Shout Out

20 Aug

One thing I love about the Fringe festival here in Edmonton is the rich abundance of lovely hand made items. One thing I didn’t know before this year is that everyone selling items during the festival must have hand made items. I met some lovely people and I wanted to use this blog (which has a few readers) to give these guys a little shout out.

First up is GEEKWARE.

Run by Nicola Harper, she goes out of her way to find old computers and keyboards and makes a bunch of things ranging from keyboard key cufflinks, circuit board earrings and motherboard clocks. It’s a great and unique way to recycle e-waste that is becoming a bigger issue in today’s world.

diamond shaped circuit board necklace

Next we have Majesty inc.

Lovely handmade things bags, pouches, keychains and other fun stuff sewn with care by Julie. “All items are made with Naugahyde VEGAN VINYL because we love animals here at Majesty and think they are the bee’s knees.”

moustache keychain!

Her best selling item are these moustache keychains. I bought a couple off her (as well as a couple bags and a wallet) in the brown as shown which is sparkly gold on the other side and orange which is, of course, sparkly orange on the other side.

If you’re in Edmonton both of these girls do numerous shows around town. Nicola does the Art Walk and the Fringe for sure. Julie sells at the St. Albert farmers market regularly. Both these lovely ladies also have blogs which will have updates and all that fun stuff. I’m loving joining the handmade wagon!

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