing from the endangered species group), and anything else she sees to be classy and beautiful.
Melissa Byle is a graduate from the College for Creative Studies. She has a passion for color that is unmatched. Striving to find unique combinations and create harmony that will add texture and conversation to the home and workplace. She is driven by innovation and sustainability. Finding fibers that take cues from nature and technology. Creating unique multimedia weavings and wall tapestries for your home as well as plant hangers, block printings, yarn art and macrame works. Tangled Creative sets the bar high to make innovative works.
Erika Bergishagen has been painting her unique take on whatever catches her fancy for years, pretty much undiscovered until about 6 years ago. She loves brilliant color and one can always find at least one sunset in her displayed paintings. She also has a vivid imagination and paints what she refers to as critters. She lives with her two labs, jointly called The blondes, and a black cat named pepperoni.
A local henna artist, Suzanna has taken her love in a different direction. She creates beautiful pieces of art using natural henna and acrylic paints on canvas and tambourines. Each piece is unique and all designs are drawn freehand and without stencils.
Cass Community Social Services
Cass began creating jobs for people with significant barriers to employment during the recession of 2007. When you shop with Green Industries, you are helping to provide work for adults who have developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, physical restrictions or who have formerly experienced homelessness, war, or prison. What’s more, items produced at Green Industries are good for the environment. All of the products repurpose or recycle material that would otherwise end up in a landfill, the city incinerator or remain part of the garbage and blight on vacant lots in Detroit. Green Industries products include mudmats, Detroit Treads (both made from recycled tires), recycled glass coasters, and Old English D keychains.
Golden Raven Studio
Golden Raven Studio specializes in original pieces of wearable art that are meant to be lived in. Our canvas is high quality silk, and our medium is heat-set acid dye. The colors are chosen as a reflection of the artist’s experience. Some palettes reflect flowers, reflections on water, concerts, and even space nebulas! Each piece is unique, and can never be exactly duplicated. We use only the best materials, and our finished pieces that feel as good as they look. Best of all, all of our silks require minimal care and are perfect for your busy lifestyle.
Jamcat Candles is Janet Mary Catherine’s creative outlet and passion. After years of caring for ill children as a pediatric registered nurse and then supporting patients as a medical device sales representative, she turned her focus and devotion to candle creation. Still with the happiness and care of others in mind, she has set her sights on providing candles that command attention for their unique, external charm, beautiful, aromatic scent and natural, healthy glow.
Define Design LLC
Annette is always delving into some sort of creative endeavor. From ceramics to knitting to jewelry making. Including, watertight bags, draperies and pillows and apparel. Currently enjoying a craft that makes use of fabric remnants. These products consist of cotton rope wrapped in cotton fabric strips then sewn into coils creating trivets, coaster sets, bowls, etc. Many are custom sewn to fit bowls, pie dishes and other vessels. Some vintage, some new, and some just very cool.
hello, my name is kris jezak. i am a mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend and artist….i am happy to be sharing my love of creating with all of you….i am the youngest child of a beautiful family of 8 children. my father was a graphic designer and artist and my grandmother was a fine artist…so art has always been a part of me…..i struggled, like many of us, trying to figure out what i want to be when i grow up….well guess what?….i have finally decided….after the untimely death of my brother, i found great comfort in painting…..realizing life is too short……i needed to follow my dream…..hope you will all come along with me on my journey into my creative world….xoxo
Cheryl Johnson has been a jeweler for over 30 years and has taught classes in jewelry making. She hand makes her jewelry out of silver, gold, and natural stones and also makes woven bracelets and necklaces through a technique called Viking knitting.
Neon Vagabond Goods
Erin has a passion for quirky, funky, nature-inspired jewelry. She loves to work with materials like wood, agate, amethyst and lava and tries to use salvaged or vintage materials whenever she can.
Green Chair Designs
Madelon Peterson is trained in the fine arts. A painter by trade working in oil, acrylic, collage, and photography. Offering an organic approach to art. Work is diverse and distinctive and with bold colors and strong designs. Main focus will include Detroit’s Michigan Central train station.
Twisted and Wired
Joanne Huspek has taken an unstoppable urge to create jewelry out of wire, making one of a kind wearable art. Most of the work is done with cold connections, as she is deathly afraid of the torch. Leading to her amazing wire-wrapped rings, bracelets, pendants, and vessels, using copper, silver, and natural gemstones.
All Marsha Chamberlin’s spent most of my career as President/CEO of the Ann Arbor Art Center. Her work is made with rubber tubing as the connect–black, grey and colors. Using contemporary metal beads and occasionally hand blown glass beads to create one of a kind pieces. Working in themes but rarely are the pieces exactly alike. A self-taught artist who has worked in clay and now, jewelry. Marsha loves working with pattern and texture and with modern elements and design.
Wood Crafts By Ronald
Retired engineer turned wood worker, creating exotic wood bowls, vases and bottle openers.
Wire Designs Jewelry is the creation of Jan Vettraino, an interior designer from West Bloomfield, Michigan. She uses an Old World technique in a modern way to create crocheted wire jewelry adorned with new and recycled beads and embellishments from vintage jewelry. Dream, Gratitude and Prayer Jars were added to the line in the fall of 2010. The jars are re-purposed vintage silver plated containers that are embellished with vintage rhinestone jewelry.
A founding member of a non-profit community pottery guild called Village Potters, Debbie Liberman creates a variety of pottery pieces. Hand-crafted turtles and frogs, trays for reading glasses, as well as serving pieces and many other unique items.
Sarah Tierney Fiber Artistry
From grief and life’s challenges Sarah Tierney Fiber Artistry was born. Winner of several first place blue ribbons and participated in Art Prize but more important than awards is that my art brings you joy and maybe contemplation. Her Fiber art includes one of a kind needle felted and/or wet felted natural fibers. Creations include,wall art,heirloom holiday 3-d sculptures(snowmen and snowomen,old fashion Santa’s etc)brooches,art cuffs,animal portrait pins and other inventions inspired from somewhere in her mind.
Fate & Coincidence
Julie Rudziensky is a twenty-something designer/maker from Detroit. By day she is a color and material designer for General Motors and by night she is a jewelry maker at Fate & Coincidence. Loves vintage beads and colorful natural stones.