Archive for November, 2009

They’ve Done Every Single ICE - Lizerati

The Indie Craft Experience is very lucky to have many crafters who have participated in the show many, many times. There are only two crafters, however, who have been vendors every single time. Over the course of the past five years we have hosted ten markets, including our upcoming event this Saturday, November 21st. Liz Stricklen of Lizerati and Becky Striepe of Glue and Glitter are our two shining stars who have sold their amazing creations at every single ICE. They’ve even volunteered to stuff swag bags for most of the shows and they also happen to be good friends!


We met up with Liz this evening for the following interview.

ICE: Hello Liz! Tell us all about Lizerati.

Liz: I’ve been making things since 2002 and selling them since 2004. Over the years, I’ve made jewelry, candles, bound books, stationary, linoleum block prints, but jewelry has been the constant for me over time.

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ICE: And great jewelry it is. A couple years ago you had this amazing necklace with yellow beads and a magnifying glass and I HAD TO HAVE IT. I bought it for myself for Christmas! So what’s changed about Lizerati over the years?

Liz: I’ve gotten a much better sense of what works for me, what works for customers and what I enjoy doing. I’ve also had fun playing with different materials and techniques and I’ve been incorporating more vintage and re-used items in my stuff as well. There’s real satisfaction in getting ideas out of your head and in to the real world, and I’ve been able to realize that more and more over time. Also, I’ve learned the hard way to wear sunscreen to outdoor festivals and to make sure you have sensible underwear on.

ICE: Ha ha! Totally!! Why have you participated in every single ICE?

Liz: ICE has the most well thought out list of vendors of any show I have ever participated in. It also has a cohesive look and feel, is marketed well, and is always organized. It’s clear that it’s done with care and that makes a huge positive difference for both the vendors and attendees. Every year I meet people who have ICE on their calenders months in advance and look forward to every single one. I am also one of those people!

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ICE: Oh that’s awesome! What’s your favorite part of ICE?

Liz: My favorite part of ICE is interacting with the vendors and customers. There are some fantastic people there and the opportunity to meet new friends and see old ones really makes it feel more like a community event than just a day of shopping.

ICE: That’s great to hear because that’s really what we aim for! What are your future plans?

Liz: I was recently given a sewing machine, so my next big challenge is to learn how to use it and then to learn how to use to effectively. I’ve also got a couple new ideas that I can’t wait to experiment with and some fun surprises in the works. I’m really looking forward to the different directions I will get to explore in the coming year!

ICE: I’m with you on the learning to use it effectively. I can use my sewing machine, but I’m not always sure I’m using it effectively! Anything else you’d like to share with us?

Liz: I can’t wait to see everyone at ICE!

ICE: Awesome, we can’t wait to see you on Saturday! Thanks for being such a loyal vendor!

Interview conducted by Christy.

November 18th, 2009

They’ve Done Every Single ICE - Glue and Glitter

The Indie Craft Experience is very lucky to have many crafters who have participated in the show many, many times. There are only two crafters, however, who have been vendors every single time. Over the course of the past five years we have hosted ten markets, including our upcoming event this Saturday, November 21st. Becky Striepe of Glue and Glitter and Liz Stricklen of Lizerati are our two shining stars who have sold their amazing creations at every single ICE. They’ve even volunteered to stuff swag bags for most of the shows and they also happen to be good friends!


We caught up with Becky yesterday for the following interview.

ICE: Hi Becky! Tell us a little about Glue and Glitter.

Becky: I’ve been in business since around 2005 turning found and vintage materials into something cute and new. My goal is to create products that help folks waste less in their day to day, especially in the kitchen. I make Lunch Kits, Cupcaprons, which are cupcake aprons, and reusable Cup Gloves.

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A Glue and Glitter Lunch Kit

ICE: I’ve really enjoyed seeing the evolution of the Lunch Kits. Anyone with the slightest inclination to take their lunch to work should get one of these. It’s an adorable bag with 5 matching cloth napkins, a container for your food, eating utensil and a recipe card! It’s very encouraging for everyone, but particularly people who usually buy their lunch. How have you seen Glue and Glitter change over the last 5 years?

BECKY: Things have changed so much since I first got started. Things have grown, and I’ve really found my focus over the last couple of years. I’m finally at the point where I’m quitting my day job to work on Glue and Glitter full time!

ICE: Congratulations! So tell us why you’ve participated in ICE every single time?

BECKY: ICE is my favorite Atlanta show hands down. I love the selection of crafters and that it always feels like more than just a craft show. There isn’t any other show quite like it in town, and I love to be a part of that.

ICE: Ah, thanks! What’s your favorite thing about ICE?

BECKY: I meet amazing new crafters at every show. Some of my closest friends are folks that I met at past ICEs.

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Becky Models a Glue and Glitter Cupcapron

ICE: Any future plans you’d like to share with everyone?

BECKY: Just that I was finally able to quit my day job and give Glue and Glitter my full attention! My last day at work is November 30th!!

ICE: That’s exciting! Anything else you want to share?

BECKY: Nothing right now, but there’s exciting stuff in the works for 2010! Thanks so much for interviewing me!

ICE: Thanks for being such a loyal vendor! See you Saturday!

Interview conducted by Christy.

November 18th, 2009

ARCHIVE: Holiday 09 Vendors

HOLIDAY 2009

*OUR LOVELY VENDORS*

(map at the bottom of this page!)

100%cool Efi Designs - 98
a bardis - 78
a.fine shirt - 86
A is for Arrow - 51
A New U - 97
alena hennessy - 39
All Dogs Allowed - 60
Amy Mann Designs - 60
Andy Mathis Art Co. - 88
Another SASSY! Product - 58
Avie Designs - 72
Beat Road Accessories - 57
Bella Bee - 14
blueeyedfreckle - 9
Brown Parcel Press - 70
Cathy Dailey Designs - 33
Christy Wooke - 4
Class Attire - 16
Congello - 80
Cuyler Hovey-King Jewelry - 13
Daisycakes Soap - 17
Dana LeBlanc Designs - 18
Deuce Goods - 5
Dulce Vegan Bakery - 85
Dynagirl Vintage - 92
eleventhirtyfour - 100
Estas Muy Linda - 56
fattycakes - 64
Felted Heart - 69
felt good fibers - 34
Fernworks - 84
Fluffy Flowers - 43
Friends in May - 38
Fuzzy Ink - 24
Gangbusters Jewelry - 54
Glue and Glitter - 82
Gypsies Tramps & Thieves - 3
Handmade Studio - 23
HappyFamily - 28
Hark Industries - 99
Honeydoux - 76
Honey Pie Creates - 99
I <3 Hearts - 80
Icon Style Showroom.com - 90
iram-inal designs - 61
Ivey Handcrafted - 26
Jane hancock papers - 32
Jeanette Zeis Ceramics - 6
Jeanne Fint Designs - 37
Jessica Gonacha Swift - 83
Just Add Honey - 86
Kapone Is Ill - 68
Kaz Style Creations - 94
Kelly Marie Designs - 19
Kelly McKernan - 89
Killing Me Softly - 3
Kilroy & Maw - 93
Ksmith Jewelry - 22
L is for lemonade - 63
Lizerati - 81
Lorigami - 81
Lot 10 Paper - 87
LuVaBoo - 55
Mamie Ruth Designs - 42
Marsha Marsha Marsha - 29
Microwave Girl - 15
Ministry of Tiny Hats - 79
Missy Kulik - 1
Mod Meadow Studio - 27
Modern Anthem - 96
mogo - 75
My Book of Lists - 53
MVL Designs - 62
One Tiny Sparrow - 44
only & one - 74
Pancake Meow - 73
Patina - 77
Pink Scorpio Designs - 91
PlanetPrahler - 52
Pop + Shorty - 20
Princess and Butch - 25
Pure Intox - 49
ragamufyn - 67
Rancho Cocoa - 1
Re-Construct DVD: Eco-Friendly Crafts Made Easy - 76
Re:Paper - 21
Red Rocket Farm - 30
Robot Baby - 48
Ruby Regis - 71
Sew Sew Def - 45
shopSCAD - 12
Sloth Craft - 10
SoSheSews - 2
Sprout Jewelry - 47
Squirrelly Girl Creations - 46
Stitch Machine - 41
Sudsy Mugsy - 59
Talulah B. - 50
Tania Julian Ceramics - 7
Tasha Hussey - 61
The Small Object - 11
Thornton Metals - 40
Tu Tu Kids - 8
Twine - 79
Urbnpop - 36
WPR Jewelry - 35
WristieLove - 95
xoelle - 31
Y.Miller Art - 66
yes, please. studio - 65

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November 15th, 2009


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